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A waterwheel with water running over it. A waterwheel with water running over it.

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Here’s the key information you’ll need to support your visit on the day.

If you have any queries or questions, you can always email us at or call us on 07870 254 853 (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays).

Getting here

Shepherd Wheel Workshop
Whiteley Wood, off Hangingwater Road
S11 2YE

Shepherd Wheel Workshop is situated in Whiteley Woods and is accessible on foot only. The nearest roads for drop-offs and pick-ups are Whiteley Woods Road and Oakbrook Road.

Please ensure everyone wears suitable footwear and dresses for the weather to walk through the woods to get to the workshop.

You can full visit information, including directions and public transport routes, here  



There is no parking at Shepherd Wheel Workshop.



Visit our accessibility pagefor information on accessible facilities and resources to help you plan your visit.


What to do on arrival

The site will be open from 10am, and workshops begin at 10:15am. You will be greeted on arrival by one of our Learning Deliverers and an engineer. You will be outside/ with limited shelter for the duration of the visit.



We do not have a dedicated lunch space. However, if your class would like to stay for lunch, there are public benches in the woods just opposite Shepherd Wheel Workshop. Please take all litter away with you.