|Pontefract All Saints Heritage : Safety
Climbing the tower can be easy for the experienced spiral staircase and ladder climber, but could be difficult and dangerous for others.
With care and patience a successful visit can be assured.
The tower is dusty, so expect clothes to collect some dust.
There are 45 stone steps to ascend to the Belfy from the Nave, and 45 down to the North Aisle. We will be stopping in the Belfry for a demonstration of English bellringing. Those who wish can ascend the ladder to views the bells.
However, the safety requirements of further ascent is beyond the scope of this visit. You can view the ladder in the Belfry it is 15 metres long (45 feet) that ascends to the parapet below the Octagon. There is also a further 9 metre ascent of a ladder followed by a short crawl through the roof void allows access to the roof.