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Sheffield Group

We are the Sheffield Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

Welcome to a historical walk largely through green spaces, looking at over two dozen  old buildings in some cases their ruins  or merely sites.  All of these places have special stories attached to those that lived here in bygone times.  Some of these people were among the poorest, others were well off but they all have a tell to tell .  It is up to us  to find it.  There are also a number of fascinating  environmental features and the possibility of seeing some interesting wildlife (No promises!) We will take the 09.37 number 1 bus from AG stop, in front of the transport office on Arundel Gate to the library in the centre of Firth Park shopping area, at the junction of Hucklow Road and Stubbin Lane.  There is a free car park on Stubbin Lane for car users.  We will make our way through the park and down to Page Hall.   Then we will pick up the path  through Bagley Dyke woods to Longley Park where we will have our coffee break.  From here we will walk up to Norwood and then through Busk Meadows and Roe Woods up to Parkwood Springs where we will have lunch at the spectacular viewing point.  After lunch it is pretty much downhill all the way to Abbeyfield Park.  Then we make our way to Crabtree Pond Nature reserve, and head towards to Northern General Hospital (Toilet opportunity).  From here we will make our way back to Firth park.  There are plenty of drop off points with regular bus services.

Tuesday, 5 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:37 am
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
12.1km / 7.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • No car needed
  • No Stiles

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SK 35588 87319
Nearest postcode:
S1 2PP
what3words:
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Meeting time:
9:37 am

AG 4 Bus stop in front of the transport office, Arundel Gate, Sheffield for number 1 bus

Starting point

Grid reference:
SK 36767 91356
Nearest postcode:
S5 6QQ
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Start time:
10:00 am

In front of Firth Park Library at the junction of Stubbin Lane and Hucklow Road Road, Sheffield, England Free public car park on Hucklow Road.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking