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Walton's Neighbours
WALTON'S NEIGHBOURS (and a few places further afield)
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In the Neighbours section

West Yorkshire (Wakefield) Anglers Country Park
Calder Wetlands
Hare Park Junction
Horbury Lagoons
Nostell Priory
Oakenshaw Colliery, Crofton
Old Royston
Pugneys Country Park
Sandal Magna
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Yorkshire (other)

North Yorkshire
Kellingley Colliery

South Yorkshire
Monckton Main & Royston Drift Mines
Rabbit Ings

Walton's neighbours in the Wakefield Metropolitan District and further afield in Yorkshire.
Wakefield District
(West Yorkshire)
Anglers Country Park
Anglers Country Park, Wintersett
This once formed one of the deepest opencast coal mines in the country reaching a depth of 250 feet. Now, it has become one of the most important inland bird sites in Yorkshire.
Calder wetlandsCalder Wetlands
The Calder Wetlands is an area of land to the east of the M1 motorway at Junction 39, north of Denby Dale Road (A636) and south of the River Calder.
Anglers Country ParkCastleford, one of the Five Towns.
See pictures in the Aire & Calder Navigation section.
Chevet HallChevet
Walton's neighbour to the west. One of Wakefield's rural civil parishes with a small population.
Walton's neighbour to the north-east.
Featherstone, one of the Five Towns in Wakefield District. (The others being Castleford, Pontefract, Normanton and Knottingley.)
CroftonFelkirk near South Hiendley, West Yorkshire. Hare Park Junction
Hare Park Junction
Hare Park Junction is situated on the boundary of the civil parishes of Walton and Crofton, with public road access via Crofton. Hare Park itself, to the west of the junction and accessed via a private road, is in the civil parish of Walton.
Horbury LagoonsHorbury Lagoons
An area of washlands and lagoons situated to the east of Horbury Junction, with railway lines to the north and west, and the River Calder, Lupset Pond Stretch, to the south. The M1 splits the lagoon area in two.
NewmillerdamNewmillerdam is a village on the outskirts of Wakefield. The name also refers to the lake and country park adjacent to the village. The village is actually comprised of a number of smaller hamlets, Newbiggin Hill, Hill Top, Slack, Humley and Wood Moor Hill.
Oakenshaw CollieryOakenshaw Colliery. Another former colliery in the Walton area. This one is in Oakenshaw Lane, just across the parish boundary in Crofton.
Old Royston
Old Royston.
A small hamlet on Notton Lane and Navvy Lane just north of Royston. It is in Notton Civil Parish in the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District. See pictures in the Barnsley Canal section.
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield. This is a 250 acre site which was once an open cast mine as well as a sand and gravel quarry. It was made into a country park in 1985.
A small village and civil parish situated on the B6428 road in the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District, approximately 7 miles south east of the city.
Sandal Magna Sandal Magna or simply Sandal is a suburb of Wakefield. In former times, it was a township in its own right. It was here that the Battle of Wakefield was fought, during which, Richard Plantagenet, the Duke of York was slain. Later on, Nevison, a notorious highwayman, was captured here.
City of WakefieldWakefield
The City of Wakefield was dubbed 'The Merrie City' in the Middle Ages, the city is the main administrative centre of the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District, West Yorkshire. It stands on the River Calder, to the east of the Pennines.
The Yorkshire Sculpture ParkThe Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, near Wakefield.  
West Yorkshire
(outside Wakefield District)
Idle, Bradford, West YorkshireIdle is a residential area in the north-east of the city of Bradford. Once it was a separate village and, before that, the Manor of Idle. It is bordered by the areas of Eccleshill, Wrose, Thackley, Apperley Bridge, and Greengates. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Millman Bridge is a kilometre or so away. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of West Yorkshire and much of the North of England. The city is Britain's largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London.
South Yorkshire
Barnsley is a large town in South Yorkshire. It is the City of Wakefield's neighbour to the south. Historically, just like Wakefield, it was in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It lies on the River Dearne. Barnsley and a number of smaller towns and villages form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley.

Barnsley is a former industrial town centred on coal mining and glass making. These industries went into decline in the 20th century. It is also home of the Barnsley chop.

Monckton Main & Royston Drift MineMonckton Main & Royston Drift Mine.
The Monckton Main Colliery was open from 1878 to 1966, and the Royston Drift Mine was in operation from 1976 until 1989. The mines have gone but the area is still occupied by the Monckton Coke and Chemical Works.
Sandal MagnaRabbit Ings Country Park, created on the site of the Monckton Main Colliery (1878 - 1966) and Royston Drift Mine (1976 - 1989).
(South Yorkshire)
Sandal MagnaSheffield, South Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
Kellingley CollieryKellingley Colliery, located just by Knottingley, between the River Aire and the Knottingley & Goole Canal. The last, and now closed, deep mine in the United Kingdom.

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