Denby Way

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Start: Upper Cumberworth
Distance: 40 miles (64 km)
Grid Ref: SE208087
Climbing: 1,487 metres
Walk time: 15-20 hours
Days: 2-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Denby Way is a circular walking route which begins in Upper Cumberworth in the region of Denby Dale, West Yorkshire and the walk explores the paths bounded by the River Calder to the north and the River Don to the south. From the start in Upper Cumberworth the Denby Way first crosses the evolving River Dearne and then in turn visits Upper Denby, Ingbirchworth, Royd Moor Reservoir, Thurlstone, Penistone, Castle Green before crossing the River Don. The way then continues via Oxspring, Thurgoland, Crane Moor, Moor End, Silkstone Common, Silkstone, Cawthorne Park and High Hoyland to pass between Upper Lake and Lower Lake into the grounds of Bretton Country Park and Yorkshire Sculpture Park where during the walk you may explore open-air sculptures by artists which include Anthony Caro, Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley and Barbara Hepworth. After the cluture break continue on the enby Way into the village of West Bretton. The walk then continues north across country to the villages of Netherton, Overton and Flockton before Flockton Moor is crossed and a countryside gap between Kirkburton and Skelmanthorpe followed back to Upper Cumberworth.

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