Stainborough tagged posts

Useless Stile no. 3 – Stainborough, Barnsley

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We have noticed more and more useless stiles on our walks around Yorkshire and beyond and we just have one question. Why?!

As it turns out, someone, somewhere in Stainborough must know the answer… So far, from our investigations it appears to be the useless stiles capital of at least Yorkshire, if not the world!

In its second entry to this category, whoever owns this field has left it wide open to blatant disregard for the stile. There is no fence, or gate, and a lesser person would be tempted to walk right round rather than climbing over.

You, too, can climb this useless stile on the Stainbor...

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Useless Stile no. 2 – Stainborough, Barnsley

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Our continuing mission to seek out useless stiles continues. We have noticed more and more on our walks around Yorkshire and beyond and we just have one question. Why?!

In this fine example of a useless stile, there is no connecting fence whatsoever. In fact, the stile only took up half the path so even if there was a fence it wouldn’t join up to the stile!

From the picture, my glamorous assistant is showing how it is easy to see that one can simply walk straight round. Of course, in true Casual Ramblers style (stile?!), if it’s there you have to climb over it!

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A Barnsley vision

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“Dry Stone Wall”

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A proper Yorkshire field boundary

Taken on the Stainborough Walk in Barnsley

Report and more photos here

Map and instructions here

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Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Castle Gardens

“A Tale of Two Castles”

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We found Wentworth Castle gardens on our Stainborough Walk. As we often do, we followed a rather tempting detour and found ourselves in the middle of a lovely estate with not one, but two castles! The buildings now belong to the Northern College and it must be a pretty spectacular place to study.

Disclaimer: There is a charge to enter the estate, but I think it was well worth it.

The gardens and parkland are the only Grade 1 listed landscape in South Yorkshire and are full of surprises which have been added by the various inhabitants of the estate through the years...

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Barnsley

A silhouette of Monk Bretton Priory at Sunset

“The place to be for walks in Barnsley” … Barnsley is a busy market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book (Berneslai) and takes its history very seriously. Historical landmarks for Barnsley Walks include Elsecar Heritage Centre, Monk Bretton Priory and Wentworth Castle. Now in the middle of a period of regeneration, Barnsley is a great place to visit and casual rambling opportunities are a-plenty. This is particularly true if you are somewhere near Silkstone, which appears to be the Barnsley walking capital! See below for the greatest assembly of Barnsley walking routes out there.

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