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Penistone Three Peaks

Length – 12.5 miles


This walk takes in the peaks of three of the hills around Penistone, Hartcliffe Hill, Royd Moor and Hoylandswaine Trig Point. The route has excellent views across the whole area from Derwent and Howden Edges in the Peak District National Park across Barnsley and beyond.


  • Length 12.5 miles (20 km)
  • Grade – Mostly well-defined paths, rough ground and stiles, steep in sections.
  • Start – Penistone TPT/skate park car park (behind Tesco)
  • Grid Reference – SK 244 034
  • Maps – OL1 Dark Peak
  • Parking – in the small free car park behind a row of houses, adjacent to the park.
  • Public transport – Penistone Station is 400 m along the Trans-Pennine Trail (TPT) in the opposite direction to the start. Several bus services visit Penistone. Destinations include: Barnsley, Chapletown, Holmfirth and Sheffield.
  • Refreshments – there are several cafes and pubs in Millhouse Green, Penistone and Thurlstone.
  • Public Toilets – Opposite the church on Shrewsbury Road (Penistone).

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Map of the walk

Penistone Three Peaks walk map

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