Superlative WalksUrban trails, each with something very special
This walk, starting from the car park at Elsecar, includes a key site in the early industrial revolution and now a mixed use Heritage Village. It then follows public footpaths through fields and woodland, before descending to the parkland of Wentworth Woodhouse, the former residence of the Fitzwilliam family, who developed Elsecar, in the 18th century. The building went through several ownerships and is now being restored by a charitable trust with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Passing through the village of Wentworth, with several opportunities for refreshment, the walk returns across fields to Elsecar. These instructions are best read in conjunction with OS Explorer 1:25,000 Map 278.
Location: Wentworth, & Elsecar, South Yorkshire
Parking : At Elsecar Heritage Centre
Distance: 6.1 miles
Time : 3 hours (excluding stops)
Ascent/Descent: 583 feet
Map: OS Explorer 278
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