GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Huddersfield to Barnsley

40 miles (65 km)

Follow National Cycle routes 68 and 62 on this varied route which takes you through the beautiful peak district and along sections of the Trans Pennine Trail. The route begins by following National Cycle route 68 along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Marsden, via Slaithwaite. You then turn south east towards Holmfirth - a popular tourist destination as the location for the filming of Last of the Summer Wine. The ride continues through some lovely countryside passing the beautiful Winscar Reservoir before a pleasant off road stretch along a dismantled railway line to Penistone. Another lovely off road section along the Trans Pennine Trail takes you into Barnsley.

Huddersfield to Barnsley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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In Slaithwaite we recommend The Little Bridge which has a delightful outdoor terrace overlooking the canal. There's also a great menu and a cosy fire indoors on colder days. You can find the pub right next to the canal on Britannia Road with a postcode of HD7 5HF.
In Marsden there's the noteworthy Riverhead Brewery Tap to visit. It does good food and is an excellent place for real ale connsiseurs. On the ground floor in the bar, there are 10 real ale hand pumps several of which are permanently dedicated to the popular Riverhead beers brewed on-site. The famous Riverhead micro-brewery is housed downstairs in the cellar. Here they brew a wide range of beers all with a local connection. Hot and cold food is served regularly with all dishes freshly prepared on site. You can find the pub in the picturesque village, next to the River Colne, on Peel Street with a postcode of HD7 6BR for your sat navs.

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