Swinton (South Yorkshire) - Creighton Wood - Wath Wood - Swinton

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Starting at the site of a 19th Century pottery, the journey takes us through ancient woods and open fields with wide open countryside. The route is via Creighton Wood, which is managed for wildlife by Rotherham MBC. Then we walk alongside an ancient earthwork (Roman Ridge), which is not 'Roman' but estimated to be circa 3,000 years old and formed the boundary between northern and southern Ancient Britons. Through open fields with views to Hoober Stand, a 17th Century folly, the route then goes into Wath and Boyd Woods, again managed by Rotherham MBC, ending at the pottery site (well worth a short visit).

There are plenty of places to sit and take in the wonderful woods and countryside in any season, but particularly splendid in spring and autumn.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
10/06/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

There is a footpath crossing the golf course which is clearly shown on the Ordnance Survey maps. Adrian (Admin)

07/06/2012 - Charles Storr

We enjoyed this walk very much until we got to the golf course and was told by a groundsman that there was no footpath through the course and that we would have to use the lane at the side

19/05/2010 - michelle kiddy

Just done this walk tonight and it was enjoyable and just long enough to fit in on an evening.

20/10/2009 - Suzette Maguire

Unfortunately, despite driving back and forth through Swinton on the A633, my husband and I could not find the start of this walk. Very disappointing indeed!

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