Connect Eckington (Sheffield) with Slow Ways

We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks

more walks and reviews are needed to fully connect Eckington (Sheffield) to the verified network. Can you give a hike and help?

Give a hike!

Eckington (Sheffield)

Derbyshire


Slow Ways linking Eckington (Sheffield) and Clowne, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Sheffield, Staveley (Derbyshire), Swallownest

England / Derbyshire / Eckington (Sheffield)

Eckington (Sheffield)’s six Slow Ways are 58% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 1/6
and surveyed: 1/6

Help connect Eckington (Sheffield)

Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Eckington (Sheffield)’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Eckington (Sheffield) from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Dronfield—Eckington (Sheffield)
Droeck one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 151m Descent 189m
Dronfield—Eckington (Sheffield)
Droeck two Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 176m Descent 218m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Clowne
Eckclo one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 125m Descent 159m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Clowne
Eckclo two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Eckington (Sheffield)—Killamarsh
Eckkil one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 78m Descent 26m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Killamarsh
Eckkil two Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Eckington (Sheffield)—Staveley (Derbyshire)
Ecksta one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 82m Descent 112m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Staveley (Derbyshire)
Ecksta two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest
Eckswa one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 167m Descent 142m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest
Eckswa two Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 152m Descent 179m
Sheffield—Eckington (Sheffield)
Sheeck one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 301m Descent 258m
Sheffield—Eckington (Sheffield)
Sheeck two Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 227m Descent 272m

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Eckington (Sheffield) and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Collective progress

56% of Eckington (Sheffield)’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

11/12

reviewed

3/12

surveyed

1/12

verified

6 people have contributed to Eckington (Sheffield)’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Eckington (Sheffield)

108km out of 113km have been walked and reviewed

194km of reviews have been shared in Eckington (Sheffield)

Latest Updates

The walk can be divided into a rural half, through Moss Valley to the Sheffield outer ring road, and an urban half going into the city centre. There is a kissing gate by a bridge over the Moss and some squeeze gates but the trickiest obstacle is the stepping stones at the West end of Geer Lane. After half an hour, I was at the Bridge Inn. My suggestion would be to turn off left as soon as you can after passing Newfield School, cross the bridge, then walk until you emerge from the trees. Then go downhill into the bottom corner of the open space, back into the woods, walk downhill to another bridge and the exit from the woods is just ahead of you and to the left. After the railway bridge, you'll see a white on black sign to Granville Square across the road. At the end of the road, go back over the bridge, under the railway on the opposite side and round a corner to find the path onwards. The Sheaf Walk takes you back to the railway station in about half an hour or less....

PeteS

Walk this route

I walked this route from Eckington. I agree with the route author that the path onto the national trail is safer than scrambling down the embankment....

StephenWalker

Walk this route

This route isn't the shortest and most direct but it takes in Rother Valley Country Park and Shire Brook nature reserve, which are worth visits in themselves. Most is on good paths, often beside the road, with just a few stretches of dirt path beside the river Rother near the start and through the first half of Shire Brook Valley nature reserve. If you stick to the route, there are significant flights of steps at railway lines (with a ramp for bikes), a chicane next to them, and a couple of smaller, rougher flights in woods which can be avoided with a little planning. The TPT and you part ways when you turn off to walk beside Rother Valley's lake but if you want to avoid the railway footbridges and a few wooden steps in the wood next to them, you can keep following the TPT until the routes join again at the top end of Rother valley park. Soon after passing the Cumberland pub, turn right down some steps and follow the dirt path to a meeting of ways. Again, the route could do with some refinement here but as long as you keep going East/West (or vice versa) you'll end up in the right place as the whole reserve and the main paths are oriented this way. Where the route crosses Richmond Road, you have to option of a 10-15 minute detour up Richmond Park Road to the massive Asda which has a cafe and toilets (check web site for cafe opening times). If you want to save your aching feet and cut out that climb, carry on to the end of Maltravers, go down Broad Street to Park Square (possibly popping into the Wonkeresque Granelli's sweet shop), and climb the steps on the left and keep left to reach the path to the railway station....

PeteS

Walk this route

We go straight ahead on the Rotherham road and soon turn off right on Pipworth Lane. We pass straight ahead between the houses to reach the Main Street....

StephenWalker

Walk this route

This is an excellent countryside walk....

StephenWalker

Walk this route

I used the direct path from the canal, which climbs eastwards towards the church to join Church Street into the town centre....

StephenWalker

Walk this route

I agree that the best alternative for getting out of Clowne is the pavement alongside the main road, however it soon becomes a more minor road....

StephenWalker

Walk this route

We turn right and follow a good cycle track across the road and the railway, then down and across Pigeon Bridge Brook, then left up Waleswood Road, another bridleway. Shortly after we turn northwards, we take the path left under an old railway bridge, then follow it round to the right to reach the TransPennine Trail former railway, where we turn sharp left. At Sheffield Road we turn right and cross to follow Station Road (if the road is busy there is a central refuge in the road a little further right than the junction)....

Hugh Hudson

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest

Hugh Hudson added Eckswa two, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Swallownest

Walk this route

I agree with Ken that the choice of meeting point for Eckington (a pavement just beyond the post office with no benches or other facilities) is bizarre and indefensible, but we are where we are and it is the right end of the village for this route, which starts up Berry Avenue, and beyond the hill we continue down an alleyway path to reach the edge of the village, where we turn left along Back Lane. Beyond the houses we take the farm lane half right, then follow the little path to the left up the hill. Above the little wood, once the airstrip fence ends, there is nothing to prevent the direct line down being taken rather than the right of way, and we reach Summerley Lane down steps and turn left to find the next path....

Hugh Hudson

Walk this route

Mostly an enjoyable route, almost a very good one, but there is a safety problem where we leave the old railway path south of Killamarsh - the path we need to join is on a high bridge and although there is evidence that some people have scrambled up the steep bank, there is a better avoiding path that should be used a little further south. I have submitted a new route ECKSWA two, which shows the avoiding line, and I will post a detailed review with pictures there....

Hugh Hudson

Walk this route

Just beyond Renishaw the route diverts away from the Trans Pennine Trail (it is worth carrying on 100 yards past the turning point to see the abandoned Renishaw station platform which make a good resting point) and crosses fields, the current train line via a bridge and then across the River Rother before an indistinct and poorly marked path crosses Eckington golf course before you follow roads to the meeting point in Eckington....

paul.scholey

Walk this route

I walked this Slow Way on a Sunday afternoon and, overall, was impressed. The Slow Way then heads west on well-defined paths with only a couple of short stretches of road thrown in to link the various paths. The only unpleasant stretch of road was Snowdon Road but, on this occasion, the impact of the traffic was mitigated by wide verges that allowed me to get off the road when cars approached. From Elm Tree Farm down in to Dronfield that Slow Way follows a hollow way that should be delightful. Yes, the stretch on the fast road has wide verges....

Andrew Sheldon

Walk this route

The Slow Ways route from Staveley to Eckington was one of the more interesting I've walked. As with many Slow Ways walks, the start and end feel slightly artificial, although that is not really a criticism as a route needs to start and finish somewhere. However, this, in turn led the route to the most difficult aspects of the route. As a final point, this route was less accurately plotted than most Slow Ways I've walked and while this did not result in me ever getting lost, was frustrating at times....

Andrew Sheldon

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Staveley (Derbyshire)

paul.scholey added Ecksta two, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Staveley (Derbyshire)

Walk this route

Some services just off route at Marsh Lane but nothing else. A short road section soon leads to the pleasant Back Lane no traffic on the green track which has the backs of houses to one side and what appears to be green access land to the other. The route at Marsh Lane could be simplified and improved but was fine. The Dronfield meeting place needs a tweak onto a pleasant small area of grass between the southbound platform and the road where there is a seat....

Ken

Walk this route

This route uses paths that are not rights of way and should not be attempted. See Droeck-2 which offers a better route....

Ken

Walk this route

At the end of Breck Lane the route meets a busy road with little or no verge especially as it approaches the narrow bridge controlled by lights for single way traffic....

Ken

Walk this route

A bit of road walking with light controlled crossings then onto the Sheaf river side walk starting where the water goes underground and under the railway station. We meet the Sheffield Country Walk at a ford with no bridge, stones just kept my boots from over topping. Once on the south bank we stay that side, the main trail crosses again after our route turns to head south through Ince Piece Wood and crossing Back Lane before returning to an urban landscape and roads that lead to the forlorn bus stop which to my mind is the wrongly located Eckington meeting point....

Ken

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Killamarsh

Ken added Eckkil two, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Killamarsh

Walk this route

Crossing a road the dry canal bed is now apparent as is the narrow towpath which passes under a skeletal former rail bridge then a fenced section where the canal has vanished. Crossing the river by an unrecorded but well maintained footbridge it's roadside walking from here and a drag to the isolated bus stop, passing Eckington Bus Station and shops on the way which confirms that the meeting place needs moving....

Ken

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Clowne

Ken added Eckclo two, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Clowne

Walk this route

Walking that more accurate plot I still struggled because the available paths west of Barlborough do not always follow what is shown on the map. I suggest you try Eckclo-2...

Ken

Walk this route

I looked at using Barlborough Country Park but the road here was less busy and the park paths indirect. The Fox and Magpie Heritage Walk indicates that the track off Ward Lane is available as a footpath so it's used here as an easier route than the footpath from Ruthyn Avenue. The footpath follows a track through the extensive sports fields before crossing by bridge over the Trans Pennine Trail cycle route....

Ken

Walk this route
Sheffield—Eckington (Sheffield)

paul.scholey added Sheeck two, a new walk from Sheffield to Eckington (Sheffield)

Walk this route
Dronfield—Eckington (Sheffield)

paul.scholey added Droeck two, a new walk from Dronfield to Eckington (Sheffield)

Walk this route

There are a number of improvements that could be made, specifically to avoid a long road section on the approach to Eckington and I'll upload an alternate route shortly....

paul.scholey

Walk this route
Dronfield—Eckington (Sheffield)

Slow Ways added Droeck one, a new walk from Dronfield to Eckington (Sheffield)

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Clowne

Slow Ways added Eckclo one, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Clowne

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Killamarsh

Slow Ways added Eckkil one, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Killamarsh

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Staveley (Derbyshire)

Slow Ways added Ecksta one, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Staveley (Derbyshire)

Walk this route
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest

Slow Ways added Eckswa one, a new walk from Eckington (Sheffield) to Swallownest

Walk this route
Sheffield—Eckington (Sheffield)

Slow Ways added Sheeck one, a new walk from Sheffield to Eckington (Sheffield)

Walk this route
1

Eckington (Sheffield), Thu 20 June

21°

Cloudy

Eckington (Sheffield)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK4228679026

Lat / Lon

53.30652° / -1.36688°

Easting / Northing

442,286E / 379,026N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between Eckington (Sheffield) and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

Nobody has filled in this information about Eckington (Sheffield) yet

Help us improve this information by signing up or logging in and carrying out a quick survey of Eckington (Sheffield)