Wentworth Woodhouse Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TQ

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 6 miles (9.7 kilometers)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TQ

Key Highlights:

  • Wentworth Woodhouse: Explore the extensive grounds and stunning architecture of this Grade I listed country house, reputed to have the longest façade of any country house in the UK.
  • Wentworth Village: A charming village with historical connections to the Fitzwilliam family.
  • Hoober Stand: A prominent tower built in the 18th century, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Follies and Monuments: Several interesting follies and monuments can be found throughout the estate, adding to the historical and scenic value of the walk.

End Point: Wentworth Woodhouse

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 6 miles (9.7 kilometers)

Difficulty: Moderate – suitable for most walkers, includes some gentle inclines and varied terrain.

Terrain: Mixed terrain including well-maintained paths, grassy fields, and woodland trails. Paths can be muddy in wet conditions.


  • By Car: Parking is available at Wentworth Woodhouse.
  • Public Transport: The nearest train station is Elsecar, from where you can reach Wentworth Woodhouse via a short bus or taxi ride.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Sturdy, waterproof walking shoes are recommended due to the mixed terrain and potential for muddy paths.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. There are cafes and shops in Wentworth village for refreshments.

Navigation: Carry a map (OS Explorer 278) and a compass, and know how to use them. A GPS device can be useful but should not be solely relied upon.

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

The Wentworth Woodhouse walk is a delightful and historically rich circular route starting and ending at Wentworth Woodhouse.

This 6-mile walk takes you through the beautiful estate grounds, the charming village of Wentworth, and past several historical monuments and follies.

Ideal for those looking for a moderate walk with a mix of natural beauty and historical intrigue.

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