Walks from Will4Adventure 2021

I have lived in Sheffield for more than 30 years, and Will4Adventure was first founded in 2003, yet this is the first time we will be taking part in the Sheffield Walking Festival! High time, I know – but here we are at last, and we’re very excited to be lending our own flavour of walks from Sheffield for this fab festival.

Local Lockdown Discoveries

Date: 14th September

Distance: 20Km/12 miles with 600m of ascent

Time: 10am meet. Expect to be out for around 5 hours.

Start at: Outside the post office on Wood Fall Lane, Low Bradfield (SK 264 920)

Finish at: starting point

Travel: Bus #62 from Hillsborough Interchange arrives at 0941. Also car parking on Fair House Lane.

Parking: Fair House Lane, Low Bradfield. Free – but bring some change just in case!

Description: When we were in our first lockdown I made an effort to appreciate more walking that was on our doorstep and in so doing, I discovered fabulous paths and ways that linked up the Rivelin Valley with Storrs, the Loxley Valley, Bradfield and Dungworth. A great walk with lots of character.

Terrain: Expect hills and some ‘Sheffield flats’ for good measure too. Commando rolls over fences are strictly forbidden, though stiles and gates will need negotiating with diplomacy and care.

Led by: Will Legon (mountain leader)

Number of places available: 20

Difficulty: 3=moderate

Theme: Joy of walking in good company in good countryside

Dogs: Any dog that lends us its joy of life is welcome

Bring: come equipped for a day on the hill and especially come with your lunch

Price: These walks are a part of the Sheffield Walking Festival and hence they are Free of Charge!

The Victorian Ways

Date: 16th September

Distance: 24Km/15 miles with 558m of ascent

Time: 10am meet. Expect to be out for around 6 hours and 9 minutes.

Start at: Outside the post office on Wood Fall Lane, Low Bradfield (SK 264 920)

Finish at: starting point

Travel: Bus #62 from Hillsborough Interchange arrives at 0941. Also car parking on Fair House Lane.

Parking: Fair House Lane, Low Bradfield. Free – but bring some change just in case!

Description: Another fine walk of contrasts – combining the rugged NE corner of the Dark Peak with a strong flavour of Victorian agriculture and engineering. This walk takes us through the picturesque country village of Bradfield before heading up to Back Tor and Derwent Edge which cast their gaze over the Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs: themselves steeped in history. This is a great walk over a rather cheeky 15 miles.

Terrain: Expect hills and some ‘Sheffield flats’ for good measure too. Commando rolls over fences are strictly forbidden, though stiles and gates will need negotiating with diplomacy and care.

Led by: Will Legon (mountain leader)

Number of places available: 20

Difficulty: 3=moderate

Theme: Joy of walking in good company in good countryside

Dogs: Any dog that lends us its joy of life is welcome

Bring: come equipped for a day on the hill and especially come with your lunch

Price: These walks are a part of the Sheffield Walking Festival and hence they are Free of Charge!

The Whopper

Date: 18th September

Distance: 40Km/24 miles with 859m of ascent

Time: 9am meet. Expect to be out for around 7 hours, maybe longer.

Start at: Car Park at the top of Wyming Brook (SK 269 859)

Finish at: starting point

Travel: Bus #51 which takes you to Redmires Rd, bus terminus for 0838. This is about 1 mile from the meeting point.

Parking: Wyming Brook Nature Reserve car park, Redmires Rd, S10 4QX.

Description: An excellent walk that links up Stanage Edge with Derwent Edge and that returns us back via a fleeting visit to Bradfield and the Loxley Valley.

Terrain: Expect hills and some ‘Sheffield flats’ for good measure too. Commando rolls over fences are strictly forbidden, though stiles and gates will need negotiating with diplomacy and care.

Led by: Will Legon (mountain leader)

Number of places available: 20

Difficulty: 4=legs of steel required

Theme: Joy of walking in good company in good countryside

Dogs: Any dog that lends us its joy of life is welcome

Bring: come equipped for a day on the hill and especially come with your lunch. Might be good to pack a head-torch too – just in case!

Price: These walks are a part of the Sheffield Walking Festival and hence they are Free of Charge!