THE Penistone Line Partnership has scheduled the following walks for the summer months. It is advisable to contact the group at: www.penline.co.uk to check for updated details.
Saturday, July 30 - Duck ‘n’ Dive! A walk up Lock Park and High Point at Worsborough Common, down to the TPT Dove Valley at Worsborough Reservoir, along the dam and up to Rockley Abbey then on through the woods to Pilley, taking Back Lane to Tankersley and on to Chapeltown. Start 9.10am at Barnsley and finish at Chapeltown, The 10-mile walk will be led by Pete Watson. The linking train leaves from Huddersfield at 8.10am.
Saturday, August 6 - Wide Moors, Fine Views & Two Celebrations! A steady climb out of Dronfield and onto the Peak District National Park’s Eastern Moors, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the park’s opening. Then onto the Longshaw Estate, which is celebrating 70 years in the care of the National Trust. The route then drops down to Grindleford station with its famous café ready for the hourly Hope Valley train service back to Sheffield. A shorter option is the frequent bus from Longshaw to Sheffield). Start: 10.15am at Dronfield and finish at Grindleford. The 10-mile walk will be led by David Blackburn and Tony Boreham. The linking train leaves Huddersfield at 8.10am. Change at Barnsley for Sheffield then take the 10.04 train from Sheffield to Dronfield.
Saturday, August 20 - Ways & Walks Make Up This Trek! Meadows, pastures, hills, dales and riverside walks make for a stunning day out as the route takes in Lower Halstead, Fulstone, New Mill, Hole Bottom, Hepworth, Hullock and Hurst Brow. The 10-mile walk, led by Geoff Ryder, starts at 9.40am at Stocksmoor and finishes in Shepley. The connecting train from Huddersfield departs at 9.13am and the train from Sheffield 8.36am arriving in Stocksmoor at 9.38am.
Saturday September 10 to Sunday 25 inclusive - South Pennines ‘Walk & Ride’ Festival. Tel: 01422 - 846049 or go online at: