Parkland explorer walk (pink route)

Walking trail

Put on your walking boots and discover historic monuments, woodland and a herd of deer in Stainborough park. With 500 acres of parkland, you can have your own corner to yourself.

The view across the parkland Wentworth Castle Gardens, Yorkshire


Parkland explorer walk map (clockwise route)


The parkland entrance gate near to the Long Barn Café.


Enter the parkland through the green gate (noting the sign about dogs on leads and the free roaming deer and livestock). Follow the pink arrow down a grassy path on your left.

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The entrance to the parkland


At the bottom of the hill you will come to a green gate. Turn right before this gate, following the pink arrow and keeping the green fence on your left.


At the next pink arrow bear right, keeping the Serpentine River on your left.

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View of the house from the parkland


When you reach a wooden seat, follow the pink arrow around to the right, keeping the trees on your left.

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Head into the woods to build a den


As you continue, the Rotunda will appear ahead. At the next pink arrow take a left to head up to the Rotunda. A perfect place for a picnic.

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A view of the Rotunda


Retrace your steps back down the path and then turn left at the pink arrow, keeping the trees on your left.


Continue along the path heading through a large metal gate and then bear left down the slope to the corner of the woods. Go through the small wooden gate, then take the right-hand path into Broom Royd Wood towards the Duke of Argyll, as indicated by the signpost. (To avoid the detour to the monument, bear right at the corner of the field and don't go through the small gate into Broom Royd Wood).

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Go through the small wooden gate and right towards the monument


From the Duke of Argyll, retrace your steps through Broom Royd Wood back to the signpost and go left through the wooden gate again, back up the slope.

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The Duke of Argyll Monument


At the top of the slope, bear left on the grass path and up onto The Great South Avenue.

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A view of The Great South Avenue


Continue uphill and at the brow you will see Wentworth Castle appear. Continue until you reach a wooden gate and then turn right down the hill.

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View of the house from The Great South Avenue


Head through the large metal gate and continue along the grassy path on the left. Continue until you reach the parkland entrance gate - the point where you started.

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View across the parkland to Barnsley and Rotherham


At the parkland entrance gate where the walk began. Take a break and enjoy some refreshment back at the Long Barn Café, which serves a selection of snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks.

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Parkland explorer walk (pink route)


Clearly marked grassy paths throughout the parkland. Some steady inclines throughout the walk. Not suitable for mobility scooters and most pushchairs will struggle.


Parkland explorer walk (pink route)

Contact us

Address: Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, S75 3EN

Call: 01226 323070

Parkland explorer walk (pink route)

How to get here

Wentworth Castle Gardens, Park Drive, Barnsley, S75 3EN. Walk from the National Trust car park to the parkland entrance gate near to the Long Barn Cafe.
By road

Exit M1 at junction 37 towards Barnsley.

Parking: Cark parking is available off Lowe Lane, Stainborough. This is included within the admission price.

SatNav: Use postcode S75 3EN.

Parkland explorer walk (pink route)

Facilities and access

  • Café
  • Toilets
  • Dog waste bins