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Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

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Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands is a 7.4 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 7.4 km Elevation Gain: 209 m Route Type: Point to Point


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A linear walk from Silkstone Common rail station to Dodworth rail station in South Yorkshire, enjoying some fascinating industrial archaeology and beautiful sections of woodland. There's something for everyone on this route, from woodland spring flowers and pretty streams, to sculptures and old mining relics plus peaceful paths and far reaching views. The return leg can be completed by a simple 3-minute train journey. The route has several steady gradients throughout, plus a few steeper sections. The paths are a mixture of roadside pavements, woodland and field paths plus a section of bridleway track, some of which can be very muddy at times. You will need to negotiate several flights of steps and footbridges, four gates, two kissing gates plus 6 stiles. Five of the stiles are wooden fence stiles (all of which have gaps alongside that most dogs should fit through) and one stile is a low and wide stone wall stile (which should be easy for most dogs to climb). You will cross the rail line at a pedestrian level crossing within the station, so be sure to look and listen for trains carefully before you cross. The vast majority of the route is livestock free, but you will cross one short field which may be holding a few cattle. The final stretch of the route is through a golf course, so please watch out for any stray flying golf balls here. Allow 2.5 hours. This walk is one 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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