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BARNSLEY CANAL
COLD HIENDLEY TO OLD ROYSTON
PAGE 1 - Along the towing path
In this section:

• Page 2 - At Old Royston
• Page 3 - Alternative Route

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In between Cold Hiendley Bridge (near the reservoir) and Old Royston High Bridge, the canal is still in water and, like much of the canal northwards towards Walton, is set in very pleasant countryside.

Cold Hiendley Bridge, the northernmost point on this section, is about 8 km (5 miles) from the River Calder and the section is approximately 1.5 km (1 mile) in length.

The tow path is part of the Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route 67.


■ Click here for a diagram of the canal route.

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1. Cold Hiendley Common Lane, just beyond the boundary of Walton Parish. The Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route 67 cross the road here.
The canal is in water towards Old Royston.
[ 2002]
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2. The canal in water south of Cold Hiendley Bridge. The bridge carries Cold Hiendley Common Lane across the course of the canal. Haw Park Wood, Cold Hiendley and Wintersett Reservoirs are across the lane.
[June 2010]
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3. A Northern diesel train on the railway line to the west of the Barnsley Canal. This line is the old Midland line between Royston and Wakefield, via Chevet Cutting and Walton.
Photographed from the Trans Pennine Trail near Cold Hiendley Bridge.
[June 2010]
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4. In the heart of rural West Yorkshire, the distant dreaming spire of the Emley Moor transmitter viewed from the Trans Pennine Trail, Barnsley Canal near Old Royston.
[July 2002]


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5. The Trans Pennine Trail post and a conveniently located bench in Old Royston.
[June 2012]
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6. On Notton Footpath No. 5. At 9 o'clock in the morning in July, the sun is shining and all is well. The Barnsley Canal, peacefully at ease with its surroundings.
[July 2002]
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7. Just to the north of Old Royston the canal passes through the Notton Cutting. There is still a fair amount of water In this pleasant stretch of the canal.
[June 2010]
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8. Another view of the cutting. This cutting is through shale, unlike the Stoneheaps Cutting which is through rock. It is wide and many trees grow along the sides of the cutting.
28th July 2002.


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9. Time for a quick rest on the Trans Pennine Trail. In the Notton Cutting.
[July 2002]
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10. The High Bridge at Old Royston. This photograph was taken from the south side of the bridge. The Trans Pennine Trail parts company with the canal just to the north of the bridge and continues towards Royston alongside the railway line from Notton Bridge. The footpath to the south of the bridge continues along the tow path for a while and then leads into old industrial land at Royston.
[June 2010]
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11. The Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route 67 leave the tow path at this point and, after a short stretch on the road in Old Royston, continue southwards towards Royston and South Yorkshire.
[June 2010]
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12. High Bridge, Old Royston. Old post card, possibly early 20th C.
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