Our History

The Barnsley & Penistone group of the Ramblers Association was formed in 1989ish.  Many of the founder members still walk on a regular basis normally on Saturday as a glance at the walks programme shows that Saturdays tend to be shorter and more gentle with Sundays longer and more strenuous.  Although never intentional this has led to two distinct groups, each of which 'favor' their own day.  With the Barnsley 20 - 40 group, you will find a group that meets all your requirements. 

During the winter months, the walks tend to be more local and a little shorter due to the day length.  In high summer, walks are longer and farther afield.