Continue until you reach a right-hand fork, which involves a gentle climb uphill and out of the woodlands towards the hamlet of Ringinglow. Follow the footpath signs and top out on the old playing fields. With the woods behind you, this route provides a fantastic view over the city from a South West direction at 300m.
The next part of the route includes a walk alongside the main road - take care with passing traffic. There are options to continue along the road for 1.5km towards Ringinglow, where you can find the nearest pub, The Norfolk Arms to quench your thirst and grab some home-made food.
There are plenty of options to extend the route and spot the mountain bikers on the trails at Lady Cannings Plantation.
If you fancy exploring two free Mountain Bike Trails after the walk, there is free parking opposite ‘Lady Canning’s Plantation’, a coniferous woodland developed by Sheffield City Council and Ride Sheffield which offers mountain bikers a fantastic chance to develop their skills on two mountain biking trail routes at a blue grade called ‘ Blue Steel’ and ‘Cooking on Gas.’ Please note the woods is unsupervised.
Opposite the pub, join a footpath back towards the edge of Limb Valley. Take a left turn and re-join the woods, where the route will lead you downhill through some of Sheffield’s most intriguing forests. Don’t forget to take in and take in the variety of old mature woodlands, including beech, sycamore, ash and hazel trees.
With the Limb Brook on your right, retrace your steps towards Whirlow brook. There are options to take a footpath and extend the walk through Ecclesall woods to add an additional circuit before finishing back at the car.
Finish your walk by heading to the Woodland café, based in the Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, which sells homemade cake, including vegan and gluten free options.
If you’re in the mood for a posh Sunday lunch post walk, The Summer House at Dore and Totley is a great place to sample a delicious roast dinner.