new project which started in
Main aims and objectives
design and develop a network of 11 circular walks in and
around the Upper Don area of North Sheffield,
encompassing a variety of landscapes of rich historical
importance and based around unifying interpretational
theme (click on map in right hand column).
link the trails network into established national and
local trails, such as the Trans Pennine Trail (including
Sustrans), the Upper Don Way and the Barnsley Boundary
and encourage access for all, whilst also promoting
personal safety, environmental concerns and sustainable
tourism, without interfering with sensitive ecological
and archaeological areas. Achievable through
working closely with landowners, authoritative advisors
and identified user groups.
the local service infrastructure (pubs, restaurants,
transport and shops) into the trails network and involve
all local interests in all stages of the project’s
and/or develop links with locally and regionally based
access forums (of a variety of user groups) to trial the
network proposals and to ensure the implementation of the
advice of landowners and public rights of way
publications, interpretative material and develop a
programme of guided walks, talks and events to highlight
the human and natural history, as well as strengthening
the historical identity of the area and engendering a
collective sense of place.
to educational curricula at all participatory levels
through the provision of specialist advice and materials
for staff and students.
the visitors’ experiences of the area through the
introduction of trail furniture, interpretation boards,
commissioned art works and way markers, that are in
keeping with the characteristics of the area.
ongoing management systems to minimise damage and
disturbance by unauthorised users and to maintain the
route so that visitor safety and ecological protection is
of paramount concern.
and consider advice upon the potential restoration of
selected heritage features to enhance their heritage
information about this project will be added in due course.
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