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Stainborough and Worsborough

Length – 8.0 miles

Walk Description

This is a walk mostly along defined paths and former railway tracks. Some sections can be boggy. There are short sections close to the M1 motorway. You will pass close to a number of interesting and historical sites: Wentworth Castle and Gardens, the Duke of Argyle’s Monument, the Rotunda, Queen Anne Monument, Rockley Engine House and Forge, Rockley Old Hall, Worsbrough Mill and Wigfield Farm. Wentworth Park has both Red and Fallow Deer. The deer give birth in June/July. The rut starts in October and the stags can become protective of their herds at both these times.


  • Grade – Mostly well-defined paths, Trans-Pennine Trail (TPT), stiles and steady ascents
  • Start – Wentworth Castle Car Park – charges apply – (1), Worsbrough TPT Kendal Green Crossing car park near Wigfield Farm (14)
    • Grid Reference SK 325 038 or SK 345 037
  • Public transport – Bus routes 14, 21, 23, 23A and 24 pass through Stainborough. Bus 66 to Worsbrough Mill (7)
  • Refreshments – pub: Strafford Arms (Stainborough)
    Cafés: Wentworth Castle, Millers Tea Rooms (Worsbrough Mill), Wigfield Farm
  • Public Toilets – Long Barn Visitor Centre (Wentworth Castle), Worsbrough Mill, Wigfield Farm

Map of the walk

Wentworth Castle map

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