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Barnsley

South Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Barnsley and Ardsley, Cudworth, Penistone, Royston (Yorkshire), Skelmanthorpe, Thurgoland, Worsbrough

England / South Yorkshire / Barnsley

Barnsley’s seven Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 1/7

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Barnsley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Barnsley—Ardsley
Barard one Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 39m Descent 64m
Barnsley—Cudworth
Barcud one Pioneer me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 102m Descent 68m
Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)
Barroy two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)
Barroy three Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Barnsley—Worsbrough
Barwor one

Double check Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 71m Descent 75m
Barnsley—Worsbrough
Barwor two Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Penistone—Barnsley
Penibar one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 281m Descent 164m
Penistone—Barnsley
Penibar two Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 206m Descent 327m
Skelmanthorpe—Barnsley
Skebar one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 377m Descent 308m
Thurgoland—Barnsley
Thubar one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 318m Descent 177m
Thurgoland—Barnsley
Thubar two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 280m Descent 142m
Thurgoland—Barnsley
Thubar three Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

46% of Barnsley’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

7/12

reviewed

1/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

7 people have contributed to Barnsley’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Barnsley

55km out of 101km have been walked and reviewed

88km of reviews have been shared in Barnsley

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The route starts from the Village Hall where an information boards shows the parish walks. We are soon out of the village but the path initially a track passes through a small independent settlement of Hall Fold, a mix of old and new. A concrete drive leads to Pule Hill Hall a busy farm through which our path passes, it was a bit muddy, but then there had been a lot of rain. This path is the only one on route that shows limited use. Meeting the road I recommend a walk through Locke Park, ignore the footpath to one side the small detour to the main path is worthwhile....

Ken

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Thurgoland—Barnsley

Ken added Thubar three, a new walk from Thurgoland to Barnsley

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Setting off from Royston- good meeting point and refreshments- soon into off road paths. At the end of the field the land drops down, and here was a few metres of serious sticky cleggy boot sucky mud (photo 8), which needed to be crossed to reach the gap in the hedge where the footpath goes into an area of reclaimed colliery works at Carlton: there’s a small lake, with benches, and paths. I did need to use the gpx to get across the rec ground, because it’s so big I couldn’t see where I was heading (photo 11). At the southern edge of the rec ground is a busy road (no formal pedestrian crossing point), then the next part of the route....

Jane Taylor

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There were some safety/accuracy problems which probably only show up when walking from Royston towards Barnsley: a steep slippery path down to the A61, which I felt failed the ‘safe’ criterion, especially for a careful, slow, not very agile solo walker; and a misleading drop down to a dangerous section of road at Smithies Lane, requiring an equally dangerous backtrack. I’ve put up a new version Three which corrects the problems, but is otherwise as this route (which is generally very good)....

Jane Taylor

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I'd certainly walk it again and think everyone who likes walking in Barnsley and Royston should give it a crack!...

danravenellison

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I haven't walked this exact route, but I walked BARROY two from Barnsley to Royston last year and the changes here are minor and look sensible. I will copy more of that review over when I have time....

Hugh Hudson

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Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)

Jane Taylor added Barroy three, a new walk from Barnsley to Royston (Yorkshire)

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It might be possible to use the grass slope alongside the steps but an alternative route may offer a path slope....

Ken

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Be careful on the short road section into the village itself where there isn't a pavement, although there is a verge if you need it. The next section is mostly across fields and skirts round the Canon Hall Country Park and Canon Hall Farm. Cross the main road to go up through a short wooded section and then across fields into Skelmanthorpe, where you join the road (with pavement) into the village....

Pete Belsey

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This leads easily down to Smithies Lane, where we cross the river Dearne and follow a path up to the right, which has a couple of stiles, onto an old railway path that we follow left. Just beyond the bridge over Smithies Lane a little path (easily missed) goes right through a small strip of land between gardens, and another flight of steps takes you up to Wakefield Road through a vet's car park. Using the pylon ahead it is fairly easy to walk the right line, and beyond the lane the path is clearly visible, leading up to Royston without any further complications....

Hugh Hudson

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Starting at Worsbrough, we follow High Street up to the junction with Bank End Road. A couple of steps lead up to the junction, we cross Bank End Road and the path up the hill is immediately opposite, a paved path with a lot of short flights of stone steps....

Hugh Hudson

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Barnsley—Worsbrough

danravenellison added Barwor two, a new walk from Barnsley to Worsbrough

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There are a number of flights of steps, one of which to avoid an area of mud at the southern end of Dearne Valley Park. It would be great if someone local shared a step and mud free alternative....

danravenellison

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Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)

danravenellison added Barroy two, a new walk from Barnsley to Royston (Yorkshire)

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I suspect that someone local will be able to suggest one or two other good routes to contend with this one....

danravenellison

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There are dropped kerbs to cross roads but few controlled crossings and the vehicles were travelling fast especially as I had to cross A61 slip roads on the Barnsley inner ring road with no marked or controlled crossings....

Mick Nott

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We've heard that the route goes through Wentworth Castle Parkland which is now owned by National Trust. That part of the route is only accessible by paying and accessing through the carpark. Thubar two is an alternative that uses the Dove Valley Way instead and is a kilometre shorter....

Slow Ways Cristie

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Thurgoland—Barnsley

David Sanderson added Thubar two, a new walk from Thurgoland to Barnsley

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Penistone—Barnsley

Localwalker added Penibar two, a new walk from Penistone to Barnsley

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Barnsley—Ardsley

Slow Ways added Barard one, a new walk from Barnsley to Ardsley

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Barnsley—Cudworth

Slow Ways added Barcud one, a new walk from Barnsley to Cudworth

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Barnsley—Worsbrough

Slow Ways added Barwor one, a new walk from Barnsley to Worsbrough

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Penistone—Barnsley

Slow Ways added Penibar one, a new walk from Penistone to Barnsley

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Skelmanthorpe—Barnsley

Slow Ways added Skebar one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Barnsley

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Thurgoland—Barnsley

Slow Ways added Thubar one, a new walk from Thurgoland to Barnsley

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Barnsley, Tue 23 April

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Barnsley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE3464706535

Lat / Lon

53.55432° / -1.47849°

Easting / Northing

434,647E / 406,535N

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