Sheffield Links: Out - Trails and Tales around Sheffield
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
The Outdoor City Sheffield planned a mountain bike ride.
March 26, 2019
This is a very useful way to ride from the city into the Stanage Circuit, or to link into the start of the Blacka Moor route and the awesome network of trails on Blacka and Totley Moor. It's also just a great way to get into the Peaks and strecch your legs, and it has views of its very own to enjoy. The entrance to Endcliffe Park at Hunters Bar roundabout is a traditional meeting place for the city’s mountain bikers, so it's a great place to begin.To start off with, there's a pleasant cruise of around 3.4 miles (5.5 km) which takes the route through leafy parkland to the steep uphill at Porter Clough. Formerly a brilliant, loose climb, this has been recently resurfaced by the city council. Nevermind - at least it makes for plenty of traction. And as the trail emerges at the top it's easy to see just how close to the Peaks you are - and their excellent trails. Important Note: Bridleways and footpaths often run parallel through the Parks - so please do try to keep to the bridleways only.