Local author Jon Barton has written a new guide to the fifteen-mile circular Sheffield Round Walk in the south-west corner of the city, due to be published by Sheffield-based publisher Vertebrate in March.
Barton, who is also managing director of Vertebrate, commented: “There are many parts of Sheffield that get overlooked, and this walk provides an opportunity to explore some fantastic, hidden rural areas as well as some of the historic industrial parts of the city.
“A full guide to the Sheffield Round Walk was lacking, and this presented an opportunity to showcase the city’s diverse landscape as well as encourage local residents and tourists to explore the area.”
Taking you through ancient woodland, river valleys and Victorian suburbs, the book contains details of Sheffield’s industrial past, geology and wildlife.
The walk starts and finishes at Hunter’s Bar Roundabout, where there are plenty of independent shops and cafes to visit along Ecclesall Road and Sharrow Vale Road.
The route then takes you through Endcliffe Park, following the Porter Brook and Limb Brook towards Ecclesall Woods.
Through Graves Park and Meersbrook Park, the walk passes the River Sheaf before ascending through Nether Edge and Chelsea Park on the way back to its starting point.
Split into four linear sections – which vary from peaceful and rural to lively and urban – the book offers numerous suggestions for places to visit.
It includes details of local cafes and pubs, along with Ordnance Survey maps and easy-to-follow directions.
Sheffield Round Walk will be published by Vertebrate Publishing on 5th March and is available now to pre-order.