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“Sheffield Round Walk”

Sheffield Round Walk
Reviewed April 27, 2014

A very enjoyable, scenic and not too strenuous walk through several of SW Sheffield's woodlands and parks. There are some excellent views of the city, particularly on the final descent through Gleadless valley and Meersbrook Park, and some exceptionally pretty areas of woodland, particularly Porter Clough and the Limb Valley.

The recently restored Shepherd's Wheel in Whiteley Woods is well worth a short stop and we were given a very interesting talk on cutlery grinding that historically took place in this part of town, powered by water wheel, by a friends of the Porter Valley volunteer.

The current guide by SCC Parks and Countryside (4th edition) divides the walk into 4 sections and sets out the route very clearly with map diagrams and descriptions, and generally the route is well signposted along the way, so you would have to be trying very hard to get lost.

Our party finished off the walk with several well earned pints of ale in the Lescar, which went down a treat after 14 miles! The whole walk took about 7 hours allowing for several short rests / tea breaks. Any Sheffield resident with even the slightest interest in walking really should have a go at the walk at some point, there's some beautiful countryside to be enjoyed, right on our doorstep!

7  Thank Sothatsallgood
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

good to see that the sheffield town are looking after its areas. good time, spend time to look around.

1  Thank Chris8706
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nice 14 mile walk which covers nice and not so nice parts of South West Sheffield. If you start at Hunters Bar and head up towards Ringinglow then the walk is lovely until you get to Graves park. After that, the scenery isn't quite so nice! Some rough bits near the shops at Blackstock Road spoil it and Abbeydale Road isnt the nicest bit of Sheffield. However you can still enjoy this walk up and down the hills of Sheffield.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Really worth doing and we are so lucky to have this and so many open walking areas in our city. Get good shoes and enjoy

Thank Joy T
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

I particularly like black fives especially when they double head the train I'm a passenger on. I've been on a couple of tours where black fives have been the super steam power on both occasions they were 44871
& 45407 the one i'm describing on this occasion is a day trip to the steel town of Sheffield the other trip was to Blaenau Ffestiniog. (always rains when I go there)

Its a Sunday morning in March I decided not to do my spell of bell ringing, but get to Preston Railway Station at the reasonably early time of 08.45am. The two black fives are already in the platform with smoke
and steam escaping from various parts of the engines, but not to worry we are in the capable hands of Ian Riley and West Coast Railways.

We settle into our seats and are greeted by the stewards we know and get a glass of Bucks Fizz, then its showtime or should I say stick head out of window (naughty) and see the black fives charge out of the station like a couple of stallions after some mares.

Breakfast arrives curtesy of Gravy Train Catering silver served, eggs sausages, rashers of bacon, blackpuddings, mushrooms, fried bread,
followed by the wonderful refrain would you like some more, toast butter,preserves coffee tea.

After I've consumed breakfast, its have a look outside window and discover Wigan has come and gone and we have arrived at Manchester Piccadilly to collect more passengers.

On leaving Victoria both our black fives are working hard as they climb steeply up Miles Platting bank, after a few more miles we enter Hope Valley, very picturesque. I have a wander down the train find a buffet car, quick look to my rear, SWMBO has not followed the Danish Pastries were delicous.

We had only an hour in Sheffield, its back on to the train for the return
journey this time its a different route but even more hilly than the inward journey there are three steep inclines they are 1in50 1in57 & 1in100 after a few minutes we steam over the magnificent 29 arch viaduct before entering Penistone Station.

Oh thats a good sign a steward has brought some very hot plates and after a few minutes we all enjoy a four course dinner. Most of the trips I undertake are with The Railway Touring Company and occasionally, The
Northern Belle.

Future reviews will include Fast & Slow in Sweden, The Royal Hungarian Express, and several trips through France and Germany

Thank francis m
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