GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Five Weirs Walk

6 miles (9.5 km)

This 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 atLady's Bridgein Sheffield City Centre, and heads over the Cobweb Bridge, past Bailey Bridge, and throughAttercliffeto 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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Five Weirs Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Sheffield City centre

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Cobweb Bridge, Sheffield

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Near the Bailey Bridge

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The River Don next to Attercliffe Road

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Entrance to the Five Weirs Walk at Salmon Pastures, Lower Don Valley

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Weir near Newhall

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Footpath view between Newhall and Carbrook

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Seating area near the Oasis at Meadowhall looking across the River Don towards offices and Wincobank Hill

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GPS Files

GPX File

Five Weirs Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Five Weirs Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')