Langsett easier walk

Covid-19 update

In accordance with government guidance, our recreational sites and car parks remain open during the national lockdown for people to exercise locally. We ask that you follow the latest guidance to help keep yourself, our key workers and others safe. In the current lockdown this includes:

  • Please do not travel to one of our sites if it isn’t local (which the government has defined as the village, town, or part of a city where you live).
  • Please only visit to exercise with your household, your support bubble, or to meet one other person.

If you do plan to visit, we continue to request that you are respectful of our sites, staff members, other visitors and local communities:

  • Please maintain social distancing throughout your visit.
  • Please follow any instructions on signage around the site.
  • Please follow designated paths. The paths are there to keep you and our key workers safe.
  • Make sure you take any litter home with you and do not light any BBQs or fires.
  • If the car park is full, please do not park on verges or on the road as this causes traffic issues and can block important access for operational vehicles or the emergency services.

All of our toilet facilities are currently closed so please be mindful of this when visiting.


East of Stocksbridge on the A616


1 out of 4

Route Length

2.5 miles

Route Time

1.5 hours

Terrain & Gradient

The shorter version of the walk is on a well-surfaced path with a consistent 2 metre width. Most of this is quite flat or gently undulating, however there are a couple of steep sections, particularly the first descent from the car park down to the shore. The extended route includes a 500 metre section of wide track that can get muddy during wetter periods, and is a steady climb. The remainder of this circular route is on a well-surfaced bridleway which is consistently at least 2 metres wide. This is mostly quite flat but with a 40 metre section of steep climb.

How To Get There

By car: You can use our free Langsett Barn car park (S36 4GY) just off the A616. Alternative parking is available at Langsett Flouch car park which is further west along the A616, approximately 250 metres before the Flouch roundabout (this car park has a height barrier). Please be aware that accessing the route from Flouch car park involves crossing a busy road, so please take care.

From Penistone, follow the A638. After about 3 miles, the main road curves to the right; here turn left along Fullshaw Lane, which then becomes Gilbert Hill. You will meet the A616 after about a mile; turn right and look out for the entrance to Langsett Barn car park on your left after less than 100m.

By public transport: there is a bus stop nearby, opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and another 1 ¼ miles away, on Manchester Road.

For up to date travel information from any location, visit google maps to search direction.


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