Parkland explorer walk (green route)

Walking trail

Put on your walking boots and discover historic monuments, woodland and a herd of deer in Stainborough park. This green route guides you the other way round the original pink trail.

Visitor walking in the parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens


Parkland explorer walk map (anti-clockwise route)


The parkland entrance gate near to the HaHa bridge


Standing with the Palladian wing (pillared front) of the house directly behind you, enter the parkland through the wooden gate (noting the sign about dogs on leads and the free roaming deer and livestock). Walk straight ahead down The Great South Avenue following the green arrow. You might be able to see the deer behind the fence on your left.

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The south entrance to the parkland


As you approach the marker post at the bottom of the avenue, bear right towards the small wooden gate at the edge of Broom Royd Wood.

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Bear right towards the small wooden gate


Go through the gate and take the right-hand woodland path towards the Duke of Argyll monument as indicated by the wooden signpost.

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The Duke of Argyll Monument


Retrace your steps and go back through the small wooden gate and up the slope, following the fence on your right. Go through the metal gate into the deer park, signed with a green arrow.


Keep following the path with the woods on your right, past the wooden seat with the green arrow. Notice the dens that have been built in the woods. As you come to the next marker, turn right and 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 right at the green arrow, keeping the trees on your right. Look out for the great views of the house across the park, often with deer in the foreground.

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View across the parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens


Follow the path round to the right, following the edge of the woods, towards the Serpentine River.


The path bends to the left alongside the Serpentine River on your right.

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The path bends to the left


You will come to a green gate and information board at the bottom of the hill. Turn left here, following the green arrow.


Walk up the hill, between the many oak trees, to the green metal gate.

Gates by the Long Barn


The parkland entrance by the Long Barn Café. 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 (green 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 (green route)

Contact us

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

Call: 01226 323070

Parkland explorer walk (green 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 HaHa bridge
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 (green route)

Facilities and access

  • Café
  • Toilets
  • Dog waste bins