The Round Walk is a circular route which passes through some of south west Sheffield's most beautiful parks and woodland. The full length of the walk is quite long, but many people choose to enjoy it in shorter sections. The route starts in pleasant parkland at the Hunter's Bar entrance to Endcliffe Park and passes through the rest of the Porter Valley and on to Ecclesall Woods, where the remains of buildings once used in some of Sheffield's 18th Century lead and iron works can still be seen amongst thick woodland. The route then leads to Ladies Spring Wood, where views across the golf course and back towards Ecclesall Woods are panoramic on clear days; then through Graves Park, Gleadless Valley, Forge Dam Park and back through Meersbrook Park to Endcliffe Park through Brincliffe Edge and Chelsea Park. First developed in the 1930s, the Round Walk route is clearly signposted and the footpaths are generally in good condition, although disabled access is limited. The city council has produced a guidebook to the walk, which is available in local bookshops and tourist information centers and has clear maps and lots of information about the wildlife and points of interest on the route. The walk is particularly enjoyable in spring, when bluebells flower in the woods and the paths are much less muddy than they sometimes are during the winter months.
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries