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Royston (Yorkshire)

South Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Royston (Yorkshire) and Barnsley, Crofton, Cudworth, Newmillerdam, Skelmanthorpe, South Hiendley

England / South Yorkshire / Royston (Yorkshire)

Royston (Yorkshire)’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)
Barroy two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Barnsley—Royston (Yorkshire)
Barroy three Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Newmillerdam—Royston (Yorkshire)
Newroy one Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 62m Descent 94m
Royston (Yorkshire)—Crofton
Roycro one

Double check Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 88m Descent 81m
Royston (Yorkshire)—Crofton
Roycro two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 85m Descent 90m
Royston (Yorkshire)—Cudworth
Roycud one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 54m Descent 51m
Royston (Yorkshire)—Cudworth
Roycud two

Double check Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 62m Descent 57m
Royston (Yorkshire)—South Hiendley
Royssou one

Double check Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 56m Descent 36m
Royston (Yorkshire)—South Hiendley
Royssou two Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Skelmanthorpe—Royston (Yorkshire)
Skeroy one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 322m Descent 222m
Skelmanthorpe—Royston (Yorkshire)
Skeroy two Pioneer me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

48% of Royston (Yorkshire)’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

8/11

reviewed

0/11

surveyed

2/11

verified

6 people have contributed to Royston (Yorkshire)’s Slow Ways

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0 people have surveyed a route in Royston (Yorkshire)

63km out of 92km have been walked and reviewed

100km of reviews have been shared in Royston (Yorkshire)

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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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This is the route to use instead of ROYCRO ONE....

Debs

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Royston (Yorkshire)—Crofton

Hugh Hudson added Roycro two, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to Crofton

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Skelmanthorpe—Royston (Yorkshire)

Pete Belsey added Skeroy two, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Royston (Yorkshire)

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We walked Royston to Skelmanthorpe so this review covers the route from east to west. If you really have to walk from Royston to Skelmanthorpe on this route then I'm sorry as you won't enjoy it much. Certainly until the works on the dismantled railway are complete (maybe June 2023) we suggest just walking along the road from Royston to Mapplewell (Lee Lane B6428), which has a pavement all the way....

Pete Belsey

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Where it meets a surfaced road, we turn right and follow the road into Notton. The path over to Newmillerdam is only surfaced as far as the edge of Notton, but is clear, fairly well trodden and easy to follow, the only doubtful point being just after the old railway is crossed, where there are two paths down to the Chevet, and it is easy to miss the first one, which is the right of way....

Hugh Hudson

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if you follow the original route via Cold Hiendley you will need to tackle unmarked footpaths and fields with no clear access, its extremely difficult and not a pleasant walk. Instead, from Anglers I would walk through Haw Park Woods to pass the end of Cold Hiendley Reservoir on the west (as opposed to the east end) then use the path alongside Barnsley Canal to Navvy Lane....

Debs

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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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This is a very good route with varying landscapes and pleasant views. Accessible and fairly safe....

Carl Boardman

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The middle section goes directly through an industrial estate with heavy goods vehicles coming through. After this when joining Shaw Lane you have to walk on a busy fast road with with blind corners and no pavement making it very unsafe....

Carl Boardman

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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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This is a great route and a lovely way to get between Newmillerdam and Royston. I think a good alternative would make use of the old railway line. The route would be longer but easier maybe....

danravenellison

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Royston (Yorkshire)—South Hiendley

Carl Boardman added Royssou two, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to South Hiendley

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This starts in an urban built up area going along busy roads where I passed the St John The Baptist Church. Sandybridge Road is a busy road to cross, then I entered a stable yard and fields with horses. This village has busy narrow roads and is poorly served with pavements meaning I had to cross the road when I didn’t want to....

Carl Boardman

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Newmillerdam—Royston (Yorkshire)

Slow Ways added Newroy one, a new walk from Newmillerdam to Royston (Yorkshire)

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Royston (Yorkshire)—Crofton

Slow Ways added Roycro one, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to Crofton

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Royston (Yorkshire)—Cudworth

Slow Ways added Roycud one, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to Cudworth

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Royston (Yorkshire)—Cudworth

Slow Ways added Roycud two, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to Cudworth

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Royston (Yorkshire)—South Hiendley

Slow Ways added Royssou one, a new walk from Royston (Yorkshire) to South Hiendley

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Skelmanthorpe—Royston (Yorkshire)

Slow Ways added Skeroy one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Royston (Yorkshire)

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Royston (Yorkshire)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE3615911446

Lat / Lon

53.59837° / -1.45509°

Easting / Northing

436,160E / 411,447N

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