THE Penistone Line Partnership series of walks for the new year is now well underway.
Next Saturday (February 4) walkers will be able to see A Different Side of Sheffield!
Heading out of town on the Upper Don Walk, via Kelham Island conservation area and Neepsend, the route climbs up on to Parkwood Springs where the walkers will be faced with some stunning views over the city centre and beyond. This hillside will become a new country park in years to come.
The walkers will explore Wardsend cemetery and hear some of the area’s history. The return is by bus or the Supertram.
The seven mile walk starts at the Sheffield Midland station Supertram stop and finishes at Hillsborough. The leader is John Harker.
Walkers can catch the 9.13am train from Huddersfield station which arrives in Sheffield at 10.30am.
Other planned partnership walks for February, March and April are as follows:
Saturday February 18 – A Taste of the Holme Valley. Pennine landscapes and four historic conservation areas – what more could you want? This is a nine mile joint walk with the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers, starting at 9.40am at Brockholes and finishing at Berry Brow. The leader will be Liz Colquhoun. Connecting trains depart from platform 2 of Huddersfield station at 9.13am arriving at Brockholes at 9.25am. The connecting train from Sheffield arrives in Brockholes at 9.40am.
Saturday March 3 – To Roche Abbey. This walk is via the ancient Anston Stones Wood, Woodsetts, Wallingwells, Langold Lake, Letwell, Firbeck to Maltby taking in the impressive ruins of Roche Abbey. Regular buses back to Rotherham, Meadowhall and Doncaster from Maltby. The 12 mile walk starts at 9.25am from Kiveton Park and finishes at Maltby. The leader: will be Stuart Parker. The connecting train leaves Huddersfield at 7.10am arriving in Sheffield at 8.29am. Change in Sheffield at 8.44am for Kiveton Park, arriving at 9.04am.
Saturday, March 10 – On The Barton Line. This is a nine mile joint walk with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service heading across to North Lincolnshire for a gentle linear walk from Goxhill via East Halton, Killingholme to Habrough. The walk starts at 9.15am. The leader will be Stuart Parker. The connecting train departs from Sheffield at 6.55am, change at Barnetby for 8.52am to Habrough, change 9.24am to Goxhill.
Saturday, March 17 – Dancing With The Daffodils. A Wordsworth-style visit to Hampole Wood to see true wild daffodils in all their splendour, a harbinger of spring and longer days to come. If you are, like Wordsworth, in pensive mood this walk should be a tonic. The eight mile walk finishes at South Elmsall – Moorthorpe station is just a short distance away. Start 9.40am at Bentley. The leader is John Harker. The connecting train leaves Huddersfield station, platform 2, at 7.10am. Change at Meadowhall at 7.58am for 9am train to Bentley.
Saturday, March 31 – To Defer This Trek Would Be Madness! A gentle circular stroll from Denby Dale returning via Deffer Wood. Starting at 9.35am at Denby Dale, this 10 mile walk will be led by Geoff Ryder. The connecting train leaves Huddersfield station from platform 2 at 9.13am, arriving at Denby Dale at 9.35am.The connecting train from Sheffield arrives at Denby Dale at 9.24am.
Saturday April 7 – Beyond Blackmoorfoot. The walk goes across to Slaithwaite via Fulstone, Brockholes, Oldfield, Honley Wood, Meltham Mills and Helme, to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir by lanes, footpaths and roads. The 12 mile walk starts at 9.30am at Shepley and finishes at Slaithwaite. There are hourly trains from Slaithwaite to Huddersfield. The walk leader will be Tony Pogson. The connecting train departs from Huddersfield station, platform 2, at 9.13am arriving at Shepley at 9.30am. The connecting Sheffield train leaves at 8.26 arriving at Shepley at 9.29am.
May 26 - June 10 – The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival AONB. Walking in the delightful Lincolnshire Wolds. For a free programme tel: Louth 01507 - 609740 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk www.lincswolds.org.uk
Saturday April 21 – Spring Has Sprung! The Moss Valley is renowned for its displays of early spring woodland flowers. This walk samples this secluded valley’s delights just a stone’s throw from the hurly-burly of the city! Rendezvous at the Supertram stop at the rear entrance of Sheffield station and catch the tram to the outskirts. At the end of the eight mile walk the return to city is also by Supertram. Start: 10am. The leader will be John Harker. The connecting train leaves Huddersfield station, platform 2, at 8.10am and arrives in Sheffield at 9.28am.