Monday, August 10, 2015

Grindleford to Sheffield

This is a wonderful walk is from Grindleford Railway Station to Endcliffe Park in Sheffield. You will need a couple of OS Maps to complete the route:

  • OL24 plus
  • OL1 or OS 278

Route Map Notes
Grindleford Railway Station OL24 Follow the signs to Padley Gorge / Longshaw Estate
Padley Gorge OL24  
Longshaw Estate / Longshaw Lodge OL24 A chance for some refreshment. The next opportunity is Ringinglow
Route Crosses the A6187 (Hathersage Road) / A625 intersection OL24  
Totley Moss OL24 Shortly after passing the “Air Shaft”, join the “Sheffield Country Walk”
Totley Moss (Totley Moor) OL24 Sheffield Country Walk
Route Crosses A625 (and then the A6187) OL1; OS 278 Continue the Sheffield Country Walk alongside the Outdoor Pursuit Centre
Lady Cannings Plantation OL1; OS 278 Sheffield Country Walk
The Norfolk Arms (Ringinglow) OL1; OS 278 Follow the footpath alongside the pub that leads down to Porter Brook
Porter Brook OL1; OS 278 The Brook leads all the way into the City. So, it is hard to get lost from this point.
Endcliffe Park OS 278  

 

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Grindleford Station Cafe  
   
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At the top of Padley Gorge  
   
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  The Longshaw Estate
   
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Cross the A6187 / A625 intersection.  
   
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An “Air Shaft” for the Totley Railway Tunnel Pick up the Sheffield Country Walk.
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Heading towards Lady Cannings Plantation. The Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow.
   
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  The footpath down to Porter Brook.
   
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“Porter Brook” leads all the way into Endcliffe Park.  
   
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Trans Pennine Trail: Progress Chart

My personal progress so far on the TPT (along with picture links covering the various legs of the journey). I’m hoping to have the Central to East coast section completed before the end of 2015.

From To Section
Distance (Miles)
Total Miles (West to East) Total Miles (East to West)

Notes

Status

Southport

Woodvale

5

5.00

207.75

. X

Woodvale

Green Lane

6.25

11.25

202.75

. X

Green Lane

Aintree

3.25

14.50

196.50

. X

Aintree

Childwall

7.75

22.25

193.25

. X

Childwall

Hale

7.00

29.25

185.50

. X

Hale

Widnes

3.50

32.75

178.50

. X

Widnes

Penketh

3.50

36.25

175.00

. X

Penketh

Wilderspool

3.50

39.75

171.50

. X

Wilderspool

Heatley

6.00

45.75

168.00

. X

Heatley

Altrincham

2.50

48.25

162.00

. X

Altrincham

A6144m

3.25

51.50

159.50

Stockport to Altrincham (15.25 Miles) Completed (30 June 2012)

A6144m

Didsbury (Manchester)

8.50

60.00

156.25

Stockport to Altrincham Completed (30 June 2012)

Didsbury (Manchester)

Stockport

3.50

63.50

147.75

Stockport to Altrincham Completed (30 June 2012)

Stockport

Haughton Dale

5.00

68.50

144.25

Stockport to Hadfield (15.75 Miles) X

Haughton Dale

Broadbottom

6.00

74.50

139.25

Stockport to Hadfield X

Broadbottom

Hadfield

4.75

79.25

133.25

Stockport to Hadfield X

Hadfield

Woodhead

8.00

87.25

128.50

Penistone to Hadfield

Completed

Woodhead

Penistone

8.00

95.25

120.50

Penistone to Hadfield

Completed

Penistone

Silkstone Common

3.50

98.75

112.50

Penistone to Barnsley

Completed

Silkstone Common

Worsbrough

4.00

102.75

109.00

Penistone to Barnsley

Completed

Worsbrough

Brampton

5.00

107.75

105.00

Penistone to Barnsley

Completed

Brampton

Harlington

4.50

112.25

100.00

Barnsley to Conisbrough Completed

Harlington

Sprotbrough

6.00

118.25

95.50

Barnsley to Conisbrough Completed

Sprotbrough

Bentley (Doncaster)

4.00

122.25

89.50

Conisbrough to Selby (and York) Completed (16 May 2015)

Bentley (Doncaster)

Braithwaite

9.00

131.25

85.50

Conisbrough to Selby (and York) Completed (16 May 2015)

Braithwaite

Crow Croft Bridge

6.50

137.75

76.50

Conisbrough to Selby (and York) Completed (16 May 2015)

Crow Croft Bridge

Snaith

4.00

141.75

70.00

Conisbrough to Selby (and York) Completed (16 May 2015)

Snaith

Selby

9.75

151.50

66.00

Conisbrough to Selby (and York) Completed (16 May 2015)

Selby

Barmby

7.00

158.50

56.25

Selby to Hornsea X

Barmby

Howden

4.00

162.50

49.25

Selby to Hornsea X

Howden

Blacktoft

7.50

170.00

45.25

Selby to Hornsea X

Blacktoft

Ellerker

7.50

177.50

37.75

Selby to Hornsea X

Ellerker

Welton

4.00

181.50

30.25

Selby to Hornsea X

Welton

Hessle

6.50

188.00

26.25

Selby to Hornsea X

Hessle

Hull

5.00

193.00

19.75

Selby to Hornsea X

Hull

A165

6.75

199.75

14.75

Selby to Hornsea X

A165

Great Hatfield

4.00

203.75

8.00

Selby to Hornsea X

Great Hatfield

Hornsea

4.00

207.75

4.00

Selby to Hornsea X

Barnsley to York (64.2 Miles).

From

To

Miles (Section)

Total Miles

Notes

Barnsley Interchange Stairfoot

2.2

2.2

Completed (16 May 2015)
Stairfoot Old Moor RSPB (Broomhill / Brampton)

3.75

5.95

Completed (16 May 2015)
Old Moor RSPB (Broomhill / Brampton) Harlington

4.50

10.45

Completed (16 May 2015)
Harlington Sprotbrough

6.00

16.45

Completed (16 May 2015)

Sprotbrough

Bentley (Doncaster)

4.00

20.45

Completed (16 May 2015)

Bentley (Doncaster)

Braithwaite

9.00

29.45

Completed (16 May 2015)

Braithwaite

Crow Croft Bridge

6.50

35.95

Completed (16 May 2015)

Crow Croft Bridge

Snaith

4.00

39.95

Completed (16 May 2015)

Snaith

Selby

9.75

49.7

Completed (16 May 2015)

Selby

York

14.5

64.2

Completed (16 May 2015)

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Standedge Circuit [Marsden, Huddersfield]


This 10 Mile circular walk begins at Marsden Railway Station (on the Leeds to Manchester Line) and heads South on The Kirklees Way, then North on The Pennine Way.

The walk begins in Marsden Town Centre and continues past the church and then up “Binn Road”, joining The Kirklees Way at Butterley Reservoir.

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Marsden Railway Station  
   
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The spillway between Blakeley Reservoir and Butterley Reservoir Blakeley Reservoir (with Butterley Reservoir in the background)
   
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At the signpost (just beyond Blakeley Reservoir), join the Pennine Way (heading West).  
   
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Cross the stream and climb the hill to Blakeley Clough  
   
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Blakeley Clough / Black Moss Swellands Reservoir
   
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Black Moss Reservoir.  
   
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At the far end of Black Moss Reservoir, the path starts to head North West towards Redbrook Reservoir.  
   
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At roughly the half way point of our walk, the route crosses the A62.  
   
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The Trig Point at Millstone Edge (448 m)  
   
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The path turns North at this Way Marker.  
   
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Approaching (but nor crossing) the A640 at Saddleworth. Do not cross the road. Instead, take the Pack Horse Road (path) to the right. This heads in a Westerly direction back towards Marsden.
   
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The path across open moorland is well defined and very easy to follow.  
   
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Eventually, we reach a Packhorse Bridge on the approach the Standedge Visitor Center  
   
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At Standedge Tunnel End, follow the Towpath back to Marsden Railway Station.  

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Pennine Way in Yorkshire

The Pennine Way is a 268 Mile Trail between Edale (Derbyshire) and Kirk Yetholm (Scottish Borders). A good proportion of this route passes through Yorkshire and is quite accessible as a series of “Day Walks” shown in the table below.

This is a bit of a work in progress…

Route Map Notes Distance (Miles) Breakouts
Edale (Derbyshire) OL1 Edale to Crowden 16 Edale Railway Station (Sheffield to Manchester Line)
Kinder Scout        
Kinder Downfall        
Route crosses A57 Snake Pass        
Bleaklow        
Longdendale OL1      
Torside Reservoir OL1      
Crowden (Route crosses A628) OL1 Crowden to Standedge 11 Overnight stay at Crowden Youth Hostel. Another possibility is to walk stright through from Edale to Standedge.
Laddow Rocks OL1      
Black Hill (Cheshire) OL1      
Route crosses A635 (West Yorkshire) OL1      
Wessenden Reservoir OL1     Marsden Railway Station (Kirkless Way)
Black Moss Reservoir OL1      
Route crosses A62 (near Standedge) Standedge to Hebden Bridge 15 Marsden Railway Station (on the Leeds to Manchester Line)
Route crosses A640 (Saddleworth)       Marsden Railway Station (Standedge Trail)
Route crosses A672        
Route crosses M62 (Windy Hill Footbridge)        
Blackstone Edge        
Route crosses A58        
Reservoirs?        
Route crosses The Calderdale Way        
Stoodley Pike        
Route crosses The River Calder (Hebden Bridge) Hebden Bridge to Ponden 10.75 Hebden Bridge Railway Station
Colden        
Walshaw Dean Reservoirs        
Top Withens        
Ponden Hill Ponden to Thornton-In-Craven -
Cowling   North Yorkshire    
Lothersdale        
Thornton-In-Craven Thornton-In-Craven to Malham -
Leeds and Liverpool Canal (East Marton)        
Gargrave In Airdale (A65)        
Airton   Yorkshire Dales National Park    
Hanlith        
Malham Malham to Horton-In-Ribblesdale -
Malham Cove        
Malham Tarn        
Pen-y-Ghent        
Horton-In-Ribblesdale Horton-In-Ribblesdale to Hawes Horton-In-Ribblesdale Railway Station (Settle-Carlisle Railway) to Hawes
Ribblesdale        
Settle        
The Dales Way        
Dodd Fell Hill        
Wensleydale        
Hawes Hawes to Keld -
Great Shunner Fell        
Swaledale        
Thwaite        
Kisdon        
The River Swale        
Keld Keld to Bowes -
Route crosses the Coast To Coast Walk        
Tan Hill Tan Hill Inn -
Bowes (County Durham)        

Tan Hill is the final destination at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The nearest town is Kirkby-Stephen (6 Miles).

 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Barnsley Boundary Walk Route Summary


The Barnsley Boundary Walk is a 74 mile (120 km) circular walk around the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The route is summarised in the table below. 

Clockwise Route Map Notes  
West Bretton (YSP) / Haigh OS 278: Sheffield & Barnsley Route follows The Dearne Way.  
Notton / Royston OS 278 Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.  
South Hiendley OS 278 -  
Shafton OS 278 -  
Brierley OS 278 -  
Grimethorpe OS 278 -  
Clayton OS 278 -  
Thurnscoe OS 278 -  
Goldthorpe OS 278 -  
Bolton Upon Dearne / Old Moor OS 278 Route follows The Dearne Way (Trans Pennine Trail).  
Old Moor Nature Reserve OS 278 Route follows The Dearne Way (Trans Pennine Trail).  
Broomhill / Old Moor OS 278 Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.  
Brampton / Wombwell OS 278 -  
Elsecar OS 278 Route follows The Trans Pennine Trail.  
Tankersley OS 278 Route crosses The Timberland Trail.  
Howbrook; OS 278 -  
Oughtibridge (Wharncliffe Woods) OS 278 -  
Wharncliffe Woods OS 278 Route follows The Trans Pennine Trail.  
Wortley OS 110: Sheffield and Huddersfield    
Langsett OS 110 -  
Dunford Bridge (Winscar Reservoir) OS 110 Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.  
Hepworth OS 110 Route crosses The Kirklees Way.  
Ingbirchworth OS 110 -  
Upper Denby OS 110 -  
Cawthorne OS 110 -  
High Hoyland OS 110 -  
West Bretton (YSP) OS 110 Route follows The Dearne Way.  

The Kirklees Way: Marsden to Black Hill

I intended to do a circular walk from Marsden to Black Hill (along the Kirklees Way / Pennine Way), returning to Marsden along the “Old” Pennine way route towards Black Moss Reservoir. Unfortunately, conditions at the summit of Black Hill forced me to return by the same route.

The walk begins in Marsden Town Centre and continues past the church and then up “Binn Road”, joining the Kirklees way at Butterley Reservoir.

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The River Colne in Marsden  
   
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The Kirklees Way. This path should be followed all the way to the A635 Butterley Reservoir
   
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Blakeley Reservoir At the point, The Kirklees Way joins The Pennine Way.
   
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Wessenden Reservoir  
   
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Approaching Wessenden Head Reservoir Wessenden Head Reservoir
   
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Cross the A635. At this point, we leave the Kirklees Way The route continues along The Pennine Way
   
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  The summit of Black Hill was hidden by cloud.
   
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The path to the summit of Black Hill is very easy to follow, it is paved all the way. Dean Clough presents the only real obstacle after heavy rain.
   
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Approaching the Trig Point. Wind and rain made for very poor visibility Your host, still smiling.

As noted above. the visibility was very poor (and the ground very boggy). Venturing off the main path was not an option, so I decided to call it a day and descended by the same route. Better safe than sorry.