Stannington Walk

Meet: Tuesday mornings starting at 10.15 from the TARA office 29, Fairbarn Drive, Sheffield  S6 5QH

Day: Tuesdays 

Time: 10.10 in time to start walking at 10.15 am

Meet: Outside the TARA office on Fairbarn Drive, S6 5QH

Toilets Toilets (in the TARA office)
Uneven ground Uneven ground
Some inclines Some 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     

 

 

 Stannington Meeting point Jan 2022

The ‘village’ of Stannington was built on the hillside above the Loxley and Rivelin valleys and walks in this area are anything but flat! However, the village is criss-crossed with foot paths, snickets and greenspaces and provides a very attractive area in which to walk, with the added bonus of stunning views. Someone in Stannington is a knitting supremo and the post box outside the Spar shop is becoming well known for it's wonderful woollen decorations. The picture below was taken one glorious sunning Tuesday morning in October 2022.

The experienced leaders on this walk know the area well and are able to change the route to suit the ability of their walkers and to provide a varied programme of walks. Before the Covid lockdown all walks ended back in the TARA office with a cup of tea or coffee and a natter. The facility there isn’t huge so the atmosphere was cosy and homely. We are working on how to facilitate the social side of this walk in the new 'normal'.  In every case though, new walkers are always made very welcome.

Unfortunately, because of the hills, this walk is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Stannington walk April 2017 Stannington in Rivelin Valley Oct 2022 Stannington Post Box 2

Buses:    No 81. Alight at the stop for Deer Park Medical Centre. The top of Fairbarn Road (and Liberty Hill) exits onto Stannington Road almost opposite the medical centre. Walk downhill to the TARA office. There is an A frame sign outside to distinguish it.

Parking: There is plenty of on-street parking nearby

Toilets:   The toilet at the TARA office is available to walkers. Walking poles may be borrowed from the office for use on the walk.