Location and opening/closing times

Dearne Valley runs alongside the river for two miles from Old Mill to the Trans Pennine Trail viaduct at Lundwood.

The park is less than a mile from Barnsley town centre and is surrounded by the communities of Oakwell, Old Mill, Monk Bretton, Lundwood, Stairfoot and Hoyle Mill.

It is open all hours every day.

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Park facilities/features

  • Ideal for walking, cycling, angling
  • Part of the site is a local nature reserve
  • Facilities for children's play up to age 11
  • Skate park

Getting to the park

The main car park is accessed off Pontefract Road.

For bus times, call the South Yorkshire Traveline on (01709) 515151 or visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

Other parks in the local area




  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • DDA accessible

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  • Children's play area up to age 5

Measbrough Dyke

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Multi use games area
  • Youth shelter

Sparrow Park

  • Open space

Warren Quarry Lane

  • Children's play area up to age 11
  • Youth shelter
  • Outdoor fitness area

Park services enquiry

Phone (01226) 774353 or