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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Barnsley. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Barnsley is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Barnsley

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    1

    Old road and track

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Route of the Pennine Cycleway that actually consists of the old main road (now well broken down and replaced by the new main road) and what appears to be a …

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    smokey57
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    2

    RSPB Old Moor

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The RSPB Old Moor nature reserve is 220 acres of wetland nature reserve which is home to some of the finest and rarest birds in Britain. Here, you can expect …

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    Amy
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    3

    Entering the Peak District

    Bike Touring Highlight

    With breath-taking landscapes, rich history and miles of traffic-free bike paths, the Peak District is a dream for cyclists. Founded in 1951, the Peak District was the first area to …

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    Amy
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    4

    Winscar Reservoir

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A large reservoir with spectacular scenery, the Winscar Reservoir is popular with hikers and bikers as well as windsurfers and sailors. The Pennine Sailing Club has its base at the …

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    Amy
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    5

    Elsecar Heritage Centre

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Elsecar Heritage Centre is a living history centre on the site of the Elsecar Ironworks that houses an exhibition centre, galleries, shops and cafes. It's the site of the only …

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    VeloElle
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    6

    Plank Gate

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A little bit of wilderness close to the city!

    This section of the Trans Pennine Trail is a wide, groomed, gravel path through the woodland linking Wortley to Oughtibridge. It's …

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    VeloElle
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    7

    The Stairfoot Station Heritage Park

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Stairfoot Station Heritage Park group has been formed to commemorate and celebrate the rich Industrial Heritage and Culture of the Stairfoot basin. This area in the last century was an important centre of industry and commerce comprising of….

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    Pat
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    8

    Worsbrough Reservoir

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Worsborough Reservoir and Mill is 60 acre of nature reserve with excellent cycle paths. It's popular among wildlife watchers and fishers.
    The Worsbrough Mill was built in the seventeenth …

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    Amy
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    9

    Beautiful scenery

    Hiking Highlight

    Great for a family walk of all ages

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    Anton
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    10

    Dunford Bridge

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Flat and easy riding. Suitable for families with kids. Can get busy at the weekends. Keep an eye out on the trail for some one whose had a nightmare crash in the side of the trail, even lost their wellies.

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    11

    Wortley Park track

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This lovely, wide gravel track through the old grounds of Wortley Hall is part of the Trans Pennine Trail and Timberland Trail. It's one of the best bits of gravel in Barnsley.

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    VeloElle
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    12

    Thurgoland tunnel

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    A nice path throw a former railway tunnel, its get quite cold so make sure you cycle quick or bring a jacket.

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    Jordan
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    13

    Beautiful single track

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Nice section of single track that runs alongside Elsecar branch canal. Can get busy at weekends.

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    VeloElle
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    14

    Barnsley Canal - Royston to Carlton

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This short section of canal-side path is part of the Transpennine trail. It has been resurfaced and is fine for road bikes. It can be quite busy at times with walkers and people fishing.

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    VeloElle
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    Elsecar Reservoir

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Elsecar Reservoir is a really nice place. A great spot for lunch or a picnic. A brilliant gravel path loops around it too.

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    Jordan
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    16

    Langsett Moor Bridleway

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Top tip: get a mountain bike!For real though, if your on a gravel bike its mostly doable. But there is a bit near the little don, where i had to carry my bike.

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    Jordan
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    17

    Bridleway next to Halifax Road

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Lots of tracks run through the woods parallel to Halifax Road. The lower one is the easiest to ride, especially if you’re on a gravel bike. There are loads of tree roots to look out for though.

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    VeloElle
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    18

    Bank View Cafe

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Aka Spotty Cafe. This red and white polka dot cafe appears on the route of the Yorkshire Tour De France Grand departe, hence the KOM colour scheme. Indoors the colourful …

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    19

    Loose Langsett climb

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Techy rock climb, heaving on a weekend so prepare to push!

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    Mattaw91
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    20

    LADY OF THE LAKE

    Hiking Highlight

    Yorkshire sculpture park is filled with just that. There are so many to see, its great for a half days walk, you can even stop in the cafe for lunch. …

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    Tom

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