GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Deffer Wood Cawthorne Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This circular walk visits Deffer Wood in West Yorkshire. The woods are a peaceful place with nice trails and lots of bluebells in the spring months. You can start the walk from the car park at Cannon Hall Country Park and follow a footpath north west along the Jowett House Beck to the woods. The walk then explores the woods on various paths before picking up another public footpath at the eastern end. This will take you along the edge of the park toward the village of Cawthorne. From here you can follow the waymarked Barnsley Boundary Walk back to the car park where the route finishes.
In the woods look out for a variety of woodland birds including woodpeckers, pied flycatcher and crossbill.
At the northern end of the woods you can pick up our Denby Dale Circular Walk which explores the area surrounding the village.

Deffer Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Deffer Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Bluebells in Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1295298

Bluebells in Deffer Wood

Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 284884

Deffer Wood in late autumn. Deffer wood is planted with Corsican Pine and Giant Fir, but this area on the edge contains a mixture of oak, sycamore and birch

Fields and Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 397478

Fields and Deffer Wood From New Road between High Hoyland and Cawthorne

Path to Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 95967

Path to Deffer Wood. Deffer Wood - one of the largest expanses of (working) coniferous plantation in the area. In bulk, mature woodland, it has several areas which have been clear-felled and replanted producing areas of uneven age woodland.

Odd little Summer House in Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1295280

Odd little Summer House in the wood. Unfortunately the graffiti merchants have drawn a huge head on the inside of this building and carved their names into the wooden joists.

Intersection of footpaths, Deffer Wood - geograph.org.uk - 95988

Intersection of footpaths, Deffer Wood. The woods are a good spot to see a wide range of woodland species including all three woodpeckers, Pied Flycatcher, and in the more mature sections of coniferous plantation Crossbills.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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