Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail
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manny315
Wakefield, UK82 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It was a toss up between a 30 minute drive to Rivelin or 1.5 hour drive to Ingleton Falls , we opted for Rivelin and were very impressed with what we found. What a beautiful place to walk and explore. We followed another reviewers post and put in S6 6GF and ended up at the OTHER end to the water park and cafe but this served as perfect encouragement to three 8year olds to continue walking. They played on the stepping stones and paddled numerous times along the walk. There are benches dotted along the trail for tired legs and places to set up a picnic but there are no toilets so please be aware. There are forks in the trail but as long as you stick by the river and head in the same direction you will eventually get to the cafe. It took us about 2 hours walking, stopping, playing and eating to get an ice cream at the end and the return walk was surprisingly quick, about an hour, even with tired little legs. The paths closer to the cafe end is more open and easier to walk on...the further you head in the other direction, the rougher the terrain, lots of raised branch roots etc but its quieter at that end and we enjoyed it more as it felt like we had the place to ourselves. We arrived around 10.30am on a Saturday morning and hit the last parking spot at Rails Road car park. By the time we returned 3 hours later, cars were parked all along the road. The car park is free. Would definitely recommend this place and we'll be coming back in different seasons to enjoy the scenery.
Written August 9, 2020
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feelinefine
south yorkshire35 contributions
Aug 2020
What a fabulous gem on the outskirts of Sheffield! Although it was fairly busy, it didnt feel too overwhelming and we were able to find a safe spot for a paddle in the river without anyone else being nearby. 7 year old and dog both had great fun - we started at the cafe and went up to the left past the playpark so this route takes you past the old mill house and also the chair in the middle of the river. We will definitely come back and explore the bits we missed this time.
Written August 18, 2020
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Jessica
Goffs Oak, UK81 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
The nature trail was a good laugh with a few monuments and items to see along the way.

There were a few stepping stones to cross over the water at points which was fun.

Cons -

Not signposted along the way and got a little confusing.

A lot of joggers whilst walking through narrow parts, became a little frustrating
Written June 5, 2021
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Carla P
Harlow, UK32 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Staying in Crookes for the weekend with friends. Nice way to walk off a Sunday roast. Started at Malin Bridge waking to rails road and back. Great walk with lovely scenery. It’s the third time I have done this walk but always something different to see and the scenery changes with the seasons. Would recommend a visit
Written November 16, 2021
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK516 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Walked from the Paddling Pools to Rails Road & back, just under 5 miles round trip. Quality trail path up to the Rivelin chair sculpture. The path becomes rougher going towards the Rails Road end. No toilets at Rails Road car park. I counted 3 sets of stepping stones across the river to navigate depending what path you choose. The trail is a nice mix of industrial history & the natural, only spoilt on my particular walk by the odd noisy vehicle on the nearby road.
Written August 21, 2022
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Leaf_Peeper00
Wakefield, UK182 contributions
Jun 2021
It was my first visit to the area after a recommendation from a friend. It's a lovely walk and his dogs also loved it. Beautiful little waterfalls and clear water- and no litter!
It’s dog friendly and the car park is free.
I'd love to visit again in autumn as I'm sure it will be stunning!
Written June 3, 2021
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Love_2_travel
Doncaster, UK189 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a fantastic walk with the kids. Loved the relaxing stroll seeing the wildlife (herons) and paddling in the river. Definitely would recommend a wal here. Only down side was we only saw 1 rubbish bin back at the carpark and none along the route for picnic waste. Otherwise though it's very clean and lovely.
Written June 6, 2021
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Zottle
189 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Parked at Walkley Bank Tilt car park which was small but free. We were a group of 3 adults and 3 teens. Everyone really enjoyed it here. The gorge has stepping stones, bridges to cross, various routes to choose from. It was a beautiful adventure. We spent about 3 hours here. Could easily have spent longer here but it gives us an excuse to return instead as there is plenty more to explore next time !
Written June 9, 2022
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shaun
Sheffield, UK14 contributions
May 2011
Rivelin Valley Nature Trail wanders up the Rivelin Valley from Malin Bridge for about 2 miles. The trail follows the River Rivelin up the valley. The lower part of the walk takes you through the children's play area, children's paddling pools and past a fantastic cafe, which is well worth a visit on its own.

After the play area, the trail follows the river past numerous abandoned dams and is full of the industrial architecture from the past, now sadly decaying away, overgrown with trees.

The best part of the walk is after the 's'bends where you run into the old mill channels and dams almost at every turn. Wildlife is everywhere with many bird types including herons.

This walk takes you through Sheffield's industrial past (c1800's), sadly almost gone. Well worth an afternoon or evening walk. great photography opportunities on the way and interesting for all ages.
Written May 30, 2011
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MerliesMum
Chesterfield, UK147 contributions
Mar 2012
Litter and mess, rude children running amok. All here at Rivelin in Sheffield whilst uncaring parents look on! Ruined landscape as they try to make it accessible for wheelchairs, kids and anyone that really doesn't want to be there but thinks they ought to get outside. Real out door types to to Kinder instead!
Written August 29, 2012
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