Sunday, 22 December 2013

Five Weirs Walk: Sheffield

The Five Weirs Walk follows the River Don through the lower Don Valley in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield. The section I walked with a friend who had recommended the walk was from Meadowhall through to the Wicker area of Sheffield. This covers the five weirs the walk is named after. It's not a scenic walk in the strictest sense, like say a walk in the Lake District, or Peak District. But it is a very interesting walk with a lot of history and some little gems. There are some nicely carved benches, historical buildings covering Sheffield's primary industry, steel works. There is a Bailey Bridge and the Cobweb Bridge running through the Wicker Arches.












A map for the walk can be found at the link below:

http://www.fiveweirs.co.uk/map.htm