Worsbrough Mill - Wentworth Castle - Worsbrough Mill

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Worsborough Mill - Worsbrough Reservoir - Wentworth Castle - Hood Green - Stainborough Fold - Worsbrough Mill

Worsbrough Mill is an industrial gem and worth exploring, a working flourmill and open to the public. It is within a country park with café and toilet facilities and a pub across the road. The country park is worth a visit, but will add two miles to the walk, one of the most enjoyable in the South Yorkshire area.

The majority of the walk is in pleasant countryside, but a little road-walking is required through villages. Wentworth Castle is not to be confused with Wentworth Woodhouse in the nearby village of Wentworth. The Wentworths had great rivalry between them in the 18th Century. Wentworth Castle is the former home of the Earls of Strafford, but is now the home of the Northern College for Adult Education. The parkland is open to the public (free); however, there is an admission charge to the formal gardens. Again, these are worth a visit, but will prolong the walk, so are probably best saved for another day. These are listed gardens and are the site of the national collection of rhododendrons and camellias. There is a visitor centre with café and toilets and a pub in the nearby village.

There are good public rights of way in rolling countryside, with only a very small distance on quiet roads. There are twelve stiles. The walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Stiles are 12.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Castle, Church, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
24/06/2014 - William Bray

1. Take the gate with the yellow arrow at 'footpath junction' and turn sharp right or you will miss M1 footbridge 4. Instruction should state 'after about 50m take a footpath to the LEFT into a recreation ground' 6. Instruction should state 'walk uphill diagonally RIGHT to Cliffe Farm' 9. NB. There is no 'car park' at side of M1? Pass through metal gate on left after going under M1 and pass up side of field up to RHS of woodland. 10. NB. Footpath at back of Priory Close and later down to A61 are totally overgrown and obscured

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