Hillsborough Park, Off Penistone Road
This is a brilliant and gentle relaxing route by the River Don from Hillsborough Park out to Coronation Park in Oughtibridge. The route is not completely traffic free but starts with a lap of Hillsborough Park. Exiting the park there is a small amount of road riding as the route passes by the home of Sheffield Wedneday and then a quiet access road to negotiate before heading to Beeley Woods, but from there to Coronation Park there will be no traffic to worry about and attention can be diverted to the views.
Once on the path through the woods there is plenty of wildlife to look out for, with even the sounds of the tapping of a woodpecker or the cries of ‘How’s that?’ as the route passes the cricket pitch at the War Memorial sports ground.
At Coronation Park there will be an opportunity to have a quick breather before the journey back to the Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre.