Category Fun Walks

Stainborough Walk


We set off on a blustery overcast day for a walk round Stainborough, expecting a longish 4.75 miles. What we didn’t expect was a massively hilly route (thankfully downhill!) and a detour round Wentworth Castle gardens getting us right up to just over 6 miles. We followed this route and it wasn’t always the easiest to follow. We, of course, made loads of little mistakes, which you’ll be able to see from the map below! Don’t worry if you do, it’s one of the rules of being a casual rambler!

I’ve put the instructions below with a few little amendments and additions to help you on your way...

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 ”Mysterious Minster”

Rotherham Parish Minster of All Saints

Photo taken on a Heritage Trail of Rotherham.

Report here 

Walk map here

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Rotherham Town Centre Heritage Trail


Why not have a walk around Rotherham town centre? Rotherham isn’t necessarily a town you might consider in the same sentence as words like heritage, unless you’re thinking of 80s heritage with such famous exports as the Chuckle Brothers and Jive Bunny!

However, you may be astonished to discover that Rotherham town centre is home to a number of landmarks dating back as far as medieval times. Rotherham’s council has put together a number of heritage trails which guide you on a walk around Rotherham town centre and its important historical buildings. You can see them here (Town Centre Heritage Tr...

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City of Leeds

Sculpture from Otley Chevin by SamSaundersLeeds

Leeds is a bustling and busy city, full of trendy boutique shops and bars. There are, however, surprising opportunities for walks in Leeds, along the canal and around the city centre. Added to that the fact that the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds also includes the towns of Farsley, Garforth, Guiseley, Horsforth, Morley, Ottley, Pudsey, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon and you’re all set for a casual ramble!

Database of Walks in Leeds and the surrounding area

Park Walks

Farnley Hall – A 1.25 mile circular walk for health in the parkland surrounding Farnley Hall

Becketts Walk – A 1...

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“Turn up the Sun”

A sunny memory of a Summer day

Taken on the Wickersley Wood Walk

Report and more photos here

Map and instructions here

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“Snow Day”


Footprints in the Snow

Taken on a snowy walk round Wickersley Wood in Rotherham

For more snowy pictures, see here

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Wentworth Countryside Walk

“Wentworth Countryside Walk, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”


I say this a lot, but Wentworth is probably one of the most lovely places I’ve ever been to. If you were to ask someone to describe a typical English village, I’m pretty sure that they would come up with something very similar to this small town on the outskirts of Rotherham. The Wentworth Countryside Walk followed one of Rotherham Council’s Doorstep Walks (here) and this was one of the first we did. It was fantastic to explore the glorious countryside on a sunny day...

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Database of Walks around Kirklees

Kirklees is a metropolitan borough which includes Batley, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Holmfirth, and Huddersfield among others...

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City of Bradford

By: Tim Green
“A database of walks around Bradford”

The City of Bradford is a metropolitan area of West Yorkshire which not only includes the recently titled UNESCO City of Film Bradford, but Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley (moor bar t’at), Haworth (home to the Bronte sisters) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, not to mention the surrounding villages. Ilkley and Baildon are both ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns. As such, there are hundreds of great walks around Bradford, the towns and countryside, through the woods and over the moors. I’ve picked the ‘casual’ rambles of up to 6 miles (10km)...

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Thrybergh Country Park

“A Walk for Health: Thrybergh Country Park, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”


Thrybergh Country Park is a great place to go if you fancy a walk but haven’t got a lot of time. One lap is about 1 mile (and you can keep track of your progress via the ‘Steps for Health’ waymarks). This is recommended as one of the Rotherham Walks for Health (see here) and is easy access. One thing I would point out – at the moment there is a diversion in the last section of the walk due to the bad weather...

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