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A trio of woodland trails: Wharncliffe, Greno & Wheata

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

To the north of the city, the cluster of beautiful woodland areas at Wharncliffe, Grenoside and Wheata offer countless trails for the beginner and the experienced runner alike.

The red route is the longest and most challenging, running through Wharncliffe woods and two big hills. Save yourself for the climb back up to the car park at the end.

The blue route explores Wheata Wood and Wharncliffe Wood, entering the woodland along the Trans Pennine Trail. Again, save some energy for the final climb back uphill.

The green route, in Greno Wood, is much flatter – it involves two crossings of Woodhead Road; cars sometimes travel very fast on this road so please exercise caution at the crossing points.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

16.04.2017

Information

Start: Greno Woods car park, S35 8RS.
Distance: 1.2km / 4.5km / 10km.
Difficulty: Easy / medium / hard.
Terrain: Good tracks throughout, with more narrow, rocky paths on blue route.
Route map: GPX export (hard route) / download as PDF.

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