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Name:Stainborough Castle
Hill number:16755
Height:204m / 669ft
Parent (Ma):2810  Black Hill
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
County/UA:Barnsley (UA)
Catchment:Don (Thorne)
Class:Tump (200-299m)
Grid ref:SE315030 (est)
Col:162m  SE311028  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 110 111
(1:25k) OL1E 278N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 36 users)ByDate of Ascent
Having walked from Barnsley Town Centre last year and found the Estate closed, and its subsequent takeover by National trust, I returned today and walked from CP at Wentworth Castle.IanHHill30/11/2019
2nd visit- this time as part of visit to Wentworth Castle gardens and now a National Trust property. I circuited the folly mound and then went to the centre of the enclosure before climbing upto the top of the tower. Visit included a visit to the Deer Park, visiting the rotunda and Duke of Argyll's monument, returning via the Great South Avenue.Dazingdale15/09/2019
Revisit as the estate is now under the care of National Trust (note not THE National Trust now) so entry was free. 10 minutes walk to the castle which is, in fact, a folly. All the land surrounding the castle is man made so natural summit hard to determine. The whole estate was built by a nephew of the owner of the adjacent Wentworth Woodhouse estate when he failed to inhert it after his uncle's death. In order to spite the junior nephew,who did inherit, he built this property in order to outshine him.moorsman09/07/2019
Parked to the WSW in Castle Drive SE313029. Not sure of high point, so wandered around summit area. Last of 17 today.David Evans03/06/2019
17.50 a darkness bag, much easier than I'd expected. Over the wall next to the big wooden NW gate. Zig zag path up through the fallen leaves by headtorch. At top I heard voices coming from within the nearest tower. Immediately switched off both my torches, kept a bit in the shadows and listened. It came clear it was three lads. Just quietly listened for about five minutes. Heard them mentioning that they thought they'd heard something,and they came out and shone their torch around then went back into the tower. I walked on to the grass between trees and Tower. Then one of them shone a torch directly at me from the window and held the beam on me for quite few seconds. They of course will have seen a figure standing in the darkness. I kept still and, of course, silent. I wonder what they made of it? Maybe they thought I was a ghost. They left immediately, went across the grass to the tunnel through the keep at the other side of the circle. I was then free to explore round the full circvegibagger04/01/2019
Would have happily paid to visit (and climb the tower) but closed today so up bank from Lowe Lane. Summit I guess at centre of the circular folly castle embankment. Built 1729 by Thomas Wentworth.RichardM30/11/2018
New Year's Eve walk with my two young sons tommy and Reece parked in castle drive and up path to castle wall scaled it with boys and threw pram over felt like trespassing with closed signs on gateThe-Z-Man31/12/2017
Parked in Castle Drive. Walked along track then cut up through gate into wood towards top. However, wood was overgrown and then I was faced by castellated ramparts. I actually scaled these and proceeded to the folly. I thought I was alone until I met 20 Wentworth Castle volunteers gardening inside the impressive folly. Castle currently up for sale. Very impressive feature and hard working people. Came down to the south east and then cut back along the south track. Best hill of the morning by far. Very different.Campbell Singer29/11/2017
From Hood Green by side of garden, over crumbled wall to top.arranc29/03/2017
Nice clear autumn day. Paid £15.00 for 3 of us on a family ticket.Alan Caine19/11/2016
2nd hill of four today with Lexi Rue, my partner's Labradoodle. We started from the Ibis style hotel in Dodworth and climbed Champany hill first. After climbing to Hood Green, i ushered Lexi in under a large gate while i scrambled over and we scrambled up the series of concentric mounds leading to Folly on top. We walked around the top before retracing steps, this time over an adjacent wall. I will return to explore Wentworth gardens at a later date. Nice top though with a lovely aspect especially as the rhododendrons were in bloom.Dazingdale29/05/2016
Very quick trip up after going on a guided tour of the grounds with Jody, last ones out of the gardens so we were almost locked in for the night :Pthe_adam29/12/2015
A castle /folly circle mound -part of 60 acres of gardens reflecting varied planting styles, park and woodland around Wentworth Castle -a Grade 1 grand stately home. An unusual spot. Would score lowly in Castle Top Trumps for its defensive ability to keep out attackers / baggers.Chris Pearson13/08/2015
Taken by my grandad. Had to reach the top before I was allowed in the playpark. Misery!Williamr17/07/2015
As Aye Jimmy. When I got here within the castle circle mound, I realised I had been here before with my wife. We paid the entrance fee then, so did not feel so bad about sneaking in without paying.ngthack24/03/2015
Paid £3.00 to explore Wentworth Castle Gardens with Martin Richardson.Dugswell223/11/2014
Special offer day, so we actually paid the entrance fee. Gardens a bit disappointing however, the summit castle was interesting enough - if not worth the fee. Summit could have been anywhere within the ramparts.Martin R23/11/2014
Easy climb over wall by locked gate at 314030GordonAdshead23/07/2014
Lane with gate 50m E out of Hood Green; after short way hopped over small side gate into wood. Short way up hill over wall into castle area. Easter Sunday and totally deserted; very pleasant, peaceful spot. Hard to say where summit is, man-made or natural?Aye Jimmy20/04/2014
Sunny, calm, clear, warm. from Worsborough country parkjoseph mitchell01/06/2013
SE 31513 03047 206gps ridge HP is natural HP; gatehouse SE 31579 03046 208gps manmade. Public access, maybe for a fee. Apparently closed this winter Sunday but easy to walk E along road and climb highway wall once clear of villageRHW12/02/2012
fab locationAdrian30/10/2011
On visit to Wentworth Castle - it's in the groundscitygent12/10/2009
Estimated datedickiewren01/05/2009
Mark Sims10/04/2019
carole engel19/10/2017
andrew brown16/01/2017