January - April 2016: Get outdoors!

PENISTONE LINE PARTNERSHIP
www.southpenninesrail.co.uk

1993 - 2016

GUIDED WALKS by TRAIN

guided walks by train departing from HUDDERSFIELD, BARNSLEY, MEADOWHALL, SHEFFIELD,
RETFORD, WORKSOP,
GAINSBOROUGH,
LINCOLN SAXILBY

You are invited to ‘take the train for a walk!’

Organised by the Penistone Line Partnership (PLP), these walks are promoted by the Ramblers' Association to encourage use of the train service to visit some of South & West Yorkshire’s finest countryside. Walks also take place in North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Join us for an enjoyable day out – all are welcome ! Walks are free but fares apply.
Bring along a flask and sandwiches.
Suitable footwear and clothing are recommended.        

Walks are at an easy pace. Take care, walk safe, beware of traffic: walks are carefully planned but you are responsible for your own safety. Free car parking at Saxilby and Meadowhall.

GUIDED WALKS by TRAIN, departing from HUDDERSFIELD,   BARNSLEY,  SHEFFIELD, MEADOWHALL, RETFORD, WORKSOP, GAINSBOROUGH, LINCOLN, SAXILBY

Health Note: Walking is good for you! Regular walking can help improve your health and has been described as ‘most nearest to perfect exercise’ - it’s sociable and great fun too !

(NOTE : a new operator of the Northern franchise, ARRIVA, will commence services from 1st April 2016)

Until April, train services are operated by NORTHERN RAIL

NORTHERN customer helpline
0845 00 00 125

NATIONAL RAIL Enquiries
08457 48 49 50
www.nationalrail.co.uk

SOUTH YORKS: travelsouthyorkshire.com
WEST YORKS: wymetro.com

RAMBLERS
at the heart of walking

Join us!    tel: 020-7339 8500
Reg. Charity No.1093577
www.ramblers.org.uk

West Yorkshire Metro
0113  - 245 7676
Travel South Yorkshire        
01709 - 51 51 51

Useful Websites for Walkers

South Yorks NE Derbys

West Yorks

East Yorks

Lincs

Notts

Sheffield

Doncaster

Chesterfield

Peak & Northern FP

Youth Hostels Assoc

Walkers are Welcome

 

Saturday JANUARY 2nd 2016 - In Yorkshire Fields, The Poppies Grow!

The Tower of London display of ceramic poppies is on at Yorkshire Sculpture Park at West Bretton. We'll walk up the River Dearne to pay a respectful visit. Explore the galleries, sculptures around the park grounds & café.

Return by bus or, if daylight permits, we can walk back to our start at Darton station. (return buses No.96 to Barnsley & Wakefield from YSP or No.436/435 to Denby Dale & Holmfirth from the main road)

Start: 10.40am at DARTON
Finish: YSP (bus) or DARTON
Distance: 5 or 8 miles.
Leader: John Harker

Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Leeds 09.33, Penistone 09.44, Lincoln 08.25, Sheffield 10.06, Barnsley 10.33 to DARTON.

Saturday JANUARY 16th 2016 - Route 66 Elsecar Circular!

A winter wander around Wentworth & surrounding area.

Start: 9.25am at ELSECAR
Finish: ELSECAR
Distance: 9 miles.
Leader: Joy Rawlings

Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Barnsley 08.58, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 09.06 to ELSECAR.


Saturday JANUARY 30th 2016 - Locke, Stock & Barnsley!

A walk taking in Locke Park, named after a local railway pioneer, Worsbrough & Westwood Country Parks and ex-mining villages like Birdwell & Pilley before woodland.

Start: 10.15am at BARNSLEY
Finish: CHAPELTOWN
Distance: 10 miles.
Leader: John Harker

Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Penistone 09.44, Lincoln 07.00, Leeds 09.05, Sheffield 09.36 to BARNSLEY.

Saturday FEBRUARY 6th 2016 - Along The Blue Loop!

An easy walk out along the Tinsley Canal to Meadowhall then return along the Five Weirs Walk beside the River Don with much industrial heritage and some wildlife along the way. Meet at the Supertram stop, above Platform 8, at rear of Sheffield station.

Start: 10am at SHEFFIELD
Finish: MEADOWHALL or SHEFFIELD
Distance: 4 or 8 miles.
Leader: Stuart Parker

Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Barnsley 08.58, Lincoln 08.25, Retford 09.01 to SHEFFIELD.

Saturday FEBRUARY 20th 2016 - Four Churches & Two Waterways!

Discover the pleasant rural lowlands north east of Doncaster, passing historic churches, walking beside navigations and through a wood to finish in Thorne, with it's two stations - North & South.

Start: 10.15am at KIRK SANDALL Finish: THORNE NORTH or SOUTH
Distance: 8 miles.
Leader: Stuart Parker

Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Barnsley 08.58, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 09.24, Meadowhall 09.30, Swinton 09.48, Doncaster 10.07 Scunthorpe 09.19 to KIRK SANDALL.

 

 

Further information from Stuart on tel: 01522 534655 or text: 07908 450444


Saturday MARCH 5th 2016 - From Big Don To Little Don!

A walk over a watershed between rivers, between places on what used to be the same railway line but not anymore! Hunshelf is a parish but not a village, the village of the parish is Green Moor. It could be cold & windy so do wrap up!

(return buses No.57 Sheffield; No.23A to Barnsley/Penistone; No.201 to Chapeltown and 'SL Link' to Middlewood Supertram)

Start: 09.45am at PENISTONE Finish: DEEPCAR (bus)
Distance: 9 miles.
Leader: John Harker

Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Lincoln 07.00, Retford 07.40, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01 to PENISTONE.

Saturday MARCH 19th 2016 - I Nether Tire Of This Hamlet!

A pleasant walk with lengthening daylight via Skelmanthorpe, Roydhouse, Gryce Hall, Kirkburton, Woodsome Lees, Netherton and finally a section of the Holme Valley Circular Walk to end at Brockholes.

Start: 9.40am at DENBY DALE
Finish: BROCKHOLES
Distance: 10 miles.
Leader: Geoff Ryder

Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01, Penistone 09.18 to DENBY DALE.

Saturday APRIL 2nd 2016 - A Silkstone Circular!

A route around the Silkstone and Thurgoland boundary.

Start: 9.15am at SILKSTONE COMMON
Finish: SILKSTONE COMMON
Distance: 10 miles.
Leader: Peter Watson

Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01 to SILKSTONE COMMON.


Saturday APRIL 16th 2016 - Chapel, Mill & Nest!

An exhilarating route through superb Pennine landscapes via Hartcliff, Royd Moor and Upper Denby.

Start: 9.20am at PENISTONE
Finish: DENBY DALE
Distance: 10 miles.
Leader: David Cook

Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01 to PENISTONE.

Saturday APRIL 30th 2016 - A Second Attempt!

A route via Crane Moor Bottom, Rockley Old Wood & Worsbrough village.

(at end, catch a bus to Barnsley Interchange)

Start: 9.50am at SILKSTONE COMMON
Finish: WORSBROUGH BRIDGE (bus)
Distance: 7 miles.
Leader: Tony Pogson

Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Penistone 09.44, Lincoln 07.00, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01 to SILKSTONE COMMON.