Langsett 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.

This route meanders through woodland and across open moor providing spectacular views from higher ground, especially from the ruins known as North America. There are some steep climbs up rocky, muddy tracks so this walk will appeal to the more adventurous walker. Sturdy boots are recommended. The walk is 3 miles long.


About 4 miles southwest of Penistone


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Route Length

3 miles

Walking Time

3 hours

Terrain & Gradient

This route includes a mixture of surfaced tracks and paths, grassy, muddy paths, and uneven rocky terrain. Some sections involve steep climbs. There are some gates along the route and a set of steps leading up to point 9.

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. Please be aware that there is a height barrier at this car park.

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 0.1 miles away opposite the Wagon and Horses pub and 1.3 miles away on Manchester Road.


Parking Disabled Parking Toilets Disabled Toilets Picnic Area

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