Visit Penistone - the natural centre o the East Peak
Visit Penistone - montage of scenes from the Penistone area


Click the icons or route (the blue line) on the map for more information.
You can also view a larger, printable version of this Google Cal-Der-Went map (opens in new window). Photos taken in the area are also available on that page - click the drop-down menu (starts with "traffic") on the right of the map for more options.

Please note that the route is for guidance only. If you spot any errors please notify us and we will make corrections as soon as possible.

The Route

Crossing 3 counties (West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire), the Cal-Der-Went walk links the rivers Calder with the Derwent and was devised by Geoffrey Carr in the 1970s.

At just under 30 miles the full walk isn't for the faint-hearted, however it's often broken down into sections (eg Yorkshire Sculpture Park to Cawthorne) by those wanting a shorter route.

Starting at Horbury near Wakefiled the walk soon becomes increasingly rural and finishes at the Derwent Reservoir where you'll find the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre (see link opposite).

En route you'll pass through or near the Yorkshire Scultpure Park, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, Penistone and Langsett and onto the Derwent - so there's a wide of variety of sights to take in.

As mentioned above, the Cal-Der-Went was planned by Geoffrey Carr and anyone wishing to follow the full route is advised to buy the illustrated official guide, "The Cal-Der-Went Walk" by Geoffrey Carr. (Most of the information about the walk on this site was adapted from this book.)

It can be obtained from sellers such as Amazon and Waterstones amongst others.

Details and information

Distance (one way):
30 miles (approx)

Places on the route or nearby:
Horbury (start), Yorkshire Sculpture Park/Bretton Country Park, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, Penistone, Thurlstone, Langsett, Langsett Reservoir, River Derwent, Derwent Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir.

Facilities: Toilets and other facilities can be found at the main towns and attractions en route.

PDF Download: click here to download a detailed description of the walk.

Links and other info:
Yorkshire Sculpture Park:
Upper Derwent Visitor Centre:
Cannon Hall Farm:
Cannon Hall Park, Gardens & Museum:

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