SkelmanthorpePenistone

Skepen two
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By Tansy Hepton on 18 Apr 2022


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After the residential area you leave Skelmanthorpe on a wide unpaved track, which is attractive but can be muddy. When you reach the tarmac, the school is just ahead with one of the famous massive Denby Dale pie dishes outside, forming a raised flower bed. If you do go to look at it, you will need to turn back just a few metres to pick up the footpath which goes between the houses and the woods. You have the option of going into Wither Wood (Woodland Trust) - either just to go parallel with the footpath within the wood, or to explore more fully if you have the time.
Cross the main road carefully by the cricket ground. If you need them, the facilities of Denby Dale are to your right, including a number of cafes, a small supermarket and a library with public toilets (not open all the time).
Pass the cricket ground and bowling green, take the footpath which crosses the River Dearne and heads steeply up the hill; can be muddy when wet. Then follow the small road to The Dunkirk pub.
After that you go down and up, crossing a number of fields and small pretty woods. Fields are a mix of crops and livestock including, on the day we did it, cows in one field.
The small road up Cat Hill is steep but not busy. When you get back on the footpath at the top, look out for the amazing 17th century farmhouse on the right, and enjoy the old flagged footpath heading to Penistone.
Penistone is an attractive market town with plenty of cafes and shops, well worth a visit.
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After the residential area you leave Skelmanthorpe on a wide unpaved track, which is attractive but can be muddy. When you reach the tarmac, the school is just ahead with one of the famous massive Denby Dale pie dishes outside, forming a raised flower bed. If you do go to look at it, you will need to turn back just a few metres to pick up the footpath which goes between the houses and the woods. You have the option of going into Wither Wood (Woodland Trust) - either just to go parallel with the footpath within the wood, or to explore more fully if you have the time.
Cross the main road carefully by the cricket ground. If you need them, the facilities of Denby Dale are to your right, including a number of cafes, a small supermarket and a library with public toilets (not open all the time).
Pass the cricket ground and bowling green, take the footpath which crosses the River Dearne and heads steeply up the hill; can be muddy when wet. Then follow the small road to The Dunkirk pub.
After that you go down and up, crossing a number of fields and small pretty woods. Fields are a mix of crops and livestock including, on the day we did it, cows in one field.
The small road up Cat Hill is steep but not busy. When you get back on the footpath at the top, look out for the amazing 17th century farmhouse on the right, and enjoy the old flagged footpath heading to Penistone.
Penistone is an attractive market town with plenty of cafes and shops, well worth a visit.
[We will try and upload 14 more photos, each of which is 5-6mb, but got an error message when we added 15 saying “content too large”]

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Skelmanthorpe
Grid Ref SE2300810592
Lat / Lon 53.59142° / -1.65388°
Easting / Northing 423,008E / 410,592N
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Penistone
Grid Ref SE2509103288
Lat / Lon 53.52568° / -1.62299°
Easting / Northing 425,091E / 403,288N
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