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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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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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Wickersley Wood Walk

“Wickersley Walk: Wickersley Wood, Rotherham (South Yorkshire)”

Wickersley Walk

This Wickersley walk is one of Rotherham Council’s ‘Doorstep Walks’ and is around 2 miles long. It is our local walk, so could be termed an old classic – it’s our go to for evenings after work or when we want to get out but don’t have much time. Depending on how energetic we’re feeling, we tend to change it up by taking slight variations on the route once we get out the wood...

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Interactive Walking Map


Check out our newest feature – the interactive walking map!

Search for walking trails and routes … HERE!

Every walk is loaded on here and coded so you can see what your casual ramble holds, whether it be parks, countryside, woods, waterside or urban walks. We’ve even coded the heritage and historical walks just in case you are feeling cultured.

South Yorkshire is now fully updated – next stop West Yorkshire.



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“Paradise Square”


The most picturesque address in England?

Taken on the Wentworth Countryside Walk.

Report and more photos here

Map and instructions here


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“Fields of Gold”

Fields of Gold

A field of corn in Summer

Taken on the Spire Walk around Laughton en le Morthen Walk map here

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Barnsley Fun Walks

A silhouette of Monk Bretton Priory at Sunset

The Casual Rambles website has now been updated with a range of walks from Barnsley.

We’ve got anything from local parks, to marshlands and countryside walks. Apparently if you live in Silkstone Common you’re at the centre of the Barnsley walking universe – there’s loads of fun walks to be had setting off from there!

Landmarks you can see on Barnsley fun walks include: the Huskar Monument, Cannon Hall, Wentworth Castle, Stainborough Castle, the Rompticle Viaduct and the Elsecar Heritage Centre. 

Click here to explore the walks available in Barnsley.

Doncaster is next to be updated, so watch t...

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Walks in Rotherham

Roche Abbey

The Rotherham Walks database has been updated. For a town which isn’t well known for it’s countryside and woodlands there are a wide variety of walks which range from as little as a quarter of a mile, to a heartier 5 miles.

Rotherham is a big town which is well spread out but we’ve got all the boroughs covered with a mini walk for health in pretty much every area, as well as woodland and countryside walks in most of the outlying villages.

These walks will take you past landmarks such as The Chapel on The Bridge, Clifton Park, Roche Abbey, The Needle’s Eye and more.

Even better, we’ve done a lo...

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Sheffield Town and Country Walks

Sheffield Winter Gardens

Both Sheffield’s Urban and Country Walks have now been updated.

Check them out for your chance to find routes around the hidden treasures of the city centre, taking in the architecture and the green spaces. Maybe you fancy a walk in one of Sheffield’s districts? There’s something for you here too.

We’ve also featured some walks around the impressive countryside surrounding Sheffield. We’ve got a range of country walks in the fields and woods bordering on the Peak District, and you can walk to North America (farm, that is!).

If you fancy a relaxing stroll by the waterside, we’ve even got som...

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Sheffield Historical Walks

Sheffield Winter Gardens

The Historical Walks Database for Sheffield has been updated…

Sheffield’s history can be traced back to the founding of a settlement beside the River Sheaf in the second half of the first millennium AD. Following the Normal Conquest, Sheffield Castle was built to control the Saxon settlements and Sheffield developed into a small town, roughly the size of the modern day city centre. By the 14th Century, Sheffield was well known for the production of knives and the town had become the main centre of cutlery production in England by 1600...

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