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Swallownest

South Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Swallownest and Dinnington (Rotherham), Eckington (Sheffield), Killamarsh, Kiveton Park, Rotherham, Sheffield, Thurcroft

England / South Yorkshire / Swallownest

Swallownest’s seven Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 5/7
verified: 3/7
and surveyed: 2/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest
Eckswa one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 167m Descent 142m
Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest
Eckswa two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 152m Descent 179m
Rotherham—Swallownest
Rotswa one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 154m Descent 204m
Sheffield—Swallownest
Sheswa one Enjoy me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 260m Descent 241m
Sheffield—Swallownest
Sheswa two Verify me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 285m Descent 267m
Swallownest—Dinnington (Rotherham)
Swadin one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 100m Descent 59m
Swallownest—Killamarsh
Swakil one Survey me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 97m Descent 69m
Swallownest—Kiveton Park
Swakiv one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 85m Descent 62m
Swallownest—Thurcroft
Swathu one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 51m Descent 94m

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Collective progress

61% of Swallownest’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

7/9

reviewed

3/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

6 people have contributed to Swallownest’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Swallownest

66km out of 84km have been walked and reviewed

123km of reviews have been shared in Swallownest

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Back down alongside the river the path is mostly good including an excellent section of concrete boardwalk. More shops here as we climb again as the river takes a course around the hill to the east. The Trans Pennine Trail alongside the river looks good on the map but I didn’t find it a welcoming route alongside a high security factory fence. The river here had much evidence of recent flooding but the path is mostly above the high water line....

Ken

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Services I'm told at the country park centre just off route. The link path to the Country Park is poor and the right of way that we should follow is across the low ground that was wet on my visit. We meet the long vehicle access road to the Rother Valley Country Park which can be avoided if conditions are right by using the river side but there is a wide grass verge and even a stoned path alongside the road....

Ken

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Following the river alongside the Rother Valley access road leads to playing fields, by staying on the embankment you will find a path (not particularly obvious so watch out for it) that goes between houses and leads to Killamarsh where there's a selection of shops and cafes....

Alex Owens

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On the roads, there was always pavement, although I did have one issue at the top of Manor Park Crescent, where a lot of building work was taking place....

Tim Ryan

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Hugh Hudson surveyed Sheswa one

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This route reflects my experience of following SHESWA one - it is essentially the same route but plotted in a way that should make it easier to follow, particularly from Sheffield to Swallownest and reflect what the best paths do on the ground. I also made a few very minor changes to streamline the route, so it is not quite what I walked. For a more detailed review with pictures, see SHESWA one....

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Sheffield—Swallownest

Hugh Hudson added Sheswa two, a new walk from Sheffield to Swallownest

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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)....

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Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest

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

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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

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We follow the tarmac paths uphill, turning left below the steps then right along Raynald Road. The sharp left turn down to Archdale Road starts further south than the GPX file (which may show a path that used to exist but was blocked by new houses) suggests. We turn left down Fretson Road then right round The Circle and Circlc Close to a small park, which we cross to reach Prince of Wales Road, the A6102 dual carriageway, which can be safely crossed using pelican crossings to the left. We continue down Ravencarr Road and turn right past the Alison Business Centre on a tarmac path which leads us into a park and across Castlebeck Avenue. We cross Richmond Road and turn left over the A57, then take the TransPennine Trail cycle path right, which follows the A57 down into Smelter Wood....

Hugh Hudson

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From Kiveton Bridge station, we head left along the main street of Wales, then right up Chestnut Avenue and left on Storth Lane. At the corner by Nickerwood Farm we turn right - here the right of way goes right of the hedge but the cut line looked very narrow and there were traces of a path on the clear field to the left. Note that there is no path left where the right of way line should be, and in retrospect it would have been better to take the lower path into the field rather than the one in the far corner....

Hugh Hudson

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The next 3 miles are very green following a stream which may well flood if standing water alongside and damage to the path surface in places is an indication. At Smelter Wood the green corridor narrows and is joined by a busy road but here we join a tarmac path before meeting a minor road which allows a safe crossing of the main road. Some estate road walking and a climb then a dip across another large green patch with a view of the vast cemetery and a final climb to the remains of The Manor after which the area is named....

Ken

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I walked from Kiveton Park where the meeting point is confusing located at Kiveton Bridge station not Kiveton Park station. The route through the houses was a mix of roads and paths although it appears I didn't follow the plotted route which stays on roads only. Back on roads with firm boundaries it's an easy walk downhill to the meeting place along Mansfield Road, is that named after the rather distant destination or just a town theme I wonder?...

Ken

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The route leaves the Swallownest hub, crosses the main road (crossing provided) and passes downhill between the houses, before following a stream up to where the road has been constructed....

StephenWalker

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It begins on the pavement of the main road and then along quiet residential streets....

StephenWalker

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Great views, great places to eat and a real mix of urban and green sections on this route. Definitely bring waterproof footwear if it has been raining....

Magid

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Eckington (Sheffield)—Swallownest

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

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Rotherham—Swallownest

Slow Ways added Rotswa one, a new walk from Rotherham to Swallownest

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Sheffield—Swallownest

Slow Ways added Sheswa one, a new walk from Sheffield to Swallownest

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Swallownest—Dinnington (Rotherham)

Slow Ways added Swadin one, a new walk from Swallownest to Dinnington (Rotherham)

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Swallownest—Killamarsh

Slow Ways added Swakil one, a new walk from Swallownest to Killamarsh

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Swallownest—Kiveton Park

Slow Ways added Swakiv one, a new walk from Swallownest to Kiveton Park

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Swallownest—Thurcroft

Slow Ways added Swathu one, a new walk from Swallownest to Thurcroft

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Swallownest’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SK4524885343

Lat / Lon

53.36305° / -1.32153°

Easting / Northing

445,248E / 385,343N

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