Wharncliffe Woods - mtb and walks
Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails through this large wooded area near Rotherham. The route starts at the Woodhead road car park and follows the Trans Pennine Trail north through the woods towards Wortley. You then double back on the same trail before heading towards Wharncliffe Crags and Wharncliffe Nature Reserve. Here you can find heather, scrub and bracken with a variety of wildlife including nightjar, linnet, viviparous lizard and green tiger beetle.
There are also streams and tranquil ponds to enjoy on your tour of the woods.
Walkers can enjoy two colour coded, waymarked trails. The area is also popular with mountain bikers with a number of challenging off road trails.
If you would like to continue exploring the area then you could visit the nearby Wentworth Woodhouse and Westwood Country Park where you will find more enjoyable walking trails.
Just to the west you will find two nice circular trails around More Hall Reservoir and the adjacent Broomhead Reservoir.