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This is a Local Authority route that takes you from Millhouses right to Sheffield Station, avoiding the busy main roads.
The route officially starts on Archer Road, but there is a shared use path through Hutcliffe Woods you can use to reach it from Abbey Lane. Therefore you can use it as a continuation if you have come down the Beauchief Lane bridleway from Greenhill. (See Sheffield to Derby route) Access to Hutcliffe Woods is just before the railway bridge on the right as you descend.
Emerging from Hutcliffe Woods, turn left and descent with care to Archer Road. By Sainsburys you have a route choice: straight on , or turn left through the car park to use an off-road path (turn right at the mini-roundabout. At the northern end of Archer Drive, use the shared use pavement to access the toucan crossing, Head down Ulverston Rd then turn left on Woodseats Rd then immediately right, with care, onto Little London Rd.
Follow through to the right turn near the Virgin Gym using the contra-flow lane. You will see the off-road path in front of you – take it emerge onto Saxon Rd, continue straight, across Broadfield Rd Chippinghouse Rd & Wolseley Rd onto Staveley Rd & turn r. onto Glover Rd. At the bottom mount the shared use pavement to use the toucan crossing then continue on the cycle track along Asline Rd, turning to the right to go through the park, across Bramall Lane and r. onto Alderson Rd to use the toucan crossing. Emerge with care onto Shoreham St, then you’ve got a straight half mile or so. After the mini-roundabout watch out for the right turn onto Clough Rd – at the bottom veer round the planter onto Duchess St and you will see the entrance to Sheaf Valley Walk ahead. Take this down to Granville roundabout, veer left a bit ans use the crossing to access the narrow gap onto Suffolk Lane, at the end mount the the shared use on the left and cross Fornham St with care to access Leadmill St (contraflow for cycles.) The famous Leadmill club is on your right. At the end, veer left to cross Shoreham St, which by now has become a multi-lane one-way monster, and use the cycle track along Sheaf St, noting the measures that SCC has taken to stop pavement parking. Take one of the crossings to access Sheaf Square and you’re there!