Friends of Whirlow Brook Park

Caring for a special place

Due to an adverse weather forecast and the lack of a weather proof stage, the “Sounds of Summer” event advertised below for Sunday 31 July has been cancelled.

Whirlow Brook Park is a district park in the south-west of Sheffield. Those who visit it often comment on its special air of tranquillity and scenic setting. The Park is in need of some tender loving care and a Friends group has now been set up .

The Park is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is accessible by car from the crescent on the A625 in Sheffield where Ecclesall Road South becomes Hathersage Road. There are two car parks and a couple of clicks on the + sign on the map below should mark them with a P.

A couple of clicks should also reveal the bus stops next to the Park. From Sheffield, these are served by routes 65, 81, 271 and 272. From Dore use the 82, from Hathersage and the Hope Valley use the 271/272 and from Tideswell or Buxton use the 65. See SYPTE timetables for details of the routes and timetables of these services but beware of the complexities of the 81/82 routes.

To reach the Park by train, use Dore and Totley station and enjoy a walk of about a mile and a half through Ecclesall Woods.

Launch of Climate Action Project

Our Climate Change Action Project, funded mostly by the National Lottery, was launched at an event in Whirlow Brook Hall on 12 March 2022. Information on individual events can be found on our Events page and the programme from April to August is available from our Climate Change page.


From time to time we post new photographs at the Gallery page. Those most recently uploaded are from the very successful and enjoyable Easter Egg Trail on Saturday 16 April 2022. Others include the Volunteer Session on 5 February 2022 when a beech hedge, funded by the Tree Council, was planted next to the Upper Car Park. Photos of another successful session, the Big Pond Clearout, can be seen at the Volunteering page.