Section 1 - Netherwood ALC to Gilroyd Lane

Section 1 of The Trans-Pennine 100 sees the route leave the School directly turning right onto the Dove Valley Trail and the plethora of path side amusements. 

Following this multi-use bridleway past the Worsborough Reservoir Park and over the M1 motorway.

Eventually reaching an open area just off the Trans Pennine Trail on Gilroyd Lane. 

  • The Dove Valley trail runs on a former railway line from Silkstone Common towards Wombwell and beyond passing through Dodworth and Worsborough forming part of the National Trans Pennine Trail.

  • The Worsborough Reservoir is a 60 acre reservoir and is a haven for wildlife and bird watchers. The park has well maintained footpaths and cycle-paths that meander through Willow Carr and around the circumference of the reservoir passing meadowlands that are rich in wild flowers.

  • Wentworth Castle is a grade-I listed country house, the former seat of the Earls of Strafford, at Stainborough, It is now home to the Northern College for Residential and Community Education.The original house, known as the Cutler house, was constructed for Sir Gervase Cutler (born 1640) in 1670. Sir Gervase then sold the estate to Thomas Wentworth, later the 1st Earl of Strafford. The house was remodeled in two great campaigns, by two earls, in remarkably different styles.

  • The Trans Pennine Trail is a long-distance path running from coast to coast across Northern England entirely on surfaced paths and using only gentle gradients (it runs largely along disused railway lines and canal towpaths). It forms part of European walking route E8 and is part of the National Cycle Network as Route 62 (referencing the M62 motorway which also crosses the Pennines).

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