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Wentworth Follies

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Length – 7.5 miles

Walk Description

This walk has plenty of variety. From Elsecar, we pass through woodland before reaching the first of a number of follies. We then circumnavigate parts of the Wentworth Woodhouse estate, passing through a landscaped deer park before returning to Elsecar, via woods. 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 – Well defined paths. Some rough ground, rocky footing and stiles. Steady climbs. Parts can be muddy and slippy in wet weather. Some road walking is included.
  • Start – Elsecar Heritage Centre car park. This walk may also be commenced from Wentworth (10)
  • Grid Reference – SK 386 999
  • Maps – OS Explorer 278
  • Parking – Elsecar Heritage Centre Car Park, Wentworth
  • Public transport – The 227 bus (Rotherham – Hoyland) passes through both Elsecar and Wentworth. The 44 route (Rotherham – Chapeltown) passes through Wentworth
  • Refreshments – pubs and cafes in both Elsecar and Wentworth
  • Public Toilets – Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wentworth Garden Centre

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Map of the walk

Wentworth follies map

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