About ¼ or a fourth of the way, you can stop at Leeds, United Kingdom. This is about half an hour north of Sheffield.
About ⅓ or a third of the way, you can stop at Castleford, United Kingdom. This is almost an hour north of Sheffield.
About ¾ or three fourths of the way, you can stop at Darlington, United Kingdom. This is almost 2 hours north of Sheffield, or almost an hour south of Newcastle upon Tyne.
If you drive straight through without stopping at all, the total distance is 222 km. The distances shown above don't include local roads to get into each town, so if you're planning a long road trip, make sure you factor in traffic and road conditions, rest stop breaks, and interesting detours along the way. If you're in a rush, you can do the trip with zero stops, and your total travel time would be around 2 hours, 27 minutes.