Newland Traffic Free Canal Circular Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameNewland Traffic Free Canal Circular
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionWest Yorkshire
Start LocationNewland Surgery
End LocationNewland Surgery
Cycle Steps
1. Head past the Doctor's surgery follow the road to Newland Estate bear left through the courtyard and you are now into the woods. The path through the woods follows the river through to Kirkthorpe. Follow the road past the church then a dogleg takes you back into the woods. You will encounter a nature information board where the path splits in two, go through the gate adjacent to board down a small hill and back up again. As you approach the river there is a sharp right hand turn that is quite easy to miss take this turn and follow the path take a left (there is a signpost) turn under the railway bridge and then over river via the bridge. Follow the canal to Stanley Ferry. The route now just follows the canal towpath until you reach the long term mooring point bear left and cross the canal via the lock gates. Head back up on the opposite side of the canal go under the motorway bridge and carry on until you get to Foxholes Lane bridge go over the bridge and head back to Stanley Ferry. After going under the bridge at Stanley Ferry bear left to follow the river this path is quite rough and you will encounter people walking along it so take care, follow the path until you reach Newland Estate again and head back to the Doctor's Surgery where the route began.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
The Newland estate was a small township on the outskirts of Normanton and lies on the north bank of the River Calder. Existing since 1213 when it was established by King John of England as a preceptory of the Knight's Templars.