The Thorne Town Trail is 2½ miles long and can be walked in an hour. At four points along it there are seats and grassed areas, lakes in the Park and the Delves, and a picnic area in the Toll Bar Grounds.
The canal towpath is apt to be muddy after rain, but it can be avoided by using Plantation Road and Union Road.
The grade of features listed as of Architectural or Historical Importance is shown in brackets - (I), (II), in the leaflet obtained from the council offices.
The trail starts near the Parish Church.
Before the surrounding marshland was drained in the 17th century, the only really dry ground in this area was the low ridge of sand on which you are now standing. The path along it was called High Trod.