Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

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Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

Distance: 8 miles
Duration:  3.5 hours
Level of walk: Easy   View Walks Key

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Why you should do this walk…

A 7.5 mile linear walk from Barnsley rail station to Wombwell rail station in South Yorkshire, discovering some of the beautiful green spaces and attractions between these two towns. Along the way you will discover a pretty section of the Barnsley Canal, the beautiful lakes and parkland of Dearne Valley Country Park, the substantial ruins of Monk Bretton Abbey, stretches of former train lines and the extensive cemetery in Wombwell. The return leg can be completed via a simple 6 minute train journey.

There are five walks in the Penistone Walk Collection.

Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

Penistone Line: Berry Brow Fort and Farms

Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

Dog friendly?…

The walk includes just a few gentle gradients and follows surfaced paths for the majority of the route. There are a couple of stretches over grass that can be muddy. There are no stiles, gates or livestock on route, but you will need to negotiate two flights of steps, a few staggered barriers and some squeeze gaps. There are a few road crossings that need care and you will be sharing some of the old rail paths with cyclists.

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters please visit iFootpath 

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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