New trail in Sheffield woodland

The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham has recently completed a section of new bridleway creating a 3km loop around Greno Woods.
The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham has recently completed a section of new bridleway creating a 3km loop around Greno Woods.
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A new bridleway for walkers, riders and bikers has been opened at a Sheffield woodland.

The 3km loop around Greno Woods was created by the Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham, which owns the site.

Chris Grice, Forestry Commission Woodland officer and Roy Mosley, of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust

Chris Grice, Forestry Commission Woodland officer and Roy Mosley, of the Sheffield Wildlife Trust

Roy Mosley, the trust’s head of operations said: “This new bridleway completes a missing link in the network – walkers, riders and bikers can now enjoy a circular route around the woods suitable for all seasons.”

The project was funded by Natural England’s Paths for Communities programme in partnership with Sheffield Council, the Local Access Forum, Grenoside Conservation Society and contractors Biketrack.org.

The ancient woods are a popular venue for horse riders, cyclists and walkers and the new track caters for all groups and adds to the footpath network and mountain bike trails.

Work included waymarking the route and installing welcome signs at entrances and an information board for visitors which outlines the wildlife of the woods.

Mr Mosley said: “The site now offers something for everyone – the Trans Pennine Trail is a high-spec multi-user route, walkers are well catered for with a network of public footpaths and informal paths. Horse riders and cyclists can use a number of bridleways with mountain bikers having a handful of dedicated trails.”

SWT bought the final 26 hectares of the wood in May.