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“nice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Forge Dam Park

Forge Dam Park
Ivy Cottage Ln., Sheffield S10 7TE, England
44-114-221-1900
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Ranked #33 of 83 Attractions in Sheffield
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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sheffield uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

nice chill out place to walk to and forget you are in a built up city

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Sheffield
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“Cheap & cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

A great park cafe. Enjoy the egg & chips, freshly cooked, with a cup of tea.

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Sheffield
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“A Bit Run Down but a Great Place for Walking.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

I used to go here often as a kid. At that time there was a boating lake and you could hire a rowing boat for a shilling. Sadly all that is gone, the boats are no more and the lake is badly silted up.

The cafe is still there and I swear it has the same corrugated roof as in the 50's. It even opens on Christmas Day morning (i once went there for Christmas Day breakfast!) but you have to sit outside in the cold because of "licensing regulations". I expect nothing more from Sheffield City Council; a bunch of freeloaders if ever there was.

I digress... The cafe once had some penny slot machines outside. They too are long gone - I suppose if they were to be reinstated some yobs would destroy them or some dodgy scrap metal dealer would steal them or they would end up on Ebay.

There is a kid's play area, railed off (as is the case in all Sheffield's parks). Parking in Fulwood is Ok, but a bit of a walk down the hill.

Best of all though: it is the srt of the walk through to the Mayfield valley and on up to Rininglow. The view back towards Sheffield as you climb higher towards Ringinglow is one of the best on offer.

Go there. Do it. It's a full day out if you use it as a starting point. Sadly it's no longer a place to linger for too long...

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“Get your shoes on and get out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

What a gem. The fact that within a couple of miles you go from the city centre to the Peaks, this is a wonderful treat for residents and visitors alike. If like me you are a runner, you can get your weekend long runs in here and have something better than a gym to look at!

Visited December 2011
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“fave place in sheff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

amazing little cafe - great walk and duck pond. parking available

Visited November 2011
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