Geo-Trips :: The Five Weirs Walk

Sheffield

A walk from the city centre, Tue, 24 Sep 2013 by Graham Hogg

The Five Weirs Walk is a 7.5km footpath and cycleway which follows the River Don from Lady's Bridge in Sheffield city centre to Meadowhall Retail & Leisure Centre on the city's eastern boundary. This stretch of river incorporates five weirs which were built as part of Sheffield's industrial evolution, and which give the walk its name.

The walk gives a good perspective on Sheffield's industrial heritage and how this has developed into new areas in recent years.

We walked on a lovely, sunny day in late September.

Find out more about the Five Weirs Walk here: LinkExternal link

On the map below, the grey line is the GPS track from this trip. Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SK3788 : Warehouse reflection by Graham Hogg
Warehouse reflection
This furniture warehouse is beside the River Don at Washford Bridge. The bridge... more

SK3688 : Arch on the Five Weirs Walk by Graham Hogg
Arch on the Five Weirs Walk
One of the steel arches positioned at access points to the walk. Note the fish... more

SK3688 : Birdcage walkway by Graham Hogg
Birdcage walkway
Carries the Five Weirs Walk from the Bailey Bridge [[3669971]]to Norfolk Bridge... more

SK3788 : Memorial stone at Salmon Pastures by Graham Hogg
Memorial stone at Salmon Pastures
A stone from the original school building set into the bank of the River Don at... more

SK3788 : Fishing in the River Don at Salmon Pastures by Graham Hogg
Fishing in the River Don at Salmon Pastures
This is the most natural looking stretch of the river in the east end of... more

SK3688 : Burton Weir by Graham Hogg
Burton Weir
The second (or fourth) of the weirs on the Five Weirs Walk. Burton Weir supplied... more

SK3688 : Norfolk Bridge by Graham Hogg
Norfolk Bridge
Actually two bridges. The nearer is the Midland Railway viaduct and the further,... more

SK3688 : Albion Works reflection by Graham Hogg
Albion Works reflection
The Albion Works of Thomas W Ward reflected in the River Don. Viewed from the... more

SK3688 : The Bailey Bridge by Graham Hogg
The Bailey Bridge
Erected here in 2006 to carry the Five Weirs Walk over the River Don between... more

SK3688 : Waverley House by Graham Hogg
Waverley House
At the junction of Effingham Road and Foley Street, this is the Sheffield branch... more

SK3688 : Ghost sign on Effingham Road by Graham Hogg
Ghost sign on Effingham Road
At the junction with Sussex Road. The Bernard Road Incinerator in the background.... more

SK3688 : Walk Mill Weir by Graham Hogg
Walk Mill Weir
The first of the five weirs on the Five Weirs Walk beside the River Don. Or the... more

SK3588 : Cobweb Bridge by Graham Hogg
Cobweb Bridge
Built in 2002 the bridge, also known as Spider Bridge (there are four of them... more

SK3588 : Entry to the Five Weirs Walk by Graham Hogg
Entry to the Five Weirs Walk
The access to the walk from Wicker. The building to the back of the photo is the... more

SK3991 : A tram ride home from Meadowhall Interchange by Graham Hogg
A tram ride home from Meadowhall Interchange
A tram on the Sheffield Supertram's yellow line to Middlewood has just arrived to... more

SK3991 : The end of the Five Weirs Walk by Graham Hogg
The end of the Five Weirs Walk
Although the Walk ends at Hadfields Weir [[3672707]] by the Meadowhall Retail... more

SK3991 : Hadfields Weir by Graham Hogg
Hadfields Weir
The last (or first) of the weirs on the Five Weirs Walk. There has been a weir... more

SK3890 : Meadowhall Retail & Leisure Centre by Graham Hogg
Meadowhall Retail & Leisure Centre
The west end of this huge shopping centre now includes an electric car charging... more

SK3890 : Brightside Weir by Graham Hogg
Brightside Weir
The fourth (or second) of the weirs on the Five Weirs Walk. There has been a weir... more

SK3889 : Arena Square Pub & Restaurant by Graham Hogg
Arena Square Pub & Restaurant
This modern pub stands beside part of Sheffield Forgemasters' huge steelplant

SK3889 : Players House at Arena Square by Graham Hogg
Players House at Arena Square
This former Carbrook Board School was built in 1874. In the 1990s it had a brief... more

SK3889 : Abyssinia Bridge by Graham Hogg
Abyssinia Bridge
The bridge got its name from the 1868 invasion of Abyssinia by British troops.... more

SK3889 : River Don Works by Graham Hogg
River Don Works
Part of Sheffield Forgemasters' huge steelplant, seen here from the footbridge... more

SK3889 : Five Weirs Walk and River Don at Amberley Street Footbridge by Graham Hogg
Five Weirs Walk and River Don at Amberley Street Footbridge
The footbridge was specially constructed to take the Walk over the River Don at... more

SK3789 : Early autumn colour on the Five Weirs Walk by Graham Hogg
Early autumn colour on the Five Weirs Walk
On the north bank of the River Don

SK3789 : The River Don at Newhall Bridge by Graham Hogg
The River Don at Newhall Bridge
Looking east towards the Sheffield Forgemasters' River Don Works. Mrs H said she... more

SK3789 : Newhall Bridge by Graham Hogg
Newhall Bridge
Viewed from the Five Weirs Walk. The bridge dates from 1888 and was originally a... more

SK3789 : The Eye of the Needle and Sweeping Birches by Graham Hogg
The Eye of the Needle and Sweeping Birches
The oak 'needle' stands in a parting of a grove of growing birches. Erected in May... more

SK3788 : Sanderson's Weir by Graham Hogg
Sanderson's Weir
The middle weir on the Five Weirs Walk, here framed by a broken notice panel. The... more

SK3788 : Above Sanderson's Weir by Graham Hogg
Above Sanderson's Weir
Artisctic graffiti on the railway bridge is reflected in the River Don.

SK3788 : East Coast Road Bridge by Graham Hogg
East Coast Road Bridge
Built by the Sheffield & District Railway in 1900 to serve its East Coast... more

All images © Graham Hogg and available under a Creative Commons licence external link.