Here’s a ‘there and back’ ride that will help you discover the delights of East Sheffield and touching on North-East Derbyshire. The ride links into our routes in from Worksop and Lincoln and amongst the points of interest en route are these:-
Grey to Green Scheme – Rewilding the City Centre
Shirebrook Valley (Nature Reserve and Boundary Point between Mercia and Northumbria)
Rother Valley Country Park – cafes, water sports, cycle hire.
2 Bridges Greenway. Ground-breaking Connect2 Scheme.
Mosborough Village – Dating back to the 9th Century.
Bridle Stile Ancient Trackway & ViewPoint
Gleadless Common large open space in urban Sheffieldhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosborough
Norfolk Park – former estate of the Duke of Norfolk
Sheaf Valley Park
From Sheffield Station, turn right and follow Route 6 as far as Park Square (the Grey to Green scheme) Take the first crossing and follow NCN627 signs to Richmond, having crossed the Mosborough Parkway follow 67 to Rother Valley, visit the Country Park if you wish, then head south (there is a southerly exit from the park) a short distance to Killamarsh.
You will see the 2 Bridges Greenway from the bridge over the road so head for that. At the western end, head straight up to the B6058 Rotherham Road, take a right on the shared use pavement and continue until you reach Hollow Ln. Take this and where the road veers left, continue straight on the closed section A6135 High St, left to a very short stretch and then nip through to Ladybank Rd, r. to Elmwood Lane, r. to Chapel St at the triangle, at the top of which you will find Bridle Stile. Follow this ancient trackway (it’s a bit rough) all the way up (there’s an interesting view point halfway up)
You will emerge l. on High Lane which is busy but hard to avoid. This joins White Lane which has the tramway on, so cross with care to follow the service road on the north side to Gleadless Town. Make your way over this complex and busy junction via the tramstop to Gleadless Mount where there is a signed bike route to the City Centre (some of the signs are hard to spot or might have gone missing). On your way you will pass Gleadless Common, Norfolk Park and the Cholera Monument. and you will arrive back at Sheffield Station. Alternatively, for a fast but busier transit take Gleadless Rd down through Heeley – just past Heeley Green there is a cycle cut-through to the right that will take you past Heeley City Farm en route to Queens Rd and the Station.
Hope you enjoyed the ride!