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RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Old Moor Ln, Wombwell, Bolton upon Dearne, Barnsley S73 0YF, UK

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About RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

RSPB Dearne Valley Old Moor is an 89-hectare wetlands nature reserve in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It lies on the junction of the A633 and A6195 roads and is bordered by the Trans Pennine Trail long-distance path. Following the end of coal mining locally, the Dearne Valley had become a derelict post-industrial area, and the removal of soil to cover an adjacent polluted site enabled the creation of the wetlands at

Attractions Near RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Hoober Stand
Hoober Stand4.02km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

This folly built to commemorate an aristocratic victory over Catholic rebellion plays tricks on the eye. It was situated in Wentworth in Northern England, this unusual structure is in the shape of a tall three-sided pyramid, truncated at the top to house a hexagonal glass-sided cupola that appears to move about, due to an optical illusion.

Elsecar Heritage Railway
Elsecar Heritage Railway4.3km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Elsecar Heritage Railway is South Yorkshire’s only Heritage Railway. Established in the early 90's, when Barnsley Council re-opened the former colliery workshops at Elsecar as a tourist attraction, the former colliery line at Elsecar has been reopened as a heritage railway. It currently running between Rockingham station and Hemingfield Basin. The railway is operated using a variety of different preserved rolling stock.

Trans Pennine Trail
Trans Pennine Trail4.32km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

The Trans Pennine Trail is a fantastic long-distance route which links the North and Irish seas. It was voted the most popular route on the National Cycle Network. It passes through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through historic towns and cities in the North of England. Most of the surfaces and gradients make it a relatively easy trail, suitable for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchair users.

Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar Heritage Centre4.34km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Elsecar Heritage Centre is a Living History centre in Elsecar, South Yorkshire. It also comprises various shops, galleries, art studios and an exhibition hall. It runs craft workshops, special events, and a monthly antiques fair. The buildings were originally used for various industries including ironworks and forges, a distillery, and engineering workshops.

Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse5.29km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Wentworth Woodhouse, is one of the largest houses in Europe, that was once the home of the Fitzwilliam family. The Preservation Trust offers guided tours of the house and gardens. Whilst not all rooms are open, the tours help to tell the story of this great estate. It covers an area of more than 2.5 acres, and is surrounded by a 180-acre park, and an estate of 15,000 acres.

Monk Bretton Priory
Monk Bretton Priory6.57km from RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor

Monk Bretton was a Cluniac priory established around 1154 by Adam Fitz Swane as a daughter house of St John's in Pontefract. When the monastery was built, however, the site in the wooded valley of the River Dearne was peaceful and remote. In the course of time the priory took the name of the nearby village of Bretton to be commonly known as Monk Bretton Priory.

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