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Click to enlargeSet in the countryside but just a couple of minutes away from the village - Rose Farm and behind it, the Old Barn (another private residence); with, to the right, the new residential conversions at Overtown Court. Rightmove lists one of the barn conversions for sale at £675,000 (26/04/2010).
Click to enlargeView from the Highfield of Overtown, the southern end of the Balk and, on the left, the Lakeland Way area.
[10th March 2007]
Click to enlargeView from Highfield towards Woodfield Park, Walton, and, in the distance, Wakefield city centre. A public footpath runs along the edge of the trees on the right and the far side of the farm field before the houses. The footpath connects Common Lane and Overtown Grange Farm.
© John S Sargent, 10th March 2007.

Click to enlargeWorking the land at Overtown. Overtown Grange Farm is the only working in this part of Walton, although some of the land is worked by other farms.
© John S Sargent, 27th September 2008.

Click to enlargeView from the top, over farmland, Walton and the Nature Park to distant Doncaster Road in Crofton.
© John S Sargent, 14th May 2005.
Click to enlargeSike Lane - traveller's rest, a well-sited bench. Sike Lane continues down to Haw Park Bridge. To the left, Highfield Lane meets the Balk, and, to the right, Highfield Lane footpath heads across the High Field towards Briery Court.
© John S Sargent, 14th May 2005.
Click to enlargeOvertown Court - a barn conversion - viewed from the footpath linking Common Lane and Overtown Grange Farm.
© John S Sargent, 20th February 2010.
Click to enlargePublic Footpath No. 8 at Overtown. Building work on the barn conversion has caused a little disruption to this short section, but it is still possible to walk between Rose Farm and Overtown Grange Farm.
© John S Sargent, 20th February 2010.
Click to enlarge View across the fields to Woodfield Park and beyond to Sandal. Public footpath no. 6 comes over the 'Tin Bridge' from Common Lane heading towards The Balk via Overtown.
© John Sargent 10th March 2007.
Click to enlarge Walton Public Footpath No. 11. On Highfield Lane towards Chevet. Haw Park Woods is on the left.
© John Sargent May 2000.
Click to enlarge Chevet Footpath No. 2 near Briery Court. This path becomes Walton Footpath No. 11 at the boundary between the parishes. The combined footpath connects Chevet Lane with Highfield Lane (The Balk).
© John Sargent 14th May 2005.
Click to enlargeFarmland at Overtown.
© John Sargent March 2000.
Click to enlargeView southwards from Overtown towards Highfield Lane (The Balk). The lane serves as the horse route for the Trans Pennine Trail and leads to Haw Park Wood via Sike Lane.
© John Sargent 4th July 2010.
Click to enlargeChevet Railway Cutting (originally a tunnel) forms the western boundary of the High Field, Walton. The cutting is spanned by a metal and concrete footbridge (TJC3/198). Viewed northwards from Old Royston.
[26 May 2014]
Click to enlargeThe roof of the Chevet Tunnel was removed during the period 1923 to 1925 when the North Midland line was widened. Click to enlargeThe tunnel roof spoil heap on the Walton Common side of the cutting.
[04 Jun 2014]
Click to enlargeOccasionally, trains still run on the old North Midland Line, but they are few and far between. (Chevet Cutting Footbridge TJC3/198) Click to enlarge Virgin Cross Country trains used the track during tests some years ago. The hamlet of Old Royston is in the background.
[12 Mar 2003]
Click to enlargeThe railway line is still used by trains serving Monckton Coke and Chemical Works at Royston.
[13 Aug 2014]
Click to enlargePilkington's Viaduct, Haw Park Lane, Haw Park Woods beyond.
[15 May 2014]
Click to enlarge.Chevet Cutting: a slight delay for the Monckton freight train whilst a fallen tree is removed from the line.

Interactive Map of Walton
Public Rights of Way in Walton.
Unofficial map of footpaths

Click here to find out more on the official Wakefield Council site.

Trans Pennine Trail

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