Barnsley East

Barnsley East

Make it yours

It's All Barnsley
Barnsley East is where we celebrate our rich industrial heritage. Explore nature reserves and the Trans Pennine Trail. Barnsley East. Make it Yours.

In this part of Barnsley, you’ll find an abundance of places to experience wildlife and enjoy nature, with historical sites to visit too. Whether you’re a family looking for an afternoon activity or a solo adventure, there’s lots to do here.

Dearne Valley Country Park is a spectacular 80 hectares of riverside habitats, wet woodlands and wildlife spotting. And enjoy live entertainment at Dearne Valley Playhouse; a community theatre and the area's leading venue for shows, productions and events.

You can enjoy idyllic walks and the adventure playground at Old Moor whilst spotting the lovely wildlife around the area.

Get your start on the world-famous Trans Pennine Trail from Bolton-upon-Dearne; a long-distance path running from coast to coast across Northern England. It's perfect for families, walkers and cyclists! Or learn about Darfield's long and industrial social history, with a guided tour at Maurice Dobson Museum.

Things to do in Barnsley East
Explore Barnsley East
Getting to different parts of Barnsley East is easy, with lots of ways to travel around. If you love to get active, you can explore on foot or by bicycle. There are also bus and train routes available, and a few different taxi companies too.

With a variety of green spaces across Barnsley East, like Dearne Valley Country Park, Old Moor and more, there’s so much to do outdoors — whether it’s for leisure, fitness or just a bit of fresh air!

Visitor Information

How to get here

Barnsley East is accessible by car from the M1. With train stops in Bolton Upon Dearne, Goldthorpe and Thurnscoe, it can be accessed via Barnsley Interchange with direct links from major cities.

You can also get here by hopping on the following buses from Barnsley Interchange: 59, 57, 59a, 32, 28, 27, 27b, 218, 218a, 219a, X19, 219, 226, 22x, 203

These are some useful links for getting to Barnsley East:

Google Maps


Northern Rail



Public Transport

Getting around by public transport in Barnsley East? The bus routes include 59, 57, 59a, 32, 28, 27, 27b, 218, 218a, 219a, X19, 219, 226, 22x, 203

There are also several reputable taxi companies in the area, such as:

  • Veezu
  • Citytaxis
  • Arrow Taxis
  • Platinum Travel Barnsley


You can park your car in one of the many car parks or on-street parking spaces available in Barnsley East. Some car parks are free, while others charge a fee depending on the duration of your stay. You can pay by cash, card, or phone using the RingGo or PayByPhone apps.

Find out more about parking around Barnsley here.


Enjoy the best of Barnsley East no matter your needs with inclusive accessibility to venues and attractions across the borough.

Click here to visit our Accessibility page and find out more.

You can also check whether a building, venue or route is accessible on the AccessAble website which also shows you the facilities available on-site or en route.

Click here to visit the AccessAble website.


Cycling and Ramblers

If you’re looking to get around Barnsley East by bicycle, you'll find many dedicated cycle lanes, which road signs and markings will indicate. There’s also a variety of country lanes, scenic pathways and trails to explore.

Barnsley East is great for walkers too, with many places to ramble, hike or take a stroll.

Check out some of the useful links below for more info:

Let’s Ride


Ride the Routes



Trans Pennine Trail

Toilets and Facilities

There are several public toilets available across Barnsley East, and some have baby-changing facilities. For those toilets for disabled people only, you’ll need a RADAR key.

Click here to find the closest public toilet to you.

Always check the venue for opening hours and access before attending.


Make a stay of it
There’s so much to do in the Barnsley East region; from museums and Dearne Playhouse to the Trans Pennine Trail. If you’re staying in the town centre, you can easily access this area by train, car, or bus.

With so many activities, green spaces and places to experience, it’s worth sticking around Barnsley East and using it as your base to explore. 

Click here to learn more about Barnsley's hotels, B&Bs, AirBnbs, and other places to stay in the area.

All you need to know

Key Locations

If you're looking to visit Barnsley East, here are some of the key places: Cundy Cross, Cudworth, Grimethorpe, Darfield, Shafton, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and Bolton on Dearne.


Going to be in Barnsley East for the evening?

Enjoy food and drink at the Burntwood Court Hotel Bar & Restaurant, where you can enjoy freshly made meals from their extensive menu.

You can also book a show or event at Dearne Valley Playhouse.


Looking for a fun-filled activity?

Why not do some golfing at Sandhill Golf Club in Little Houghton?

Visiting with your children? Why not book a play session at Play Valley where there are lots of fun slides and soft play areas to explore?

Grab your essentials

There are several supermarkets across Barnsley East where you can shop for groceries or essential items. This includes an ALDI in Cudworth and an ASDA in Grimethorpe. 

Along high streets and around residential zones, you'll find a great range of our local businesses too, providing essential groceries and local produce!

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