Between Sheffield and Huddersfield runs the meandering and picturesque Penistone line. To take a journey along the line is, as the Penistone Community Rail Partnership claims, ‘much more than a train ride!’ It boasts 17 stations along its 27-mile route serving cities, market towns and quaint hamlets alike – via no fewer than seven tunnels and three viaducts – I’d say that’s quite some train ride indeed! The ‘I Spy’ card produced by the CRP for families travelling the route even suggests you can see llamas too which, if true (I didn’t spot any on my most recent visit), would grant the Penistone line truly legendary status.

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