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Named discs with miners lamp logoDearne Way

S Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

51 km / 32 miles
A route following the River Dearne from the source to the confluence with the River Don passing contrasting countryside including Bretton Country Park, Barnsley, canals and riverside.
UPDATE MARCH 2021 - The route for this LDP passes through the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, using permissive footpaths. We have been advised that the Yorkshire Sculpture Park have recently started charging a fee of 6 to use these permissive footpaths.
Alternative arrangements may want to be made to avoid these charges. One possible option is to go through the village of West Bretton.
It is not proposed to amend our GPX files at the present time.


Waymark: Named discs with miners lamp logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs with miners lamp logo
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SE200080 - Birdsedge, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK479999 - Mexborough, S Yorkshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF Dearne Way 1 - Birdsedge to Bretton  (LDWA ) Download File
Leaflet - PDF Dearne Way 2 - Bretton to Barnsley  (LDWA ) Download File
Leaflet - PDF Dearne Way 3 - Barnsley to Darfield  (LDWA ) Download File
Leaflet - PDF Dearne Way 4 - Darfield to Mexborough  (LDWA ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 110, 111
OS Landranger Active 110, 111
OS Explorer 1, 278, 279, 288
OS Explorer Active 1, 278, 279, 288

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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< 1 km
4 km

Connected Paths:


GPX Route File
Dearne Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 28/02/2021 23:39:32
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MemoryMap Route File
Dearne Way Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 28/02/2021 23:39:32
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Tracklogs Route File
Dearne Way Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 28/02/2021 23:39:32
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Route Profile:

51.1 km (31.8 miles)
450 m (1,476 ft) ascent
277 m (909 ft)  maximum height

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