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“Hello Deer”

Hello Deer - Wentworth Castle

A stag at Wentworth Castle’s Deer Park in Barnsley

Taken on the Stainborough Walk detour at Wentworth Castle.

Report and more photos here

Map and instructions here and 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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