LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS TO CROOKES,SHEFFIELD
When I first raised this page I must admit that I was "rather parochial" inasmuch as I assumed that everyone would know where Sheffiel',s located. However I have been contacted by people living in different parts of the world who are unaware of Sheffield's importance as a major UK city and its location within the country
Sheffield is the U.K's fifth largest city and is centrally located 160 miles north of London. Travel to Sheffield can be achieved
BY CAR - The M1 motorway passes within the Sheffield Boundary and is linked to the city centre by the Sheffield Parkway (A630 - Junction33 of the M1). The four mile dual carriageway leads you directly to the heart of the city but it can get congested at peak times - you have been warned
BY TRAIN - Sheffield is part of the U.K.'s Inter City Rail Network and has direct services to London,Glasgow,Edinburgh, Newcastle and Bristol. There are also cross country train services to Manchester Liverpool and Hull. Unfortunately Sheffield does not have a high speed rail link like the East Coast Mainline and so travellers may want to consider getting the high speed train to Doncaster and then the local train to Sheffield. It may well be quicker. By and large cross country train services from and to Sheffield are tortuous and should be avoided if at all possible.
BY AIR - Three major airports lie within easy reach of Sheffield. 41 miles to the west lies Manchester International - 47 miles to the south lies the less important East Midlands airport and 40 miles to the north lies Leeds-Bradford airport. The latter two can be reached by the aforementioned M1 motorway. Sheffield does have its own airport, four miles from the city centre, but you'd be lucky to get a direct flight there.
Once you bet to the boundaries of the city the instructions are as follows. Incidentally you should be aware the traffic management in the city is one of the worst in Europe and so allow plenty of time to navigate yourself through this "planners dream"
By Car - Leave the M1 at Junction 33 and follow the City Centre signs along the A630 (Sheffield Parkway). At the end of the Parkway there is a large roundabout (Park Square) From the roundabout take the A61(S) along Sheaf Street following the signs for Chesterfield and passing the Main Railway Station on the left. At the next roundabout (centre lane) bear right along Shoreham Street following the signs for Bakewell (A621) and Castleton (A625). Incidentally the road leads to Sheffield United's football ground.Turn right on the Inner Ring Road and follow the signs for the University.
At the third roundabout take the first exit for Broomhill.and continue straight up the road in the direction of A57 passing the Children's and Weston Park Hospitals on the left and the University/Western Park on the right. On reaching Broomhill turn right at the traffic lights for Crookes
.If you are coming from the West just follow the A57 to Broomhill (or turn left off Manchester Road at the Crosspool Tavern)
By Bus - No 52 from Sheffield High Street or West Street. The service passes the University and Broomhill on the route to Crookes and are frequent
Below is an aerial view of University of Sheffield Central Campus which is on the route to Crookes ("at the third roundabout take the first exit for Broomhill....")
Spring Hill connects Crookesmoor Road with Commonside and so if you wish to know a bit about the history of the road and how it developed I have placed the few details I have to date in the next section of the site
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This page was last updated on 01/05/03 14:13