Places to Visit: The Penistone Line:

Holmfirth Film Festival After two highly successful years the third Holmfirth Film Festival begins on Saturday 19 May with over 40 award-winning feature films from around the world, the premier of new films and documentaries, unseen gems from the past, a great series of campaigning films and more film-based events and screenings at new venues throughout the Holme Valley. Programme and full details

Barnsley and Penistone: rambling website

Beaumont Park, near Lockwood

Barnsley Markets, Barnsley

The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

Cycle Penistone: A cycle hire charity. Bike hire, servicing, repairs, maintenance, themed rides, group rides, corporate events.

Dearne Lea Tea Room & Ice Cream Shop, Shelley near Shepley

Elsecar Heritage Railway

Kirklees Light Railway - Yorkshire's Biggest Little Railway. You can now follow a way marked trail from Shepley Station to access the railway from the Shelley End of the Kirklees Light Railway. Click here to download the map.


The Penistone Paramount

Sheffield Winter Gardens

Sheffield Peace Gardens

Sheffield City Centre tours

Springfield Mills, Denby Dale

Stirley Community Farm


The Penistone Line offers so many walks, whether it be station to station walks, or walks from stations, guided walks, one of the links below will help you find a walk that’s best suited to you!

Walks in Kirklees

Walking in Yorkshire - Huddersfield

Walks in Penistone

Walks in Barnsley

Barnsley Walking

Guided Walks

Penistone Line guided walks

Penistone Line Trail

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

Wherever you go, please follow the Countryside Code


Walks in the Denby Dale area

The Denby Dale to Shepley Trail

The Pen-Den Trail

Denby & Cumberworth Circular Trail

Denby Dale Village Trail

Denby Dale Round Walk

Denby Dale Parish Walking Group

Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome Steering Group




Fun things to doDownload your guide to the Penistone Line, which is bursting with tips and ideas that will inspire you to use the train.

The Penistone Line links Huddersfield and Sheffield, and provides opportunities to discover this often forgotten part of Yorkshire.

Starting your journey at Huddersfield, you will immediately notice that Huddersfield Railway Station has a sense of history. A statue of one of the town’s most famous sons, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, stands in the recently modernised St George’s Square. A few yards away, The George Hotel hosts the Rugby League Heritage Centre in the same hotel that the professional code founded in 1895. The station which John Betjeman described as 'The finest façade of any such building in the country' maintains its original charm though, at both ends of the building, parcels offices have been replaced with real ale bars.

Trains regularly leave platform 2 heading to Sheffield. The journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes and passes through countryside made famous by the TV series, Last of the Summer Wine. There are some great places to visit along the line

Annual Events


Photo: Honley Show Committee Ltd


The Honley Show on Saturday 12th June.

The annual Honley Show

Shepley Spring Festival

Penistone Show

Sheffield Music City

Sheffield Children’s Festival

Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival


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