Ecclesall Woods is the largest area of ancient woodland in South Yorkshire, comprising three wooded sections split by main roads. The walk we’ve put together here takes in the largest of the three sections, giving you an ideal circular walk in under an hour.
At Dog Friendly Sheffield, we’re always on the lookout for great local dog walks. This walk was voted number 2 by Sheffield dog walkers in our end-of-year awards (just behind the Rivelin Valley Trail).
As a woodland walk, there’s something to see all year round, from swathes of bluebells in spring through to the stunning oranges and reds in autumn.
At 2 miles long, you can do this walk in around 45 minutes. That said, it’s worth taking your time around the woods to admire the fantastic scenery. There is ample parking nearby and the walk finishes at the dog-friendly Woodland Coffee Stop, where you can grab a drink and a slice of cake.
This walk can be busy with other dog walkers, which means your dog is fine off the lead as long as they’re friendly and have good recall.
Follow our route here: Ecclesall Woods Walk