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Wharncliffe Chase

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Length – 7.5 miles

Walk Description

A long walk on to the access land of Wharncliffe Chase. At 1000 feet above sea level the Chase affords panoramic views over Deepcar, Stocksbridge and beyond.

The paths are well marked and are mostly well made. There is a 30 foot boggy section at the bottom of the chase which can be difficult in wet weather.

The return section of this route is along forest roads through Wharncliffe Woods.


  • Grade – Well defined paths and forest tracks. Steady climbs. Can be muddy in wet weather, one short very boggy section.
  • Start – Station Road, Deepcar. Just beyond the Lowood Club
  • Grid Reference – SK 292980
  • Parking – Station Road
  • Public transport – Bus to Carr Road, Manchester Road
  • Refreshments – None on the route
  • Public Toilets – None on the route

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Map of the walk

Wharncliffe Chase map

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