Local Interests and Places

Interesting places and attractions around Todwick.

Todwick Rambles

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has produced a leaflet describing a circular walk through the countryside around Todwick and the fringe areas of Wales.

The full length of the ramble is just over 9 km (6 miles). However, due to the route’s proximity to the centre of Todwick it can be broken down into 3 short circular walks.

Chesterfield Canal

The Chesterfield Canal is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and varied waterways in England.

It runs for 46 miles from the River Trent to the middle of Chesterfield, linking Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Every yard of the canal can be walked on the towpath known as The Cuckoo Way.

It goes through tranquil countryside where scarcely a house can be seen; has some of the earliest staircase locks ever built (240 years ago); is hugely popular with walkers; has some of the best canal fishing in the country and ends up at what will be the £310 million Waterside development in Chesterfield.

Since 1989 over 11 miles of the canal have been restored along with 36 locks and 11 bridges. Now, in 2010 only have nine miles left to restore. Detailed plans already exist for every bridge, lock and aqueduct on this stretch. The Chesterfield Canal Trust is currently running a campaign called Closing the Gap in order to achieve this aim.

For more information and events see www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk

CPRE South Yorkshire in Todwick

From rolling cornfields to ancient woodlands, from atmospheric flatlands to vibrant heather moorland, South Yorkshire's beautiful and diverse countryside is a source of inspiration, rest and relaxation but we cannot take it for granted.

Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) South Yorkshire (the local Branch of the national CPRE network) promotes the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of the South Yorkshire countryside (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) and encourages the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in both town and country for the benefit of all.

CPRE vision is of a living, working countryside that changes with time, but remains beautiful forever.

Find out more at www.cpresouthyorks.org.uk

Liz Kettle
Communications Officer (Monday - Wednesday)
Friends of the Peak District and CPRE South Yorkshire
22a Endcliffe Crescent
Sheffield
S10 3EF
Tel: 0114 266 5822
Fax: 0114 268 5510
www.friendsofthepeak.org.uk

Winthrop Park, Wickersley, Rotherham

To demonstrate the positive impact of Nature Therapy on well-being and healthcare, Winthrop Park, Wickersley has been created. This former contaminated Sewage Treatment Works was an environmental black-spot, and following months of hard work and bio-environmental recovery this site (now known as Winthrop Park) was opened for free public access in August 2005. Recently hailed as a blueprint and world class example of bio-diversity and Nature Therapy.

Our 2011 season opens on 1st April and ends 31st October. Winthrop Park is open each week day 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and on Sundays 10:30 am to 4:00 pm (subject to weather). We are CLOSED on Saturdays. Please telephone us to check openings on Bank Holidays when we are always open.

Please telephone to check openings on Bank Holidays.

The facilities have been specifically designed with the elderly and disabled adults in mind, and the gardens are split in to areas of specific interest to stimulate all the sensors. There is no entry fee, but visitors are required to sign-in and observe the requirements of admittance. Group visits must be pre-booked in advance. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Children must be accompanied at all times and supervised. A no-smoking policy operates on the premises and grounds.

  • Disabled access to all areas
  • Coffee Shop
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Plants, gift shop, and Nature Therapy products available for purchase

Please note that car-parking is limited, and priority is given to disabled drivers.

Contact: Carole Bowser, e-mail: c.bowser@winthroppark.co.uk

Winthrop Park
Second Lane
off Newhall Avenue
Wickersley
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S66 1EE
Tel: 01709-709335
E-mail: enquiries@winthroppark.co.uk