Lowedges Walk

 Meet: Thursday mornings in Gresley Road Meeting Rooms in time to start walking at 10.30am 

Day: Thursdays 

Time: 10.20 in time to start walking at 10.30 am

Meet: in Gresley Road Meeting Rooms, Gresley Road (off Lowedges Road), Lowedges Sheffield  S8 7HN

Toilets Toilets
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some very slight inclines
May be muddy May be muddy
Refreshments available Refreshments available
Rest stop available Rest stop available
Public transport accessible Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby Car parking nearby                                     
This is a wheels-friendly walk   

 

Lowedges 20 year celebration Lowedges 20 year walk

Our easy walk is in Greenhill Park, Lowedges, which is a short walk from our meeting point. Greenhill Park is pretty level and the paths are well-surfaced tarmac. It is a buggy/wheelchair/scooter friendly park and over the years a number of people who depend upon mobility scooters or wheelchairs to socialise have joined the walkers in the park. There are plenty of benches, and whilst we encourage our walkers to go as far as they can comfortably walk, we don't mind them pausing to take in the view and enjoy a natter, especially on a sunny day! The wild-flower planting in the park looked stunning throughout the summer of 2023.

Ours is very much a social group. People start to gather for the walk from about 10:15 so they can have a chat before they walk. After the walk, which for some lasts 40 minutes and for others only for 15 or 20, the conversations continue over refreshments. 

This walk was the first in South West Sheffield and has been running since October 2003. In May 2005 it became a constituted group which means it has a chairman, a treasurer, a secretary and a bank account. In the past the group organised day trips to places of interest and social events in the hall (pie and peas/fish and chips). Whilst these all stopped during the pandemic, events have now resumed and on 5th October 2023 the group celebrated 20 years of walking. The two original members cut a celebration cake and everyone tucked into a celebratory buffet.

Lowedges 20 years - cutting the cake "0 year celebration Lowedges 1 Lowedges 20 year celebration 2

Like all other RWW accessible walks in Sheffield, the Lowedges walk is free. On this walk refreshments after the walk are also free.

Bad weather policy: if conditions are very icy underfoot we do not walk. On rainy Thursday mornings you can walk if you wish, or, having walked to Gresley Road meeting rooms, you may leave your brolly in the entrance hall and simply stop for coffee!

Lowedges 2016 starting the walk Lowedges part way round park Lowedges further round park 

Buses:   The nearest bus stop is conveniently located near the junction of Lowedges Road and Gresley Road.

Parking: There is a small car park at the bottom side of the Meeting Room. When that's full people tend to park on Gresley Road.

Toilets:   There are toilet facilities in Gresley Road Meeting Rooms.