The walk continues past the café up a narrow path and round Forge
At the end of the dam the path crosses the river.
the main path until the next road crossing is reached. The walk by
now is positively Rural. Cross the next road and head straight on
until you reach a fork in the path you may take either fork the left
hand one will take you to a surfaced lane Clough Lane the right hand
fork carries on as a path eventually the surfaced lane veers off to
the right the path joins the lane at this point. Clough Lane
continues straight ahead as an unsurfaced lane.
The path at the top of Forge Dam
Carry on along Clough Lane, Along this stretch of the walk there is a
waterfall of some interest on the River Porter watch out for a wooden
barrier on your right hand side. Eventually you will reach a stile on
your left hand side leading into a field on a steep hillside the path
up the hill is very easy to follow. This is the route of the walk.
Clough lane meanwhile veers off to the right.
View down the Porter Valley to Sheffield City Centre from just below Ringinlow
Once at the top of the hill continue in a straight line over a stile
built into a wall and into another field.
Ringinglow can now be seen
up ahead slightly to the right.
You will come out of the fields onto
Turn right into Ringinglow. You may finish the walk
here there is a limited bus service back to Shefffield visit Traveline. for more information. There you will find
the Norfolk Arms Pub. Ringinglow also has an old
tollhouse Known locally as the roundhouse.
Approach to Ringinglow
From here you could follow my Dore Station to Ringinglow walk in reverse instead of carrying on to Fox House this is a very pleasant woodland walk
Ringiglow - Fox House
Norfolk Arms Ringinglow
This section of the walk is very exposed in bad weather and usually takes at least an hour to
complete Please make sure you have suitable clothing and footware. Leave Ringinglow by turning
left down Houndkirk Road directly across from the Norfolk Arms Pub. The road starts as a
surfaced road . The surfaced road shortly veers off to the left and becomes Sheephill Rd.
Houndkirk Rd carries straight on as an unsurfaced road interestingly this is
an old Roman Road.. The walk follows Houndkirk Rd.
Path to Houndkirk Moor from Ringinglow
As you climb the views of
Sheffield and its surrounding area become ever greater.
On your right hand
side is a plantation of fir trees, when the track levels out the plantation
ends and you pass through a gate out onto the open moors.
View over Sheffield and deep into South Yorkshire
Follow the main track you will eventually cross Houndkirk Moor on a long
straight section of path and then up a small rise.
Looking back along the path to Ringinglow
Path across Houndkirk Moor
On your right there are good views across to Burbage Moor and Stanage Edge.
You will then be looking down at Fox House and into the Peak District beyond.
View to Burbage Moor and Stanage Edge
View to Fox House.
The A625 Road can be seen on your Left hand side keep following the track down
the hill and it will join this road. Carry on Walking down the road and you
will shortly arrive at Fox House.
View of Carl Wark from Fox House
The Pub serves Food and makes an ideal
finishing point. The more hardy may wish to carry on and walk down Padley
Gorge to Grindleford (this should take approximately 40 minutes - 1hour the route can be found on relevent OS maps) where you can catch a train either back to Sheffield or
to Manchester For train times visit
Traveline. From Fox House busses can
be caught back to Sheffield
these services pass Hunters Bar Roundabout on their way into Sheffield visit
Traveline. for more information.
Busses going away from Sheffield will either take you near to Grindleford station or
take you near to other stations on the Hope valley line where trains can be caught
to either Sheffield or Manchester for more information visit Traveline. for more information.
Also see my other walk Totley Brook Road to Fox House if you are feeling really fit you may choose to follow this route in reverse and walk back to Sheffield.
Alternatively you could extend this walk by following my Fox House to Fox House via the Grouse Inn and Grindleford walk.
Also see my
First and last bus stop in South Yorkshire
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