Five Weirs Walk
This popular cycling and walking trail follows National Cycle Route 6 along the River Don from Sheffield City Centre to the Meadowhall Shopping centre. The route starts at Lady's Bridge in Sheffield City Centre, and heads over the Cobweb Bridge, past Bailey Bridge, and through Attercliffe to Meadhowhall. Along the way you will pass the five weirs from which the route takes its name. It's also a great way to see Sheffield's industrial past and present with lots of interesting riverside buidlings along the way. The path is flat and well maintained so it's a good cycle ride for families.
At Meadowhall the route links with the Sheffield Canal. If you're on foot you could return along the canal (the towpath is a bit narrow for bikes). This would turn it into the 8-mile circular walk known as The Sheffield Blue Loop. You could also continue along the river to Rotherham along the Trans Pennine Trail. This takes you past the Blackburn Meadows Nature Reserve and into the city centre.
Five Weirs Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Five Weirs Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Five Weirs Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Five Weirs Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The large shopping complex of Meadowhall has a number of good options for refreshments at the end of your exercise.