Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

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Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

Distance: 5 miles
Duration:  2.5 hours
Level of walk: Easy   View Walks Key

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Barnsley Weather
light intensity shower rain
humidity: 87%
wind: 9m/s SSW
H 8 • L 7
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Why you should do this walk…

A 5 mile linear walk from Meadowhall Interchange rail station to Sheffield rail station in South Yorkshire, following a beautiful stretch of the River Don. The river has witnessed enormous change over the last centuries, taking it from rural landscapes to the heart of the steel industry and now providing a wonderful wildlife corridor through the modern city. Along the way you will discover five weirs, plenty of industrial heritage and lots of wildlife too. The return leg can be completed by a simple 5 minute train journey.

There are five walks in the Penistone Walk Collection.

Penistone Line: Barnsley Canal and Cloisters

Penistone Line: Berry Brow Fort and Farms

Penistone Line: Shepley Hills and Higglers

Penistone Line: Silkstone Waggonway and Woodlands

Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs

Dog friendly?…

The route is almost entirely flat and follows surfaced paths for its entire length. There are no stiles, gates or livestock, but you will need to negotiate a couple of flights of steps plus a few generous staggered barriers. For most of the length of the route you will be sharing the riverside path with cyclists, so take care with children and dogs. There are a few road crossings that need care. One stretch of path is a permissive path which closes daily at 5.30pm, although a short diversion using roads is possible if you are walking later than this.

How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Penistone Line: Sheffield Five Weirs please visit iFootpath 

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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