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Address: Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
Phone Number: +44 114 236 7731
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A great place to go, great guides

This was really great. The best working water wheel and driven machinery I have every seen, and the two guides there on the day were fantastic. We went there as two adults while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was really great. The best working water wheel and driven machinery I have every seen, and the two guides there on the day were fantastic. We went there as two adults while on a walk. Needs to be better advertised. Luckily Sheffield City Council never knocked it down all those years ago (as they had planned to do), so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of a wonderful park is this gem, it's fascinating to go inside and see this wheel house being restored. Loved it :)

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Thank David C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Often walk my dog through through Porter wood and whiteley wood on my to the cafe at the top of the Woods for a cup of chocolate and always call in to the Shephers wheel (Porter Brook). Often there are people working the water powered machinery. On cold days they light a fire in the fire place to keep the... More 

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Thank Clive2650
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautifully kept ancient waterwheel and grinding shed,step back in time,must have been a very hard life

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Thank Boberts46
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I did my work experience here in the mid 1970's, have visited hundreds of times over the past 50 years, and have written about it (elsewhere) at some length. For anyone interested in Sheffield/cutlery history, this will be a fascinating place to visit. Highly recommended. Ideally combined with a walk along the Porter Valley. It's easily accesible by public transport,... More 

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Thank Smitem
Sheffield
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very quaint tea room / cafe especially when there isn't a school party running around and causing havoc BUT the food is good, a little on the more expensive side (comparably). I'd like to have a cup of tea in a pot NOT a cup as I like my tea!! I'd also like the automatic piece of lettuce/... More 

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Sheffield Indus... S, Manager at Shepherd Wheel, responded to this review

Hi i think you maybe have posted a review about a different site on the Shepherd Wheel site. There is no cafe at Shepherd Wheel. Sheffield Industrial Museums also operate Abbeydale Hamlet where there is a cafe and school children, but we do not serve bacon sandwiches there. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Go and enjoy the walk as its so nice but also see what you will learn about old Sheffield. It's amazing as you are shocked at one this place is still around and two it was a massive game changer in Sheffield history.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

we looked on a map before going, we parked up by Endcliffe park and walked along the river the wheel wasn't working when we arrived, but after a chat with the volunteer and a look round we decided to have our drink and biscuits on a bench by the dam , we had taken our own, which was good as... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Take your kids to see this lovely old grinding wheel in action. Very interesting peak into Sheffield's industrial past, lovely volunteers and a coffee van outside. Carry on along the river past Wire Mill Dam and onto Forge Dam where you can get a smashing lunch.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I've been to the Shepard Wheel a few times. It's always therapeutic to watch the grindstones and leather belts going round to the tune of the waterwheel outside. If its cold outside, there is always a fire to warm you up. If you fancy a few facts the museum staff and the friends of the Porter Brook can fill you... More 

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