Scout Dike walk

Scout Dike has a picturesque walk following the water’s edge.

Pebbles in water

Take in the views

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.


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Scout Dike walking guide



2 miles north of Penistone.


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1 out of 4

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 on the walk guide. 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.


There are only 32 parking spaces at this car park, and they fill up quickly most days.

From Harrogate

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.

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.

Visitor information

To keep everyone happy and safe, please:

  • follow government guidance
  • don’t swim
  • take your litter home
  • stick to the path
  • keep your dog on a lead
  • clean up after your dog
  • don’t light fires or BBQs.

Make a day of it

While you're here, why not try another walk?

Walk Distance Difficulty Facilities

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