Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

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Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters is a 11.6 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 11.6 km Elevation Gain: 231 m Route Type: Point to Point

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A linear walk from Barnsley rail station to Wombwell rail station in South Yorkshire, discovering some of the beautiful green spaces and attractions between these two towns. Along the way you will discover a pretty section of the Barnsley Canal, the beautiful lakes and parkland of Dearne Valley Country Park, the substantial ruins of Monk Bretton Abbey, stretches of former train lines and the extensive cemetery in Wombwell. The return leg can be completed via a simple 6 minute train journey. The walk includes just a few gentle gradients and follows surfaced paths for the majority of the route. There are a couple of stretches over grass that can be muddy. There are no stiles, gates or livestock on route, but you will need to negotiate two flights of steps, a few staggered barriers and some squeeze gaps. There are a few road crossings that need care and you will be sharing some of the old rail paths with cyclists. Allow 3.5 hours. This walk is published through a collaboration with The Penistone Line Partnership to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside and attractions accessible by train between Huddersfield and Sheffield.

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