GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Barnsley Boundary Walk

73 miles (117 km)

A super circular walk around the South Yorkshire town. Walk highlights includes a series of lovely reservoirs, the beautiful Peak District scenery and the splendid Bretton Country Park. The country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. The fascinating Yorkshire Sculpture Park also sits within the park and is well worth exploring. The only one of its kind, the park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, which receives thousands of visitors each year.
Also on the route is the interesting Elescar Heritage Centre. Set in the conservation village of Elsecar, the centre is located within the former ironworks and colliery workshops of the Earl Fitzwilliam. Restored historical buildings now house an antique centre, individual craft workshops, and exhibitions of Elsecar's past.
Another major highlight is the delightful Cannon Hall Country Park. This country house museum is set in 70 acres of historic parkland and includes a collection of art including ceramics, glass, furniture and Old Master paintings, displayed in the hall's Georgian and Victorian room.
You'll also enjoy waterside sections along the beautiful Winscar Reservoir and Langsett Reservoir.
The walk is waymarked with a green and yellow square.

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Winscar Reservoir

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View over Winscar Reservoir

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Langsett Reservoir

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Underbank Reservoir in Mid Summer

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Elsecar Heritage Centre

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Bridge over the River Dearne, Bretton

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton

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Cannon Hall Country Park

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