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From: Stainborough Cricket ClubTo: Cock Inn, Oughtibridge13.2 miles21.2 km395m ascent392m descent
ThumbnailHave a pint in the club bar, and set off. Walking is hard work, especially with a heavy pack, so you'll be glad to know the first pub is the Strafford Arms after about 120m. After a well-earned rest at the Strafford, join the Trans Pennine Trail at Gilroyd and head west through delightful pastoral countryside, calling at the Station at Silkstone Common and the Travellers Rest at Oxspring for further refreshments, although the Travellers is sometimes closed at lunchtimes. Follow the road downhill from the pub to the next pub, the Waggon and Horses, but leave your boots outside at this one. Do not follow the signed Trans Pennine Trail along the road to the north, but turn left uphill to join the trail at a bridge and head south through the beautiful River Don valley, including a tunnel complete with lighting provided by Barnsley Council. You can follow the trail all the way to Oughtibridge if you prefer, but the best way is to climb up to Wharncliffe Crags for fine views west to the Pennines, including Derwent Edge and Black Hill with its TV mast. You will meet Black Hill intimately on day 4 or 5. After the crags, there are a variety of woodland trails descending to rejoin the Trans Pennine Trail, then head for Oughtibridge. The Pheasant greets you, or you can press on to the Cock Inn which is the end of today's stage. Both are fine real ale, muddy boots, food and dogs pubs. Accommodation is non-existent in Oughtibridge, but there are good bus connections to Sheffield or Stocksbridge.
Bus LogoStainborough: Dodworth: Oxspring: OughtibridgeBeer LogoStainborough Cricket Club: Strafford Arms, Stainborough: Station, Silkstone Common (0.2 miles): Travellers Rest, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring: Pheasant, Cock Inn, Oughtibridge.
Train LogoBarnsley: Dodworth: Silkstone Common: Penistone: SheffieldBed LogoBarnsley: Dodworth: Sheffield:
Car LogoStainborough: Silkstone Common: Oxspring: Thurgoland: A616: OughtibridgeTent LogoStainborough Cricket Club: Travellers Rest, Oxspring: Wharncliffe Crags (wild)
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