Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs is a 7.4 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.4 km Elevation Gain: 227 m Route Type: Point to Point


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A linear walk from Meadowhall Interchange rail station to Sheffield rail station in South Yorkshire, following a beautiful stretch of the River Don. The river has witnessed enormous change over the last centuries, taking it from rural landscapes to the heart of the steel industry and now providing a wonderful wildlife corridor through the modern city. Along the way you will discover five weirs, plenty of industrial heritage and lots of wildlife too. The return leg can be completed by a simple 5 minute train journey. The route is almost entirely flat and follows surfaced paths for its entire length. There are no stiles, gates or livestock, but you will need to negotiate a couple of flights of steps plus a few generous staggered barriers. For most of the length of the route you will be sharing the riverside path with cyclists, so take care with children and dogs. There are a few road crossings that need care. One stretch of path is a permissive path which closes daily at 5.30pm, although a short diversion using roads is possible if you are walking later than this. Allow 2.5 hours. This walk is published through a collaboration with The Penistone Line Partnership to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside and attractions accessible by train between Huddersfield and Sheffield.

1 month ago

A great route to walk or cycle.

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