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Skelmanthorpe

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Skelmanthorpe and Barnsley, Dewsbury, Holmfirth, Horbury, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Newmillerdam, Ossett, Penistone, Royston (Yorkshire)

England / West Yorkshire / Skelmanthorpe

Skelmanthorpe’s ten Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 10/10
reviewed: 7/10
verified: 1/10
and surveyed: 0/10

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Slow Way Route To do
Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe
Holske one Survey me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 311m Descent 284m
Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe
Holske two Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Huddersfield—Skelmanthorpe
Hudske one Verify me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 529m Descent 447m
Mirfield—Skelmanthorpe
Mirske one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 373m Descent 256m
Skelmanthorpe—Barnsley
Skebar one Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 377m Descent 308m
Skelmanthorpe—Dewsbury
Skedew one Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 409m Descent 294m
Skelmanthorpe—Horbury
Skehor one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 370m Descent 277m
Skelmanthorpe—Newmillerdam
Skenew one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 352m Descent 220m
Skelmanthorpe—Ossett
Skeoss one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 333m Descent 269m
Skelmanthorpe—Penistone
Skepen two Review me Distance 10km/6mi 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

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

12/12

drawn

8/12

reviewed

1/12

surveyed

1/12

verified

4 people have contributed to Skelmanthorpe’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Skelmanthorpe

108km out of 171km have been walked and reviewed

144km of reviews have been shared in Skelmanthorpe

Latest Updates

The path across the field behind Newsome is impassable at the point suggested on the map and by the signposts as it is overgrown with brambles....

Woffenden

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Even with the fixes it's not the most beautiful route in the region, but it's not too challenging and it introduced me to paths I had not explored even though I'm a local....

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Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe

stevepaget added Holske two, a new walk from Holmfirth to Skelmanthorpe

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Previous walkers probably didn't notice this, because the alternative route is more obvious if you're going Holmfirth-Skelmanthorpe and they wouldn't have thought it was important....

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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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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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When you turn right away from the river, keep on the footpath to the near side of the grassy storm drain/overflow rather than following the official route across the concrete bridge. Once you are off the road, the stile into the second field is really high and difficult to climb. The route takes you into a field (coloured bright green on the Slow Ways map). The field contained a field of cows plus young calves and a large bull. Perhaps it would have been OK, but we chose to climb over a few strands of barbed wire into the neighbouring field (on the left) before re-joining the route at the end of the field....

Pete Belsey

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There is a section walking on the road after this but it felt safe enough - the road is relatively wide with good visibility and a grass verge you can step onto if necessary....

Pete Belsey

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Mostly great views and lovely countryside, with a bit of old urban streets and road walking that take it down from 5 to 4 stars. It's worth going along the main road (which has a pavement) to get to the quiet road into Kirkburton, with nice views of the valley. The final section into Skelmanthorpe starts with another pleasant descent through fields , then a farm lane and finally the road....

Pete Belsey

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The path looks as if it goes up through them, but it's better (for you and for the allotment holders) if you continue on just for a little way and turn right at the end of the allotments beside a stone wall. It's then a bit of a trudge along the road into Shepley....

Pete Belsey

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My wife & I proposed this slightly amended SkePen 2 over SkePen 1, primarily to make it safe to walk out of Denby Dale via paths (see photo 15) and back roads, rather than an unpavemented main road. We've also suggested 2 further amendments that don't add to the distance walked: to enter Denby Dale via the pretty Wither Woods and to enter Penistone town centre for amenities....

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Skelmanthorpe—Penistone

Tansy Hepton added Skepen two, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Penistone

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We walked this route having started at the adjacent village of Clayton West....

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Holmfirth—Skelmanthorpe

Slow Ways added Holske one, a new walk from Holmfirth to Skelmanthorpe

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Huddersfield—Skelmanthorpe

Slow Ways added Hudske one, a new walk from Huddersfield to Skelmanthorpe

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Mirfield—Skelmanthorpe

Slow Ways added Mirske one, a new walk from Mirfield to Skelmanthorpe

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Skelmanthorpe—Barnsley

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

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Skelmanthorpe—Dewsbury

Slow Ways added Skedew one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Dewsbury

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Skelmanthorpe—Horbury

Slow Ways added Skehor one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Horbury

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Skelmanthorpe—Newmillerdam

Slow Ways added Skenew one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Newmillerdam

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Skelmanthorpe—Ossett

Slow Ways added Skeoss one, a new walk from Skelmanthorpe to Ossett

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Skelmanthorpe—Royston (Yorkshire)

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

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Skelmanthorpe’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE2300810592

Lat / Lon

53.59142° / -1.65388°

Easting / Northing

423,008E / 410,592N

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