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Ecclesall Woods

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Address: Access from Abbey Lane/Cow Lane/Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S8 OBJ, England
Phone Number: 44-114-221-1900
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Peaceful morning walks

Waking up at 6am isn't often a pleasureable experience but when you are greeted by the cool morning air, the sound of water flowing near by and stunning scenes it soon becomes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jammor21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Waking up at 6am isn't often a pleasureable experience but when you are greeted by the cool morning air, the sound of water flowing near by and stunning scenes it soon becomes one. Both of the mornings started with a 1hr 30min circuit of these woods. You could really appreciate some of the history of Sheffield with some old mills... More 

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Thank Jammor21
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this area and happily travel 40 mins here to walk the dogs. It's sheep free so the dogs can be off lead and not get into any trouble. Ive been in all weathers and it remains a delight to walk around.

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Thank TheQueue63
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The woods are lovely all year round but especially in the spring when the blubells are in flower. The Woodland Discovery Centre is well worth a visit and has a cafe, woodland workshops and all sorts of family activities going on.

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Thank Judithmb100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of a walk through Ecclesall Woods Nature Reserve today. Despite recent rains paths were relatively firm and the weather was kind to us. It was well signposted though I have to say some mountain bikers were under the impression that they could cycle on the footpaths. Loved it.

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Thank Rod W
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

At weekends and in the evenings the inconsiderate cyclists seem to think the woods are for their pleasure only. During the week it's a wonderful, and generally safer place. I walk my dog here regularly and one can sometimes walk for an hour without seeing another person. Don't confuse the woods with Ecclesall Park. The latter has a separate listing,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited on bank holiday Monday. The event they had on was interesting. Car park was designated for disabled only so parking was along the road outside. Enjoyed the walk in the woods and will return but with a picnic and what follows is the reason why. There was a short but very slow queue at the little food kiosk and... More 

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1 Thank JoBaconMum2Many
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visited the woods with friends from London and the south of England. The bluebells were stunning and the chance to sit and have coffee together in the cafe was wonderful.

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Thank Brenda B
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

You can't force beauty and these woods certainly do not disappoint! Place and activity The woods are an attraction for Sheffield and are great for a walk or run or any type of activity you are doing! Could even be a game of hide and seek. Best and Least The woods are so big and there is loads to be... More 

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2 Thank 8ateman
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

These woods are absolutely the best I have seen anywhere in South Yorkshire, especially at this time of year with all the wild bluebells sprouting everywhere. Take enough time to wander by the streams and a little off the beaten path and let your troubles drift away. This place is a little piece of Heaven in Sheffield.

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Thank Gary M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Wander in these woods and see fascinating lightly managed woodland with some wonderfull old trees, especially beeches and sweet chestnuts. Decaying trees are left standing or lying as nourishment for fungi, insects, bugs and spiders. Admire strange roots where earth has been eroded away and listen for drumming of woodpeckers and clacking of herons' bills. Look out for the Q... More 

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