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Scout Dike is a picturesque walk following the water’s edge along a babbling beck and through mature woodland. The route is mostly surfaced apart from the embankment top. There is only one short steep section, at the start of the walk.
2 miles north of Penistone
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Terrain & Gradient
There are no slopes apart from the initial hill down from the car park. The path is surfaced the full way around, except for on the embankment between points 1 and 4. The embankment is grassy and can sometimes be muddy.
How To Get There
By car: you can use our free car park (S36 7EZ), just off the A629.
From Penistone: head north on the B6462 (Huddersfield Road) for about a mile, until it meets the A629 (Halifax Road). Turn left to follow the A629 for about 200 metres, where the entrance to Scout Dike’s car park is on the left.
From Shepley: follow the A629 (Halifax Road) southwards. After about 4½ miles, you will reach the entrance to the Scout Dike’s car park on the right.
By public transport: There is a bus stop 1 mile away on Talbot Road. Penistone train station (S36 6AJ) is also a 1 ¾ mile walk away.
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