The walk and leaflet commemorates The Dearne Valley Ramblers first ever walk in 1996 and was walked again to mark the group’s 20th Anniversary.
The walk is an 8 miles circular moderate ramble from the valley of the River Dearne to the Crags at High Melton. It starts and finishes in the beautiful village of Barnburgh where the parish church of St. Peter is famous for it’s “Cat and Man” legend and is mainly of Norman architectural style.
Following a gentle stroll through Harlington the walk continues along the Trans Pennine Trail following the River Dearne to the peaceful Nature Reserve of Denaby Ings. Further along you will see the stunning panoramic views over South Yorkshire – from the rolling Derbyshire hills around Sheffield to the amazing urban delights of Barnsley.
The ramble then heads over Melton Warren and Ox Pasture with memorable views northwards over the Vale of York towards historical Hickleton Village and taking in the Stone Faces of Barnburgh Crags. It then heads along the scarp face of Stables Wood then descends through meadows and woods to enjoy once more the wonderful vistas over South Yorkshire in all its glory before ending at Barnburgh Village.
Full details of the walk are here in our leaflet:
Enjoy and remember to let us know if you do the walk and send us your pictures.