East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)
Penistone Town Hall, Shrewsbury Road
Penistone, S36 6DY

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East Peak Outdoors 2018

The next annual East Peak Outdoors walking festival will take place in 23rd June - 1st July 2018.  If you would like to lead a walk or receive information please email info@epip.org.uk


East Peak Outdoors 2018 - Programme of walks


Saturday 23rd June


9.30am – Peak District Boundary Walk – Holme to Langsett Reservoir

10.5 miles / 17km 

Contact Julie Gough and David Gates on 0114 279 2655 or 07731 644026  (Booking required)


Stage 7 of the Peak District Boundary Walk - from the lovely village of Holme, passing a series of small reservoirs, via the village of Dunford Bridge and a short stretch of the Trans-Pennine Trail, to the stunning finish at Langsett reservoir.  Ascent: 852 ft / 260m moderate / Energetic.  A mix of moorland paths, bridleways and surfaced lanes. Some bogginess to be expected, and one careful crossing of the A628.  Meet at 9.30am The Fleece Inn, Holme, Bus no. 314 from Huddersfield at 8.45am on Saturdays, arrives Holme 9.23am. Public toilets and refreshments available.  Very limited parking.  Booking required. We will all need to liaise re lifts, getting back to the start, or arranging transport. Community buses is a possibility. There will be a cost involved if we have to arrange transport. National Express 350 leaves Langsett to Sheffield at 15:25 and 20:20 only.




12pm – Oughtibridge / Middlewood / Worrall

5.5 miles

Contact Dave Pickersgill on 07795 644899 (No booking required)


A 5.5 mile walk which is mostly on well-defined paths.  There is the occasional stile and some rough ground which is steep in sections.  Some paths are very muddy.  There are two steep ascents.  We will pause in Worrall to visit two pubs which are both on the CAMRA Local Inventory of Pub Interiors.  The walk leader is Dave Pickersgill, Pub Heritage Officer for Sheffield CAMRA and editor of the (free) Sheffield Pub Heritage Book www.sheffieldcamra.org.uk/rhp




2pm – Pen Den Trail

5.5 miles

Contact Paul Clarke on 07827 665495 or 01484 861499 (No booking required)


A varied and scenic walk from Penistone Railway Station to Denby Dale Railway Station via the Trans Pennine Trail and public rights of way with only a small amount of road walking.  Very well-behaved dogs permitted entirely at owners’ risk but must be very closely controlled and must be on short lead where the route crosses farmland (detour may be necessary if cattle are present). A very popular published route, available in leaflet form and also downloadable from www.denbydale-walkersarewelcome.org.uk/leaflets/PDT.pdf

Meet at 1.50pm at forecourt of Penistone Railway Station.  Parking at Penistone and Denby Dale stations.

Toilets, cafes, shops and the like in nearby Penistone town centre.

Hourly “Penistone Line” trains visit both stations (alight at Penistone for start of walk and return by train from Denby Dale to Penistone if desired). Summer timetable not published until May, but start of walk should coincide with arrival of train from Denby Dale a few minutes earlier (we will wait for the train if timetable changes).

Holmfirth -Denby Dale – Penistone bus 350 could also be used to reach start of walk (check timetable as times may alter).


Sunday 24th June


9.30am – Peak District Boundary Walk – Langsett Reservoir to Low Bradfield

10.5 miles / 17km 

Contact Julie Gough and David Gates on 0114 279 2655 or 07731 644026  (Booking required)

Stage 8 of the Peak District Boundary Walk from Langsett reservoir to Low Bradfield via the Anglo-Saxon village of Bolsterstone, and Bradfield now famous for its Tour de Yorkshire connection.  Ascent: 1346 ft / 410m – energetic.  One or two steep climbs in and out of narrow valleys, plus plenty of stile-hopping across fields and a little road-walking.  Meet at Langsett Reservoir car park 9.30am (National Express 350 bus leaves Sheffield at 8.15am on Sundays), Bus no. 62 from Low Bradfield to Sheffield at 15:19, 17:19 and 19:19 on Sundays. Booking required.  Public toilets, refreshments and parking available.




10.30am – Lower Denby / Gunthwaite Circular

5.5 miles

Contact Mike Mortimer on 01484 861216 (No booking required)


The walk is mainly on footpaths and tracks with short sections on country lanes.  The terrain is gently undulating with superb views. About five and a half miles but several short cuts are available in case of doubtful weather.  Leisurely with moderate gradients but may be a little muddy in places. Stout footwear is advisable. A range of stile types are encountered.  Meet at 10:30am,   Dunkirk Inn Car Park.  Refreshments available at the Inn.



Monday 25th June


6.30pm – Lower Cumberworth Circular

3 miles

Contact Richard Brook on 01484 606275 (No booking required)


A leisurely walk with no significant hill climbs or descents.  There are no untoward hazards.  There is one step-over stile; the others are walk through.  There is a fairly busy road to cross twice.  Meet at The Foresters Arms, Lower Cumberworth at 6.15pm for a prompt start at 6.30pm.  A maximum 2 hour walk, returning at 8.30pm.



Tuesday 26th June


6.45pm – Heritage Trail of Upper Denby

2 miles

Contact Dean at The George Inn on 01484 861347 (Please book in advance if Pie & Peas required)


A gentle tour of the village Conservation Area with local Historian and Herbalist John Hislop.  A generally easy walk, mainly paved paths around the village.  Meet at 6.45pm at The George, HD8 8UE.  Parking available at the pub.  Homemade Pie & Peas available to order (£5.50 per person - please book by 25th June 2018).  No public toilets en-route.



Wednesday 27th June


6.45pm - High Flatts History Trail

3 miles

Contact David Cook on 01484 606865 or 07510 606668  (Booking not essential but would be appreciated for refreshments)

A leisurely 3 mile walk, from 1000 feet above sea level at High Flatts, taking in the Historical works from 18th century road builder Jack Metcalfe (Blind Jack of Knaresborough ), New House Farm and a stroll through Upper Dearne Woodlands.

Meet at The Quaker Meeting House brown sign on Penistone Road HD8 8XU at 6.30pm.  Refreshments will be served on return at the Quaker Meeting House.  Toilets and parking available at the Quaker Meeting House.



Thursday 28th June


10am – Peak District Boundary Walk – Low Bradfield to Ringinglow

9 miles / 14.5km 

Contact Julie Gough and David Gates on 0114 279 2655 or 07731 644026  (Booking required)

Stage 9 of the Peak District Boundary Walk.  Field paths across mostly rough and rolling pasture with woodland rides and moorland tracks.  Ascent: 1508ft / 460m - moderate / energetic.  Meet at Low Bradfield Post Office,  10am.  Bus no. 62 leaves Sheffield at 8.55am and arrives Low Bradfield 9.41am.  Bus no. 4 from Norfolk Arms at 15:01, 16:01, 17:01, 18:13 and 19:03.  Public toilets, refreshments and parking available.




6.30pm – Farnley Tyas Skyline

3 miles

Contact Richard Wood on 01484 663501 (No booking required)

A 3 mile, leisurely, historical walk around Farnley Tyas covering farming history, listed buildings and gossip!  Meeting at the Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas.  Toilets, parking and refreshments available at the Golden Cock



Friday 29th June


10am – Peak District Boundary Walk –Ringinglow to Millthorpe

9.3 miles / 15km 

Contact Julie Gough and David Gates on 0114 279 2655 or 07731 644026  (Booking required)

Stage 10 of the Peak District Boundary Walk.  The first part is across high, generally open moorland, with good views, then the route descends to the fields and woods below where the ground can be heavier.  Ascent: 964 ft / 294m - moderate / energetic.  Meet at Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, 10am.  Booking required. We will all need to liaise re lifts, getting back to the start, or arranging transport. Community buses is a possibility. There will be a cost involved if we have to arrange transport.  Parking available.


Saturday 30th June


10am – Cycling Over Hill and Dale

7 miles

Contact David Wilde on 07939 446581 or Julia Earle on 07984 640878  (Booking required)


Starting at Denby Dale train station this cycle takes in both sides of the Dearne valley, affording splendid views but hopefully not too strenuous hill climbs!

Using cycle/bridleways where possible and a few quiet roads, many villages within the Denby Dale Parish will be visited on a circular route, taking in Denby Dale itself, Upper and Lower Denby, Scissett and Clayton West. Most of the route is, however, in the beautiful countryside between the villages.

A refreshment stop will be included and a glimpse (but not admission) at other attractions such as the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, The Kirklees Light Railway and, if time permits, a visit to the magnificent viewpoint at Denby Delf.

Limited parking at the station although there is usually no problem arriving with a bike by train on the Penistone Line.  Toilets at the refreshments stop.




1pm – Emley Circular

4 miles

Contact Mike Wood on 01924 848088 or 07773 846032 (Booking required)


A circular walk along farm tracks and field footpaths around the village area.  Meet at 1pm at the carpark at Emley Cross, top of Church Street.  Plenty of car parking.  White Horse pub nearby for refreshments and toilets.




2pm – Guided family bike ride

5 miles

Contact Cycle Penistone office on 01226 872310 (Booking required)


Leisurely 5 mile bike ride along the Trans Pennine Trail – easy pace suitable for families.  Meet at Cycle Penistone, The Old Goods Yard, Off St. Mary’s Street, Penistone.  Refreshments, toilets and free parking all available.  Please book in advance if cycle hire is required.


Sunday 1st July


10.30am – Clayton West / Yorkshire Sculpture Park circular

6 miles

Contact Neil Sanderson on 07804 827091 or Dave Wilde on 07939 446581 (No booking required)


A pleasant walk in the countryside with splashes of culture and history.  Leisurely with some stiles and moderate climbs.  Not suitable for large dogs.  Meet at 10.30am outside Clayton West village stones.  Toilets in café in Sculpture Park, café with toilets in Scissett.



Sunday Cycling

There is a cycling group that meets every Sunday at Cycle Penistone CIC. These rides are for experienced cyclists and keen riders looking for a challenge as the routes are on road, ranging from 20 to 40 miles.  The cycling routes and more details are posted on the Facebook page for Penistone Cycling Club, @pencycling.  New members always welcome.



Other walks


Sunday 8th July


12 noon – Denby Dawdle – Pie & Pea Walk

5 miles

Contact Dean Wyatt on 01484 861347 (booking required for pie & peas)


A ramble of around 4 miles through fields and woodland around Upper Denby, following the route of the Denby Dash annual race.  A leisurely walk, generally easy though likely some undulations and stone step-over stiles.  Dogs under control welcome but please note there is likely to be livestock in some fields.  Parking and toilets available at the pub.  Homemade pie, peas and potatoes available at The George after the walk.  Please book these in advance (Pie, peas & gravy £5.50pp / pie, peas, potatoes & gravy £7.00pp)



Please see the links below for information on local walks in and around the area.  If you would like to add your walk or any links to this page please email walks@epip.org.uk













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