Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Sustrans Route Inspection

I'm going to do a Route Inspection this Sunday, 11th November, of the National Cycle Network between
Prince of Wales Road and Handsworth. As it's 11/11 we will of course start at 11:00. It will be a walking inspection - for those with bikes, a ride will start at 10:30 from Sheffield Station, and we can walk with bikes  from there. Volunteers, Rangers and Helpers are welcome.

The walk takes in Carbrook Ravine, a Sheffield Wildlife Trust Site and Bowden Housteads woods, a site of Special Scientific Interest.

The idea is to survey the route and get ideas for enhancements. We may do a little light maintenance en route - vegetation cutback and temporary sign replacement for example. Following this we will draw up a plan for a workday and set a date.

The walk will start in the Travelodge Car Park on Prince of Wales Road.

To get there on public transport, catch the 22 bus at 10:31 from Sheffield Centre, Arundel Gate/AG3, 37022802 Manor, HARBOROUGH AVENUE/The Crossways, 37022769 and walk: Walk in a north-westerly direction along Castlebeck Avenue After 45yds, continue into Beaumont Road North After 17yds, turn right into A6102< After 35yds, turn left into Dawlands Close After 200yds arrive at Sheffield Park Academy, Beaumont Road North, Sheffield, S21SN Cross Prince of Wales Rd (the big dual carriageway) and wait in the Car Park of the Travelodge.

To walk there all the way just follow the Blue Walking and Cycling signs for NCN627 towards Rother Valley Country Park.The easiest place to pick it up is at Park Square where it runs parallel to the Parkway for about 100 yards.

By car, take the A57 Parkway from the City Centre and turn off for the A6102 r. towards Handsworth.

From where we emerge in Handsworth, (the walk should take no more than a couple of hours) you can get the 52 back to the City Centre and University. For cyclists we can do a longer ride from here.

Let me know if you're coming along  and how you plan you get there.

Sorry about last-minute notification of this. Hope you can make it. 


WildNorthlands said...

Postponed until 1 due to unforeseen circumstances.

WildNorthlands said...

The ride uncovered a number of issues that have been reported to the Council.