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Denby Dale to Penistone

Length – 6.4 miles

Walk Description

This linear walk takes you from Denby Dale Railway Station to Penistone Station via Upper Denby, Gunthwaite Tithe Barn, Scout Dike Reservoir and Thurlstone. We suggest that you start in Penistone and use the hourly train service (Northern Trains) to reach Denby Dale before returning on foot. The train journey lasts seven minutes.


• Grade – Mostly well-defined paths, bridleway and roads. There are stiles at field boundaries. Some sections can be muddy
• Start – Denby Dale Railway Station
• Grid reference – SE 224 085
• Maps – OL1 Dark Peak, OS Explorer 278/288
• Parking – (i) Denby Dale Railway Station or street parking (ii) Penistone Railway Station, street parking in Penistone or the Trans Penning Trail (TPT) car park in Penistone (behind Tesco: take the exit after the Tesco exit at the roundabout)
• Public transport – Penistone Railway Station is 400 m East along the trail from the car park suggested above. Several bus services visit both Denby Dale and Penistone. Destinations include: Barnsley, Chapletown, Holmfirth and Sheffield
• Refreshments – there are several cafes and pubs in Denby Dale, Upper Denby and Penistone
• Public Toilets – none on this route

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Map of the walk

Denby Dale to Penistone map

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