Cannon Hall Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Key Highlights:

  • Cannon Hall: Start your walk at this stunning Georgian country house, which now serves as a museum. The hall is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland.
  • Country Park: Enjoy a stroll through the 70 acres of parkland, featuring grasslands, streams, and a picturesque lake. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, and the woodlands are particularly stunning in spring with bluebells in full bloom.
  • Gardens and Woodlands: The route includes a mix of formal gardens, woodland paths, and open meadow areas, offering a diverse walking experience.

End Point: Cannon Hall

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

Terrain: Well-maintained paths, grassy fields, and woodland trails. Paths can be muddy in wet conditions.


  • By Car: Parking is available at Cannon Hall (charges apply).
  • Public Transport: The area is accessible by bus, with services running to nearby Cawthorne.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, especially waterproof ones in wet conditions.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. The site features a café and a farm shop for refreshments.

Navigation: The route is well-signposted, but carrying a map or a GPS device can be helpful for additional navigation.

Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Carry waterproof clothing, warm layers, and a hat and gloves.

The Cannon Hall walk offers a delightful and easy circular route perfect for families and casual walkers.

This 2-mile walk takes you through the beautiful gardens and parkland surrounding the Georgian Cannon Hall.

The diverse landscapes, including grasslands, streams, and woodlands, provide a scenic and serene walking experience!

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