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South Yorkshire Way - Central Route

S Yorkshire

156 km / 97 miles
Two new long distance trails have been created in South Yorkshire making up the South Yorkshire Way. One covers 171 miles around the boundary and the other 98 miles through the centre, with fine countryside, towns and history. The two routes meet near Thorne North Railway Station at the east side, and near Dore & Totley Railway Station at the west side.

The Central Route meanders through the heart of the county, passing through the centres of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, taking in old country houses, castles, follies, country parks, canals and nature reserves along the way. No route description for the route but a GPX file is available from the website at and from the LDWA website.

UPDATE May 2023: A one and a half kilometre stretch of this LDP has been closed between SK 425924 (alongside Rotherham’s New York Stadium) to SK 412922 (near Blackburn Meadows) since March 2022. It is scheduled to re-open at the end of July 2023.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Yorkshire Rose above 'SY' on green and black square.
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: SE680137 - Thorne North Rail Station, S Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK323812 - Dore and Totley Rail Station, S Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: South Yorkshire Way


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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:
OS Landranger 110, 111, 120
OS Landranger Active 110, 111, 120
OS Explorer 1, 278, 279
OS Explorer Active 1, 278, 279

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Route Profile:

157.3 km (97.7 miles)
2,257 m (7,405 ft) ascent
251 m (823 ft)  maximum height

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