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Rivelin Circular

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Commencing in the Rivelin Valley, we progress along some quiet roads before a steep drop into the Loxley Valley. A riverside stroll is followed by a strenuous climb to Storrs, a drop and another climb to Underbank Chapel, all with extensive views. Another climb takes us into Stannington before a descent to the Rivelin Valley and a riverside walk to our start point.


  • Length – 7 miles (11.2 km)
  • Grade – a mix of roads, fields, woods and riverside sections. Included are strenuous climbs and descents.
  • Start – Rivelin Valley Road car park
  • Grid Reference – SK 324 888
  • Parking – Rivelin Valley Road car park. This has a height limit of 1.8 m (5’ 10”). Travelling from Malin Bridge, the car park is signed off Rivelin Valley Road. However, the sign is mostly obscured by a tree.
  • Public transport – the Blue Supertram route from Sheffield terminates at Malin Bridge. The 81 and 82 bus routes pass close to the start point and also travel to Stannington (16).
  • Refreshments – AnvilCrown and GloveHollybushRivelin Hotel, public houses, Rivelin Valley Park Café
  • Public Toilets – adjacent to Rivelin Valley Park Café

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Map of the route

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Mobile Phone Coverage – Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

Ordnance Survey map OL1 Dark Peak is recommended for all the routes on this web site.

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