Throughout the ages people have been finding ways to travel around our landscape,
hunting food, herding animals, seeking work, finding resources, seeking warmth or
for worship. Many of these ancient highways and by-ways survive to this day, as ancient
stone walls, sunken paths, abandoned tracks and leaning guideposts. Some of them
have developed in to the footpaths and bridleways we use today, some are our roads
and motorways and some the railways that were so influential in Victorian times.
Explore the network of ancient and modern routes and learn about the tales they have
to tell, from the salt routes of Cheshire and Yorkshire to the milestones and boundary
stones dotting the area.
In more recent years people have been making their way to the countryside for pleasure
and recreation - you can explore new walks and sites in the area including major
routes such as the Trans Pennine Trail and areas of open access land such as Whitwell
Moor and Wharncliffe Heath.