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Cold Hiendley - Old Royston
At Old Royston


Click to enlarge Trans Pennine Trail. Southbound sign at Old Royston, West Yorkshire. From this point it is 1.5 miles to Royston, South Yorkshire, and 8.5 miles to Barnsley. The trail runs alongside the Midland railway line, not the canal, until the area known as Bear Cave, where there was once a railway viaduct and junction. It then crosses the canal and continues to Royston between the railway line and the canal.

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Click to enlargeNear Old Royston, the junction of the Trans Pennine Trail and, to the right, the Chevet Branch Line Track to Newmillerdam.
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Click to enlargeWalkers and cyclists share this part of the Trans Pennine Trail.
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Click to enlargeWebs envelope the stripped branches of a small bush by the Midland Railway line. The small oak seems to have escaped the fate of the shrouded bush..
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Click to enlarge A stretch of the canal in water above Royston. Photographed 30th June 2010 from the Trans Pennine Trail, which rejoins the canal on the approach to Royston after parting company with it at Old Royston.
Click to enlargeThe Trans Pennine Trail alongside the canal.
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Click to enlargeAn attractive stretch of the canal.
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Click to enlargeA moorhen enjoying the relative peace and quiet of the canal near Royston.
Latin name Gallinula chloropus. Family Rails (Rallidae).
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Click to enlargeThe canal a short distance north of Midland Road.
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Click to enlargeThe railway and coke works from the Trans Pennine Trail just north of Royston.
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Click to enlargeMonckton Coke and Chemical Works viewed from the towing path.
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Click to enlargeThe Trans Pennine Trail on the old towing path just north of Midland Road. The big black heaps, of course, belong to Monckton Coke and Chemical Works.
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Click to enlarge Coke has been made on the Monckton site at Royston for over 130 years.

Monckton is the only independent coke production plant in the United Kingdom. More information (external link).
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Click to enlargeMidland Road at Royston. The canal route and Trans Pennine Trail continues southwards on the other side of the road.
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