ChapeltownSheffield

Chashe one
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Distance

13km/8mi

Ascent

294m

Descent

271m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chapeltown and Sheffield.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Chapeltown and Sheffield.

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Chapeltown
Grid Ref SK3552296267
Lat / Lon 53.46198° / -1.46645°
Easting / Northing 435,522E / 396,267N
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Sheffield
Grid Ref SK3580086930
Lat / Lon 53.37803° / -1.46332°
Easting / Northing 435,800E / 386,930N
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Chashe One's land is

Arable 8.0%
Green urban 17.4%
Pasture 14.7%
Urban 59.9%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

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Hugh Hudson

24 Nov 2022 (edited 25 Nov 2022)

Walked from Sheffield to Chapeltown. A sound route, but not always an easy one - it has steep sections, steps and muddy field paths. There are a couple of very minor issues with the GPX plotting - south of Burngreave Cemetery there is no path that cuts the corner by the adventure playground, and it is easier to stay on the path and turn sharp left at the cemetery wall. Secondly where the lane dyke path crosses the A6135 it is not possible to take a straight line across, the paths (with steps on both sides) cross further south.

Leaving Sheffield station, we cross the pelican crossing right and walk around the bus station and follow Flat Street to Fitzalan Square. We cross High Street and go straight on down Waingate to cross the river Sheaf, then turn right along the riverside path, which we follow under the A61, turning left just before the railway bridge, then right across Savile Street (using pelican crossings) and up Spital Hill. We follow the main road half left past Ellesmere Green and up the hill, turning right quite steeply up Catherine Road. Beyond the houses we take the path up steps to the left, taking the left branch where it forks and following past the adventure playground to the cemetery wall, where we turn sharp left to find the main entrance to the cemetery. We follow the cemetery roads right of the church and half right up the hill to the gates on Scott Road, where we turn left.

At Barnsley Road we turn left again, crossing using a pelican crossing and going right up Orphanage Road. Both the OS map and the GPX plot are a little confusing here. We take a surfaced path straight on down to Firshill Crescent, where we turn right, then left onto Firshill Rise. We take the path right, and almost immediately turn left on a good track. This leads us easily through woodland to emerge on Longley Avenue West, where we go steeply straight on, then follow Busk Meadow down to the junction with Boynton Road, where we turn right. Crossing Herries Road (with care, there are no lights) we continue down Herries Avenue across two more junctions before turning right onto Longley Crescent. Where this ends on Crowder Road we cross and go through the gap into the park.

The path through the park is surfaced, and steepens as it approaches Elm Lane, with steps at the top, We go left and cross the junction onto Buchanan Road, taking the vehicle access road right into the park, where we continue down the surfaced path beyond the car park. We cross Deerlands Road and go straight on, then take the first path on the right, which loosely follows the Lane Dike. Where the tarmac path veers right towards Deerlands Avenue we take a rougher path straight on, down steps. Just before this path crosses the stream we take an unsurfaced path straight on which leads us to the steep flight of steps which take us up to the A6135. We cross (with care) and go a little further right to find the path that goes down easy angled steps back towards the Lane Dike. After a short distance we join a tarmac cycle track, which we follow for some distance. Keep an eye on the map, as the path we eventually take down to the left is not signposted and not obvious. It goes down steps to a bridge across the Dike, then between fences to a T junction where we go left.

We cross the main road and go straight on along High Street, which we follow for some distance through Ecclesfield until it ends below the church. We turn left along Church Street then right up Priory Road, continuing along the footpath straight on where it ends. The footpath here is mostly paved with stones, and leads across fields to Whitley Lane, where we turn left and right onto Elliott Lane. Our path goes along the edge of several fields (some of which were very wet and muddy when I walked them) then steeply up the hill to meet the bridlepath along the top, where we go left a short distance then right down into a new housing estate, which unfortunately complicates navigation - we turn right at Chapel Road then left down the first road (Willow Crescent?) and taking another alleyway left, which crosses Willow Crescent again to pick up the old path to the right which leads easily down to Ecclesfield Road, where we go left under the first railway bridge, then take the second road leaving the roundabout to the Chapeltown meeting point at the railway station.


Ben

19 Aug 2022

Pleasant, calm and quiet route that takes you through some very different Sheffield suburbs, parks, woodland and fields. The route was safe and fit for purpose, but did include some pretty steep and uneven steps in Hartley Brook Dyke that some might find challenging.


Rebecca Ryan

31 May 2022

The initial walk out from the city was ok, but we really enjoyed it as we got to Burngreave cemetery and beyond.

A medium level of fitness is needed but there is a good balance of terrain to get your heart up and then recover.

It’s a walking or running route over a cyclist / accessible route due to steep inclines and stairs.

There was some beautiful scenery along the way too.

Wearing suitable clothing and footwear for walking more ‘off track’ is also something we’d recommend.

Good public transport links at both ends so you can start at both ends.

We would recommend the route for others to do.


Danravenellison

17 Apr 2022 (edited 19 Aug 2022)

I really enjoyed walking this route, with a nice mix of fields, parks and urban walking. A great way to get between Chapeltown and Sheffield.

Someone will be able to suggest a more direct route option.


Rachel

12 Jun 2021

This is a great *walking* route, also suitable for kick scooters if they are foldable & light enough to carry for a few hundred metres at a time.

Chapeltown to Ecclesfield is through housing estates and across field paths. Estate walking includes steps, kerbs and steep slopes; field walking is uneven rutted paths, narrow at times. I walked during a dry period - I imagine it could get very muddy in the wet season.

The only main road walking is through Ecclesfield - but it has shops on it, and a chip shop with outside seating, so you probably won't mind!

Ecclesfield - Norwood is a mixture of trodden and metalled pathways through parkland, but almost all involve steps of varying heights & steepness, especially at entrances and exits.

Norwood - Sheffield centre is a mixture of trodden/rough metalled paths (one through a wood, another through a cemetery) and pavements. Some estate walking, so again lots of kerbs, steps and other obstacles.

There are kissing gates and narrow entrance barriers all along the route.

For the most part the Slow-Way runs in parallel with a direct route, or cuts across corners etc., but in a couple of places a circuitous "scenic" pathway will add significantly to distance and difficulty, and not get you much further along the way. These are usually only short diversions from the route and are obvious from the map.

The 4 stars is for walking/lightweight kickscooter. Not really passable for any other wheels. Very pleasant scenery and environment. Just a couple of litter issues (it is the edge of a city so perhaps to be expected).

Overall a very pleasant walk with some excellent views over the fields near Chapeltown. Keep a close eye on the map - it isn't always the obvious path to follow.

  • Rachel

    Rachel

    12 Jun 2021

    NB for location purposes, Norwood is just to the west of Fir Vale as marked on the SW map

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