Dunford Bridge to Wortley (TPT - via Penistone)
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The entire route is very easy to follow and is essentially one track all the way through to Wortley.
Start at Dunford Bridge car park and head towards Penistone.
Soon after leaving Dunford Bridge you'll encounter the Wogden Foot Nature Reserve with wildflower-rich grassland with heath on the fringes has developed on these former railway sidings. Over 86 plant species have been identified including the rare Jacob’s ladder. To maintain species-richness, the site is managed by conservation grazing using native breed sheep and cattle.
At Penistone you'll see the showground ("rec") and the new Tesco store. Toilets are available near the church.
Past the Showground is Penistone railway station (on the Sheffield to Huddersfield line) - carry on past this towards Oxspring.
At Oxspring travellers have a choice of two routes, one leading directly east along the Dove Valley Trail to Silkstone Common, Stainbrough and Worsbrough, with links to Wakefield and Leeds. The other continues south through the Thurgoland Tunnel to Finkle Street, where there is a choice of two routes.
One goes via the Timberland Trail to Wortley, Tankersley and Elsecar before joining the Dove Valley Trail again, and the other travels south through Wharncliffe Woods to Sheffield.
Details and information
Distance (one way):
10.1 miles (as calculated by Google)
Places on the route or nearby:
Dunford Bridge, Hazlehead, Bullhouse, Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, Penistone, Springvale, Oxspring, Thurgoland, Wortley.
Facilities: Toilets at Winscar Reservoir (near Dunford Bridge); toilets and shops in Penistone and Wortley.
Links and other info:
For more information about the Trans Pennine Trail visit the official website, www.transpenninetrail.org.uk
An illustrated PDF about this section of the walk (from which some of this information has been taken) can be downloaded by clicking here. Please note that this was originally publishes in 2011 and some of the information might be out of date.
Trans Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers (TPTcv)
TPTcv (Penistone - Dunford Bridge) is a voluntary organisation which carries out practical work on the Trans Pennine Trail between Penistone and Dunford Bridge.
They hold workdays on the first Saturday of every month and during the week, and maintain the Trail as a pleasant natural environment for the benefit of both the wildlife, and the general public. TPTcv is also developing the potential of the Trail by installing picnic facilities, information about the environment, and the history of the route when it was a busy railway line.
They work hard to maintain and improve the facility - particularly for the benefit of children, mobility scooter users, and others who find roads unsafe.
Their work is largely taken for granted but it is a major factor in the trail's increasing and ongoing popularity.
For more information about the group, news and how you can help, please visit their site at www.tptcv.btck.co.uk or their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/tptconservationvolunteers