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Water and woodland on a Thorncliffe run

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

The ironworks and colliery at Thorncliffe once dominated the skyline in Chapeltown, to the north of Sheffield. The mines have long closed and the scarred landscape has gradually healed, with rich habitats having now returned to the woodland area.

The blue route features a good climb through the woods, where part of the Trans Pennine Trail follows the route of the old railway line. The shorter green route does a lap of the adjacent Westwood reservoir, a popular fishing spot.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.



Start: Pack Horse Lane, S35 3HY.
Distance: 2.3km / 4km.
Difficulty: Easy / medium.
Terrain: Both blue and green paths can get muddy. Watch out for mud at the far side of the reservoir.
Route map: GPX export (medium route) / download as PDF.

from city centre


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