Sheffield, England

Blacka Moor & National Trust – Longshaw, Burbage

Creative Commons: Neil Theasby

The moor trails are one of the must do running experiences in the Sheffield area. And Bracka Moor Nature Reserve is among the most spectacular. There are 181 hectares of wildlife-rich landscape, with a mix of heathland, woodland, scrub, grassland, streams and peat-bog. The trails are a mix of scenic bridleway around Blacka Pike and Blacka Plantation, and  public footpaths in the southern part of the reserve. There are 3-4 miles of trails within Blacka Moor. It’s hilly, easy-to-moderate trail running.

Longshaw. Creative Commons: Mike Nield

For a longer run, we recommend the trails of the adjacent, even more extensive National Trust – Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors. There are many miles of scenic, hilly trails featuring spectacular views — a combination of ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. The northern section is the Burbage series of trails. The southern section is Longshaw. There are several marked loop trails that can be combined for a longer run. Hilly, moderate trail running.

Essentials
  • Many miles of trails and marked loop paths
  • Hilly!
  • Blacka Moor: Strawberry Lee Lane car park
  • Blacka Moor: Strawberry Lee Lane car park; Longshaw: Woodcroft car park or Grindleford Train Station (1.5 miles away)

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Essentials
  • Many miles of trails and marked loop paths
  • Hilly!
  • Blacka Moor: Strawberry Lee Lane car park
  • Blacka Moor: Strawberry Lee Lane car park; Longshaw: Woodcroft car park or Grindleford Train Station (1.5 miles away)