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From: Hirst CourtneyTo: Thorpe in Balne15 miles24.1 km58m ascent61m descent
ThumbnailTake the road east out of Hirst Courtney towards Carlton, but turn left at Coates Hall Farm to cross the River Aire (last seen at Aire Head Springs, south of Malham) to enter Snaith. Follow the trail through the town, cross over the M62 and wend your way south until you reach the Aire and Calder Navigation canal, where we are forced west on its northern bank in search of a crossing point. This we find near Pollington, where we turn south towards Topham, crossing the River Went to enter South Yorkshire on the way. A short distance further on, at Sykehouse, we briefly leave the trail to cut a corner off (remember the trail has to be suitable for horses and cyclists), but we meet up again at the New Junction Canal which we follow south all the way to Braithwaite. Leave the canal and pass through the village to the west, where we again leave the TPT briefly to avoid road walking, before arriving at Thorpe in Balne for tonight's stop. As ever, accommodation is tricky as we're not exactly in a tourist area, but we're not far from "Donny" (Doncaster) so you won't have to travel far to find something.
Bus LogoHirst Courtney: Snaith: Sykehouse: Thorpe in BalneBeer Logo
Train LogoSnaith: Thorne: Kirk Sandal: Hatfield/Stainforth: Kirk SandallBed Logo
Car LogoHirst Courtney: Carlton: Snaith: Pollington: Sykehouse: Kirkhouse Green: Braithwaite: Thorpe in BalneTent Logo
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