A circular walk around Cawthorne

A steady uphill walk across farmland and through woodland providing views in High Hoyland back down towards Cannon Hall and Cawthorne. An easy downhill return across farmland.

Technical sheet
No. 1634913
A Cawthorne walk posted on 20/11/18 by wendy kirkland. Update : 10/12/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 5.53km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 133m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 134m
Highest point Highest point : 198m
Lowest point Lowest point : 80m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Cawthorne
Starting point Starting point : N 53.568837° / W 1.57147°
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Description

(D) Park down a side street near the village shops in Cawthorne. Head down Darton Road and turn left down a signed track just after the Beatson House restaurant. Don't follow the path right but walk quite steeply down a track keeping the allotments on your right.

(1) Follow the path down as it opens out and carry on straight ahead over a small footbridge. Carry on straight ahead up across the fields and head for the woods. Walk through a small section of woodland before emerging into pastures again. Carry on up with the main woodland on your right before entering the wood again in front of you. Follow the path up through the wood to emerge into the open. The path turns into a track with houses on your left and the main road through High Hoyland in front of you.

(2) At the top turn left onto the main road. Just past the village pub, The Cherry Tree, take the left fork heading down towards Cawthorne and Cannon Hall. Take in the views. Head down the road and after you pass the first house on the left you will see the sign post further ahead on the left. A tricky stile leads you down across a field. Head for the gate slightly to your left but practically straight ahead.

(3) As your enter the wood take the right path and follow it slightly to the right. Emerge into a field again and continue straight across the next two fields downhill over the stiles. In the third field go straight across for about two thirds of the field and then head towards the pylon next to the left hand hedge. The stile is hiding on the right behind the pylon. This is an awkward bridge type stile. Head diagonally across the next field almost to the bottom left corner where you will see a gateway over the stream.

(4) Go up the field with the boundary close on your right and through the gate - stile in front. Again continue this time with the boundary on your left. A gate/ stile appears in the left hand corner. Continue on a green track out of the field and over a bridge. As the path forks take the right branch then continue on the track steeply up through the hedges back into Cawthorne village. Trace your steps back to your car. (A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 103m - Park near village shops in Cawthorne
1 : km 0.46 - alt. 80m - Carry on over footbridge
2 : km 2.4 - alt. 185m - Turn left onto main road
3 : km 3.3 - alt. 157m - Take righthand path through woods
4 : km 4.33 - alt. 94m - Gateway over stream
D/A : km 5.53 - alt. 103m - Return to parking near village shops

Useful Information

There is lots of off road parking in the village of Cawthorne.

Note the woodland paths are quite wet and sludgy in winter, and there are quite a number of wooden stiles.

A lot of the fields had sheep and cattle grazing so our dogs were on leads.

After the walk if you don't fancy a pint at the Spencer Arms pub in Cawthorne then if you head to Cannon Hall by turning Right out of Cawthorne you can access several cafes, a garden centre and can exercise your dogs further in the beautiful gardens and parkland.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 22 Jul 2019 12:34:45 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 21/07/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

great walk

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