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Fox Valley

A walk from Stocksbridge to the Isle of Skye Quarry and Tin Mill ponds.

Stepping stones on the route to Wortley

Stepping stones across the River Don

Length - 4.5 miles


A walk from Stocksbridge town centre up Hunshelf bank to the disused Isle of Skye Quarry which is being developed into a nature area. The route then crosses fields and passes through mature woods as it drops down to the River Don and the Tin Mill ponds. The route returns to Stocksbridge Town Hall by Ellen Cliff and the Ford Lane path via Fox Valley.

  • Grade - Well marked paths, stone stiles, some rough ground, can be muddy in wet weather.
  • Start - Stocksbridge Town Hall, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge
  • Grid Reference - SK 273984
  • Parking - Lidl Car Park, public section at at the end furthest from the car park entrance.
  • Public transport - 57 and SL
  • Refreshments – Various cafes and shops in the town centre.
  • Public Toilets – Coin operated unit opposite the Town Hall.
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Regatta Fox Valley Bank View Cafe

Bridge Shop Crawshaws SDCT Castle Inn Bolsterstone

Mobile Phone Coverage - Mobile phone signal coverage is mostly good in this area. Intermittent signals can be received on higher ground.

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