A monumental January walk, Wentworth Woodhouse estate
Sat 15th Jan 2022
by Lazlo Woodbine
Postponed walk arranged originally for 8th Jan Login to Contact the Organiser 'Lazlo Woodbine'
To get us in the mood an easy start to year. This walk of 9.5 miles starts at the surprisingly pretty village of Wentworth.
Starting from the car park next to the Rockingham Arms, Wentworth, (S62 7TL) The walk takes in Wentworth Woodhouse, the house with the largest frontage in Eurpope and then the deer park where we should see red deer.
We then head up via the lakes to Keppels column, Yorkshire's answer to Nelson's column. Keppel was an admiral and an ancestor of the first million pound winner on who wants to be a millionaire.
We then go back to the park to see the mausoleum which is the landfill site for generations of Wentworth's and Fitzwilliams.
From there we head up the otherside of the valley to Hoober Stand, (great views) a monument to the 1745 war against the clans. Then along the ridge to the Eye of the Needle, a folly built to win a bet. We then head back to Wentworth and visit the two churches, the original one is about 900 years old.
After walk drinks at either the Rockingham arms or George and Dragon.
There is free parking at the car park but it says only 3 hours. I have parked there all day on numerous occasions with no problem. It also says CCTV in operation but currently there are no cameras.
Walk is mainly woodland and fields so be prepared for mud. Start time 10.00.
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