Swinton - Hoober Stand - Swinton

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A pleasant 11 km walk through fields and quiet lanes to the Hoober Stand folly, near Wentworth, South Yorkshire. This is open in the summertime on Sunday afternoons (small fee) and gives views over the surrounding countryside.

The walk passes through the small hamlet of Hoober, with quaint cottages and farms and offers good views and good footpaths. Rockingham Pottery kiln is near the start and finish point and is well worth a visit.

There are grassed areas at the start and at Hoober Stand; there is also a pub and convenience store near the start and finish. There are no toilets en route.
There are some tarmacked, quiet lanes.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
04/10/2016 - David Cooke

WP 4 ' not told to cross road'. It is obvious from the map to turn R, which means you cross the road, the photo is also very specific , with the finger post. I should add ' put one foot in front of the other' at the very start in instruction one. WP 2 ' covered by trees' It is in a hedgerow. Relies on this being cut back. The finger post is obvious. WP 2 ' distance to it' Christ almighty ! It is plain enough on the map. Road Walking. 'a lot...' There is approx 3 km on tarmac. This is all on quiet lanes. The ' A 633' comment is untrue, you only cross this twice, never walk along it. 'Scratching heads' I walked it twice in the last days. I can't understand this comment. It is a straight forward walk. '..including housing estates' Again this is obvious from the map and the mention of estate roads. Hoover Stand as far am I can ascertain is open to the public on summer Sundays. The picnic areas mentioned are grassed areas, not tables and chairs, with tablecloths. What is a picnic? I think that I might pack WW in. This has cost me 6 hours checking the route for spurious comments, and then an hour trying to make the instructions idiot proof, only for the website to be inefficient. All for £19 a year. Watch this space.

11/09/2016 - Linda Gledhill

One more point to mention, Hoober Stand no longer opens to the public and there are no picnic facilities there

11/09/2016 - Linda Gledhill

We did this walk on a sunny day. Started out ok but very quickly realised that the directions were far too vague. We stood scratching our heads a few times when faced with junctions of paths that were not mentioned. The footpath sign at way mark 2 is almost completely covered by bushes and the lack of indication as to the distance to the path didn't help. The footpath into the wood at way mark 4 Needs you to cross the road but this isn't mentioned. Luckily we had been in this area before so knew where it was. The walk includes long stretches of road walking, some on a busy A633. Other parts are through housing estates. We really didn't enjoy this one I'm afraid.

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