Wednesday Walks

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We have six walks to choose from on Wednesdays. Three morning walks, a lunch time walk, and two more in the afternoon.

For lots more details about the walk you are interested in simply click on the name of that walk below. 

The six health walks on Wednesday include one walk around the wider Stocksbridge district, a walk around the leafy suburbs of Totley, a walk in the picturesque award-winning Gleadless valley, a walk around the leafy suburbs of Ecclesfield, one across the green spaces around Richmond, and one that starts from Bramall Lane Football Ground.

The Bramall Lane walk is kindly hosted by Sheffield United Community Foundation and, in addition to the obvious links with football, provides the opportunity to walk close to the city centre. For more information about this walk please click on the link or the Bramall Lane menu tab. 

Stocksbridge have a clever way to get around the fact that they have no community meeting point. They meet at a different location each week and circulate a programme of walks each month so their walkers know where to meet on any given day. Click on the link or go to the menu tab dedicated to Stocksbridge walks.

Totley is poised on the South West boundary of the city. It boasts a small park (Greenoak) close to the meeting point for the walk and has easy access to a number of very attractive walks. For example, in May, when bluebells and wood anemones are flowering, Gillefield woods are enchanting. A mixed programme of walks is offered, varying from week to week depending upon the ground and weather conditions. Totley is a hilly area and most walks include at least one climb. A shorter, flatter, walk is also available each week.

The Gleadless valley won international prizes for urban planning, landscape and design when the estate was first built. It incorporates lots of green spaces and leafy walkways and therefore a good choice of walks. The Gleadless Health Walk meets at the Terry Wright Community Centre, Newfield Green  - not at Gleadless town end.

Ecclesfield benefits from having a large, flat, park which is ideal for people with mobility problems and wheel chairs. The near-by Trans Pennine Trail provides a number of longer, more challenging options.

Richmond park is very close to the meeting point of this walk. In dry conditions the park provides a big area for walking but there are not many surfaced paths and in places the grass gets very boggy in damp weather. The nearby Trans Pennine Trail provides a number of alternative walking routes. Woodthorpe recreation ground and the Wickfield Plantation are alternative routes that are sometimes used by this group.