Thurgoland Boundary Walk - February 2nd

Posted 3/2/2019

Thurgoland lies on the outskirts of the Sheffield area close to the foothills of the Pennines, the village is a pretty pass through village for commuters travelling between Sheffield, Huddersfield and even Manchester.

The Thurgoland Boundary walk is nine miles in length and is clearly waymarked, with further information available from the Visit Penistone website.

DVWG first walked the boundary way back in December 2013, where a small party of five completed the walk, therefore we felt it was time for a re-run.

Starting from the Station Inn at Silkstone Common, it was a cold start for our party of fourteen as we walked past the Husker Pit Disaster monument en-route for Berry Moor.

There was a slight detour here as the way marking disappeared, however crossing Hilltop Plantation got us back on track at Eastfield.

There then followed a walk on field tracks in glorious winter sunshine into the village of Crane Moor, where we paused for a coffee before tackling the steep climb out of the village up to the A629.

From here we descended once again on field tracks heading for the area adjacent to Wortley Top Forge and took a lunch break outside the Bridge Inn.

We walked along the adjacent lane which runs parallel to the River Don, eventually once again entering field paths heading for Cheese Bottom, where at a nearby farm we saw some beautiful peacocks.

From Cheese Bottom on the outskirts of Oxspring, we crossed Thurgoland Bridge and continued alongside the River Don until we reached Bower Hill, here there was a steep ascent to the Four Lane Ends.

A short distance beyond the Travellers Inn at Four Lane Ends, we joined the Trans Pennine Trail for the last 1.5 miles of our walk, a steady descent into Silkstone Common and the end of our walk, where a fully stoked log burner awaited at the Station Inn where we enjoyed a post walk beer and a chat about an excellent days walking.

Well done to the fourteen people who walked this 9.2 miles tour of the village of Thurgoland. This walk is well worth repeating in summer.