EVENTS WITH BARNSLEY WALKING GROUP

    Please note: All walk leaders volunteer their time to plan and organise their walks for free. The group would not survive without them. Please support them on the walk when needed.

    We are always looking for volunteers to lead walks and organise socials. If you can spare some time and would like to have a walk/social uploaded please get in touch.

    Our events page is regularly updated with new items added, please check back.  Our Events can also be found on our Facebook page, along with photos of past events and details of who is attending the next walk.

    Please note that for all events you must be a Ramblers member. If you are not a member a FREE TRIAL is available.

    Details of or Walks Grading system can be found at the bottom of the page. 
                  


    Sun 9th Dec 2018

    Walk and Social: Wentworth Woodhouse Christmas Fair, 3 miles, Easy

    Meeting at Elsecar Train Station, before going to the Christmas Fair at Wentworth Woodhouse.

    Description: There will be a short walk from Elsecar train station to Wentworth Woodhouse and then back again. There may be time for a drink in the pub afterwards before deciding to catch the train.

    Christmas Fair at Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham.
    The festive Christmas fair takes place at the Wentworth woodhouse, in the village of Wentworth, Rotherham. We will be able to explore this wonderful house, with some rooms in use that haven’t been open to the public before.

    There is a ticket price. Ticket prices – advance tickets cost £5 can be booked beforehand https://wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk/events/christmas-fair-day-1-2-2/.

    All details of the Fair can be viewed here https://wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk/events/

    There will be no cash machines on site so bring your money with you. **Dogs are not allowed in the house so it is best to check whether they are allowed in the ground beforehand.**

    Walk Leader / contact: Nicki on 07780 431174 or email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk **Please do not phone because I’m partially deaf. **

    Sun 25th Nov 2018

    Walk: The Eastern Edges on Big Moor, 10.5 miles - moderate

    Meet: Walk starts at 1000 hours from The Fox House car park, Hathersage Road, Sheffield, S11 7TY

    **Please be prompt because the walk will be starting on time due to shorter daylight hours. Weather permitting, the walk leader will be catching the 0920 hours from Sheffield, which arrives at Fox House at 0951 hours**

    Description:  From the Longshaw Estate we shall walk along White Edge towards Curbar Gap where there are some amazing views of Big Moor and Froggatt. If we are lucky we may spot red deer.

    From Curbar Gap we walk back to Fox House along Froggatt Edge where you can see a number of Cairns and a stone circle.

    The walk can be slippy and muddy in places. Proper walking shoes and waterproofs recommended.

    Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead.

    Walk Leader - Nicki - either email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk or text 07780 431174. **Please do not phone me on my mobile since I have difficulty hearing. Grateful if people can let me know if they are coming.**

    Sun 18th Nov 2018

    Walk: Sheffield Heritage Walk - up to 10.5 miles - Easy (1st section 5.5 miles plus 5 miles (2nd section)

    MeetStarts at 1000 hours outside Sheffield Train Station entrance. There is a train from Barnsley at 0920 hours which arrives in Sheffield at 0949 hours.  Price of return ticket is £5.60. The Northern trains may be on strike so may be best to check times beforehand.

    Description: We follow the canal through Sheffield’s industrial heartland to Meodowhall.  People have the option of heading back to Sheffield on the bus or via the river by the Five Weirs Walk, depending on daylight hours.   Please note part of the Five Weirs walk closes early during winter hours.

    Walk Leader and contact details: - Nicki on 07780 431174 or email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk **Please do not phone because I am partially deaf. Grateful if people could let me know they are attending so I am aware of numbers.** 

    Sat 10th Nov 2018

    Social:  Wonderfully made in Yorkshire

    Meet: 11am inside Silkstone Parish Church, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4JN

    Description:  Lovely handmade arts and crafts, brilliant for Christmas presents or just to treat ourselves. Meet at 11am to have a perusal followed by coffee and cake.

    Contact: Helen on 07843 477006

    Sat 28th July 2018

    Walk: Hathersage to Castleton: 8 miles (easy), linear walk with bus back.

    Meet: Outside the 'Outside' shop, Main Road, Hathersage, S32 1BB

    Description: Pleasant riverside walk with plenty of shade and splendid views of the mountains heading south before taking the riverside path taking us West along the River Noe all the way to Hope and then alongside the river Peakshole to Castleton.

    Plans (if you choose) are to have a meal and drinks in Castleton before returning to Hathersage on the bus.

    Walk Leader: Steven (however contact Helen on 07843 477006 of your attendance). 

    Fri 27th to Sun 29th July 2018    

    Camping / Walking Weekend:  Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July

    Staying at: North Lees Campsite, Birley Lane, Hathersage, S32 1BR

    Description:  At the request of members, Steven has put on a weekend camping / walking trip to North Lees campsite. 

    The area is crossed by many paths and there are cafés, shops and pubs in Hathersage for those who do not wish to cook.  People can stay either one or two nights, or just attend the walks (details to be provided later).

    The National Trust has asked us to car share (where possible) as parking is limited and no BBQ's are permitted.  No noise between 10pm and 8am,

    Each person is to individually organise their own accommodation / bookings.  It is £7 pppn and £2 per car.  All prices can be found on their website. http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/getactive/camping/camping-northlees?utm_source=campsites.co.uk&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=campsites.co.uk  

    Tel: 01433 650838

    Details of the walks in due course.

    Event contact:  Steven is the organiser for this event and enquiries can be made to him by emailing him at: areallygoodwalk@gmail.com  (note - Steven is not on Facebook)

    Tues 24th July 2018

    Evening Walk: Hoyland and Beyond: 4.5 miles, Easy

    Meet: 7.15pm at The Keys pub, Sheffield Road, Hoyland, Common, Barnsley, S74 0PY **please don't park in the pub car park, instead park on Regent Street, Barnsley, S74 0PY which is next to the Jet Petrol Station the other side of The Keys pub**

    Description: Pleasant evening walk starting from Hoyland Common walking towards Worsborough Mill, passing the Edmunds Arms and through a lovely meadow towards the back of Birdwell and back to the start for a well earned drink at the Hare and Hounds to quench our thirst.

    Walk Leader: Helen on 07843 477006 

    Sunday 30th June  Thurlstone to Midhopestone circular

    Start time is 10:30

    Starting at The Huntsman pub in Thurlstone and heading up through Penistone, and then to Midhopestone. From here we head along the disused railway line toward Langsett and then up to Hacking hill before decending back into Thurlstone to The Huntsman. 

    The pub does a Sunday dinner or a pie and peas, if anybody fancies??

    6.5 miles easy/moderate


    For further details contact Toby on 07884015718          
    Sunday 6th 
    May

    Wentworth Woodhouse and it's follies

    Start time 10:20

    From the station we head down to Elsecar Heritage before cutting off up to the first folly, Needles Eye.
    From there we head onto Hoober Stand before dropping down past the mausoleum and through Nether Haugh for a short distance.

    We then head down towards Wentworth Woodhouse, before heading onto Wentworth church, old and new, we then pick up a footpath back to Elsecar Heritage which is holding a beer festival.

    No more than ten miles easy/moderate.

    Given the beer festival some of you may choose to come by train hence the start from the station.

    Walk leader Neil on 07760218966.     

     Sunday
    22nd April
     Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Start time 10:00

    Details

    From the meeting place, (Top Lane Midgley WF4 4BU), we head into the park before heading up to Longside barn, before heading along Oxley Bank down towards the lake and back to the cars. 5 miles , easy. Walk leader Neil on 07760218966.

     Sunday 15th April Denby Dale circular

    Start time 10:00

    Details

    A scenic circular walk around the village of Denby Dale, famous for its tradition of baking enormous pies, it's impressive 21 arch viaduct, mills, farms, ancient woodland. Passing Denby Delf, Upper Denby, the Kirklees way and the river Dearne.
    Approximately 6 miles
    Moderate with a few steep inclines
    Appropriate footwear 
    Dog friendly ( dogs to be kept on lead while crossing farmland)
    Start: Denby Dale Memorial car-park
    On the A636 Wakefield road (opposite the post office)
    Nearest post code HD8 8RP
    Grid ref. SE227085
    Walk leader Tracy Davis.
    Although I won't be going on the walk I have agreed to be point of contact re questions etc.
    For more info contact Neil on 07760218966

     Sunday 
    25th March
    The Ramblers Express

    Kirklees Light Railway,  Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

    Meet at Clayton West Railway Station on the Kirklees Light Railway (10:30 AM) for a cup of tea.
    We then board the little steam train for the ride up to Shelley. We walk back along side of the railway line through fields and woods as far as Skelmenthorpe before taking the footpath across Emley Park and then along the cart track to back to Clayton West. Leisurely footpath walking, level, approx 3.5 miles – 4 miles. 
    Fare from Clayton West to Shelley: £7.50 Walk leader: Steven. Email: areallygoodwalk@gmail.com
     Sunday
    4th March

    Stainborough circular.

    Start time 10:30 prompt.

    Meet at Worsborough Country Park car park ,Barnsley S70 5LJ.

    From the car park we head towards Wentworth castle before dropping down to Stainborough, before picking up the TPT back to Worsborough Mill. Distance 5.5 miles easy/medium (depends on the amount of snow) please dress accordingly and bring a hot drink/snack.

    Walk leader Neil on 07760218966




               

       Please note that the walk below has been cancelled.           
     Sunday 4th March  Redmires Stanadge edge

    Start time 10:15 prompt.

    From the car park we head up over Brown edge before dropping down to the A57 we then cross the road and head uphill onto Rodside road which we follow until it becomes a track, we then carry on the track towards Moscar Cross farm, shortly after we shall stop for a break before heading back towards the A57. Then we pick up the path that takes us up onto Stanage Edge, where if the weather is kind to us will be far reaching views, before heading for Stanage pole and then back towards the car park , followed by a well earned drink/food at a local pub. 8.5 miles and medium, this walk takes place on uneven ground/rocks so sturdy footwear is essential as are warm clothes/waterproof as we shall be exposed to the elements.A snack/packed lunch would be a good idea. Walk leader Neil on 07760218966. Please note the postcode (Redmires Car park S10 4QZ) is for reference only the car park is further on.

     Sunday 25th February

     Silkstone Scramble

    Red Lion, 69 High St, Silkstone, Barnsley S75 4JR
      
    Start time 10:15 prompt.

    From the pub we head towards Banks Hall via footpaths before heading towards South Lane then on towards the A628 which we cross before heading towards Silkstone Common before dropping down by the side of Silkstone fall and back to the pub. 5.5 miles easy/medium suitable footwear/clothing required.

    Walk leader Neil on 07760218966.

    Please don't use the car park at The Red Lion as I haven't asked if we can.        

     Saturday 24th February Ulley reservoir and Treeton dyke.

    A walk around Ulley reservoir and Treeton dyke, steady pace. 5 miles, easy. Walk leader Mark
      
    10:00 Start
     
    .Ulley Country Park Pleasley Road, Rotherham, S26 3XL    

               
     Sunday 18th February
     Up the Little Don and around Langsett Reservoir.

    Meet Sunday 18th February 10:20 for a 10:30 start.

    Terrain: generally easy with a few inclines to warm you through. Walking boots required, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

    Meet at the Yorkshire Water sponsored car park opposite "Brook House Lane" on the A616, ¼ mile south of the A628 Flouch roundabout on left. Grid reference SE200012.

    We'll head through the woods to the Little Don. Follow this upstream to the next bridge then onto the moors of Hingcliffe Common to the Cut Gate path. Then towards Langsett Reservoir, North America, Upper Midhope, Langsett, and through woods to the car park! About 5 miles

    Pre-walk "facilities" can be found in Langsett Barn on the A616 (0.8 mile past the walk start location if coming from Penistone on A628), although parking can be a challenge sometimes!

    Although I will not be attending this walk feel free to contact me with any questions, Neil on 07760218966           

    11th Feb 
    2018
     Wharncliffe Crags and Tin Mill Dam

    Starting at the transpennine trail car park at the bottom of Finkle street hill below Wortley (use postcode S35 7DH)
    , we follow the river Don past tin mill dam. Then up through Wharncliffe woods and along the crags to the dragons den. Returning via the chase and reservoir.

    Start time 10:30 prompt.

     Approximately 7-8 mile

    Appropriate clothing and boots advised as is a packed lunch. 
    4th Feb
    2018
    Derwent reservoir walk

    Fairholmes visitor centre Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AQ

    Start time 10:00

    From the Fairholmes visitor centre we will walk around the Upper Derwent Reservoir  and Howden Reservoir.
     Passing the impressive sights of the Derwent Dam and Howden Dam in an area of natural beauty in any season.
    Well defined tracks and paths, maybe a little muddy so appropriate footwear and clothing.
     A packed lunch will be required.

    Approximately 10 miles relatively flat and leisurely.
     
    More info Neil on 07760218966
     28th Jan
    2018
     Ewden reservoir to Broomhead

    Start time 10:00

    Starting from bottom of Ewden reservoir ( off A6102, Manchester Road, between Stocksbridge and Outibridge map referancee 53.4584957 -1.5686940 ,the road to which is opposite Ewden Reservoir Water Treatment Works Manchester Rd, Deepcar, Sheffield S35 0BN take the left hand road), walk along the bank of the reservoir up to Broomhead reservoir, around the top and down again.

    Great views across the water and apart from mud (suitable footwear required) a gentle stroll. 

    Defined tracks and paths. 

    4.5-5 miles, mainly flat (easy), will be muddy in places.

    Walk leader Toby on 07884 015718
     Sunday
    14th January
    2018
    Stainbrough Circular

    Start time 10:00am

    Details:    
    We start from the car park at the entrance to Boylins Self storage (postcode S75 3EH) before heading along the TPT before branching up to Hood Green then across footpaths into the park land around Stainbrough castle before heading back to the cars.

    Easy no more than 5.5 miles.

    Walk leader Neil on 07760218966       

     Sunday
    10th 
    December
    2017
     Wentworth Woodhouse Christmas Fair 

    Start time 10:00am

    Details
    This is a social event rather than a long walk with the Barnsley Walking Group. There will be a short walk from Elsecar train station to Wentworth Woodhouse and then back again. There may be time for a drink in the pub afterwards before deciding to catch the train.

    Christmas Fair at Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham.

    This festive Christmas fair takes place at the Wentworth woodhouse, in the village of Wentworth, Rotherham. We will be able to explore this wonderful house, with some rooms in use that haven’t been open to the public before.

    There is a ticket price. Ticket prices – advance tickets cost £5 can be booked beforehand or you can pay £6 on the day.

    All details of the Fair can be viewed here http://littlewolfevents.co.uk/event/wentworth-woodhouse-christmas-fair/

    There will be no cash machines on site so bring your money with you. Dogs are welcome at the event but must be kept on a lead and cannot go in the house.

    The leader will be catching the 09:39 train from Sheffield, which will arrive in Elsecar at 09:56.

    CONTACT DETAILS Nicki S 07780 431174 or email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk Please do not phone.
     Sunday 
    26th November 
    2017
     Castleton Walk with Sunday Dinner. 

    Start time 10:30am

    A joint walk with Barnsley Walking Group. This is a short easy paced walk but with some steep ascents and descents. Walking boots are recommended. From the Visitor Centre we pass Duncar Farm and walk towards Hollins Cross, which is the steepest part of the walk. There are some amazing views overlooking Castleton here. We then head towards Mam Tor and down to Windy Knoll, where there will be time for a break. We then head towards the Limestone Way, which passes through Cave Dale overlooking Peveril Castle. This descent can be quite tricky especially when wet. We then head back to Castleton for a beer and dinner at one of the pubs. Please let Nicki S know whether you are interested in a pub meal and she will book a table.
    6 miles easy.
    Contact Nicki Speakman Either email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk or text 07780431174. Please do not phone me on my mobile since I have difficulty hearing.

    Sunday
    12th
    November
    2017

    Urban Heritage Uncovered

    Meeting point Sheffield Train Station Entrance near Eagle Statue

    Start time 10:00 

    DETAILS

    A joint walk with Barnsley Walking Group. We take the Norfolk Park Heritage Trail where there are stunning views over the city. We then pass through the restored Victorian parkland. We then head past Park Hill area until we join the canal. Then we follow the canal through Sheffield’s industrial heartland to Meodowhall. People have the option of heading back to Sheffield on the bus or via the river by the Five Weirs Walk, depending on daylight hours. Please note part of the Five Weirs walk closes early during winter hours.
    LENGTH 7 ½ miles (1st section) plus 5 miles (2nd section)
    DIFFICULTY A1 or B1 (depending on whether do the complete walk). This depends on weather and whether we have enough daylight hours.


    There is a train from Barnsley at 09:24, which arrives in Sheffield at 09:55. Price of return ticket is £5.40.The Northern trains may be on strike so may be best to check beforehand.

    CONTACT DETAILS Nicki S 07780 431174 or email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk Please do not phone because I can’t take phone calls. Grateful if people could let me know they are attending so I am aware of numbers.
          

     Saturday
    11th November
     Up the "Little Don" and around "Langsett Reservoir".

    Meet Saturday 11th November, 09:45 for a 10:00 start.

    Terrain: generally easy with a few inclines to warm you through.  Walking boots required, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
    Meet at the Yorkshire Water sponsored car park opposite "Brook House Lane" on the A616, ¼ mile south of the A628 Flouch roundabout on left.  Grid reference SE200012.

    We'll head through the woods to the Little Don.  Follow this upstream to the next bridge then onto the moors of Hingcliffe Common to the Cut Gate path.  Then towards Langsett Reservoir, North America, Upper Midhope, Langsett, and through woods to the car park!  About 5 miles.For an after-walk refreshment, we'll visit the Dog & Partridge on the A628, less than 1½ miles drive.  Or we could walk there!

    Pre-walk "facilities" can be found in Langsett Barn on the A616 (0.8 mile past the walk start location if coming from Penistone on A628), although parking can be a challenge sometimes!

    Walk leader:   Ken Coggin

    Phone:   07714 98 1477

     Sunday 
     29th  October

    Traveler's Inn to cheese bottom

    Staring at the Travelers Inn pub in Oxspring (Address: Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, Sheffield S36 8YJ), who have kindly allowed us to use their car park on the day.

    From here we cross A629 to head down to Oxspring crossing over the river Don. Heading to the Peninne trail and along to Huthwaite common and Cheese bottom. 

    From here a return via lower pickliffes track and back up to the traveler's rest, where a drink and food can be purchased.
    Walk grade: EasyGentle hills, great views.Walking shoes advised, if it has been raining, though trainers would suffice .

    Start time: 10.30  approximate return 2 hours  

    4 miles max.


     

     Please note the below walk has been cancelled.

     Sun 22nd
    October
    2017
     Hope circular walk

    START TIME
     The walk starts at 09:30 am from Hope Car Park near toilet block. Please be prompt because the walk will be starting on time due to shorter daylight hours. The walk leader will be catching the 08:20 from Sheffield, which arrives at Hope 09:16. If you are catching the bus the ticket will cost you £5.00. If catching a First bus get the South Yorkshire ticket at the start of your journey to save money. https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire/tickets/ticket-types/derbyshire-peak-district-services
    DETAILS
    The walk starts at Hope and heads towards Castleton via Limestone Way. Then we go up to Cave Dales, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Bac Tor and Loose Hill. We then return to Hope.
    LENGTH 9.5 miles
    If the weather is really bad the walk leader will be doing an alternative shorter walk.The walk can be slippy and muddy in places. Proper walking shoes and waterproofs recommended.
    Contact Nicki Speakman Either email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk or text 07780431174. Please do not phone me on my mobile since I have difficulty hearing.
     Sun 8th October 2017
    Walk: Eastern Edges on Big moor

    DETAILS
    From the Longshaw Estate we shall first head towards the Lady Cross and Hurling Stone. We shall than head walk along White Edge towards Curbar Gap where there are some amazing views of Big Moor and Froggatt. If we are lucky we may spot red deer. From Curbar Gap we walk back to Fox House along Froggatt Edge where you can see a number of Cairns and a stone circle.The walk can be slippy and muddy in places. Proper walking shoes and waterproofs recommended.
    START TIME 
    The walk starts at 10.00 am from Fox House car park. Please be prompt because the walk will be starting on time due to shorter daylight hours. The walk leader will be catching the 09:20 from Sheffield, which arrives at Fox House at 09:51. If you get a City Bus the ticket will cost £4.30 https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/citybus/.
    LENGTH 11 miles and moderate.
    Contact Nicki Speakman Either email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk or text 07780431174.

     Sun September 24th 2017
     Walk: Farewell to summer.

    DETAILS
    This short walk will start from Low Bradfield up to the village of Dungworth (yes there is a climb) to Our Cow Molly ice cream parlour http://www.ourcowmolly.co.uk/.
    We then walk round the Damflask reservoir before heading back to Low Bradfield.
    The walk can be slippy and muddy in places. Proper walking shoes and waterproofs recommended.

    START TIME The walk starts at 10.30 am from Low Bradfield at the bus stop near Smithy Bridge Road. Please be prompt because the walk will be starting on time due to shorter daylight hours. The walk leader will be catching the 10:00 from Hillsborough Interchange, which arrives at Low Bradfield at 10:18. If you get a City Bus the ticket will cost £4.30 https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/citybus/.
    Contact Nicki Speakman Either email nicki_speakman@aol.co.uk or text 07780431174 for futher details. Distance 6.5 miles, moderate.


     Sun 13th August 2017
     Walk: Two Reservoirs (8 Miles - Easy)

    Meet: 10.30am - Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield, S6 6LG

    Description: We head past the church before dropping down to Agden Reservoir, which we then walk round before heading through Low Bradfield over to Dam Flask reservoir and around it before heading back up the hill to the start point.

    Walk Leader: Neil - 07760218966
    Sun 2nd July 2017     

    Walk: Little River Don walk (Estimated 5 miles - with some short but sharp ups and downs)

    Meet 10am, Langsett car park (just south east of A628 / A616 Flouch roundabout), OS Grid Ref: SE 2007 0119.

    Description: Walk through the plantation and then follow the Little Don River as far as the small wooden bridge.  Then onto a cart track and through beautiful moorland and woods back to the car park at Langsett.

    A beautiful quiet little valley walk with a real wild feel to it. Suitable for dogs on leads. Bring own food for lunch at the little wooden bridge.

    Walk Leader: Steven - email him for further details at areallygoodwalk@gmail.com 

    Sun 4th Jun 2017

    WalkUp, up and away, 8 miles - Moderate / Hard

    Meet: 10.45am start, Edale car park, Hope Valley, S33 7ZL

    Description: We go from Edale up Grindsbrook / Grindsbrook Clough across Kinder to Crowden Tower / Woolpacks and descend via Jacobs Ladder to Upper Booth then back to Edale on the Pennine Way

    Walk Leader:  Rob on 07550 436473

    Sat 3rd June 2017

    Walk: Land of Hope and Glory, 7 miles, altitude 400m (moderate)

    Meet: Edale Train Station for 12.15pm to catch the 12.25pm train or Start of walk, Hope Station at 12.45pm

    Description:  Starting at Hope Railway Station, we will walk along the riverbank to Castleton (shops / pub / café).  Ascend Hollins Cross (400 meters) with the option to ascent Mam Tor (group decision) before descent into Edale (Rambler's Inn for a meal).

    Walk Leader: Steven at areallygoodwalk@gmail.com

     Fri 2nd June to Sun 4th June 2017

     Weekend Away: Edale Camping


    Meet: 10.45am, Coopers Campsite, New Fold Farm, Edale, Hope Valley, S33 7ZA

    Details: Rob Collishaw is setting up camp on Friday 2nd June. There will be walking opportunities available on both the Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we will  do an afternoon walk (approx 1pm) of around 5-7 miles with a trip to the pub afterwards - likely into the evening!

    On the Sunday, we will walk on Kinderwith route and timing TBC (likely to be approx 9-10 miles)

    Whether you want to join us to camp or for one of the walks you are more than welcome!

    Approx cost of camping will be under £10pp/pn and will include toilet/shower and washing up facilities.

    Contact: If you are interested, please contact Rob Collishaw or Toby Powell via the Facebook event or by emailing the group email address.

    Note: Coopers operates a first come first served camping policy. In the event they are full and you still wish to camp it is highly likely that Fieldhead Campsite next door will have availablily.
               

    Sat 6th May 2017

    Walk: Hathersage Moor Circular (8.5 miles - Moderate)

    Meet: 10.30am, The Fox House Peak District National Park, Hathersage Rd, Sheffield S11 7TY

    Description: From the pub we head down to Burbage brook which we follow as it flows down into Padley Gorge. We then pass Grindleford Station before heading towards Bole hill quarry and then onto Millstone Edge before heading for Higger Tor. We then head towards Upper Burbage bridge and then follow the path below Burbage rocks, before heading back to the pub. This walk is exposed in some places so please dress accordingly.

    Walk Leader: Neil on 07760 218966

    Sat 29th Apr 2017

    Walk & Social: Joint Elsecar Beer Festival Circular Walk with SWG (6 miles - Easy, suitable for Beginners)

    Start: 10.35am prompt, Elsecar Train Station, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8DB (SK386999)

    Transport:  The walk leader will be catching the 1006 hours train from Sheffield at Platform 4A, which will arrive in Elsecar at 1023 hours. Cost of ticket £5.30 return.  

    For those travelling from Barnsley, there is a train at 1024 hours arriving in Elsecar at 1033 hours. Cost of the return ticket is £3.90.

    Everyone to check train times and platform numbers because they may change
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

    If you are also using buses, you can get a South Yorkshire connect for £6.30
    http://www.sytravelmaster.com/southyorkshire-connect which allows you to travel on trains and buses in South Yorkshire.

    Description: The route follows the Barnsley Boundary Walk past Elsecar Reservoir and heads towards Skiers  Spring Wood, Longley Farm, towards the Wentworth village and back to the Heritage Centre. For details of the Beer Festival see the socials programme http://www.barnsleycamra.org.uk/festivals/

    Walking shoes recommended because it can be very muddy.

    If you don’t fancy a walk join us for a drink at the beer festival

    Walk Leader: Nicki on 07780 431174 (please text only to confirm attendance) 

    Sat 15th Apr 2017

    Walk: Silkstone Common to Cawthorne (10 miles - moderate)

    Meet: 10.20am at The Station Inn 1 Knabbs Lane Silkstone Common, Barnsley S75 4RB

    Description:  From the start we head down to Silkstone and pick up the waggon way towards Cawthorne, we then head through the park before returning to the start.  (The walk should take approximately 4 hours)

    Walk Leader: Neil on 07760 218966

    Wed 29th Mar 2017

    Social: Planning Meeting & Pub Quiz - **CANCELLED**

    Start: 7.15pm, Old Number 7, Market Hill, Barnsley, S70 2.  Pub quiz starts at 9pm

    Description:  Everyone welcome to join us for our planning meeting to discuss walks and socials for the next quarter - all ideas welcome.  If you can't make the meeting and have something to offer, please let me know beforehand by posting your ideas on Facebook, e-mailing me at barnsleywalkinggroup@gmail.com or giving me a call. 

    For anyone wishing to use their brain afterwards - there is a pub quiz which starts at 9pm.

    Contact: Helen on 07843 477006

    Fri 17th to Mon 20th Mar 2017  Social / Walk: Weekend Away
     
    Location: Gateside Farmhouse, Howgill, Sedburgh, LA10 5HZ

    Description:  It's that time of year again for one of our weekends away and this year we are going to a cottage in Seburgh which sleeps 10 people.  There is only one female place left at a cost of £63 for the three nights.  Further details can be found at www.cumbrian.cottages.co.uk
    reference number: CC131135

    Contact: Helen on 07843 477006 or barnsleywalkinggroup@gmail.com
    Sun 5th Mar 2017

    Walk: Brierley Circular (9 miles - Moderate)

    Start: 10.30am, Burntwood Bar, Burntwood Court, Barnsley, S72 9ET

    Description: A walk around the Brierley area.. May also stop at Burntwood for a drink and a spot of dinner at the end.

    Walk Leader: Rob on 07550 436473

    Sun 19th Feb 2017

    Walk: The Bolsterstone Boy (6.5 miles - moderate)

    Meet: 10.30am, Bolsterstone,  Village, Hall Heads Lane, Sheffield, S36 (Grid reference:
    SK271967).  On street parking available.  

    Description: From the little village of Bolsterstone the route goes along high ground above Ewden Valley with views across to Wharncliffe Crags before dropping down to the eastern end of the valley past the Wantley Dragon. The route then follows the southern sides of More Hall and Broomhead reservoirs on Yorkshire Water paths before climbing back up to Bolsterstone.

    •Grade - Well defined paths. Stiles and some rough ground, steep in sections.

    •Public transport - Bus to Bolsterstone

    •Refreshments – Castle Inn, Bolsterstone.

    •Public Toilets – In Bolsterstone.

    Walk Leader: Toby on 07884 015718 (for any more information and or please text him to let him know you are attending)

    Mon 2nd Jan 2017

    Walk: Longdendale Trail (7 Miles - Easy)

    Meet: 10am - Torside Car Park, Longdendale, Derbyshire, SK13 1JF

    Description: Happy New Year! Our first walk of the year will take place just outside of Barnsley borough at Longdendale. We  start at Torside Car Park which is near to Glossop Sailing Club if your
    sat nav has a little wobbly!  Please be aware that the car park is Pay and Display so please bring some money with you to accomodate this.

    We will follow the Longdendale Trail down to the village of Hadfield where we will aim to find somewhere to have a coffee and return in a  linear fashion along this flat trail. Suitable for newbies who don't mind a slightly longer walk to start their year off. The trail can be muddy in parts at this time of year, so please bear this in mind in  terms of footwear. Dogs with well behaved owners also welcome!

    Contact: Rachel B - 07825677108          

    Sat 7th Jan 2017

    Walk: Beginners Walk - Manvers Mooch (3 Miles - Easy)

    Meet: 11am - RSPB Old Moor, Dearne Valley, S73 0YF

    Description: An easy short walk starting at the car park RSPB Old Moor off the Dearne Valley Bypass, suitable for beginners as this walk is flat and requires no specialist equipment. The walk takes us briefly on the Transpenine Trail before we cut onto the lakeside by Manvers lake and a full circuit of the lake before returning via the TPT to Old Moor where those who wish can enjoy a coffee (and
    optional cake for anyone not dieting!) and a chat and find out a bit more about our group.

    Contact: Rachel B - 07825 677108        

    Sat 7th Jan 2017

    Walk: Wind Turbines by night (4.35 miles - Easy)

    Meet: 4pm start, Huntsman Pub, 136 Manchester Road, Thurlstone, Sheffield, S36 9QW  (OS Grid Ref: SE232034)

    Description: We start from the Huntsman pub before heading West up High Bank Lane at dusk. We are then presented with distant views of Barnsley with all the shimmering the lights. We  continue along a line of huge wind turbines where we pause and listen to the sounds of the wind flowing through the swirling blades. We then walk back the same way to the Huntsman. 

    Easy lane and quiet road walking. Torches Essential. This walk will take place in dry weather only.

    Walk Leader: if you need more info please email areallygoodwalk@gmail.com and mark it "Steve" (please note this walk will only take place in dry weather)

    Sun 15th Jan 2017

    Walk: Bolsterstone and beyond (6.5 miles - Easy / Medium)

    Starts: 10.30am, Bolsterstone Village Hall near Stocksbridge, OS Grid ref: SK271967 (on street parking available).  There are buses to this location.

    Description:  From the little village of Bolsterstone the route goes along high ground above Ewden valley with views across to Wharncliffe Crags before dropping down to the Eastern end of the valley passed the Wantley Dragon. The route then follows the southern sides of More Hall and Broomhead reservoirs on Yorkshire Water paths before climbing back up to Bolsterstone.  There are well defined paths with some stiles and some rough ground and steep in sections.  A well earned drink maybe required at the end, popping into the Castle Inn. 

    Walk Leader: Toby on 07884 015718

    Sun 22nd Jan 2017

    Walk: Ladybower Loop (6 miles - Easy) **Dog friendly**

    Meet: 10.30am Hurst Clough car park on route to Fairholmes Visitor centre

    Description: From the car park we head back towards Ashopton Viaduct on the lake side before crossing over to the otherside and picking up the path towards the visitor center where we can stop for a drink before heading back through the woods to the car park. Mostly even paths, few steps, ideal for anyone wanting to get back into walking. Pushchair friendly on the most part. Well behaved dogs welcome. We can also stop off at The Ladybower Inn for dinner/ a pint if there's anyone interested.

    Walk Leader:  Neil H on 07766 218966

    Sat 28th Jan 2017

    Walk: Brown Knoll via Jacobs Ladder (8 miles - Strenuous, altitude 600 metres)

    Meet: Depart Barnsley at 1040 hours (or 1024 hours on the local stopping train in the event of any known delays on the Nottingham Express), then depart Sheffield at 1114 hours (Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly local stopping train).  Arrive in Edale at 1148 hours.

    Return fare to Edale from Barnsley £9.40 & return fare to Edale from Sheffield £8.60

    Trains run back to Sheffield every hour, and then back to Barnsley four times an hour.  For those wishing to drive, parking is available at Edale Train Station.

    Rail updates - Google "Barnsley Live Departures"

    Description: We catch the Nottingham Express before changing trains at Sheffield for the Hope Valley local stopping train.  From Edale, we head west to Upper Booth and then north west along the Pennine Way, before ascending the Kinder Plateau via Jacobs Ladder.  We then head south towards Rushup Edge, via Brown Knoll, before descending back into Edale at dusk.  We will then enjoy a meal in the Ramblers Inn.

    Note: This is a strenuous mountain walk requiring full winter walking gear (including boot ice grippers and poles in winter conditions, gaiters, hot drinks, food and torches). 

    Walk Leader: Steven.  To book on please send him an e-mail at Areallygoodwalk@gmail.com marked it 'Steven' to let him know you're going.

    Sun 5th Feb 2017

    Walk: Sheffield Canal and Five Weirs Walk (9 miles - Easy)

    Meet: 10.30am, Tinsley South Tram Stop, Sheffield

    Description: Something different.  We walk along the side of the Sheffield Canal to Victoria Quays (The Blue Loop) before returning along The Five Weirs walk alongside the River Don.  This is an easy walk being canal towpaths and surfaced paths (could be a but muddy on canal path).  

    Should you wish to do only half the walk, there is the option to return to Meadowhall by tram or train. 

    Walk Leader: Neil on 07760 218966.  Please text Neil to let him know you are attending, so he knows how many to expect.

    Sun 5th Feb 2017

    Walk: Crowden Circular (8 miles - Medium / Hard)

    Meet: 10am at Car Park, Woodhead Road, Crowden, SK13 1HZ

    Description:  On leaving the car park we cross the road to walk along side of Torside reservoir before crossing below Woodhead dam then climbing to meet the Longendale trail.  We then follow this before crossing the dam and heading along side Rhodeswood dam, climbing to cross the main road. We head up hill passing a quarry before heading onto the moor towards Millstone rocks, then head towards Lads leap where we ford the stream before crossing the moor to desend sharply towards the Pennine way and return to the car park. 

    Note: Walking poles are recommended if you have them. This walk is also very exposed across the moor so please dress accordingly.

    Walk Leader: Chris on 07808 017844

    Sun 11th Feb 2017

    Walk: Wentworth Woodhouse Country Park (8 miles - moderate)

    Meet: 10.30am at Elsecar Train Station, Hill Street, Barnsley, S74 8EN (the Walk Leader will be catching the 10.06am train from Sheffield (platform 4a) which arrives at Elsecar at 10.23am).  (This walk will start promptly at 10.30am due to reduced daylight hours).

    Description: From Elsecar we walk to Wentworth Woodhouse stopping for a break at the Holy Trinity Church at Wentworth. http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Ourchurches/Completelistofchurches/Holy-Trinity-Church-Wentworth-South-Yorkshire/  If the old church is open there will be time to look around the building to look at the Elizabethan graves of the Strafford and Wentworth family. There will be time for a coffee break here.  We then walk to the Wentworth Country Park where there are some amazing views of Wentworth Woodhouse.  We then head towards Nether Haugh past the Mausoleum Plantation before walking back towards Elsecar past Hoober.  There will probably be time to look around Hoober Stand.  At Needle’s Eye there will be an opportunity to have another coffee break before we walk back to the Elsecar Heritage centre.  Depending on time there will be time to have a drink in one of the many pubs at Elsecar. 

    Walk Leader: Nicki on 07780 431174

    Sat 18th Feb 2017

    Walk: Kinder Plateau (10 miles with 600 metres altitude - Strenuous)

    Transport: Depart Barnsley 1040 hours (or 1024 hours on the local stopping train in the event of any known delays on the Nottingham Express).   Depart Sheffield at 1114 hours (Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly local stopping train).  Arriving at Hope at 1140 hours

    Rail updates - Google "Barnsley Live Departures".

    Return fare to Edale from Barnsley - £9.40.   Return fare to Edale from Sheffield - £8.60
    Trains run back to Sheffield every hour, and then back to Barnsley - four times an hour.

    For those wishing to drive, parking is available at Hope & Edale Railway Stations

    Walk Start: 1140 hours at Hope Railway Station,

    Description: We catch the Nottingham Express before changing trains at Sheffield for the Hope Valley local stopping train. From Hope, we head north west along the river bank and up onto the Kinder Plateau via Crookstone Hill. We then head west along the edge of the Kinder Plateau (distant views of the Southern Peak District throughout) before descending into Edale, at dusk, via Ringing Roger. We will then enjoy a meal in the Ramblers Inn.

    This is a strenuous mountain walk (which in winter conditions requires full winter walking gear including boot ice grippers, poles and gaiters) hot drinks, food and torches).

    Inn menu - Google "Ramblers Inn Edale".

    Walk Leader: Steven (attendance / enquiries - please leave name / telephone number if you have any enquiries or are attending this walk). 




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