This route is primarily for Hallam staff who would like to make their way from the Collegiate site to the new Advanced Wellness Research Centre by bike.
We initially identified two viable routes. Unfortunately, as of August 2020, flood damage to the Five Weirs Walk (5WW) means that this, the quietest route isn’t fully available to us. We’ll update this page when conditions change.
So that means we have:
Route 1 – via Woodbourn Road.
This route has on-road sections and requires route knowledge to follow.
From Collegiate Crescent, take Broomhall Road toward Sheffield and cross Hanover Way.
Turn Left (L) through barriers into the estate and through to cross Fitzwilliam St on to Devonshire Green.
R on Division St, down past City Hall and L onto Leopold St, cross through the lights and then R on to Campo Lane.
(We cannot recommend the short cut to avoid the lights, R down Orchard St between All Bar One and the Museum pub, straight over Church St and down Vicar lane to gain Campo lane because Orchard St is one way for delivery vehicles – but rarely any on it….)
L down Meetinghouse lane, R along Bank st, over the lights onto Castle St and straight on down the pedestrianized side of Wilkinsons to Exchange St.
Cross to the far side of Blonk St and go L over the bridge to gain the start of the Five Weirs Walk (5WW) on the R, on the far side of the bridge.
Follow 5WW R over Cobweb Bridge under the Wicker arches, and then L along Effingham St Shared use pavement) and then continue on Effingham Rd.
Right at the roundabout and briefly up Bernard rd and then left onto Lumley St/Worthing Rd.
Left at the lights on the shared use pavement along Woodburn Rd, following the cycle route as it crosses over to the side adjacent the tram, over the lights at Staniforth Rd and up around Roundel St, and left to access the non vehicular bridge over the canal and past the Attercliffe Tram stop.
Over the tracks on Shortridge St, follow the cycle path left through the new estate, then down Britnall St to Darnall Rd.
Left along here and then right into Bootle St, along to Leeds Rd, then hop over here and right in to the AWRC.
Route 2 – Cycle Ring Route/Five Weirs Walk.
This route is currently not optimal due to closures on the Five Weirs Walk.
From Collegiate Crescent, take Broomhall Road to Hanover Way, then turn right (do not cross the dual carriageway) and follow the cycle track to Moore St roundabout subway system.
Take the subways with care and use the second exit on right to emerge and go R on St Mary’s Gate (city side) follow Cycle Ring Route signs to Eyre St, then use the crossing to go around the back of Decathlon to Sylvester St, Sidney St and Paternoster Row.
Turn right by the Showroom towards the crossing but then immediately left (do not cross Sheaf St) to follow the cycle path to Park Square (you are now on NCN Route 6).
Make your way through the emerging Grey to Green scheme to the Five Weirs Walk entrance on Blonk St and the entrance to the Five Weirs Walk (5WW).
Follow the 5WW to Norfolk Bridge. At this point, due to closures you will need to take to Attercliffe Rd. However, this now has cycle lanes on it to make it a bit easier. If you prefer, follow the yellow diversion signs to return to the 5WW via Faraday Road & East Coast Road.
Between Newhall Road & Stevenson Rd there is a path up to Attercliffe Rd, alomgside Attercliffe Cemetery. However, this path is in need of maintenance and I wouldn’t use it at night.
The final section through Attercliffe centre between the Staniforth Rd junction and the AWRC is difficult, so we recommend you turn right at the lights onto Staniforth Rd, over the lights/tram tracks then left around Roundel St, and left to access the non vehicular bridge over the canal and past the Attercliffe Tram stop.
Over the tracks on Shortridge St, follow the cycle path left through the new estate, then down Britnall St to Darnall Rd. Left along here and then right into Bootle St, along to Leeds Rd, then hop over here and right in to the AWRC.
(Noting that the cycle routes and roads in this area of the city are not always well maintained, please report any issues via Report and Request or use the Fix My Street app. )