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Here you can read a personal account of the route for this stage, together with route maps centred around the start and end points, and information on transport connections, pubs, accommodation and camp sites. You can see a photo gallery, browse through the walk stages, and you can use Google search to look up the start and end points of your day's walking. GPX files for your sat nav are available for download, but please don't blame me if you get lost following them!

From: Pastures Lodge, Denaby IngsTo: Stainborough Cricket Club14.3 miles23 km77m ascent17m descent
ThumbnailIf you've done the whole walk in one piece, respect to you. You're on your last day, and a welcome home pint (free, motivated by the great Wainwright, if I'm around) at the cricket club. You've got a pleasant day today, on a narrow rural corridor through industry and civilisation. To start with, the Trans Pennine Trail shares its route with the Dearne Way, which follows the River Dearne through my home town of Barnsley. Follow the Dearne all the way to Bolton upon Dearne, starting off on the north-east bank, but crossing to the south bank at a road bridge near Adwick. Now we follow the south bank until we pass the south side of the Old Moor Nature Reserve - ensure you don't follow the Dearne Way (and the Barnsley Boundary Walk) to the north. From Old Moor, the route gets a bit more hemmed in by civilisation, but it's still a pleasant walk skirting Wombwell. For me, nostalgia kicks in around here, as the Way passes the Aldham Industrial Estate, where my former company ABI Electronics Ltd started out in a tiny unit in 1983, and fed me until I retired and sold up in 2014. Moving quickly on, the Way then curves to the west at a junction of disused railways, and passes through increasingly nice countryside. Note how the long lost contours on the maps, and on the ground, are starting to reappear around here - a reminder that we are heading for the Pennines, where our journey began nearly 6 weeks ago. It's a nice feeling to be heading for the hills again, but I doubt if many people would carry on and go round again! You could be tempted by the Ship Inn at Worsbrough (I was) but it's only about 2 miles to the end from here. The Way passes Worsbrough Mill Country Park where there's a nice café at the old mill, and at Wigfield Farm just off the route. Keep on the old railway and watch out for a bridge over the M1 - you're close now. Cross over the road to Stainborough and turn left, then march triumphantly up the hill, past the Strafford Arms to the cricket club. If the club bar is open, ask someone to ring me and I'll get you a pint. Well done, thank you for following my walk, and please let me know your feedback. After your free pint, set off again, but do it the other way so you can see the views from the opposite perspective. Happy walking!
Bus LogoMexborough: Harlington: Bolton upon Dearne: Wombwell: Worsbrough: Gilroyd: Dodworth: StainboroughBeer LogoShip Inn, Worsbrough: Stainborough Cricket Club, Stafford Arms, Stainborough.
Train LogoMexborough: Conisbrough: Bolton upon Dearne: Wombwell: Dodworth: BarnsleyBed LogoDodworth: Barnsley
Car LogoDenaby Ings: Harlington: Bolton upon Dearne: Old Moor House: Wombwell: Lewden: Worsbrough: Gilroyd: StainboroughTent LogoStainborough Cricket Club
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