PLP WALKS: Jaunary April 2017

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.

As from January 2017, please view or download the walk events from the website at

www.southpenninesrail.co.uk

or call to receive the leaflet by email.

Tel: 01522 - 534655
text mobile: 07908 - 450444

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.

LINCOLNSHIRE  WOLDS
WALKING  FESTIVAL

20th  May - 4th June
over 100 events in lovely Lincolnshire
tel: 01529- 461499
www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk

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 !

Train services are operated by ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

NORTHERN customer helpline
0845 00 00 125

ARRIVA Customer Service tel: 0800 200 6060

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

 

SETTLE - CARLISLE
WALKING FESTIVAL

30 walks - trains depart from Leeds
25th April – 1st May
www.ride2stride.org.uk


Saturday  JANUARY  7th   2017 -  Winter Wonders!

Enjoy this bracing walk along well loved paths that will take us via Wombwell Woods, Worsborough and Champany Hill to finish beside the warming log fire at the Station Inn.

Start: 9.05am at  WOMBWELL  station
Finish: SILKSTONE COMMON
Distance: 10 miles.            
Leader: David Cook
Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42 , Barnsley 08.58  Lincoln 07.00,  Retford 07.40, Sheffield 08.36,
Meadowhall 08.42 to WOMBWELL .

Saturday  JANUARY 21st 2017 
-  A Walk Along The Edgelands  - Part 1  

A walk linking green spaces on the outskirts of Sheffield. An Iron Age hill fort, city parks, ancient woodlands and a disused railway line are all on the itinerary. (meet bottom of stairs in Interchange bus station)

Start: 10.05am at MEADOWHALL  INTERCHANGE    
Finish: MEADOWHALL  
Distance:  8 miles.              
Leader: John Harker
Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Leeds 08.33, Wakefield Kirkgate 09.05,  Barnsley 08.58 (or 09.24), Lincoln 08.25,  Retford 09.01, Sheffield 09.53  to MEADOWHALL

Saturday  FEBRUARY  4th  2017 - A Winter Wander!   

A moderate walk between Elsecar and Chapeltown stations.

Start: 9.25am at ELSECAR  station
Finish:  CHAPELTOWN 
Distance:  9 miles.            
Leader: Joy Rawlings
Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Barnsley 08.58, Lincoln 07.00, Retford 07.40, Sheffield 09.06,
Meadowhall 09.12 to  ELSECAR.  

Saturday  FEBRUARY  18th   2017
 - A Walk Along The Edgelands  - Part 2 !

Another walk demonstrating that Sheffield’s green spaces can be linked to make an excellent winter walk full of interest. Ancient woodlands, historical industrial sites, nature reserves and country parks are on the itinerary.

Start: 9.50am at DARNALL  station 
Finish: WATERTHORPE tram stop  for return to Sheffield.
Distance:  9  miles.                
Leader: John Harker
Depart: Huddersfield 08.08,  Penistone 08.42, Barnsley 08.58  to  change  at Meadowhall  09.33. Sheffield 09.44, Lincoln 08.25, Retford 09.01 to DARNALL . 

Saturday  MARCH  4th  2017  -  Wars Of The Roses!

A walk that includes historic buildings and waterways, country parks and the site of a medieval battle that had profound implications for the history of England that are still with us.

Start: 10.05am at WAKEFIELD  KIRKGATE  station.
Finish:  WAKEFIELD  KIRKGATE
Distance: 10 miles.             
Leader: John Harker
Depart: Huddersfield 09.31, Mirfield  09.40,  Lincoln  07.00, Retford  07.40,  Sheffield  09.06,  Meadowhall  09.12,  Barnsley  09.33  to WAKEFIELD  KIRKGATE.

 

PENISTONE LINE PARTNERSHIP
www.southpenninesrail.co.uk

1993 - 2017

Download early 2017 Walks as PDF

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

CHESTERFIELD  AREA
WALKING  FESTIVAL

6th - 14th May
 tel: 01246- 345777
over 50 events in Chesterfield
& N.E. Derbyshire
www.chesterfieldwalkingfestival.co.uk


'Park & Ride' - free car parking at Meadowhall, Penistone, Dodworth, Wombwell, Elsecar, Denby Dale, Kiveton Park, Swinton and Saxilby.

Saturday  MARCH  18th  2017
- Will You Be Badgered To Do This Trek?!!

A Penistone circular taking in the Trans Pennine Trail, a Bella Vista and Brockholes!  Aldermans  awaits to the Barnsley Boundary Walk. Delightful Underbank, Sheephouse Wood, Throstle Nest and Salter Hill takes us back to the TPT via New Lodge and Penistone station.

Start: 9.45am at PENISTONE  station. 
Finish: PENISTONE
Distance: 10 miles.                
Leader: Geoff Ryder
Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Lincoln 07.00, Retford 07.40, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01 to PENISTONE . 

Saturday  APRIL 1st   2017
-  Foolish  Behaviour From Trent To Cuckoo!

A pleasant walk crossing the mighty River Trent, along footpaths and lanes through villages in North Nottinghamshire to Retford
 - no dogs please.

Start: 9.50am at GAINSBOROUGH LEA ROAD  station.
Finish: RETFORD
Distance:  10 miles.  
Leader: Stuart Parker
Depart: Huddersfield 07.10, Penistone 07.42,
Barnsley 07.58,  Meadowhall  08.20  to change at Sheffield 08.44,  Worksop 09.15,  Retford  09.25,  Lincoln 09.25  to  GAINSBOROUGH LEA ROAD.

Saturday  APRIL  15th  2017 - A Bitter Barnsley!

A pleasant circular walk around Barnsley’s fine countryside with several drop out points en-route.

Start: 9.15am at BARNSLEY INTERCHANGE. (assemble in car park at Platform 1)
Finish: BARNSLEY
Distance: 9 miles.        
Leader: Peter Watson
Depart: Huddersfield 08.08, Penistone 08.42, Lincoln 07.00, Retford 07.40, Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42  to BARNSLEY.