Riverside walkway in Sheffield still shut after being destroyed by floods

This is the scene at a popular riverside walkway in Sheffield which remains partially closed weeks after chunks of the footpath were washed away in the floods.

By Robert Cumber
Sunday, 12th January 2020, 2:58 pm

The Five Weirs Walk is still shut between Attercliffe Road, by Washford Bridge, and East Coast Road after being badly damaged by floods which hit the city in early November.

Friends of the Blue Loop, a voluntary organisation set up to look after the eight-mile stretch of waterway including the River Done from Sheffield city centre to Meadowhall and the Tinsley Canal, shared this photo showing the sorry state the path is in.

There is a diversion in place, with pedestrians and cyclists advised to go along Attercliffe Road before turning left at the lights onto Stevenson Rd.

A flood-damaged section of the Five Weirs Walk in Sheffield which remains closed (pic: Friends of the Blue Loop (@blueloop)

The closed section is fenced off, with a sign warning people of the danger and advising them to contact Sheffield Council for more information.