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Distance14.26km Vertical gain+250m Vertical drop-244m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Dunford - South Yorkshire

A Peak District walk that explores the open country and reservoirs to the nothwest of Dunford Bridge. This sector of the National Park sees fewer walkers and you are free to enjoy the superb scenery in relative peace and quiet.

Distance15.65km Vertical gain+277m Vertical drop-269m Duration5h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This walk explores the Rivelin Valley which lies to the west of Sheffield. The route includes a short section within the Peak District National Park. This walk goes out from Malin Bridge along the top of the valley side and comes back along the river.

Distance5.99km Vertical gain+87m Vertical drop-90m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Langsett - South Yorkshire

Hordron Road and the Little Don is a Peak District walk that can be reached by public transport. This half day route visits a beautiful moorland area which is little known by most visitors to the area.

Distance17.75km Vertical gain+413m Vertical drop-421m Duration6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores the moorland and resevoirs that lie between Ladybower and Bradfield. Walking is generally good but do expect some short boggy sections after heavy rain.

Distance9.62km Vertical gain+257m Vertical drop-259m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk is another route close to the western outskirts of Sheffield. The walk explores one of the valleys that run eastwards towards the Don - in this case the Ewden Beck. The start is close to Broomhead Hall.

Distance14.49km Vertical gain+330m Vertical drop-328m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Langsett - South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores the moors to the northwest of Sheffield and visits an area that sees relatively few walkers. Do select a clear day as navigation can be difficult in poor visibility.

Distance20.8km Vertical gain+414m Vertical drop-417m Duration6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This lengthy Peak District walk demonstrates the variation in countryside that makes Sheffield such a pleasant place from which to walk. It includes reservoirs, great views, a pretty valley and wild moorland.

Distance13.1km Vertical gain+217m Vertical drop-217m Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Wortley - South Yorkshire

This walk follows a section of the Barnsley Boundary Walk and explores the countryside to the west of this town. The route also includes Wharncliffe Crags which offer some fine views.

Distance19.91km Vertical gain+412m Vertical drop-413m Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores the moors to the east of the Derwent Valley Reservoirs. Including some quiet paths and tracks, the route also visits the popular summit of Back Tor and the monument to the Lost Lad. This valley is particularly impressive and feels quite remote - considering how close it is to the thousands of people that are circuiting around Ladybower.

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Distance14.44km Vertical gain+213m Vertical drop-208m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Langsett - South Yorkshire

This Peak District Walk follows sections of the Barnesley Boundary Walk and the Trans Pennine Trail in wild moorland. Route finding is generally easy and the walk uses well marked paths tracks and a section of minor road to explore the country at the eastern end of the now closed Woodhead Tunnel.

Distance14.32km Vertical gain+216m Vertical drop-221m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Thurgoland - South Yorkshire

This is another walk in Barnsley that owes much to the Wentworth family for providing the backdrop that gives it a historical and architectural interest. The route offers contrasting scenery and is full of interest. Careful navigation is required in places.

Distance13.73km Vertical gain+237m Vertical drop-241m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Oxspring - South Yorkshire

The Thurgoland Boundary Walk is just under nine miles long and takes in part of the upper Don valley as well as some of the tributaries of the river Dove. The route includes a short section on the old Dove Valley railway above the Silkstone tunnels and the route crosses the old Woodhead rail route twice.

Distance11.76km Vertical gain+167m Vertical drop-165m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

Barnsley and Rotherham may not be amongst the first places to spring to mind when planning a walk. However the area has many attractive rural locations including one of the country's finest houses, Wentworth Woodhouse, which is passed on this walk. The house featured in the TV series "The Country House Revealed" which visited stately homes not open to the public.

Distance16.77km Vertical gain+198m Vertical drop-192m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Silkstone - South Yorkshire

This Barnsley walk starts in Silkstone and includes an old waggonway, the Cannon Hall country park and sections of the Barnsley Boundary Walk and the Penistone Boundary Walk.

Distance15.93km Vertical gain+280m Vertical drop-288m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores two of the gritstone edges in the eastern sector of the National Park. The walk generally follows well defined paths and tracks and offers some fine views from elevated positions along the way. After heavy rain do expect some boggy ground under foot along some sections of the route.