Scout Dike 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.
  • Please be mindful there are only 32 parking spaces at this car park which will fill up quick most days.
  • 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.

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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Route Length

2 miles

Walking Time

1 hour

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.

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


Parking Disabled Parking Picnic Area

Useful Downloads:

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