Thorne South railway station
Saturday 31 August
11am – 2.00pm approx
Tickets: £5 (advance booking essential). To reserve your place, please book through our TicketTailor event page.
Join Brian Lewis (Longbarrow Press) on a walk along the Stainforth and Keadby canal to the eastern edge of South Yorkshire, taking in the rich, varied landscape between Thorne and the Humberhead Peatlands, and the 22 turbine wind farm that rises from this flat terrain. Along the way, Lewis will read poems that illuminate these complex, layered environments, with an emphasis on the history and ecology of Thorne Moors.
Meet in the small car park of Thorne South railway station for departure at 11am prompt (if you’re travelling to Thorne South by train from Sheffield or Doncaster, the car park is adjacent to the platform where you’ll disembark). If you’re travelling to Thorne South by train, there are services from Sheffield (10.11am, change at Doncaster) and Doncaster (10.42am, direct) that arrive at Thorne South at 10.58am. There is also a service from Sheffield (departing 9.29am) to Thorne North (arriving 10.26am), calling at Rotherham, Swinton, Mexborough, Conisbrough and Doncaster; however, please note that Thorne North station is approximately one mile from Thorne South. When buying train tickets, we recommend that you select ‘Thorne (All Stations)’ (this is the same price as a return to either Thorne South or Thorne North, and allows you to arrive at or depart from either station).
The terrain is mostly level with good access throughout; we will need to climb over two gates/stiles. We recommend that you bring water, food, and suitable footwear. There are no public toilets en route.
Brian Lewis is the editor and publisher of Longbarrow Press, a Sheffield-based collective whose activities include interdisciplinary collaborations and poetry walks. He is also an essayist, curator, and poet. His publications include East Wind (Gordian Projects, 2016), an account of a walk across the Holderness peninsula, and White Thorns (Gordian Projects, 2017), based on a series of walks through the Isle of Axholme.