Dunford Bridge is easily accessible from our shop in Penistone. Simply go through the gate leading from the carpark and turn west (left); it's a straight forward route along the traffic-free Trans Pennine Trail. Within 40 minutes - depending on ability! - you will be taking in the beautiful views of this historic Reservoir. No road riding is necessary, you can simply stay on the cycle path and follow it all the way which is ideal for families. There is a very slight incline on the way there - you might not even notice it - but you'll feel the benefit when you come back!
This is where you'll begin; the trail runs right by our shop. If you were to head off east, you'd be heading for Wortley. This section of the trail runs all the way to Dunford Bridge. There is no road riding, but the trail does cross one very minor road.
You will pass a skateboard park and the Penistone Showground on your left.
Cross over the Thurlstone crossing point and then the Millhouse Green crossing point - be careful in case there is any traffic on this road.
You will pass the Millennium Milestone and continue across the bridge over the A628
Keep on going through Bullhouse where you'll be able to see the Bullhouse Mine Water Project.
Continue on past the Old Hazlehead station and on towards Wogden Foot, which is a nature reserve containing a variety of wildlife and plants.
Keep going and you'll be at Dunford Bridge car park. Don't forget your picnic and a drink!
The reservoir (Winscar) is up a hill and should be signposted.