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“Riverside industrial walk or cycle along the Sheffield Don”
Review of Five Weirs Walk

Five Weirs Walk
Reviewed March 12, 2014

All I can say is wow. An amazing urban walk starting in the city centre and taking you to Meadowhall and beyond. You walk along the banks on the River Don and if it's during the working week it's a walk alive with the sounds of industry. Sheffield is still a town of makers.

When you get to the English Institute of Sport you can cut turn right and walk along the front and pick up the canal for a Full Monty walk back - or go in to Meadowhall and pick up the tram home.


It's also a cycle route linking to the trans pennine trail. Sometimes where it's not signed Five Weirs Walk follow signs for the cycle route TPT - it's the same.

It's a bit tricky to find the start (I've asked the council to sort) but if you are a visitor a good place to find it is to head towards the Wicker and look for the signs. Ask a friendly local and they'll help. If you're a local officially starts at Lady's Bridge,

But once you've on it other than a tricky bit in the middle where you cross over the river and feel like you're going back on yourself it's a breeze.

Follow the sign for Attercliffe cemetery for a detour round a Victorian grave yard.

Can't believe it took me a decade living in Sheffield to do this and can't recommend it more highly.

5  Thank Izbee
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Created by the local community with help from the Council, a walk down the lower Don Valley in Sheffield reveals much of the industrial story of the valley and a host of wildlife. Return by the canal and it's many locks and the aqueduct right I to the heart of the City at the canal basin

2  Thank bladeaway
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a wonderful walk and would recommend to anyone if they can cope with it. It is picturesque and in most places very peaceful. You can decide to do some or all of it depending on your ability.

1  Thank Charles W
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a lovely way to see bits of Sheffield that you don't usually get to enjoy - with interesting and informative sign boards too, for those who're interested. It's well signposted and well maintained. My only gripe is the stretch nearest to Meadowhall, which is along main roads and dual carriageways. We started from that end and wondered if we were ever going to get to the actual Don river - but it was well worth it when we did.

3  Thank salks
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have done this walk lots of times , I always enjoy walking past places I remember from a long time ago .The walk takes you through lots of old industrial areas along the banks of the River Don . Depending on your health and ability , you should allow yourself a couple of hours , it is mostly flat as you are down at the side of the river for most of the trip .
If you are lucky you may see a heron hanging around the weirs , I have on a couple of a occasions . This does show how clean the river is these days now that most of the steel industry has gone thanks to Mrs Thatcher and her government . Salmon Pastures always amuses me when I go past it , there can never have been salmon in the Don surely but the carvings on the bench would make you believe it .
Near the end , pop into the Oasis at Meadowhall for a refreshment as I always do , you've deserved it

6  Thank DJRay
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