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. In the village you can also visit Elsecar Reservoir and Canal.
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, Langsett Reservoir, Underbank Reservoir, Broadstone Reservoir, Scout Dike, Royd Moor and Ingbirchworth Reservoirs.
The walk is waymarked with a green and yellow square.

Barnsley Boundary Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Barnsley Boundary Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On the route you'll pass Old Moor where you'll find the Old Moor Tavern. It's a friendly pub with a good menu and an outdoor seating area. Right next to the pub you will also find the RSPB Dearne Valley. This 89-hectare wetlands nature reserve is a nice place to stroll around and look out for wildlife. You can find the pub on Everill Gate Lane with a postcode of S73 0YQ.


Barnsley Boundary Walk - - 834000

The bridleway from the A628 to Hill Top.

Footpath forming part of Barnsley Boundary Walk - - 438280

Footpath view near Brierley

The Barnsley Boundary Walk in the direction of Howbrook - - 909342

The Barnsley Boundary Walk in the direction of Howbrook

On the Barnsley boundary walk - - 1744134

View of the trail at Thurnscoe

Broadstone Reservoir - - 168387

Broadstone Reservoir. The view from Birds Nest Lane on the Barnsley Boundary Walk. The skyline has lost the tall turbines of the Wind Farm on this hazy spring day.

Cheese Gate Nab - - 164100

Cheese Gate Nab. Taken from the fields south of Mill Shaw Lane on the trail. Upper Millshaw Hall Farm, beyond the horses, nestles under Cheese Gate Nab, a gentle Pennine escarpment which rises to 385m (1263ft).

Bretton Hall - - 387769

Bretton Hall view from the trail.

Transmitter Masts at Hilltop Farm - - 58281

Transmitter Masts at Hilltop Farm. Footsloggers on the Barnsley Boundary walk would see these masts towering above them on Hunshelf Bank, close to the Trig Point 303.


GPS Files

GPX File

Barnsley Boundary Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Barnsley Boundary Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)