If you’re a regular visitor to Wharncliffe Woods you might be interested in supporting the Wharncliffe Woods Access Campaign.
Though strictly unofficial, the level crossing just north of Oughtibridge Station was used by countless local residents for years as a far safer way of getting into the woods than using the official access point further up the hill. Recent residential developments have now blocked this unofficial route, forcing visitors to the woods to walk over the narrow bridge carrying the main road, which can be very scary at times with its limited visibility, heavy, fast traffic and no footpaths on either side.
The group are trying to sort this problem by reinstating the original crossing point at Oughtibridge station. It’s a worthy campaign, visit their website for further details.