Wentworth Woodhouse and its follies

Introduction to Walk 2717

Photo from the walk - Wentworth Woodhouse and its follies

County/Area - Barnsley

Author - Peter Schofield

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 575 feet / 174 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Barnsley and Rotherham may not be amongst the first places to spring to mind when planning a walk. However the area has many attractive rural locations including one of the country's finest houses, Wentworth Woodhouse, which is passed on this walk. The house featured in the TV series The Country House Revealed which visited stately homes not open to the public.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Accommodation Nearby

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Hathersage
14.7 miles / 23.5 km away
Peak Walking Adventures
Peak District
15.0 miles / 24.0 km away
Shatton Hall Farm Cottages
Bamford
15.9 miles / 25.4 km away
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Twitchill Farm Cottages
Hope near Edale
16.5 miles / 26.5 km away
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Spring House Farm
Castleton
17.6 miles / 28.2 km away
Swiss House
Castleton
17.9 miles / 28.7 km away
Ollerbrook Cottages
Edale
18.2 miles / 29.1 km away
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Peak district holiday barn
Wardlow Mires
19.8 miles / 31.7 km away
3, New Houses
Cressbrook
21.4 miles / 34.2 km away
Darwin Forest Country Park
Matlock
22.2 miles / 35.5 km away

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