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Cold Hiendley & Wintersett
Old Royston - Royston



From Cold Hiendley Bridge to Old Royston

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| Gallery 2 - At Old Royston |
| Gallery 3 - Alternative Route |

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.

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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.
© John S. Sargent 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.
16th 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.
© John S. Sargent 30th 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.
28 Jul 2002
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5. Zooming in a little closer on the Emley Moor Transmitter. The countryside rolls on. Somewhere in between lies the M1 motorway. But here, just pushbikes and walkers.
28 Jul 2002
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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.
28 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.
© John Sargent, 30th 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.
28 Jul 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.
© John Sargent, 30th 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.
© John Sargent, 26th June 2010.
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12. High Bridge, Old Royston. Old post card, possibly early 20th C.
Footpaths and Bridleways
For more information about public rights of way in the Wakefield district, visit the official Wakefield website.
Click here for Walton's Public Rights of Way.

The Trans Pennine Trail
Central Section
West Yorkshire

Sustainable Transport
National Route 67 is a north / south route option of the Trans Pennine Trail (central) and is open between Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, and Sheffield

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