GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wentworth Woodhouse Walks

6 miles (9.5 km)

Explore the extensive parkland and gardens surrounding this Grade I listedcountry housein the village ofWentworth, nearRotherham.
The circular walk starts in Wentworth village and picks up the Rotherham Round long distance trail to take you into Wentworth Park. In the park you will find resident deer, a large serpentine pond, woodland trails and a number of follies. The walk continues to Scholes before returning to Wentworth on public footpaths. Tours of the house with its Long Gallery,Green Dining Room, Chintz Suite,Marble Saloon, Pillared Hall and Whistlejacket Room are also available.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then the Rotherham Round Walk and the Barnsley Boundary Walk both run through Wentworth. The pretty Westwood Country Park is also only a few miles to the west. It has a number of pleasant woodland walking trails and a reservoir.

Postcode

S62 7TQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wentworth Woodhouse OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head to the nearby Wharncliffe Woods and Grenoside Woods to extend your walking. There's miles of good walking paths, nature reserves, wildlife and mountain bike trails to enjoy here.

Photos

Wentworth Woodhouse - geograph.org.uk - 1039905

Wentworth Woodhouse.Home of the Earls Fitzwilliam. Facade blackened by smoke from factories during the industrial revolution. Wentworth lies on the Barnsley coal seam, mined by the Earls on their land and making them one of the richest British families in the 1900s. The wealth of the Fitzwilliam family is now managed by a trust, the last Earl left no heirs.

The Bear Pit in Wentworth Woodhouse Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 881745

The Bear Pit in the gardens. The Garden Folly reputedly housed a live bear. The structure is 19th century though the stone doorway pictured here is older. A staircase within connects to an upper terrace of the gardens.

Ionic Temple, Wentworth Woodhouse - geograph.org.uk - 875019

Ionic Temple, Wentworth Woodhouse. Looking north from a public footpath towards the south terrace of Wentworth Woodhouse. Look carefully into the trees and you will see a folly - an open colonnade of 10 Ionic columns supporting a saucer dome. The statue which sits within the structure depicts Hercules, wielding a club while battling a dragon.

This is the private road leading to Wentworth Woodhouse - geograph.org.uk - 1052433

This is the private road leading to Wentworth Woodhouse

The Morley Pond - geograph.org.uk - 881774

The Morley Pond to the south of the estate. View from the southern bank of the Morley Pond, taken on a pleasant Sunday afternoon in mid-July. Herons and Kingfishers were both to be spotted nearby.

Needle's Eye, Wentworth, Rotherham - geograph.org.uk - 1967996

Needle's Eye. A sandstone pyramid, about 45 feet high and pierced by a tall Gothic arch. It straddles a now defunct private roadway which ran from Wentworth Woodhouse northwards to nearby Brampton Bierlow. Legend has it that Earl Fitzwilliam built the structure as a result of a wager that he could drive his horse and carriage through the eye of a needle.

Wentworth garden centre - geograph.org.uk - 1295260

Wentworth garden centre. A large and busy garden centre in the grounds of the estate.

Doric Temple - geograph.org.uk - 772707

Doric Temple. Dates from 1744.

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