What's Your Move Febru Welly Activities

The Febru-welly campaign is back to encourage us all to stay active throughout the winter months, whatever the weather

The beauty of Febru-welly is that anyone can get involved, even by just going for a short walk. Every active minute counts! So, whether you’re new to walking or looking to get back into it, Febru-welly provides an excellent starting point. There are lots of activities listed below with many of them free to attend. Take a look and see what catches your eye.

Joining organised walking and other outdoor activities is a fantastic way to get those active minutes in while also meeting new people and having fun! However, if joining an organised activity isn't your thing, why not take a walk around your local area with friends or family?

Maybe you could leave the car at home and walk to the local shops or to school and back, or maybe you could get off the bus a stop early? You might even venture further afield and visit some of the amazing green spaces we have in Barnsley.

Whatever you choose, walking is brilliant for physical health and mental wellbeing. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start walking!

Don't forget to enter our photo competition by sharing your pictures of the muddiest wellies, best-looking wellies and biggest splash on Facebook and X (Twitter) using the hashtag #BarnsleySplash. Good luck!

Week 1 - Thursday 1 February to Sunday 4 February

Thursday 1 February

Thursday Walkers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: u3a
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting point vary
  • Details: Routes between 5.5 to 8 miles. Become a member to find out more.

Bus Pass Walking Group - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: u3a
  • Meeting point: Barnsley Interchange
  • Details: Routes vary depending on which bus the group catches. There's a café stop every time. Become a member to find out more.

Strolling Reds - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting point vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean for details. Email seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for more details.

Lundwood wellbeing walk - 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Priory Campus main entrance
  • Details: Join the walk for a stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail. The route is mostly paved and flat. It is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly (on a lead). No booking required. Email karla.balint@nhs.net for more details.

Worsbrough Mill circuit - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Worsbrough Mill car park, S70 5JL
  • Details: Join the group on a sociable stroll around the reservoir. This walk can be muddy and is dog friendly. Join them for a cuppa in one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Darton Walking for Wellness - 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Age UK
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Darton Darby and Joan Club
  • Details: A steady walk around two routes alternating weekly. Darton Park route (only walking this route in winter) has flat tarmac paths with benches available. The Longfields walk route requires a fair level of mobility as the ground is uneven and can be muddy. Call Age UK on (01226) 776820 for more details.

Summer Lane dog walking group - 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Creative Recovery
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Creative Recovery College on Prospect Street
  • Details: Meet every Thursday for a chin-wagging time with your neighbours and their dogs. Contact sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Penistone Walk and Talk - 2pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks and Penistone Leisure Centre
  • Meeting point: Meet at Penistone Leisure Centre (S36 9EF)
  • Details: Meet on the first Thursday of every month for a social walk to take in the Penistone countryside, and to meet new people. No booking required. email alex@penistoneleisurecentre.org.uk for more details.

Friday 2 February

Grimethorpe Stroll Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Acorn Centre car park at the rear gates (S72 7BB)
  • Details: This walk is 2.6 miles through the New Spring Park. It has a good surface with an incline to the viewpoint. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Reds Connect Walking Group - 1pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join. Each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Email seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for more details.

Walking Fridays - 2pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Athersley Community Hub
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Community Hub (S71 3DQ)
  • Details: Walk and talk for an hour. Email gary.boardley@community-shop.co.uk for more details.

Saturday 3 February

Parkwalk at parkrun: Locke Park - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Barnsley parkrun.

Parkwalk at parkrun: Penistone Show Ground - 9am

  • Organised by: Penistone parkrun
  • Meeting point: Penistone Show Ground, off Market Lane, Penistone (S36 6TS)
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Penistone parkrun.

Next Step Forward - 10.15am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: For people living with and beyond breast cancer. Booking is essential for these walks, contact Pat on the email address provided. Email walk@nextstepforward.org.uk for more details.

Sunday 4 February

Sunday Strollers - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: A leisurely stroll for an hour. Become a member for more details.

Junior parkwalk at parkrun - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Junior parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for four to 14-year-olds every Sunday at 9am at Locke Park. Register at Barnsley Junior Parkrun.

Week 2 - Monday 5 February to Sunday 11 February

Monday 5 February

Age UK Wombwell Social - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Kate's Sandwich Bar (S73 8EP) 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk on the Trans Pennine Trail. Various routes that are wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Monday Walking - 10am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: U3A/BOPPAA
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: The walk is roughly 4 to 5 miles long over ‘easy’ terrain. Contact details available after becoming a member.

Manvers Lake Waterfront Walk - 12pm to 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the RSPB Courtyard (S73 0YF)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6-mile walk. This walk is dog-friendly and can get muddy. The group stop at the Boat House Café halfway through the walk for a cuppa. No booking required. Email juliapowles2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday 6 February

Phoenix Park Wellbeing Walk - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Phoenix Park. Meet by the Phoenix Park sign (S63 0BD)
  • Details: A two-mile circular walk around Phoenix Park in Thurnscoe. Look out for the unique sculptures as you stroll along the paths. The park has a good hard surface with slight inclines and plenty of rest stops along the way. The walk is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and dogs on a lead. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Nordic Walking - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Move with Equanimity
  • Meeting point: Various locations
  • Details: A gentle social Nordic Walking group with Pilates, building strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. Aimed at those aged 50+ with limiting health conditions.
    Inside sessions in winter on a Friday. Five classes are £25. Contact Sarah at sarah@movewithequanimity.co.uk to book a place.

Tuesday Walkers Group - 10am to 1pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Penistone Walking Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes about 4-5 miles long. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Royston Walk and Talk - 10am to 2.30pm

  • Organised by: Anne Walker
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Royston Civic car park (S71 4EP)
  • Details: This eight-mile circular route is aimed at more able walkers. The walks are fairly flat, using local trails along the disused railway and canal routes around Royston. The walking pace is leisurely with at least two stops. It’s a good way to keep fit, enjoy the fresh air, and make new friends. All you need to do is turn up with suitable shoes or boots, waterproofs if required, and a flask and a packed lunch. Unfortunately, no pets on the walk. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Elsecar Park Wellbeing Walk - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Tee Cup Café in the park (S74 8EY)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk. It is dog friendly, and beginners are welcome. Join the group for a post-walk coffee at one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email peter-bmv@hotmail.com for more details.

Wednesday 7 February

Wednesday Ramblers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: Routes vary each week, 4-5 miles. Contact the walk leaders for more details.

Cudworth Circuit - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Cudworth Library (S72 8UQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.8-mile walk around Cudworth and surrounding fields. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Next Step Forward - 10.15am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: For people living with and beyond breast cancer. Booking is essential for these walks, contact Pat at walk@nextstepforward.org.uk to book or for more details.

Wombwell Circuit - 10.30am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet at Summer Lane Car Park top entrance (S73 0DQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 3.4-mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail and surrounding areas. This walk is dog friendly and Various routes are available. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Walk Out Wednesday Penistone - 11am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet on the bench next to the skate park (S36 6TS)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6-mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail. This walk is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. The walk can be shortened if required. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Come Walk With Us - 4.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Meet at Worsbrough Miners Welfare 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join. Each route starts at the same place but varies each week. Routes are about two miles long. Dogs on a lead are welcome. No booking required. Email freya.littlewood@barnsleyfc.co.uk or alice.osborne@barnsleyfc.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 8 February

Thursday Challenging Walks - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Distances, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Walks are challenging in terms of distance and terrain; you need a good level of fitness. Good footwear and clothing for all weather essential. Often an hour's travel to the meeting place. Become a member to find out more.

Strolling Reds - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean at seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for details.

Lundwood Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Priory Campus main entrance
  • Details: Join the walk for a stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail. The route is mostly paved and flat. It is wheelchair, pram and dog friendly (on a lead). No booking required. Email karla.balint@nhs.net for more details.

Worsbrough Mill circuit - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Worsbrough Mill car park (S70 5JL)
  • Details: Join the group on a sociable stroll around the reservoir. This walk can be muddy and is dog friendly. Join them for a cuppa in one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Darton Walking for Wellness - 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Age UK
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Darton Darby and Joan Club
  • Details: A steady walk around two routes alternating weekly. Darton Park route (only walking this route in winter) has flat tarmac paths with benches available. The Longfields walk route requires a fair level of mobility as the ground is uneven and can be muddy. Call Age UK on (01226) 776820 for more details.

Summer Lane Dog Walking Group - 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Creative Recovery
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Creative Recovery College on Prospect Street
  • Details: Meet every Thursday for a chin-wagging time with your neighbours and their dogs. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Friday 9 February

Grimethorpe Stroll Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Acorn Centre car park, rear gates (S72 7BB)
  • Details: This walk is 2.6 miles through the New Spring Park. It has a good surface with an incline to the viewpoint. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Reds Connect Walking Group - 1pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean at seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for details.

Walking Fridays - 2pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Athersley Community Hub
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Community Hub (S71 3DQ)
  • Details: Walk and talk for an hour. Email gary.boardley@community-shop.co.uk for more details.

Saturday 10 February

Parkwalk at parkrun: Locke Park - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Barnsley parkrun.

Parkwalk at parkrun: Penistone Show Ground - 9am

  • Organised by: Penistone parkrun
  • Meeting point: Penistone Show Ground, off Market Lane, Penistone (S36 6TS)
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Penistone parkrun.

Sunday 11 February

Sunday Strollers - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: A leisurely stroll for an hour, become a member for more details.

Junior parkwalk at parkrun - 9am

Week 3 - Monday 12 February to Sunday 18 February

Monday 12 February

Age UK Wombwell Social - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Kate's Sandwich Bar (S73 8EP) 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk on the Trans Pennine Trail. Various routes that are wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. No booking required. Contact sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Monday Walking - 10am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: U3A/BOPPAA
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: The walk is roughly 4 to 5 miles long over ‘easy’ terrain.

Manvers Lake Waterfront Walk - 12pm to 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the RSPB Courtyard (S73 0YF)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6 mile walk. This walk is dog-friendly and can get muddy. The group stop at the Boat House Café halfway through the walk for a cuppa. No booking required. Email juliapowles2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday 13 February

Phoenix Park Wellbeing Walk - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Phoenix Park. Meet by the Phoenix Park sign (S63 0BD)
  • Details: A two-mile circular walk around Phoenix Park in Thurnscoe. Look out for the unique sculptures as you stroll along the paths. The park has a good hard surface with slight inclines and plenty of rest stops along the way. The walk is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and dogs on a lead. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Nordic Walking - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Move with Equanimity
  • Meeting point: Various locations
  • Details: A gentle social Nordic Walking group with Pilates building strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. Aimed at those aged 50+ with limiting health conditions. Inside sessions in winter on a Friday. Five classes cost £25. Contact Sarah at sarah@movewithequanimity.co.uk to book a place.

Tuesday Walkers Group - 10am to 1pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Penistone Walking Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes about 4 to 5 miles long. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Royston Walk and Talk - 10am to 2.30pm

  • Organised by: Anne Walker
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Royston Civic car park (S71 4EP)
  • Details: This eight-mile circular route is aimed at more able walkers. The walks are fairly flat using local trails along the disused railway and canal routes around Royston. The walking pace is leisurely with at least two stops. It’s a good way of keeping fit, enjoying the fresh air, and making new friends. All you need to do is turn up with suitable shoes or boots, waterproofs if required, and a flask and a packed lunch. Unfortunately, no pets on the walk. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Elsecar Park Wellbeing Walk - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Tee Cup Café in the park (S74 8EY)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk. It is dog friendly, and beginners are welcome. Join the group for a post-walk coffee at one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email peter-bmv@hotmail.com for more details.

Wednesday 14 February

Wednesday Ramblers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: Routes vary each week, 4 to 5 miles. Contact the walk leaders for more details.

Cudworth Circuit - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Cudworth Library (S72 8UQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.8 mile walk around Cudworth and surrounding fields. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Next Step Forward - 10.15am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: For people living with and beyond breast cancer. Booking is essential for these walks, contact Pat on the email address provided. Email walk@nextstepforward.org.uk for more details.

Wombwell Circuit - 10.30am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet at Summer Lane Car Park top entrance (S73 0DQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 3.4 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail and surrounding areas. This walk is dog friendly and Various routes are available. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Walk Out Wednesday Penistone - 11am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet on the bench next to the skate park (S36 6TS)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail. This walk is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. The walk can be shortened if required. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Come Walk With Us - 4.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Meet at Worsbrough Miners Welfare 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join. Each route starts at the same place but varies each week. Routes are about two miles long. Dogs on a lead are welcome. No booking required. Email freya.littlewood@barnsleyfc.co.uk or alice.osborne@barnsleyfc.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 15 February

Thursday Walkers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Routes between 5.5-8 miles. Become a member to find out more.

Bus Pass Walking Group - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Barnsley Interchange
  • Details: Routes vary depending on which bus the group catches. There is a café stop every time. Become a member to find out more.

Strolling Reds - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean at seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for details.

Lundwood Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Priory Campus main entrance
  • Details: Join the walk for a stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail. The route is mostly paved and flat. Its wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly (on a lead). No booking required. Email karla.balint@nhs.net for more details.

Worsbrough Mill Circuit - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: 
  • Details: Join the group on a sociable stroll around the reservoir. This walk can be muddy and is dog friendly. Join them for a cuppa in one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Darton Walking for Wellness - 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Age UK
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Darton Darby and Joan Club
  • Details: A steady walk around two routes alternating weekly. Darton Park route (only walking this route in winter) has flat tarmac paths with benches available. The Longfields walk route requires a fair level of mobility as the ground is uneven and can be muddy. Call Age UK on (01226) 776820 for more details.

Summer Lane Dog Walking Group - 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Creative Recovery
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Creative Recovery College on Prospect Street
  • Details: Meet every Thursday for a chin-wagging time with your neighbours and their dogs. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Friday 16 February

Grimethorpe Stroll Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Acorn Centre car park, rear gates (S72 7BB)
  • Details: This walk is 2.6 miles through the New Spring Park. It has a good surface with an incline to the viewpoint. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Reds Connect Walking Group - 1pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean for details. Email seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for more details.

Walking Fridays - 2pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Athersley Community Hub
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Community Hub (S71 3DQ)
  • Details: Walk and talk for an hour. Email gary.boardley@community-shop.co.uk for more details.

Saturday 17 February

Parkwalk at parkrun: Locke Park - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Parkrun Barnsley

Parkwalk at parkrun: Penistone Show Ground - 9am

  • Organised by: Penistone Parkrun
  • Meeting point: Penistone Show Ground, off Market Lane, Penistone (S36 6TS)
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Parkrun Penistone

Sunday 18 February

Sunday Strollers - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: A leisurely stroll for an hour, become a member for more details.

Junior parkwalk at parkrun

  • Organised by: Barnsley Junior parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for four to 14-year-olds every Sunday at 9am at Locke Park. Visit Barnsley junior parkrun for more details.

Week 4 - Monday 19 February to Sunday 25 February

Monday 19 February

Age UK Wombwell Social - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Kate's Sandwich Bar, S73 8EP 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk on the Trans Pennine Trail. Various routes that are wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Monday Walking - 10am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: The walk is roughly 4 to 5 miles long over ‘easy’ terrain.

Manvers Lake Waterfront Walk - 12pm to 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the RSPB Courtyard (S73 0YF)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6 mile walk. This walk is dog-friendly and can get muddy. The group stop at the Boat House Café halfway through the walk for a cuppa. No booking required. Email juliapowles2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday 20 February

Phoenix Park Wellbeing Walk - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Phoenix Park. Meet by the Phoenix Park sign (S63 0BD)
  • Details: A two-mile circular walk around Phoenix Park in Thurnscoe. Look out for the unique sculptures as you stroll along the paths. The park has a good hard surface, with slight inclines and plenty of rest stops along the way. The walk is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and dogs on a lead. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Nordic Walking - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Move with Equanimity
  • Meeting point: Various locations
  • Details: A gentle social Nordic Walking group with Pilates building strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. Aimed at those aged 50+ with limiting health conditions. Inside sessions in winter on a Friday. Five classes cost £25. Contact Sarah to book a place. Email sarah@movewithequanimity.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday Walkers Group - 10am to 1pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Penistone Walking Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes about 4 to 5 miles long. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Royston Walk and Talk - 10am to 2.30pm

  • Organised by: Anne Walker
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Royston Civic car park (S71 4EP)
  • Details: This 8-mile circular route is aimed at more able walkers. The walks are fairly flat, using local trails along the disused railway and canal routes around Royston. The walking pace is leisurely with at least two stops. It’s a good way of keeping fit, enjoying the fresh air, and making new friends. All you need to do is turn up with suitable shoes or boots, waterproofs if required, and a flask and a packed lunch. Unfortunately, no pets on the walk. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Elsecar Park Wellbeing Walk

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Tee Cup Café in the park (S74 8EY)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk. It is dog friendly, and beginners are welcome. Join the group for a post-walk coffee at one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email peter-bmv@hotmail.com for more details.

Wednesday 21 February

Wednesday Ramblers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: Routes vary each week, 4 to 5 miles. Contact the walk leaders for more details.

Cudworth Circuit - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Cudworth Library (S72 8UQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.8 mile walk around Cudworth and surrounding fields. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Next Step Forward - 10.15am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: For people living with and beyond breast cancer. Booking is essential for these walks, contact Pat on the email address provided. Call 07493 817870 or email walk@nextstepforward.org.uk for more details.

Wombwell Circuit - 10.30am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet at Summer Lane Car Park top entrance, S73 0DQ
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 3.4 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail and surrounding areas. This walk is dog friendly and Various routes are available. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Walk Out Wednesday Penistone - 11am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet on the bench next to the skate park, S36 6TS
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail. This walk is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. The walk can be shortened if required. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Come Walk With Us - 4.30pm to 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Meet at Worsbrough Miners Welfare 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join. Each route starts at the same place but varies each week. Routes are about two miles long. Dogs on a lead are welcome. No booking required. Email freya.littlewood@barnsleyfc.co.uk or alice.osborne@barnsleyfc.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 22 February

Thursday Longer Walks - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Distances, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Depending on the time of year the walks are usually 8-9 miles long. Good footwear and clothing for all weathers are essential. Can involve challenging ascents and terrain. Often one hour's travel from Barnsley. Become a member to find out more.

Strolling Reds - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean for details. Email seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for more details.

Lundwood Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Priory Campus main entrance
  • Details: Join the walk for a stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail. The route is mostly paved and flat. It is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly (on a lead). No booking required. Email karla.balint@nhs.net for more details.

Worsbrough Mill Circuit - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Worsbrough Mill car park (S70 5JL)
  • Details: Join the group on a sociable stroll around the reservoir. This walk can be muddy and is dog friendly. Join them for a cuppa in one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Darton Walking for Wellness - 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Age UK
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Darton Darby and Joan Club
  • Details: A steady walk around two routes alternating weekly. Darton Park route (only walking this route in winter) has flat tarmac paths with benches available. The Longfields walk route requires a fair level of mobility as the ground is uneven and can be muddy. Call Age UK on (01226) 776820 for more details.

Summer Lane Dog Walking Group - 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Creative Recovery
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Creative Recovery College on Prospect Street
  • Details: Meet every Thursday for a chin-wagging time with your neighbours and their dogs. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details

Friday 23 February

Grimethorpe Stroll Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Acorn Centre car park, rear gates (S72 7BB)
  • Details: This walk is 2.6 miles through the New Spring Park. It has a good surface with an incline to the viewpoint. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required.

Reds Connect Walking Group - 1pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean at seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for details.

Walking Fridays - 2pm to 3pm

  • Organised by: Athersley Community Hub
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Community Hub (S71 3DQ)
  • Details: Walk and talk for an hour. Email gary.boardley@community-shop.co.uk for more details.

Saturday 24 February

Parkwalk at parkrun: Locke Park - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Barnsley parkrun.

Parkwalk at parkrun: Penistone Show Ground - 9am

  • Organised by: Penistone parkrun
  • Meeting point: Penistone Show Ground, off Market Lane, Penistone (S36 6TS)
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Register at Penistone parkrun.

Sunday 25 February

Sunday Strollers - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: A leisurely stroll for an hour, become a member for more details.

Junior parkwalk at parkrun - 9am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Junior parkrun
  • Meeting point: Locke Park
  • Details: A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for four to 14-year-olds every Sunday at 9am at Locke Park. Visit Barnsley junior parkrun for more details.

Week 5 - Monday 26 February to Thursday 31 February

Monday 26 February

Age UK Wombwell Social - 10am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Kate's Sandwich Bar (S73 8EP)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk on the Trans Pennine Trail. Various routes that are wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Monday Walking - 10am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: U3A/BOPPAA
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: The walk is roughly 4-5 miles long over ‘easy’ terrain.

Manvers Lake Waterfront Walk - 12pm to 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the RSPB Courtyard (S73 0YF)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6-mile walk. This walk is dog-friendly and can get muddy. The group stop at the Boat House Café halfway through the walk for a cuppa. No booking required. Email juliapowles2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

Tuesday 27 February

Phoenix Park Wellbeing Walk - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Phoenix Park. Meet by the Phoenix Park sign (S63 0BD)
  • Details: A two-mile circular walk around Phoenix Park in Thurnscoe. Look out for the unique sculptures as you stroll along the paths. The park has a good hard surface, with slight inclines and plenty of rest stops along the way. The walk is suitable for prams, wheelchairs and dogs on a lead. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Nordic Walking - 10am to 11am

  • Organised by: Move with Equanimity
  • Meeting point: Various locations
  • Details: A gentle social Nordic Walking group with Pilates building strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. Aimed at those aged 50+ with limiting health conditions. Inside sessions in winter on a Friday. Five classes cost £25. Contact Sarah on sarah@movewithequanimity.co.uk to book a place.

Tuesday Walkers Group - 10am to 1pm

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Penistone Walking Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: Various routes about 4 to 5 miles long. Speak to one of the walk leaders for more details.

Royston Walk and Talk - 10am to 2.30pm

  • Organised by: Anne Walker
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Royston Civic car park (S71 4EP)
  • Details: This eight-mile circular route is aimed at more able walkers. The walks are fairly flat, using local trails along the disused railway and canal routes around Royston. The walking pace is leisurely with at least two stops. It’s a good way of keeping fit, enjoying the fresh air, and making new friends. All you need to do is turn up with suitable shoes or boots, waterproofs if required, and a flask and a packed lunch. Unfortunately, no pets on the walk. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Elsecar Park Wellbeing Walk - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Tee Cup Café in the park (S74 8EY)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this two-mile walk. It is dog friendly, and beginners are welcome. Join the group for a post-walk coffee at one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email peter-bmv@hotmail.com for more details.

Wednesday 28 February

Wednesday Ramblers Group - 10am

  • Organised by: U3A
  • Meeting point: Meet at Alder Close Community Centre
  • Details: Routes vary each week, 4 to 5 miles. Contact the walk leaders for more details.

Cudworth Circuit - 10.30am to 11.45am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Cudworth Library, S72 8UQ
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.8-mile walk around Cudworth and surrounding fields. This walk is dog friendly. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Next Step Forward - 10.15am to 11.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Various routes and meeting points
  • Details: For people living with and beyond breast cancer. Booking is essential for these walks, contact Pat at walk@nextstepforward.org.uk.

Wombwell Circuit - 10.30am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet at Summer Lane Car Park top entrance (S73 0DQ)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 3.4 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail and surrounding areas. This walk is dog friendly and Various routes are available. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Walk Out Wednesday Penistone - 11am to 12.30pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet on the bench next to the skate park (S36 6TS)
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join this 2.6 mile walk along the Trans Pennine Trail. This walk is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly. The walk can be shortened if required. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Parkland Ranger Walk - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Wentworth Castle Gardens
  • Meeting point: Meet Outside the Long Barn Café 
  • Details: The walk is 1.5 miles long. Sensible footwear is advised for uneven terrains and mud. Walk, talk, and learn about the grade 1 listed site. No booking required. Email wentworthcastlegardens@nationaltrust.org.uk for more details.

Come Walk With Us

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Meet at Worsbrough Miners Welfare 
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join. Each route starts at the same place but varies each week. Routes are about two miles long. Dogs on a lead are welcome. No booking required. Email freya.littlewood@barnsleyfc.co.uk or alice.osborne@barnsleyfc.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 29 February

Strolling Reds - 10am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley FC Community Trust
  • Meeting point: Distance, routes and meeting points vary
  • Details: Everyone is welcome to join, each walk has a café stop during or after the walk. Contact Sean at seanmargison@barnsleyfc.gov.uk for more details.

Lundwood Wellbeing Walk - 10.30am to 11.30am

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Priory Campus main entrance
  • Details: Join the walk for a stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail. The route is mostly paved and flat. It is wheelchair, pram, and dog friendly (on a lead). No booking required. Email karla.balint@nhs.net for more details.

Worsbrough Mill Circuit - 11am to 12pm

  • Organised by: Barnsley Wellbeing Walks
  • Meeting point: Meet in the Worsbrough Mill car park (S70 5JL)
  • Details: Join the group on a sociable stroll around the reservoir. This walk can be muddy and is dog friendly. Join them for a cuppa in one of the local cafés. No booking required. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Darton Walking for Wellness - 1.30pm

  • Organised by: Age UK
  • Meeting point: Meet outside Darton Darby and Joan Club
  • Details: A steady walk around two routes alternating weekly. Darton Park route (only walking this route in winter) has flat tarmac paths with benches available. The Longfields walk route requires a fair level of mobility as the ground is uneven and can be muddy. Call Age UK on (01226) 776820 for more details.

Summer Lane Dog Walking Group - 5.30pm

  • Organised by: Creative Recovery
  • Meeting point: Meet outside the Creative Recovery College on Prospect Street
  • Details: Meet every Thursday for a chin-wagging time with your neighbours and their dogs. Email sportandactiverecreation@barnsley.gov.uk for more details.

Ongoing walking activities

Self-led Sensory Trail

  • Organised by: Wentworth Castle Gardens
  • Details: Explore the gardens. Pick up a map at the visitor reception or download it before your visit, then follow the trail and smell, touch, look and listen for a sensational adventure! Sensible footwear for uneven terrains and mud. Normal admission fees apply, no booking required. Visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens website for more details.

Self-led orienteering

  • Organised by: Wentworth Castle Gardens
  • Details: Exercise your body and your mind with one of our orienteering trails, designed for families. They make use of paths and trails around the gardens and can be accessed without using steps.
    The short course map is 1km and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There is a longer route too, for those who are ready for more of a challenge. An orienteering pack - which includes a pencil and a Wentworth Castle Gardens medal - costs £3 from the visitor reception. The map only is £1. Normal admission fees apply, no booking required. Visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens website for more details.

Self-led Colour Detectives walk with lanyard

  • Organised by: Wentworth Castle Gardens
  • Details: Become a colour detective and walk round the gardens investigating the spring colours. Between Saturday 1 February and Friday 22 March, pick up a lanyard and set of colour paddles from visitor reception and turn your visit into a colourful adventure. Sensible footwear for uneven terrains and mud. Normal admission fees apply, no booking required.  Visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens website for more details.

Self-led explore the parklands using their sensory map

  • Organised by: Cannon Hall Museum
  • Details: Visit the parkland on any day and you will see walkers soaking up the atmosphere, dogs exploring, families spending time together and friends socialising - all continuing the tradition of making special memories in this enchanting place. While you’re there, why not explore the parklands using the sensory map (download it before you go). Visit the Cannon Hall website for more details.

Self-led walks and outdoor activities