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Penistone Circular from Scout Dike Reservoir

County/Area - South Yorkshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 8.3 miles / 13.5 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SE235048
Lat 53.539325 // Long -1.646876
Postcode S36 7EZ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

The walk starts at the Yorkshire Water car park at the side of Scout Dike Reservoir at SE235048. The route takes in two reservoirs, a section of the old Woodhead railway line, the western section of the Penistone Boundary Walk (PBW) and the Royd Moor viewing point.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 2328 Penistone to Shepley linear - easy/mod - 8.0 miles/13 km

Walk 2238 Thurgoland Boundary Walk from Oxspring - easy/mod - 8.6 miles/14 km

Walk 3401 From Langsett to Crowden via Woodhead - moderate - 11.0 miles/17.9 km

Walk 1581 Langsett Reservoir - easy - 3.0 miles/4.9 km

Walk 1401 Hordron Road and the Little Don without a car - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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