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South Yorkshire Walks

 

Dark Peak North - Black Hill & Dovestone Reservoir

Peak District National Park

Walking hightlights - 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.

Interactive Map - Black Hill Dovestone
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1401Hordron Road and the Little Don without a careasy/mod5.00
2826Winscar Reservoir circuit from Dunford Bridge moderate8.90
1526Cats Clough Head & Outer Edgemoderate9.00
1695Flouch & Winscar easy/mod9.00
3401From Langsett to Crowden via Woodheadmoderate11.00
2231The Eastern Edgeshard25.00
 

Eastern Moors - Derwent Edge & Sheffield area

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.

Interactive Map - Derwent Edge Sheffield
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
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
1285Rod Moor from Dungworth Circularmoderate9.40
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
1541Stanage & Ughill Moor moderate13.00
 

Eastern Moors - Gritstone Edges, Higger Tor & Longshaw Estate

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 walks.

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

Interactive Map - Gritstone Edges Higger Tor
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2629Stanage Edge, Redmires & Hallam Moorseasy/mod8.50
2235Bamford & Stanage Edges from Rod Side moderate9.90
 

Sheffield

Interactive Map - Sheffield
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2728Wadsley and Loxley Commons, Sheffieldeasy/mod7.90
1935Birley Edge & Wharncliffe Wood from Greno Woodeasy/mod9.40
3440Sheffield Round Walkmoderate15.20
 

Doncater & Rotherham

Interactive Map - Doncaster Rotherham
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1937Morthen & Upper Whiston from Ulleyeasy/mod8.80
1755Hooton Pagnell from Brodsworth 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

Interactive Map - Barnsley
 

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2717Wentworth Woodhouse and its follieseasy/mod7.50
2328Penistone to Shepley lineareasy/mod8.00
1545Wortley round including Wharncliffe Crags easy/mod8.10
2726Penistone Circular from Scout Dike Reservoirmoderate8.30
2238Thurgoland Boundary Walk from 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
1479Sheffield Country Walk - Burbage Moor & RedmiresDerbyshire

 

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