Sherot one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Sheffield and Rotherham.

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This route has been reviewed by 7 people.

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (5) No (1) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Accuracy (1)

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Grid Ref SK3580086930
Lat / Lon 53.37803° / -1.46332°
Easting / Northing 435,800E / 386,930N
Grid Ref SK4279893053
Lat / Lon 53.43255° / -1.35730°
Easting / Northing 442,798E / 393,053N
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Sherot One's land is

Pasture 8.5%
Urban 91.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



02 Mar 2024 Winter

I walked from Rotherham in two stages breaking the journey at Meadowhall South tram stop. No I didn’t go shopping. This is a first class Slow Way which is now all open and accessible.

Leaving Rotherham the route passes the train and tram station before taking to the canal towpath. Here it is well surfaced being part of the cycle route. I could see no benefit leaving the towpath for a section of busy road unless the shop at the filling station is essential.

After Meadowhall South, Tinsley, the surface is a mix of earth and stone so can be a bit muddy but this is not farm yard or field mud. As stated elsewhere there is lots of interest along the way but in February no moving boats. I was disappointed that the route takes an unnecessary climb up Park Hill. Continuation to the basin would link better with the city centre and could pass the bus interchange before ending at the train station. A walk I would be more than happy to repeat.

Philippa Norwood

13 Jul 2022 Summer

This review is applicable in July 2022. Started in Rotherham to head back to Sheffield from Rotherham Station, and we were aware that some of the route was shut, but expected clear signage to get back onto the canal route via main roads. Alas, whoever designed the signs, did not actually make these clear. There were no clear indications of which direction to go so we spent a long while even attempting to work out how to get back on the route. Rotherham Council have done an absolute disservice in how they have dealt with the closure of thepath which could have been sorted out by having clear signage of how to get back onto it. Until everything reopens again, this is not a route for a casual expected route as there is not enough guidance to let you know where you need to go. There is nothing on any signage about when the route will be re-opened.

In the end, we found ourselves back on Canal Path via Bessemer Way, which we took walked to Meadowhall. Afther this point, we moved over to the Five Weirs Walk as this was more familiar and got us back to Sheffield.

This route is not straightforward for the moment, while half the path is closed. I can imagine that this will be resolved once reopened, or signage much improved to support people to know how to get back to the route.

  • Heiba


    20 Jun 2023

    Hello from @Slowways! We'd love to feature your review as part of our new "Review of the week feature" on the Slow Ways blog. We think it's a great example of how to signpost an inaccessible route and appreciate all the efforts made. Do we have your permission to do so ?

  • Philippa Norwood

    Philippa Norwood

    20 Jun 2023

    Yes of course you have my full permission. :) Thank you for asking, we’re looking forward to doing our next route soon and coming back to log here how we get on. :)

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Mary Oz

04 Apr 2022 Spring

I actually walked Sherot 2 which is identical to Sherot 1 from the Tinsley M1 Roundabout to Rotherham. Sections of the towpath here are currently closed or due to be closed until 31/3/2023. There are advised diversions in place, but this means that this exact Slow Way is not entirely possible for a time.

Sam G

19 Jul 2021 Summer

I live about 100m from the start of this route in Sheffield, and walked it on Saturday (and back again).

Overall it's a great route along the canal (without any roads), but it would be much better if it started at the Sheffield canal basin - there's no need for the start bit past Hyde Park tram stop and down an almost-deserted Lumley Street.

I also can't see the reason for the bit where it leaves the canal and joins the road for a while near IKEA. You can just continue along the canal no problem.

Kathy B

09 Jun 2021 Spring

Re reviewed after re walking so I could attach photos. The footpath for the Sheffield half is a little uneven and muddy, flat after Rotherham. A great mix of nature, old and new industrial architecture. All off road from Sheffield canal basin to Rotherham Station.

Bre King

03 May 2021 Spring

An easy flat walk, along the canal towpath, suitable for dogs, buggies and cyclists. No steps involved. The whole route is lined with interesting industrial archaeology.
Major alteration to suggested route is to include the Sheffield canal basin to see the famous straddle warehouse building. This area also has shops cafes and toilets.
NB We did this walk 1/05/21 when the tow path was closed near the Magna museum, meaning a detour was necessary onto Sheffield Road for about 1/2 mile.

Kathy B

01 May 2021 Spring

A great walk from Sheffield to Rotherham. Some quirky street art at the Sheffield end of the route.

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