Wentworth - Elsecar Circular


2 Hours

3.6 Miles

119 Metres

4 - Most dog should be able to cope with them

George & Dragon - 85 Main St, Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TN

Abbey Vets - 1 West St, Hoyland, Barnsley S74 9JU, 01226 747450


The trails are easy to follow and safe, providing a comfortable journey through nature. Pass through woodlands and green fields.


Majority of this walk is set back away from the road. the start and end follow a busy road but have safe sidewalks.

Other considerations

Check out Wentworth's cafes and shops and don't miss a stop at Elsecar Park. It has a shop, toilets, mini golf, football field and beautiful gardens.

A serene and tranquil walk.

Experience the perfect day with a peaceful stroll through Wentworth’s natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. 

Discover the hidden gem of Elsecar Park, known for its lush greenery, blooming flowers, and tranquil atmosphere. Take a moment to bask in the gentle breeze and calming sounds of nature on the paths. 

With something for everyone, Elsecar Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind or enjoy a beautiful day out with loved ones. 

Starting point  – Main streetWentworth, Rotherham S62 7TL

3hrs Free parking

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If your a garmin user and have a watch that is compatible you can download the route directly from garming.connect to your watch.

Click here to follow it on a Garmin device.

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starting your walk, exit the car park, turning right back onto Main Street. 

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After a short distance you’ll want to turn right onto Clayfield Lane, opposite the red phone box. 

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Directly ahead you’ll see a stile. with enough space for your four-legged friend to pass through continue up. 

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Embark on a narrow path to the cross section where the path splits, take the harder to see route straight ahead. Look out for the metal gate andfollow this to the right.

Eventually bringing you out into the large field, using the Visible dirt path to guide you along. 

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Making your way into the woodland with the fence on your right, follow the bend round to the left, continue through here bringing you out into a wild field with a easily recognisable path that cuts through to more woodland on the opposite side.


Turn left, taking you towards Elsecar. 

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Bringing you out opposite Elsecar park, Cross the road and enter the beautiful and tranquil park.

Great place to rest, rehydrate and explore. for a more information on Elsecar park click here.

when you’re ready head back the same way, crossing the road, back through the woodland turning right back into the wild field except this time instead of cutting across follow the path that edges the woodland to the left.

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Edge your way around, entering yet another wooded area. continue straight ahead over the stile, bringing you into farm land. 

The path becomes a little less visible here, cutting directly across the farm land you’ll have another 3 stiles (most dogs should be able to cope with these at the time of writing).

After passing the 3rd stile its smooth sailing from here.  

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Soaking in the beautiful views, following the path that edges the wheat field. 

On the right you will arrive at the impressive needles eyes.

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Needles eye is a 14-metre (46 ft) pyramid Grade II* listed building

Allegedly the Needle’s Eye in Wentworth Woodhouse was built in the early 18th-century to win a bet as the second Marquees Rockingham claimed he could drive a coach and horse through the eye of a needle.

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A short distance after Needles Eyes, turn right through the gate and following is road round to the right and back to the car park. 

I hope you found this walk an enjoyable as we did. 

Besides giving you this fantastic range of dog friendly walks we also we provided a range of premium bespoke pet care services for your furry companion. Our trained professionals offer a wide range of specialized services to ensure that both you and your pet feel comfortable and happy with our services. 

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