Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

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Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

Distance: 6 miles
Duration:  3 hours
Level of walk: Medium  View Walks Key

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Shepley Hills Weather
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humidity: 86%
wind: 7m/s W
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Why you should do this walk…

A 6 mile linear walk (can be shortened to a 2 mile circular walk) from Shepley rail station to Stocksmoor rail station in West Yorkshire, enjoying the beautiful rolling countryside. You will discover the textile industrial heritage of Shepley, where tailors known as Higglers once thrived. Leaving Shepley, the walk takes you through beautiful steep hillside valleys and along ancient tracks, following part of the Trans Pennine Trail to reach nearby Stocksmoor rail station. The return leg can be completed by a simple 2-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 several climbs and descents throughout, including a few steep sections. The paths are a mixture of roadside pavements, woodland paths, field-side paths and ancient tracks. Some of the surfaces can be very slippery when wet, so boots with a good grip are recommended. There are a couple of short sections along country lanes so take care of traffic here. The first two miles (which can be completed as a stand-alone circular walk) includes several stone squeeze gaps (these are quite narrow so could pose a problem for broader people and dogs), kissing gates, two fence stiles and two stone stiles (all these stiles should be easy for most dogs to pass over or alongside). The remainder of the linear route includes further squeeze gaps, kissing gates plus two fence stiles and one stone stile (larger dogs may need a hand over these two fence stiles). Most of the paths are enclosed away from livestock, however you will cross one horse paddock in the first part then, in the second part, another horse paddock, one sheep field and one pasture which sometimes holds cattle.

How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers 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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