About Heritage Highways (HH)
Heritage Highways (HH) group’s members were volunteers with the National Heritage Lottery funded Heritage Highways Project. The project was one of 20 Sheffield Lakelands Landscape Partnership projects (SLLP). The lead member and administrator of the SLLP was Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.
Heritage Highways members now want to continue the work of researching the old highways & packhorse routes in the north west of Sheffield. The group aim to extend and improve off-road access for riders, cyclists & walkers, by working to ensure that, wherever possible, routes are recorded on the definitive map at their correct historical status. They work with other user groups, local authorities, and other relevant organisations in order to achieve our aims.
During their time as the Heritage Highways Project, they held various events in order to promote the work that they were doing; combination of coffee mornings & information events, launch events for the Heritage Ride Leaflets, for the Lakelands Loop Leaflet and for their booklet of short walks ‘Walk the Old Tracks’. All the events were well-attended. The Heritage Rides launch for riders was also a BHS Ride Out UK fundraiser. The launch event for their book, ‘An Introduction to Packhorse Routes in the Sheffield Lakelands Area’ was held on 22nd July 2023.
Heritage Highways' project also funded some access improvements; four stone mounting blocks, bridlegate handles and latches on various gates throughout the north west of Sheffield, extensive clearance work and a new bridlegate on an old route.
Project volunteers submitted eight DMMO applications.
Find out more about the group, visit their website: www.heritagehighways.co.uk
Area covered: North West Sheffield, between Redmires in the South of the area & Langsett Reservoir in the North.