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Length – 6.5 miles

Walk Description

This circular walk takes you from Midhopestones to the edge of Penistone before a steep final descent. The first section follows the railway line used in the construction of Langsett Reservoir. We then climb across by Hartcliff Hill before dropping down to the Trans-Pennine Trail (TPT) at Thurlstone. The route then follows the trail before skirting Cubley and descending via Judd Field and the original Mortimer Road.


  • Grade – Mostly well-defined paths, Trans-Pennine Trail (TPT), stiles and steady ascents
  • Start – Midhopestones
  • Grid Reference – SK 236 977
  • Public transport – none
  • Refreshments – (Thurlstone), Ye Olde Mustard Pot (Midhopestones), Cafes, pubs and shops in Penistone,
  • Public Toilets – none on the route.

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Map of the walk

Thurlestone map

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