Step out Sheffield

Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods Health Walk


Thursdays: Meet outside Forge Dam Café, Brookhouse Hill, Fulwood, in time to register and begin walking at 2pm.


Forge Dam Café is in the Porter Valley on the border of the Peak District & is just 10-15 minutes’ drive from Sheffield City Centre. From the café, you can easily access several footpaths and bridleways, some of which link together as part of the Sheffield Round Walk.

We gather at the Café from 1.45pm & the one-hour walk begins at 2.00pm. We sometimes follow the river downstream as far as the Shepherd Wheel in Bingham Park, and we sometimes walk the other way travelling away from the City towards the source of the Porter.


We take regular pauses during the walk and anyone wishing to walk a little more slowly or for a shorter distance will be accompanied ‘back to base’ by one of our trained volunteer leaders.  

After each walk, we enjoy refreshments or ice-cream from the Café, have many lively conversations and appreciate the views & wildlife around the Dam itself. Public toilets are available on site.


Some of our regular walkers have said the following about this health walk:

“…Thursday is now the best day of my week & I really look forward to the walk…”

“…I feel so much better now after joining you & walking regularly…”

“…if it weren’t for the health walks, I’d just sit around at home…”


Car parking is available at the end of Brookhouse Hill and on Whiteley Lane.


Travelling by bus – the 120 and 83a buses stop in Fulwood village just a short walk from the Café.

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