Wakefield in Focus – Walton

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Our first feature is on the popular residential area of Walton, steeped in history Walton will appeal to a variety of home movers.

Located approximately 3.5 miles to the south of Wakefield city centre, Walton is close enough to stay connected but far enough out from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the village lifestyle.

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Home to Walton Hall, once the residence of Charles Waterton who, in 1820 transformed the grounds of the estate into England’s first nature reserve. The area can still be enjoyed today, now home to Waterton Park Hotel and a 18 hole golf course, with several wooded areas where you can enjoy summer walks.

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Other local amenities in the area include a small park, local tennis club and several football and rugby pitches; giving the whole family plenty of options to keep active. After all that exercise you may be looking for somewhere for a relaxing drink and some hearty pub food, we highly recommend the New Inn.

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Walton is well connected to the local infrastructure and although the village itself doesn’t have a train station there are local stations at Sandal and Agbrigg, connecting you to the wider rail networks, meaning you can be in Leeds in approximately 20 minutes and the capital in less than 2 hours. With the added benefit of the M1 and M62 close by commuting for work couldn’t be easier. 

Walton Primary Academy, rated good by Ofsted and Crofton Academy (Secondary), rated outstanding by Ofsted are the nearest schools to Walton. 

If you are considering selling, letting, renting or buying in the Walton area make sure you speak to an agent who knows the area. 

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