Barnsley Ale Trail Walk - June 22nd

Posted 22/6/2019

A steady 11 miles for DVWG in glorious sunshine as we plodded around the borough completing our Barnsley Walking Ale Trail.

Starting from The Fairway in Dodworth, we crossed Silkstone Golf Course and local paths and fields emerging in the beautiful village of Cawthorne, where our next stop was Cawthorne Bottom Club.

Our party were confronted with a membership issue, where David Kirk was asked to become a member of the club in order for our party to be served, membership cost £1 !!

From here we entered Cawthorne Park and took a steady walk up to the Cherry Tree in High Hoyland our next pit stop.

Our next leg was a descent into the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, always popular destination for DVWGs walks, where we wondered at some of the new exhibits whilst following the riverside path through the park.

We emerged just outside Haigh where our next pit stop was The Old Post Office, before joining the Dearne Way for the last stop in Darton.

The Old Co-op Ale House is always a pleasant place to stop for a drink and Alasdair the co-owner, who has walked with DVWG from time to time always give our group a warm welcome.

A beer and quick reflection on the day for our party before we went our separate ways after an excellent days walking.

Thanks to Alison for leading this walk and for our party of ten walkers who attended.

Well done goes out to Audrey Brownridge who hit 300 miles season to date on this walk.