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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

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The Dove Valley Trail is part of the Trans Pennine Trail and this section runs from Worsbrough Bridge through attractive countryside to Silkstone Common. It follows an old railway line so has only a few slight gradients though it is steadily uphill to Slikstone Common (81m rise over 6000m of path).The surface varies with some uneven and muddy patches but generally it is firm and wide enough for two people side by side.There are 13 seats or resting points along the route, check out the tags on map to see how they are spaced along the route.The start of the trail is well marked by the junction of Park Road (A61) and Vernon Road, in Worsbrough Bridge. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SE 351 036. Parking is available on nearby streets or at Wosbrough Country Park (Pay & Display) about 300m away.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 6.1 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The start of the trail is well marked by the junction of Park Road (A61) and Vernon Road, in Worsbrough Bridge. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SE 351 036.

Start The start of the trail is well marked by the junction of Park Road (A61) and Vernon Road, in Worsbrough Bridge. Ordnance Survey Grid Reference SE 351 036.

There is a small seating area at the start of the trail.

Seat There is a small seating area at the start of the trail.

From the seating area there is a short paved path to a self closing gate without a latch which leads onto the trail.

Direction From the seating area there is a short paved path to a self closing gate without a latch which leads onto the trail.

The surface of the trail varies. It is firm and level over most of its length though there are a few places where it is uneven or muddy. Check out the surface tags on the maps to see the extent of these areas.

Surface The surface of the trail varies. It is firm and level over most of its length though there are a few places where it is uneven or muddy. Check out the surface tags on the maps to see the extent of these areas.

The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side over most of its length.

Width The path is wide enough for two people to walk side by side over most of its length.

There are occasional stoney parts of the path.

Surface There are occasional stoney parts of the path.

 

Path

 

Path

Approaching the old railway footbridge over the trail go straight on.To the left is an entrance into Worsbrough Country Park.

Direction Approaching the old railway footbridge over the trail go straight on.To the left is an entrance into Worsbrough Country Park.

 

Path

 

Path

There are seats along the route though this 'bench' is very low and hardly usable as a resting point.

Path There are seats along the route though this 'bench' is very low and hardly usable as a resting point.

There are some puddles and muddy patches especially after wet weather.

Surface There are some puddles and muddy patches especially after wet weather.

There are two picnic tables just off the trail near Wigfield Farm.

Seat There are two picnic tables just off the trail near Wigfield Farm.

At the cross roads go straight on.To the left there is another entrance to Worsbrough Country Park.To the right is Wigfield Farm, an open farm and visitors centre accessible to the local and wider community

Direction At the cross roads go straight on.To the left there is another entrance to Worsbrough Country Park.To the right is Wigfield Farm, an open farm and visitors centre accessible to the local and wider community

There are occasionally overhanging branches.

Clearance There are occasionally overhanging branches.

 

Path

As the trail approaches Haverlands Lane there is gate that opens both ways with an easy to use latch. It is self closing. There are several of these gates along the route.

Gate As the trail approaches Haverlands Lane there is gate that opens both ways with an easy to use latch. It is self closing. There are several of these gates along the route.

Take care crossing Haverlands Lane as there is a sharp bend by the crossing point.

Direction Take care crossing Haverlands Lane as there is a sharp bend by the crossing point.

Another two way self closing gate leads to the next section of the trail.

Gate Another two way self closing gate leads to the next section of the trail.

The fence by the car park can provide a place to sit and rest.

Seat The fence by the car park can provide a place to sit and rest.

The path is a little narrower here and there are some uneven parts with loose stones covering the surface.

Path The path is a little narrower here and there are some uneven parts with loose stones covering the surface.

There are occasional puddles on the path.

Surface There are occasional puddles on the path.

This is one of the benches close to the path.

Seat This is one of the benches close to the path.

Puddles can occur after wet weather.

Surface Puddles can occur after wet weather.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The surface of the path is a little uneven under the bridge carrying Hound Hill Lane

Surface The surface of the path is a little uneven under the bridge carrying Hound Hill Lane

There is another bench just after the Hound Hill Lane bridge.

Seat There is another bench just after the Hound Hill Lane bridge.

Loose stones make the surface uneven in places.

Path Loose stones make the surface uneven in places.

Grass growing into the centre of the trail makes it narrower and uneven for a few metres.

Surface Grass growing into the centre of the trail makes it narrower and uneven for a few metres.

 

Path

Where water has got onto the path surface it may be a little muddy and slippery.

Surface Where water has got onto the path surface it may be a little muddy and slippery.

At Rob Royd there are two self-closing, two way opening gates with easy to use latches.

Gate At Rob Royd there are two self-closing, two way opening gates with easy to use latches.

Another seat is available just after Rob Royd.

Seat Another seat is available just after Rob Royd.

Muddy patches are more common where trees overhang the trail.

Surface Muddy patches are more common where trees overhang the trail.

There is a 10m slope to get onto the bridge over the M1 with a gradient of 7% (1:14).

Gradient There is a 10m slope to get onto the bridge over the M1 with a gradient of 7% (1:14).

The slope off the bridge over the M1 includes a 9% (1:11) gradient.

Gradient The slope off the bridge over the M1 includes a 9% (1:11) gradient.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Where Smithy Wood Lane crosses the trail there are two self-closing, two way opening gates with easy to use latches.

Gate Where Smithy Wood Lane crosses the trail there are two self-closing, two way opening gates with easy to use latches.

 

Path

A low seat is just off the trail.

Seat A low seat is just off the trail.

There are two picnic tables close to the trail.

Seat There are two picnic tables close to the trail.

Keep right to follow the trail. The path to the left leads to the reed beds which purify polluted water from old mine workings in Strafford Colliery.

Direction Keep right to follow the trail. The path to the left leads to the reed beds which purify polluted water from old mine workings in Strafford Colliery.

Another picnic table is available in the grass by the main trail.

Seat Another picnic table is available in the grass by the main trail.

Puddles on the path are common after wet weather.

Surface Puddles on the path are common after wet weather.

 

Path

A large stone provides a resting point.

Seat A large stone provides a resting point.

 

Path

 

Path

Keep straight on along the main path.

Direction Keep straight on along the main path.

 

Path

There is a slope on the trail here with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 30m

Gradient There is a slope on the trail here with a gradient of 10% (1:10) for about 30m

Another low seat is just off the path.

Seat Another low seat is just off the path.

Some stones may make the path a little uneven in places.

Surface Some stones may make the path a little uneven in places.

There are loose stones and an uneven surface for about 50m.

Surface There are loose stones and an uneven surface for about 50m.

Grass in the middle of the trail makes it uneven and narrower.

Surface Grass in the middle of the trail makes it uneven and narrower.

Stones make for an uneven surface.

Surface Stones make for an uneven surface.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Another seat close to the path.

Seat Another seat close to the path.

Near Silkstone Common a sculpture provides an attractive seat.

Seat Near Silkstone Common a sculpture provides an attractive seat.

 

Path

 

Path

Take the path to the right down to House Carr Lane and Moor End Lane leading to Silkstone Common.

Direction Take the path to the right down to House Carr Lane and Moor End Lane leading to Silkstone Common.

The steepest gradient on this path down to the road at Silkstone Common is 12% (1:8). The surface is a little uneven with loose stones in places.

Gradient The steepest gradient on this path down to the road at Silkstone Common is 12% (1:8). The surface is a little uneven with loose stones in places.

Moor End Lane has a gradient of about 13% (1:8) in places as it runs up to Silkstone Common.

Gradient Moor End Lane has a gradient of about 13% (1:8) in places as it runs up to Silkstone Common.

Moor End Lane leading to Silkstone Common

Direction Moor End Lane leading to Silkstone Common

The trail crosses the A61 at Worsbrough Bridge.

Direction The trail crosses the A61 at Worsbrough Bridge.

The entrance from the pedestrian crossing on the A61 (Park Road) has a gate without a latch.

Gate The entrance from the pedestrian crossing on the A61 (Park Road) has a gate without a latch.

The entrance to Worsbrough Country Park is through a 550mm gap next to the locked gate. There is a seat just beyond the gate over looking the reservoir dam and Worsbrough Mill.

Feature of Interest The entrance to Worsbrough Country Park is through a 550mm gap next to the locked gate. There is a seat just beyond the gate over looking the reservoir dam and Worsbrough Mill.

Wigfield Farm is only 100m from the trail though you have to cross Haverlands Lane.

Feature of Interest Wigfield Farm is only 100m from the trail though you have to cross Haverlands Lane.

Opposite the track to Wigfield Farm is a path into Worsbrough Contry Park.The bird hide can be seen over looking the reservoir.

Feature of Interest Opposite the track to Wigfield Farm is a path into Worsbrough Contry Park.The bird hide can be seen over looking the reservoir.

The slope on the path leading into Worsbrough Country Park is 12% (1:9).

Gradient The slope on the path leading into Worsbrough Country Park is 12% (1:9).

The path is a little uneven in places.

Surface The path is a little uneven in places.

This track connects with the circular path around Worsbrough Reservoir.

Direction This track connects with the circular path around Worsbrough Reservoir.

The car park where the Trail crosses Haverlands Lane has spaces for horse boxes.

CarPark The car park where the Trail crosses Haverlands Lane has spaces for horse boxes.

The car park on Haverlands Lanes leads directly onto the trail.

CarPark The car park on Haverlands Lanes leads directly onto the trail.

There is a narrow uneven path with a gradient of 12% (1:8) leading to Hound Hill Lane.

Gradient There is a narrow uneven path with a gradient of 12% (1:8) leading to Hound Hill Lane.

The gate onto Hound Hill Lane opens both ways and has an easy to use latch.

Gate The gate onto Hound Hill Lane opens both ways and has an easy to use latch.

 

View

Wentworth Castle in the distance.

View Wentworth Castle in the distance.

Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Feature of Interest Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

At Rob Royd there is a 16% (1:6) slope on Green Lane for about 60m

Gradient At Rob Royd there is a 16% (1:6) slope on Green Lane for about 60m

View from Roby Royd.

View View from Roby Royd.

The view from the motorway bridge looking towards Stainborough Hill.

View The view from the motorway bridge looking towards Stainborough Hill.

Smithy Wood Lane, the track leading from the trail to Gilroyd Lane starts with a gradient of 16% (1:6) for a short distance.

Gradient Smithy Wood Lane, the track leading from the trail to Gilroyd Lane starts with a gradient of 16% (1:6) for a short distance.

The slope on Smithy Wood Lane runs for about 100m at a gradient of 10% (1:10) or so.

Gradient The slope on Smithy Wood Lane runs for about 100m at a gradient of 10% (1:10) or so.

Gilroyd Lane provides a link to Stainborough and Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Feature of Interest Gilroyd Lane provides a link to Stainborough and Wentworth Castle Gardens.

The slope to the reed beds includes a gradient of 20% (1:5)

Gradient The slope to the reed beds includes a gradient of 20% (1:5)

The reed beds are a means of cleaning water from old mine workings.

Feature of Interest The reed beds are a means of cleaning water from old mine workings.

A level path is provided all round the ponds. The top pond shows the discoloured water coming out of the old mine workings.

Feature of Interest A level path is provided all round the ponds. The top pond shows the discoloured water coming out of the old mine workings.

The reed beds are home to a variety of wildlife.

Feature of Interest The reed beds are home to a variety of wildlife.

The water leaving the ponds has lost the orange pollution that could be seen in the first pond.

Feature of Interest The water leaving the ponds has lost the orange pollution that could be seen in the first pond.

Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Feature of Interest Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Lowe Wood from the Dove Valley Trail.

View Lowe Wood from the Dove Valley Trail.

Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Feature of Interest Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Feature of Interest Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

The quite countryside below Hood Green.

View The quite countryside below Hood Green.

Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

Feature of Interest Various footpaths connect to the surrounding countryside from the old railway.

A Trans Pennine Trail  information board tells the story of the old railway line and shows details of other trails in the area.

Information A Trans Pennine Trail information board tells the story of the old railway line and shows details of other trails in the area.

Dove Valley Worsbrough-Silkstone Common Phototrail

 

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