Walk: Worsbrough Mill Country Park

in Barnsley in Summerbridge, North Yorkshire

An easy walk around some of the 240 acres of tranquil grounds around Worsbrough Mill – a 17th Century working water mill – and Worsbrough Reservoir. Located just 2.8 miles from the centre of Barnsley, Worsbrough Mill Country Park covers over 240 acres and holds Local Nature Reserve status. Sculptures, murals and trails are dotted around the park.

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The Route

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  • Start Point: Worsbrough Mill Country Park car park (S70 5LJ)
  • Finish Point: Worsbrough Mill Country Park
  • Distance: 2 Miles

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Walk Description

Walk from the car park down towards Worsbrough Mill. Just as the road turns to the right, take the track to the left and walk along to the end of the hedgerow. Look sharp left and head towards the gap in the wall in the distance. Carefully cross the A61 road and go through the gap in the wall on the other side of the road. Take the right path through the trees and then follow the path on the ground to the right back towards the A61. Go through another gap in the wall, and carefully cross the road again, finding the footpath sign to your left. Follow this track into the wood and turn right along the footpath just before the third bridge.

With a drain on the left and woods of the right, follow the path as it snakes around. Just after the path enters the woodland completely, cross over Brough Green Brook using the footbridge. Ignoring the path to the right, leave the wood and reach Haverlands Lane. Turn right and carefully walk along this road. There is only a small grass verge here, so care is required to be safe. The road turns to the left, then right, then just as it turns to the left again, take the Trans Pennine Trail entrance on the RIGHT.

Walk along the TPT for a short while, and just at a junction of paths turn right, then left, to follow the path over a footbridge to walk on the shore of the reservoir. At the dam on the right, go straight on through the trees and around to the right, on a road which runs diagonal away from the dam. Turn right over the bridge, and follow the signs past the Mill back to the car park.


Worsbrough Mill

Check out Miller’s Tearoom at Worsbrough Mill for a cuppa.

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