Back to my urban Sheffield walks, which I know you love so much.
My keenness to escape from the house can be explained by this photo of the living room;
Obviously I could drive into the Peak District in 5 minutes, hoping I’d then be stopped by Derbyshire Police so I could whine about it on Facebook, but why bother when I’ve the whole of industrial Sheffield on my doorstep !
Last night I took the A6178 before Burngreave and headed towards Attercliffe, past the classic design of Tesco Extra.
and the rather cute “Sheffield Steel” collage on the wall of Bristol Street Motors.
(Presumed) local Kevin recommends the Five Weirs Way, and as soon as Meadowhall is safe I’ll no doubt take his advice.
Obviously my main concern on these walks is to
avoid bumping into people on my phones find you glorious old pubs with brown tiling and trees growing out the roof.
As you can see, not many of those, despite the motor trade and the tram stops and the obvious trade from Curious Kids Town.
But the views as sunset nears from the Don are a marvel.
Yes, a mixed area reminiscent of Tipton, replete with puns but bereft of pubs.
What Pub directs me past the tram stop at Hyde Park, and I see a rather gorgeous couple of pub up Cricket Inn Road, which sounds rather more bucolic than it is.
The Belle Vue is now a nursery, proving my point we’re putting children ahead of pubgoers these days,
and the lone survivor round here, Wybourn looks a little forlorn.
As usual, I can only find ONE mention of the Wybourn on t’internet, and it’s from the late, great Alan Winfield.
“This is a locals pub” said Alan, in 2011. I think he liked it.