With many of the Victorian terraced housing still standing, Walkley mixes old world with modern developments to offer an area for everyone. Close to the city and easy to escape to the country, it is a popular and well priced area of Sheffield.
THINGS TO DO
Close to Rivelin Valley and Bolehills Park, as well as Hillsborough Park and The Ponderosa, there are a number of open spaces around Walkley. It is also close to Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, and Owlerton Greyhound Stadium. The A57 will take you into the Peak District and the M1 is close for trips further afield.
EATING & DRINKING
There are a number of cafes in the area, Indian, Chinese and pizza takeaways along with Vito's Italian restaurant, Rowsha Lebanese. Crookesmoor has an Indian and French restaurant and you are never far from other cuisines in Sheffield. Pubs include: Firwood Cottage, The Office Pub, Rose House, The Blake Hotel, The Princess Royal and Springvale.
Being close to Hillsborough and Crookes, as well as being close to the city centre, means that you have options when it comes to going shopping. Along Howard Road in Walkley you also have a local butchers, beer shop, electrical repair shop, off licence, a bakery, a charity shop and an Asda supermarket.
Walkley is in the catchment area for many schools in Sheffield. Within about a mile there are eight or nine primary schools, and most go to Notre Dame or King Edward VII for secondary education.
There are frequent buses into Sheffield from Walkley or it is just a two mile drive. Being on the A61 Halifax Road, it is also easy enough to get out of the city towards, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Leeds and even Manchester. You are also on the doorstep to the Peak District and Robin Hood airport in Doncaster is just an hour away.
Originally called Walcas Leah - meaning Walca's forest clearing - it was a small Anglo-Saxon village for farming. Mainly think woodland with some open areas it was noted in documentation following the Norman Conquest and a 1554 census found it to have several cottages and a 200 population. There was a Hall here from 1601 until 1926 and St Mary's Church was built in 1861 and cost £1,000.
DID YOU KNOW?
A local prophecy said that a volcano would erupt in the suburb in 1880.