Welcome to Stone to Steel

Stone to Steel is a project celebrating 10,000 years of human history in the Upper Don Valley.

It is a partnership between the Steel Valley Project, South Yorkshire Forest Partnership and Sheffield City Council that covers an area of approximately ten square miles around the Don and Little Don river valleys up to the border of the Peak District and Barnsley. It encompasses the towns and villages of Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Wharncliffe Side, Oughtibridge, Bolsterstone, Midhopestones and Grenoside.

Stone to Steel is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners including Corus Engineering Steels, Stocksbridge Town Council and Bradfield Parish Council.

From pre-historic settlement to Victorian industrialisation, upland heath to wooded river valleys; this diverse landscape on the edge of the Peak District has supported and sheltered people through thousands of years of change. The Stone to Steel project is working to conserve and interpret the natural, cultural and industrial heritage and make it more accessible for visiting, walking and learning.


Wortley Top Forge

Green lane from More Hall to Brightholmlee

Find Trails and Sites - Map of Stone to Steel Area
Broadleaf woodland is a valuable wildlife habitat
Ten Thousand Years of Human History