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South Yorkshire Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find South Yorkshire walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most of routes are circular walks although there are a few linear hikes. The walks are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes. The walks are divided into sub areas so you can find specific walks.

South Yorkshire contains a variety of walks in contrasting scenery including many routes that lie within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. In complete contrast the more urban environments of Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherhamd and Barnsley also offer much to interest walkers.


Dark Peak North - Black Hill & Dovestone Reservoir Walks

Peak District National Park

Walking highlights - circular walks based on the Pennine Way, the wild moorland around Black Hill, Laddow Rocks, the gritstone edges of Saddleworth Moor above Dovestone Reservoir and the wide open spaces of Wessenden Moor.

Where to stay - Holmfirth, Hadfield, Mossley and Marsden are convenient for this area.

1401Hordron Road and the Little Doneasy/mod5.00
2826Winscar Reservoir circuit from Dunford Bridge moderate8.90
1526Cats Clough Head & Outer Edgemoderate9.00
1695Flouch & Winscar circular easy/mod9.00
3401From Langsett to Crowden via Woodheadmoderate11.00
2231The Eastern Edgeshard25.00

Eastern Moors - Sheffield area & Derwent Edge Walks

Peak District National Park

Walking highlights - Derwent Edge above the Derwent valley offers great walking with many interesting rock formations to discover, the many reservoirs on the western fringes of Sheffield and their surrounding countryside, and the wild moors that dominate this area.

Where to stay - Hathersage, Bamford, Grindleford and Sheffield are convenient for this area.

1578Dale Dike Reservoireasy2.50
1580Redmires Reservoireasy2.50
1581Langsett Reservoireasy3.00
1582More Hall Reservoireasy3.40
1577Low Bradwell & Agden Reservoireasy3.50
1579Damflask Reservoireasy3.50
1754Agden Reservoir Circulareasy/mod4.80
1523Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beckeasy/mod6.00
2516Moscar, Dale Dike & Shrines Reservoirseasy/mod7.00
3439High Bradfield from Glen Howemoderate8.30
1285Dungworth & Rod Moormoderate9.40
3330Rivelin Valley from Malin Bridge easy/mod9.70
1522Back Tor, Bradfield Moors and Reservoirsmoderate11.00
1687Broomhead & Howden Moors moderate12.40
3436Hillsborough to Bradfield & Loxley Valleymoderate12.60
1541Redmire, Stanage & Ughill Moor circular moderate13.00

Eastern Moors - Gritstone Edges, Higger Tor & Longshaw Estate Walks

Peak District National Park

Walking highlights - the gritstone edges offer level walking and superb views and include Stanage Edge, Burbage Rocks, and Froggatt Edge. The area around the Longshaw Estate including Higger Tor and Padley Gorge also offers some excellent Peak District walks.

Where to stay - Hathersage, Bamford, and Grindleford are convenient for this area.

2629Stanage Edge, Redmires & Hallam Moorseasy/mod8.50
2235Bamford & Stanage Edgesmoderate9.90

Sheffield Walks

2728Wadsley and Loxley Commons, Sheffieldeasy/mod7.90
1935Birley Edge & Wharncliffe Woodeasy/mod9.40
3440Sheffield Roundmoderate15.20

Doncaster & Rotherham Walks

1937Morthen & Upper Whiston from Ulleyeasy/mod8.80
1755Hooton Pagnell circulareasy/mod9.80
2725Chesterfield Canal and Anston Brook from Kivetonmoderate10.20
3397High Melton & Cusworth Hall moderate12.00
1939River Don & New Junction Canal from Fishlakemoderate12.60

Barnsley Walks

2717Wentworth Woodhouse and its follieseasy/mod7.50
2328Penistone to Shepley lineareasy/mod8.00
1545Wortley circular including Wharncliffe Crags easy/mod8.10
2726Penistone Circular from Scout Dike Reservoirmoderate8.30
2238Thurgoland Boundary Walk Oxspring easy/mod8.60
2086Stainborough Castle, Wentworth Castle & Worsbrougheasy/mod8.90
2825Silkstone Circular & Cannon Hall Country Parkmoderate10.40

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within South Yorkshire.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
3174Saltersbrook and Lady Cross from WoodheadDerbyshire
1479Burbage Moor & Redmires from near RinginglowDerbyshire

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