Worsbrough Mill & Country Park Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Worsbrough Mill Country Park car park, Barnsley, S70 5LJ

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Worsbrough Mill Country Park car park, Barnsley, S70 5LJ

Key Highlights:

  • Worsbrough Mill: Begin your walk at this 17th-century working water mill, which still produces stoneground, organic flour using traditional methods.
  • Reservoir: Walk along the 60-acre Worsbrough Reservoir, a haven for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
  • Trans Pennine Trail: Part of the walk follows the Trans Pennine Trail, offering scenic views and a well-maintained path.
  • Woodland and Meadows: Enjoy a mix of woodland trails and open meadowland, rich with wildflowers and wildlife.

End Point: Worsbrough Mill Country Park car park

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

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 the Worsbrough Mill Country Park car park (charges apply: £1 for one hour, £2 for two hours, £3 for all day).
  • Public Transport: The park is accessible by bus from Barnsley.

Tips for Walkers

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

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. The Miller’s Tea Room at Worsbrough Mill offers light lunches, coffee, and cakes.

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 Worsbrough Mill & Country Park walk is a delightful and easy circular route starting and ending at Worsbrough Mill.

This 2-mile walk takes you through the scenic country park, along the tranquil reservoir, and into beautiful woodland areas.

It's perfect for families and casual walkers looking to explore the natural beauty and historical significance of this South Yorkshire gem.

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