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trails

Step out in South Yorkshire and step back in time. Walk in the footsteps of Cistercian monks, drive the route of the Roman army and ride the Trans-Pennine Trail.

Our range of guided walks, cycle rides and scenic drives explore some of the diverse communities and histories of South Yorkshire. Each route follows ancient footpaths and bridleways, used for hundreds of years by local people and visitors alike. In their footsteps you will discover pre-historic monuments, industrial marvels and some of the finest heritage faith sites in the country.

Our routes also pass through many varied natural landscapes and habitats. Much of South Yorkshire is beautiful rolling countryside, peppered with small picturesque villages.

From green-men to green fields and Pilgrim Fathers to industrial magnates, there is something for everyone to discover.

Wentworth Holy Trinity

SIX CHURCHES WALK

DISCOVER INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE IN RURAL SURROUNDINGS!
10 MILE CIRCULAR ROUTE.

The six churches walk is a fascinating 10 mile circular route. Most of the route is along ancient footpaths and bridleways, which have been used for hundreds of years by local people and visitors alike.

Enjoying magnificent views along the way you will visit the villages of Wath, West Melton, Brampton Bierlow, Elsecar and Wentworth. You will also pass heritage sites including Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wentworth Woodhouse and the Wentworth Estate Follies.

To download the trail leaflet please visit our downloads page.

Harthill All Hallows

FIVE CHURCHES WALK

DISCOVER THE RURAL SPLENDOUR OF BEAUTIFUL SOUTH ROTHERHAM!
10 MILE WAYMARKED CIRCULAR ROUTE.

The five churches walk is a beautiful 10 mile circular route. Most of the route is along ancient footpaths and bridleways, which have been used for hundres of years by local people and visitors alike.

Stepping in their footsteps you will visit the picturesque villages of Wales, Harthill, Thorpe Salvin, South Anston and Todwick and be able to appreciate some of Rotherham's finest church architecture.

To download the trail leaflet please visit our downloads page.

Blyth St Mary & St Martin

PILGRIMS SCENIC DRIVE

DISCOVER RURAL CHURCHES IN THE PILGRIM FATHERS AREA OF DONCASTER!
25 MILE CIRCULAR ROUTE.

This drive visits a number of places linked to the origins of the separatist ‘Pilgrim Fathers’ - the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts, USA. William Bradford and William Brewster, both passengers aboard The Mayflower, came from this area. William Brewster was born in Scrooby and William Bradford was born in Austerfield

This area is renowned for its market towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Tickhill is centred around a Buttercross erected in 1777. Blyth was an important stopping place for travellers on the old road from London to York. There are several coaching inns still standing today. Bawtry was an ancient port. Now it is a busy market town with many restaurants and quality shops.

To download the trail leaflet please visit our downloads page.

Fishlake St Cuthbert

FOUR WATERWAY WALKS

DISCOVER FIVE RURAL CHURCHES IN THE LOWLANDS OF NORTH DONCASTER!
4 LINEAR ROUTES 1.1 - 3.9 MILES EACH.

The four waterway walks are a series of fascinating short walks that you can walk individually, in groups or as one long route.

Most of the route is along ancient footpaths and bridleways, many of which follow the path of two waterways. The route is very flat. This area was once occupied by a large glacial lake and contains the largest complex of lowland raised bog in Britain.

Enjoying magnificent views you will visit the villgaes of Hatfield, Barnby Dun, Kirk Sandall, Kirk Bramwith and Fishlake.

To download the trail leaflet please visit our downloads page.

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