This is a great walk to start little legs off on hills! It’s a lovely walk round the lake and the walk up to Sandal Castle gives fab views over the surrounding countryside.
Distance: 3-4 miles depending on the path you take.
Accessibility: Whilst the path round the lake is perfect for buggies, the path up to the castle is not!
Parking: Pay and display car park
Facilities: The visitor centre has a cafe and toilets. There are lots of picnic benches and a great playground.
We did this route in an anti-clockwise direction. There is a signposted path away from the lake to take you onto a tree lined path.
You can’t really go too wrong on this walk- you can always see the castle or lake so know which direction you should be going in! Heading up the hill there are great views of the castle and lake.
At the top you’re rewarded with great views.
The walk back is lovely, and you rejoin the lake path.
For a shorter route, the lakeside path is extremely child- friendly, read this blog.