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A Stile Free, Circular Walk Along the River Don & Canal

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5 Weirs Walk
5 Weirs Walk
5 Weirs Walk
5 Weirs Walk
5 Weirs Walk
5 Weirs Walk

Walk Details

The Five Weirs Canal Walk is a surfaced path and cycleway stretching for 7.5 km along the River Don, from the centre of Sheffield to the Meadowhall shopping centre, passing the five historic weirs from which it takes its name.

It follows the riverbank almost all the way, with only occasional diversions, and connects with the Sheffield-Tinsley canal towpath for your return trip back to the city centre.

There are many information boards along the way which tell you about the five weirs and their historic importance in Sheffield’s industrial boom and about the return of the wildlife to the River Don. If you only fancied doing the walk one way, you could always catch the tram back into the city centre.

The route is mainly on tarmac tracks but the tow path is not surfaced in some sections and can get muddy. The route is suitable for a mobility scooter such as the Tramper, TerrainHopper or Trailrider.

Nearest Accessible loos

Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street
S1 2BP

Changing Place

Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus) Arundel Building
122 Charles Street
S1 2NE

Oasis (The)
Meadowhall Centre
S9 1EP

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Carpark:  Victoria Quays, N Quay Dr, Sheffield S4 7SW

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Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".