A Walk from Cannon Hall - South Yorkshire

June 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I prepared a number of walk articles for Yorkshire Ridings magazine. The magazine itself has unfortunately been a victim of changes in the publishing industry, and is no more. I will however publish some of these articles on this blog so the walks and accompanying photographs remain available to anybody who is interested.

The walks features published in the magazine cover all parts of Yorkshire. This walk begins from Cannon Hall,  a country house museum located around 5 miles west of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. Cannon Hall Park, with its grassy meadow leading down to a series of ponds and cascades provides an attractive starting point for the walk, which continues through countryside and deciduous woodland. The walk is five miles long. It includes field and woodland paths which may be muddy after rain and several stiles, but no other difficulties.

The photographs for this feature were taken in the Autumn. The main shot is a classic "across the park" view framed by silhouetted oak leaves. The park features (ponds, cascades and a clapper style footbridge) provide interesting subjects for a number of supporting shots. The images are rounded off with photographs of deffer Woods, with beech leaves carpeting the woodland floor, a view across from the terrace of Cannon Hall towards Cawthorne and a view of Cannon Hall Farm - a well known petting farm and visitor attraction.

 Click on the image below to view the complete article (including a route map) as a pdf file: Cannon Hall Walk


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