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.
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk: EasyView Walks Key
Why you should do this walk…
A 3.5 mile circular walk from the village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. If you want a fairly short walk in the Dales, with just a few climbs and you (and your dog) don’t mind hopping over dry stone walls, then this one is for you. On this walk you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the Dales – Reeth is situated at the junction of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale. The beautiful village has a nice buzz, with plenty to see and do after your walk. If you have forgotten how beautiful the Dales can be, this walk will remind you.
The walk has several steady climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate several stone stiles (gaps in the dry stone walls) along the way – some of these are quite narrow and could be a challenge for wider people and dogs. There may well be sheep in some of the fields, especially early on, and also some cattle in one of the fields towards the end so take particular care with dogs. The multiple grass pastures and stone walls can be disorientating so the live GPS map on the iFootpath App will be your best navigation aid!
This walk is also available on the iFootpath website and App Reeth Round
Full walk description