Superlative Walks

Urban trails, each with something very special

Wentworth Woodhouse


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.




Key Facts

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

The Map

We have used the excellent Plotaroute to lay out and display our walks. With this map you can print, zoom and carry out other functions using the menu at the top right of the box. Alternatively you can click on the link below the map to visit the walk on the plotaroute site.

For your convenience we offer the directions in two different formats


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