Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail
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  • Fiona M
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque Day Out
    Took advantage of the nice weather to walk the Rivelin Valley Trail which follows the locations of many historic water wheels. Not much actually remains of the old buildings but you can admire the legacy of them in the way the river has been diverted in places, some walls remain here and there. It is handy at places to read the information boards along the route. We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful trees, waterfalls, stepping stones and bridges. I can imagine the trail to be muddy during winter seasons. We called into Rivelin Park Cafe for tea before heading back to the car.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Sue W
    Ilkeston, United Kingdom1,186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely river walk
    This was a car journey for us but we'll worth the drive. This beautiful valley has many waterfalls, bridges and even stepping stones. The path threads it's way along following the river through the trees, mill stones and bridges. There are a couple of places where you cross a road but that would depend upon how far you walk. The small car park was full so we, along with many others, parked on the roadside. At the lower end of the trail there is a cafe, toilets and a children's play area. The walk is largely level and accessible although a pram or wheelchair wouldn't be practical.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Ben R
    Ditchling, United Kingdom209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful trail - stunning views and very pleasant woodland
    We had an excellent Easter walk here and enjoyed exploring the woodland on our way up to the boundary with the Peak District. A very pleasant walk and well worth a visit. We parked by the park at the bottom of the trail. The terrain is quite challenging and steep and so it is best to be prepared. Can be slippery when it rains.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 March 2024
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Ben R
Ditchling, UK209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had an excellent Easter walk here and enjoyed exploring the woodland on our way up to the boundary with the Peak District. A very pleasant walk and well worth a visit. We parked by the park at the bottom of the trail.

The terrain is quite challenging and steep and so it is best to be prepared. Can be slippery when it rains.
Written 31 March 2024
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK1,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This was a car journey for us but we'll worth the drive. This beautiful valley has many waterfalls, bridges and even stepping stones. The path threads it's way along following the river through the trees, mill stones and bridges. There are a couple of places where you cross a road but that would depend upon how far you walk.

The small car park was full so we, along with many others, parked on the roadside. At the lower end of the trail there is a cafe, toilets and a children's play area.

The walk is largely level and accessible although a pram or wheelchair wouldn't be practical.
Written 11 January 2024
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Fiona M
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Took advantage of the nice weather to walk the Rivelin Valley Trail which follows the locations of many historic water wheels. Not much actually remains of the old buildings but you can admire the legacy of them in the way the river has been diverted in places, some walls remain here and there. It is handy at places to read the information boards along the route. We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful trees, waterfalls, stepping stones and bridges. I can imagine the trail to be muddy during winter seasons. We called into Rivelin Park Cafe for tea before heading back to the car.
Written 9 September 2023
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Hannah C
Sheffield, UK102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Come here to walk the dogs occasionally. It's a lovely place to go. In summer kids play in water and in park. Recommend taking a picnic. An ice cream van is usually there but find it expensive, especially for drinks. It's a good walk round and a free day out. Lovely place to visit.
Only negative part is the parking. If you get there early enough you can park up but you generally have no chance weekends. Suggest getting a bus to Hillsborough and it's about a 15min walk to rivelin.
Written 11 July 2023
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marie
Rotherham, UK43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Really good walk with my boyfriend. Toilets, cafe, waterfalls and tall trees. Very good. We’ll catered for young kids with the play park, could do with additional seating for teens and non- parent adults. Recommend.
Written 10 April 2023
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Annalie H
Barnsley, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
The Rivelin Valley Trail is a beautiful walk along the river following the locations of many historic water wheels. Very little remains of the old buildings but you can see the legacy of them in the way the river has been diverted in places, and some walls remain here and there. There are information boards along the route. It's a stunning place, surrounded by beautiful trees, with waterfalls, stepping stones and bridges. It can get very muddy during winter and can be a bit uneven under foot. We like to walk from the car park at Rails Road along the trail to Rivelin Park Cafe for tea and bacon rolls, then back again, in total just under 5 miles.
Written 9 April 2023
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joanna t
San Francisco, CA46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We walked down to the trail and then a little way along it. Trail itself has lots of information signs, easy access paths, clean toilets and a cafe.
Written 15 January 2023
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CidermanUK2014
Sheffield, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Walk along the River Rivelin in Sheffield past old mill ponds, and historical sites of twenty former watermills. A wildlife conservation area since 1991.
Written 10 December 2022
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK1,734 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Walked from the Paddling Pools to Rails Road & back, just under 5 miles round trip. Quality trail path up to the Rivelin chair sculpture. The path becomes rougher going towards the Rails Road end. No toilets at Rails Road car park. I counted 3 sets of stepping stones across the river to navigate depending what path you choose. The trail is a nice mix of industrial history & the natural, only spoilt on my particular walk by the odd noisy vehicle on the nearby road.
Written 21 August 2022
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Zottle
233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Parked at Walkley Bank Tilt car park which was small but free. We were a group of 3 adults and 3 teens. Everyone really enjoyed it here. The gorge has stepping stones, bridges to cross, various routes to choose from. It was a beautiful adventure. We spent about 3 hours here. Could easily have spent longer here but it gives us an excuse to return instead as there is plenty more to explore next time !
Written 9 June 2022
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