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Isle of Skye, Stocksbridge

Samuels Kitchen Stocksbridge

Length – 4.5 miles


A walk from Stocksbridge town centre up Hunshelf Bank to the disused Isle of Skye Quarry which is being developed into a nature area. The route then crosses fields and passes through mature woods as it drops down to the River Don and the Tin Mill ponds. The route returns to Stocksbridge Town Hall by Ellen Cliff and the Ford Lane path via Fox Valley.


  • Grade – Well marked paths, stone stiles, some rough ground, can be muddy in wet weather.
  • Start – Stocksbridge Town Hall, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge
  • Grid Reference – SK 273984
  • Parking – Lidl Car Park, public section at at the end furthest from the car park entrance.
  • Public transport – 57 and SL
  • Refreshments – Various cafes and shops in the town centre.
  • Public Toilets – Coin operated unit opposite the Town Hall.

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Map of the walk

Ilse of Skye map

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