Penistone Line Trail

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Start: Sheffield Railway Station
Grid Ref: SK358869
Distance: 54 miles (87 km)
Climbing: 1,761 metres
Walk time: 22-27 hours
Days: 3-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Penistone Line Trail is a 54 mile walking route linking Sheffield Railway Station and Huddersfield Railway Station. The Trail covers a variety of typical landscapes ranging from urban terraced streets to leafy suburbia and through to woodland, riverside, moorland and managed farmland. Generally the trail follows the rivers Don and Dearne to reach the upper Don Valley and then crossing into the Holme Valley. From start to finish geographical features and areas of interest visited on the walk include the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, Attercliffe, Meadowhall, Woolley Wood, Ecclesfield Common, Chapeltown, Westwood Country Park, Tankersley, Skier's Spring Wood, Hoyland, Elsecar, Hemingfield, Wombwell, Ardsley, Barnsley, Dearne Valley Park, Honeywell, Gawber, Higham, Dodworth, Silkstone Common, Penistone, Cat Hill, Gunthwaite Hall, Upper Denby, Denby Dale, Shepley, Thunder Bridge, Thurstonland, Honley, Berry Brow, Armitage Bridge and Crossland Moor Bottom. The trail shares sections of the path with some other well known paths in the area including the Sheffield Country Walk, Trans Pennine Trail, Barnsley Boundary Walk, Dearne Way and Holmfirth Hills and Hamlets Walk.

Useful Links:
Penistone Line Trail and Walks
Penistone Line Partnership
Long Distance Walkers Association

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