Walks in Sheffield
Select one of the featured routes below. For information on walking routes outside of these city locations, click here
A short urban ‘figure of eight’ walk, exploring the local area. This walk can made shorter by missing out particular loops.
A walk from Hillsborough tram stop down the pleasant Rivelin Valley, with views and a park cafe, then back again.
This walk revisits the playground visited on the Kelham Island walk and goes farther afield, giving some great views of the city and a little bit of greenery.
This walk follows quiet streets to the River Don and explores the riverside using the new Upper Don Trail to Kelham Island Museum.
This is a two mile walk, which takes you to Parkwood Springs open space with its outstanding view of Sheffield and the surrounding countryside.
A walk visiting the walled cemetery and passing Sharrow Snuff Mill pond
A walk taking in the views along the footpath through Dore and Totley Golf Course
A walk around Greenhill Park passing by a children’s play area and the bowling green
A walk to Meersbrook Park via Heeley City Farm, returning beside the River Sheaf.
A linear walk from The Furnival along a section of the Five Weirs Walk ending in Attercliffe Road.
A short urban walk, but with interesting historical information about the area, and lots of wildlife.
A short walk from the car park in Colley Park, along Wordsworth Avenue to the Jewish cemetery. Return along footpaths to the car park. This walk is served by buses 79,17 and 97/8 from the Morrall Road stop on Monteney Road, Parson Cross.
An up and down hill walk with lovely views over the wooded Lumb Valley . It provides a useful orientation to the shops, churches, community forum of Gleadless Valley, bus services and to the paths which lead onto the many green spaces around.
A brisk walk, involving some hill work which helps to improve/maintain fitness. Takes in Colley Park and includes an excellent view of Greno Woods.
A short walk, perfect for those who are newcomers to walking. Ideal for small children as there is a playground.
This walk starts at Highfield Library on London Road. It takes you through the Botanical Gardens with its famous glass pavilion. The return is through the Sunnybank Nature Reserve.
A walk from Woodhouse Railway Station through the nearby Flockton Park. The walk is mainly level, but with some gentle ascents and descents. There is an alternate route if it’s too wet to cross the park, see the end of the description.
This walk takes you to a beautiful lake known as Treeton Dyke, a popular area with walkers, horseriders and cyclists. You can choose to take the Trans-Pennine Trail way along the eastern edge of the lake or a short detour through Hail Mary Hill Wood
A walk from the Shiregreen Cemetery to the Hinde Common Wood passing by the Wincobank Wood.
A walk from the station visiting parks and pubs, with alternatives routes to avoid a muddy walk.
A walk around the Brincliffe Woods and Chelsea Park with a children’s play area.
A walk around the Concord Park, which lies between Shiregreen and Wincobank. The park consists of Concord Park Golf Course, a country park and Woolley Woods, and also has an historic barn.
A pleasant short walk taking in Sheffield General Cemetery, through the Conservation Area and alongside Porter Brook
A scenic walk to Middlewood Park and on to the River Don.
A trip to Hillsborough Park which is of interest to both children and adults. There is an activity area which encourages imaginative play and physical activity. There is a memorial garden for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
This easy 3 mile urban walk visits the woodland area of Parson Cross.
An easy two mile walk starting at The Coleridge Resource Centre, taking in the Tinsley canal towpath and Darnall Community Park.
This walk offers a variety of paths and some pavements, with a long steep ascent and descent to and from the fort.
Separated by Dyche Lane, Jordanthorpe and Batemoor are two mainly council-owned communities in south Sheffield, close to the boundary with Derbyshire. These walks start from the Health Centre, centrally situated alongside the community shopping precinct.
A short circular walk featuring the contrasts between urban, park and canal environments.
An easy round walk on good surfaces of just over 3 miles from Carbrook Hall Road Council Offices. There are some steps and the canal towpath can be muddy at times.
This route starts and finishes at the University of Sheffield tram stop on Upper Hanover Street, and takes you through two of Sheffield’s many parks.
A short round walk which includes Sheffield Wildlife Trust’s small but most visited Sunnybank Nature Reserve, which is surprisingly rich in wildlife.
A short urban walk finding peace and quiet along a canal and discovering a little-known green haven.
A leisurely walk around Worrall Fields walking up and down hill, taking in dry stone wall lined country lanes.
Starting and finishing from bus stops, this walk follows a route along open fields which give stunning panoramic views, reaching Grenoside Park. The local area of Grenoside is a stone-built Victorian village which retains many original features.
A canal side and pavement walk through Sheffield’s industrial past and present.
This is a circular route that shows off some of the quiet off-road paths around Darnall. In summer especially, walkers will be treated to a host of wild flowers!
A nice urban walk, which visits Graves Park Animal Farm (a rare breeds farm) and a playground, great for children! There is also a nice café.
A walk along the canal towpath and a visit to the Don Valley Bowl, one of the fine showpieces of the regenerated Don Valley.
A pleasant short walk around the residential areas and green spaces of High Green.
This is a pleasant walk that takes you past a children’s playground, into the attractively laid out Burngreave Cemetery before returning via the small but peaceful Abbeyfield Park.
This two mile walk takes you past several play areas on the way to the impressive Osgathorpe Park, before returning through the smaller attractive Abbeyfield Park. The walk is along pavements and tarmac paths and does not cross any major roads.
This walk takes you from the medieval part of town to where it expanded westwards and uphill. Along the way you’ll see some of Sheffield’s most famous buildings; the cathedral where you start and finish, the oldest brick building in Sheffield – Old Bank House – the city hall, City Museum and parts of the University of Sheffield.
Beginning in Middlewood, this route offers the opportunity to explore the countryside just on your doorstep. Leading out of the town along a country lane, you can leave the houses behind heading up a woodland path across the fields. On reaching the end you will be treated to views of the area, accompanying you as [...]
In under an hour, you can explore the area of Carter Knowle. An easy walk, you can investigate some of the quieter back streets of the area and the gennels (narrow off-road passageways), which weave between them. From here, you can discover the secret of where some people are ‘growing their own’. The local allotments [...]
Take this walk along the River Loxley and experience a beautiful open space that is so close to urban Sheffield. Follow the route and explore this waterway with its surrounding grass and woodland. You can also visit the Mill Dam, now a haven for wildlife and fish, which dates back to the 17 Century and [...]