Walking the Woodhead

On Saturday the 16th of July, to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the closure of the Woodhead Rail Line, Don Valley Railway are inviting people to join them in walking the line.

We plan to walk from Deepcar to a point above the mid-point of the Woodhead Tunnel where we will rendezvous with people from the ReOpen the Woodhead Line Group, who are walking from Hadfield. We will then walk back.

This wall is about 16 miles there and back, but because we are walking on the old railway line it will be very easy going.  If you do not wish to do the whole trail, you can of course just join us for a section of it.

We aim to depart from Deepcar Station at 11am.

We aim to arrive at Penistone by 12.30pm – People can meet us off the train from Sheffield which leaves Sheffield at 11.36 and arrives at Penistone at 12.18.

We will leave Penistone at 12.42pm after the train from Huddersfield arrives

You can meet us at Hazelhead at 13.30pm – where the line crosses the A616 just north of Flouch

You can meet us at Dunford Bridge at 14.30

We will then head up Windle Edge and onto the moor to the midpoint of the tunnel, arriving at 3pm.

After that we will return via the same route.

As I say just join us for a short section if you wish. If you plan to join any or all of the walk, remember to wear good walking shoes or boots, bring sun block, rain gear and a good supply of food and drink!

See you on the 16th to walk the line.

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