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Wednesday Walks

The six health walks on Wednesday include one walks around the wider Stocksbridge district, a walk around the leafy suburbs of Totley, a walk in the picturesque award-winning Gleadless valley, a walk around the leafy suburbs of Ecclesfield, one across the green spaces around Richmond and a new one in the City Centre.

Stocksbridge have a clever way to get around the fact that they have no community meeting point. They meet at a different location each week and circulate a programme of walks each month so their walkers know where to meet on any given day. See the menu tab dedicated to Stocksbridge walks.

Totley is poised on the South West boundary of the city. It boasts a small park (Greenoak) close to the meeting point for the walk and has easy access to a number of very attractive walks. For example, in May, when bluebells and wood anemones are flowering, Gillefield woods are enchanting. A mixed programme of walks is offered, varying from week to week depending upon the ground and weather
conditions. Totley is a hilly area and most walks include at least one climb. A shorter, flatter, walk is also available each week.
The Gleadless valley won international prizes for urban planning, landscape and design when the estate was first built. It incorporates lots of green spaces and leafy walkways and therefore a good choice of walks. The Gleadless Health Walk meets at Newfield Green (outside Gleadless Medical Centre) and not at Gleadless town end.

Ecclesfield benefits from having a large, flat, park which is ideal for people with mobility problems and wheel chairs. The near-by Trans Pennine Trail provides a number of longer, more challenging options.

Richmond park is very close to the meeting point of this health walk. In dry conditions the park provides a big area for walking but there are not many surfaced paths and the grass does tend to get boggy in damp weather. The nearby Trans Pennine Trail provides a number of alternative walking routes. Woodthorpe recreation ground and the Wickfield Plantation are other routes that are sometimes explored by
this group. 

The City Centre health walk is a 45 minute opportunity to blow away the cobwebs at lunchtime. For further information about this walk click on the 'New Walks' tab below, and then go to the City Centre tab.   

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