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Darrington Walk Three - 7.25km

From the A1 flyover walk towards Pontefract for about 0.8 kilometre at the cross roads with the traffic lights at the end of the Village turn left into Westfield Lane, follow this lane for 2.0 kilometres and at the T-junction (10) turn right on to the Old Great North Road.

Go down the hill (11) and just before road bears left there is a sign post (12) a footpath on your right, with some steps cut into the hill. You can take this route now or if you prefer you can carry straight on down the hill over the River Went and visit the Bluebell Pub, or the Wentbridge House.

If you have quenched your thirst retrace you steps over the river and read the blue plaque about Robin Hood (13) then carry on to the path mention earlier, follow the path up the hill through the woods and along the ridge.

When you come out of the woods you are on Went Hill (or The Pimple local name) with spectacular views over Pontefract and across to Emley Moor Yorkshire Television Mast.

Carry on along the ridge until you come to the wood here you have to turn left down the hill, as there is no footpath through the wood and join the road turning right at the bottom.

There is a grass verge you can walk on most of the way until you come to the T-junction with a large house on your left called Manasseh. At this junction turn right and follow this road back to Darrington, in the Village you pass the Spread Eagle Pub on your left if you are still thirsty or hungry.

 (10) T Junction turn right

 (11) Down the hill

 (12) Sign on right for footpath

 (13) Blue plaque about Robin Hood