Walking is an activity that all the family can do together. It's a great form of exercise and good for your mental and emotional wellbeing too.
Here in Barnsley we have a range of fantastic places to walk, from countryside footpaths bordering the Peak District, to multi-user trails such as the Trans Pennine Trail. There are paths through woodlands, parkland, reservoir trails and nature reserves. There's something to suit everyone so just pick a route, or find a group ...
Where to walk
If you're thinking about getting your walking boots on, check out our walking guides below to see which route is best for you. Each one shows a map of the route, the distance you'll cover, how long it will take, what footwear you'll need, and what you'll see along the way.
Barnsley boundary walks
A 117km/73 mile long circular walk split into 12 sections
- 1 + 2: Ingbirchworth to Bretton Hall
- 3 + 4: Bretton Hall to Old Royston
- 5 + 6: Brierley to Elsecar
- 7 + 8: Elsecar to Wharncliffe Wood
- 9 + 10: Wharncliffe Wood to Langsett
- 10 + 11: Langsett to Winscar
Green Moor walks
- Partridge Dale to Berry Moor (3m)
- Silkstone to Banks Hall (2.25m)
- Silkstone to Kine Moor (2.5m)
- Silkstone to Low Mill Farm (2.25m)
- Silkstone Common to Faithwaite (3m)
- Ingbirchworth (4.4m)
- Penistone (5.3m)
- Langsett (5m)
- Cawthorne (5.5m)
- Silkstone (5.1m)
- Wortley (4.3m)
- Worsbrough (5.6m)
- Elsecar (6.8m)
- Billingley (4.9m)
- Trans Pennine Trail
Walking for health
Walk Well Barnsley is a Walking for Health scheme which runs a programme of led walks to suit all ages and abilities. All walks are free and people with long-term health conditions are particularly encouraged to join at their own pace.
You can also search for 'walk well' in our Live Well directory to find other groups that might be suitable near you.
Find a walking group
There are groups across the borough running regular walks for fun and fitness. These are often organised by community groups or charities. Search for 'walk well' in our Live Well directory to find a group near you.