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Attractions Near The Station

At the station there are three restaurants and a Ladies Hairdresser, nails and beauticians.  See the station facilities for more details.

Some of the Sports Facilities near Dore & Totley station

Abbeydale_SportsAbbeydale Sports Centre is about 0.3 miles from the station on the opposite side of Abbeydale Road South towards Totley.  It has some excellent facilities and Yorkshire CCC used to play some of there county games on the cricket pitch.

A range of sports facilities are available including cricket, rugby, archery, racket ball, table tennis, bowls, badminton, squash, hockey and a gym.

Abbeydale Tennis club is next to the sports centre.

There are several Golf clubs in the area, these include:-

Other Attractions

Sheffield Round Walk is a 14 mile circular walk which passes the station and goes through many of the parks and woods in the south and west of Sheffield. Near to the station the walk passes through:-

  • Ecclesall Woods
  • Ladies Spring Wood (also known as Totley Wood

Ecclesall_Woods_2Ecclesall Woods is a large 350 acre wood with 15 kilometres of paths and bridleways, for walking and riding through the woods. It is owned and managed by Sheffield City Council and has a shop, cafe and Discovery Centre.  One of the many entrances is across the road from the end of the station Park and Ride. For more information on the Woods visit the City Council page or the Woodland Discovery Centre for information of the centre and a map of the woods.

Friends of Ecclesall Woods have a website which describe the facilities and activities which are available within the Woods.

Ladies Spring Wood is a 38 acre woodland.  The Beauchief Environmental Group list some of the things to do within the woods.

High_Peak_Hope_Valley_Community_Rail_Partnership_2Dore and Totley station is a excellent place to catch the Hope Valley train.

Hope Valley and High Peak Community Rail Partnership list a number of events and activities which start at various stations on the line. These include:-

  • Folk Train
  • Station To Station Guided Walks
  • Many Self Guided Walks including Grindleford to D&T via Padley Gorge, Longshaw Lodge, Little John’s Well
  • Why not take the train to Grindleford and follow the route back.  Approx 6.6 miles.

Abbeydale_Industrial_Hamlet_300Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a eighteenth century industrial works. You can see how people lived at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks of the period.

The industrial hamlet is a short 0.4 mile walk down Abbeydale Road South towards Sheffield.


Eccles_Woods_Miniture_RailwayAbbeydale Miniature Railway is popular with the children (and their parents)  The track is run by Sheffield & District Society of Model and experimental engineers. There layout is in Ecclesall Woods across the road from the end of the station Park and Ride.  Several weekends a year they have scheduled public running days, see the web site for the dates and further details.


There are a number of societies in the areas around the station.  These have websites which provide information about local amenities and events. The ones nearest the station are:-

Dore_King_Egberts_300Dore Village Society provides a list of events and facilities and the history of Dore.

Bradway Action Group provides information about the events and activities around Bradway and information which is useful for the residents.

Totley Residents Association informs residents about the activities which are happening in Totley.  It also links into many of the websites with local interest.