Planning your visit
Greno Woods are open to the public 365 days a year. For more information on things to do and places to stay and eat in and around Greno Woods, click here.
How to find us
Greno Woods lie immediately north of Grenoside village, north Sheffield at OS Grid Reference SK 328 954. The main body of the woodland lies between the Woodhead Road and the A61 (see map below). Low Hall Wood lies east of the A61. See map below.
For access from the Woodhead Road, use the Forestry Commission car park at SK 325 950. Postcode for the car park is S35 7DS. Alternatively, park in Grenoside village for access via Greno Gate. Park on the B6546 Hallwood Road for access to Low Hall Wood.
Buses numbers 79a and 85 run from Sheffield City Centre to Grenoside village. Alternatively, buses that run along the A61 have stops adjacent to the reserve. Please contact South Yorkshire Passenger Transport for current services and times.
Greno Woods is well served by a network of footpaths and bridleways, as well as 3 downhill mountain bike trails. These are shown on the map below. Due to the topography of the site, and the location and availability of parking, access to the reserve for wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility is limited. The Trans-Pennine Trail, running from Greno Gate to Sandy Lane is wheelchair accessible. For further information regarding access and conditions across other areas of the reserve, please email us.
Smart phone app
Fancy a guided walk through the woods? The Wild Sheffield app will take you on one. Just download it onto your smartphone, free of charge from the Apple Store (Iphone) or the Play Store (Android). Once you have downloaded Wild Sheffield you can choose from one of the following routes:
Welcome to Greno Woods. Length: 2 miles.
(Spring/summer and autumn/winter versions are available).
This walk is a good introduction to Greno Woods and its wildlife. On the way, you can try and spot some wildlife and will also learn a little about the woodland’s history and current management. Includes a fiendishly tricky wildlife quiz.
Greno Woods Explorer. Length: 1.4 miles
Developed specifically for families or groups with children, this walk takes you on a mini woodland adventure. Follow the trail to build a den, hunt for a geocache, create some wild art and listen to the story of ‘The Brownies’ told by Yorkshire’s very own Ian McMillan.
Greno Woods through time. Length: 2.6 miles
This walk takes you on a journey through time. Use it to learn about the history of the woods and discover artefacts of its hidden past. Walk the coffin way, visit the wood ‘oyl and discover the role Greno Woods played in keeping the area safe from Napoleon.
Greno Woods for Families
The woods have plenty to offer for families. Wander the tracks, try out our den building area, search for the Greno geocache or try the Greno Woods Explorer challenge (part of the Wild Sheffield phone app, see above).