This web site is intended to give ideas for walks in the vicinity of Sheffield that can be done using local transport. It is particularly aimed at those of us in possession of a bus pass. We are gradually adding walks as we do them.
The walks will have a brief description and then a link to more detailed instructions. These instructions include a sketch map and photographs of key features. All the walks will have been completed using buses and tracked using a GPS device. The timings given will be based on this experience and will not include significant stops.
The walks are not usually round walks, that is the start and finish are different. We normally finish somewhere where there is at least one café or pub.
Although we have tried to ensure that the information given on this website is correct, we do not accept any responsibility for any inaccuracy.
We give some bus numbers and bus information with each walk but these are subject to change. You should check the details before setting out on a walk. It is important to be particularly careful about the day of the week as some routes as well as times are different at the week-end. There are also timetable differences for school days and school holidays.
Most of the buses run from the centre of town so one option is to start in the centre. If, like us, you are lucky enough to live near the 272/271 route, you may be able to avoid this, particularly as there are buses (6,82 505) that connect Abbeydale Road and Ecclesall Road.
The walks are in a hill walking area so can be muddy, slippery and occasionally involve a small amount of very minor scrambling. Walking boots or walking shoes with good soles are essential. We use walking poles and find them very helpful, particularly for identifying less deep bits of bog or mud!
The weather is changeable so you should have waterproof and warm clothing with you. A hat and gloves is usually sensible. Denim jeans are notoriously bad for hill walking as when wet they increase the chill factor significantly.
You should have a map, whistle and compass with you.
We usually carry water and some form of food (e.g. nuts and raisins). For longer walks you will want a packed lunch.
These days a mobile phone is a good idea. Be aware that there may not be a signal in all areas. Do have a way, such as a waterproof bag, of protecting the phone from rain - they really do not like getting wet!
The Edale mountain Rescue Team covers the area where the walks are.
Website maintained by Camilla Jordan: camilla.jordan 'at' btinternet.com
Please email this address with any comments and corrections.
The photographs, with one exception, were taken by David Jordan. The exception is the running hare inset and this was taken by Jonathan Jordan.