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A walk around Wharncliffe Crags and woods from Deepcar.

Wharncliffe woods

Ewden Valley from Wharncliffe Crags

Length - 4.0 miles


Wharncliffe woods and Wharncliffe crags cover an area of several square miles. There is plenty of wildlife to watch out for, including tree pipits, nightjars, newts, and dragonflies. There are a number of forest tracks and paths that crisscross the woods. Most of the tracks and paths are not marked on any maps. Once you are familiar with the overall layout of the woods it is good to wander off up paths and see where they take you.

This walk follows the forest track through the lower part of Wharncliffe woods before climbing to the crags. The route returns along the crags, with views across the valley to the Ewden Valley and Stocksbridge.

  • Grade - Total ascent 400 ft. Uneven surface. Muddy in wet weather. Exposed cliff edge.
  • Start - Station Road, Deepcar. Just beyond the Lowood Club
  • Parking - Station Road
  • Public transport - Bus to Carr Road, Manchester Road
  • Refreshments – None on the route
  • Public Toilets – None on the route
  • Grid Reference - SK 292980
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Mobile Phone Coverage - Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

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