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Five Weirs Walk

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Address: The Wicker, Sheffield S3 8HS, England
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Interesting stroll

A nice steady walk from Sheffield to Rotherham centre. Mostly very quiet and peaceful. Not suitable for wheelchairs as you have some steps to negotiate. It's not all by the water... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
jessi99
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually walk this route, I run it, I used it for my marathon training and it was good scenery to a point, some parts are quite industrial and there are a couple of roads to cross. Some parts get a bit confusing regarding signage but possibly not as troublesome if walking. Paths generally of decent quality and safe,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Almost a secret beauty bordering an area of regeneration and one that tells a tale of historic industrialisation. The ducks make for a beautiful sight so the area could do with more benches. A few non-domineering restaurants along the river would be ideal

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Minnesota
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184 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

With a river running through the city I expected more. Disappointed. I was the only one walking and there was trash and weeds.

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Thank ReeSue
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Love going along this route especially in the summer. Lots of wildlife, great mixture of urban and rural scenery. Shame about the Yahoos who throw their rubbish all over the canal

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Thank Angela B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

For someone like me who has Sheffield in his heart this was a walk to be treasured & fondly remembered. Also a repeat is a must in the not too distant future. The old & new blend & in places time stands still. The tramway is parallel to the canal for much of the walk. We joined the walk at... More 

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Thank armstrongauthor
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We are regular walkers along the Five Weirs Walk. There is a lot of faded history along the Don Valley. Sadly the walk itself is starting to look a bit shabby and neglected. However it is still a good place to walk and find tranquility 2 minutes away from busy thoroughfares..

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Thank nick w
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A nice steady walk from Sheffield to Rotherham centre. Mostly very quiet and peaceful. Not suitable for wheelchairs as you have some steps to negotiate. It's not all by the water as you have to cross some roads to get back to the water. Saw a kingfisher and plenty of fish. Overall a good day out.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have been on Five Weirs Walk a few times now as a family on bikes. The route follows the river Don from Sheffield City Centre to Meadowhall ( although the very last section to Meadowhall has always been closed off ). This is the only reason it hasn't got 5 stars. We enjoy cycling and often cycle in the... More 

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Thank Nick B
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good and interesting walk. Some nice sections but it goes through some very dodgy areas don't go on your own! The paths are very muddy and you have to walk along some busy roads.

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Thank Kevin G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

You can walk or run or cycle for miles here, some parts are a bit industrial but there is always things of interest to look at.

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