S6 Area Guide
Bradfield, Dungworth, Fox Hill, Hillsborough, Loxley, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Stannington, Storrs, Upperthorpe, Walkley, Wadsley Bridge, Wisewood, Wadsley
The S6 postcode of Sheffield spans from Upperthorpe close to the city centre and the trendy Kelham Island area out to Bradfield and Dungworth nestled in the Peak District National Park. Taking that into account is not surprising that the types of property and the demographic vary greatly throughout this diverse part of Sheffield.
Most of the properties from Netherthorpe through to Stannington and Loxley are terraced properties, with many semi-detached houses family homes too. There are also many purpose-built flats, but detached homes are less abundant.
In Walkley, with it being reasonably close to the University of Sheffield and the transport links into the city centre being so good, it is a popular area with students. Walkley is a lot quieter than a typical student area and the student population tend to be post graduates or those in their final years. House prices are more reasonable than neighbouring Crookes, making the area very popular with first time buyers and young families. Properties here offer a great investment opportunity as many of them are privately rented.
Hillsborough is becoming increasingly popular due to the fact that the house prices are reasonable in comparison to other parts of Sheffield and the transport links are so good. Not only are there frequent bus services heading out to most other parts of the city from Hillsborough Interchange, but the tram also utilises the interchange too. With Penistone Road (A6102) running through Hillsborough, many people who commute to Manchester frequently choose to settle in this area.
Hillsborough is like a mini town in its own right with lots of shops, restaurants, pubs and take-aways. Hillsborough Barracks, now a shopping centre, Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Owlerton Stadium and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club all call Hillsborough home. The area is very popular with families and S6 has a wide choice of schools and nurseries.
Bole Hill Nursery
Corner House Nursery School
Elmore Kindergarten, Middlewood
Little Rascals Day Nursery
Loxley Nursery Forest School
Middlewood Nature Nursery
Osbourne House Community Nursery
Woodlands Pre-School Nursery
Bradfield Dungworth Primary
Forge Valley School
Fox Hill Primary
Malin Bridge Primary
Parson Cross CE Primary
Shooters Grove Primary
St Mary’s C E Primary
Wisewood Community Primary
Wisewood, Loxley, Main Bridge and Wadsley are all adjacent to each other and very close to Hillsborough meaning that the transport links as previously mentioned are very good. A lot of the housing in these small suburbs is council housing which has been bought by tenants under the right to buy scheme. Wadsley and Wadsly Bridge has some residential housing but there are also many small industrial units and commercial premises. Kilner Way Retail Park is situated here.
All the little suburbs mentioned have their own array of corner shops, take-aways and little independent stores. With Hillsborough only being a stone throw away, larger shops, pubs and restaurants are easily accessible. Hillsborough interchange allows easy access into the city centre and Meadowhall.
The main restaurants with the best reviews in the S6 postcode tend to be situated in Hillsborough and Walkley. Vitos is a cosy little Italian in Walkley and if you fancy something a little different there is also Rowsha offering Lebanese fare. Front Room won the award of best newcomer 2017 in Westside, making it an Indian restaurant worth a visit. The Garrison Guardhouse is situated in the historic Hillsborough Barracks and serves traditional pub meals at reasonable prices.
There are numerous parks and allotments in the S6 area. These include: Hillsborough Park, The Ponderosa, Bolehills, Rivelin Valley Park, Ruskin Park, Morley Street allotments and Rivelin Valley Roscoe Bank allotments.
Hillsborough Park is the new home of Tramlines, Sheffield’s popular 3 day music festival which always manages to attract internationally acclaimed artists and bands. It spans 20 hectares and has a range of facilities such as fishing, a playground, sports areas, walled garden and several historic buildings.
The Ponderosa is situated between the districts of Upperthorpe and Netherthorpe. The upper part of the Ponderosa is clothed in woodland, scrub, meadow and rough grassland which gives a fine environment for wildlife. The upper part also contains an adventure playground and a mini football pitch. The lower area has a children's playground and several wooded copses. The Ponderosa is also home to Peace in the Park; An annual art and music festival which is free and truly demonstrates the community spirit of Sheffield as a whole.
Bolehills provides a range of features: hedgerows and terraces, remnants of old allotment sites, woods and parklands, a play park, a BMX dirt track, football pitches, a bowling club, a floodlit ball games area, and rocky outcrops to perch upon and take in the view. Looking out over the Loxley and Rivelin Valleys you’re given a panoramic vista straight out to the Peak District.
Rivelin Valley Park is home to a nature and heritage trail and has 20 archaeological remains with waterwheels and mill dams. The park stretches from Sheffield to the Peak District, so walks can be enjoyed all the way up from exploring a nature trail in Sheffield to the beautiful landscapes of the peaks. There is a playground and a free water park which is open daily in the school holidays (weather permitting) with a paddling pool, fountains and sprinklers.
As you head west in the S6 area, you enter the Peak District National Park. As expected the housing becomes more rural. Bradfield, Storrs and Dungworth are little hamlets with a typical English countryside village feel about them. Dungworth is home to ‘Our Cow Molly’ ice cream. The ice cream is available from the farm where it’s made and can be visited by the public where you can buy the ice cream directly from their farm shop. As well as the shop they also have new born calves, lambs and hens to come and see.
Bradfield has its very own farmers market every 3rd Saturday of the month. It also has its own music festival ‘Bradfield Festival of Music’ which is an annual celebration of music performed in the Parish Church of St Nicholas’. Property here is of the more traditional village type, and do not come on to the market very often.