Section 3 - Penistone to Birds Edge

Section 3 of The Trans-Pennine 100 begins to start climbing. Heading north from Thurlstone towards Scout Dike Reservoir.

The route finds footpaths towards Upper Denby to find the path that skirts the cricket pitch at Upper Denby CC.

Bearing left through Upper Dearne Woodlands the route crosses Penistone Road to a Barn on Park Head Lane, Birds Edge.

  • Thurlstone is a village near Penistone in the metropolitan borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. Originally it was a small farming community. Some industries developed using water power from the River Don such as corn milling, wire drawing and various wool and cloth processes

    • Its name is believed to be of Anglo-Saxon origin, possibly referring to the god Thor. The nearby village Thurgoland may have a similar derivation.

  • Scout Dike Reservoir is forty acres of water situated on the A629 north of Penistone. Stocked with rainbow and brown trout of 1lbs-8lbs every 14 days in season. A fisherman's paradise!

  • Upper Denby CC est. 1888.

  • The Dearne Way is a 32ml route following the River Dearne from the source to the confluence with the River Don passing contrasting countryside including Bretton Country Park, canals and riverside.

  • Birdsedge (or Birds Edge) is a small village in the borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, on the edge of Yorkshire's Pennine Hills, standing just below 1,000 feet above sea level.

    • Aformer Quaker settlement. Though originally an area of upland farms, woollen weaving and stone quarries, it is now a dormitory village for nearby towns and cities. The village has no industry but hosts Birdsedge First School and a Wesleyan Reform Church. A mill operates in the village, part of the Z Hinchliffe mill complex located in the nearby village of Denby Dale.

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