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Hempdykes Walk walking route

Hempdykes Walk walking route


2.6 miles.   


The car park on Henderson Avenue, next to Sainsbury’s Supermarket. DN15 7RQ.    


1. Leave the car park and turn right along Doncaster Road, pass High Ridge Sports School and cross Avenue Vivian.    

2. Turn right along Sherwood Vale, go through the metal kissing gate, along a surfaced path through Hempdykes.  Ignore side paths.    

3. Turn right up the road (Ferry Road) crossing at the pedestrian island refuge.    

4. Turn left into Foxhills Road passing the Cocked Hat Hotel.    

5. After passing Foxhills Technology School take the first turn on the right into Reginald Road.    

6. Before reaching the T-junction with Crosby Avenue turn right into an enclosed access tarmac way which emerges into Sheffield Park Avenue near a bend.    

7. Turn right and shortly left into Sheffield Park, following the path straight across.    

8. Leave the park, crossing the road (Ferry Road) turning right along the road and shortly left into Henderson Avenue.    

9. Cross the Green, continuing along Henderson Avenue back to the start.


All of the route is on surfaced paths and pavements. Initially the route ascends slightly, dropping after Avenue Vivian into Sherwood Vale. The route undulates along the scarp dropping slightly to Ferry Road. The route goes up Ferry Road, levels out along Foxhills Road, rises very slightly up Reginald Road and levels out to the finish.


Allow between an hour and an hour and a half to complete the walk. It is nice not to rush along Hempdykes or in Sheffield Park.   


The Royal Hotel, Doncaster Road 01724 282233

The Cocked Hat, Ferry Road 01724 841538.

There are various other outlets nearby.


OS Explorer 280 Isle of Axholme.

OS Explorer 281 Ancholme Valley.


Sainsbury’s Supermarket have customer facilities.

You can also download a PDF version of the route: