Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

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Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

Distance: 5 miles
Duration:  2.5 hours
Level of walk: Medium  View Walks Key

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Why you should do this walk…

A 5 mile linear walk from Silkstone Common rail station to Dodworth rail station in South Yorkshire, enjoying some fascinating industrial archaeology and beautiful sections of woodland. There’s something for everyone on this route, from woodland spring flowers and pretty streams, to sculptures and old mining relics plus peaceful paths and far reaching views. The return leg can be completed by a simple 3-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 route has several steady gradients throughout, plus a few steeper sections. The paths are a mixture of roadside pavements, woodland and field paths plus a section of bridleway track, some of which can be very muddy at times. You will need to negotiate several flights of steps and footbridges, four gates, two kissing gates plus 6 stiles. Five of the stiles are wooden fence stiles (all of which have gaps alongside that most dogs should fit through) and one stile is a low and wide stone wall stile (which should be easy for most dogs to climb). You will cross the rail line at a pedestrian level crossing within the station, so be sure to look and listen for trains carefully before you cross. The vast majority of the route is livestock free, but you will cross one short field which may be holding a few cattle (the five cattle present when we walked through with our dog ignored us, but do take care). The final stretch of the route is through a golf course, so please watch out for any stray flying golf balls here.

How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands 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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