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A run with a view in the city’s biggest park: Graves Park

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

The largest park in Sheffield, Graves is a brilliant mix of open parkland, natural and semi-natural woodlands, with an animal farm to boot.

Starting at the pavilion on Cobnar Road, the shorter green route follows mainly tarmac paths, with some gravelled sections. Pace yourself for the occasional gradual climbs, look out over the lakes, and take a breather in the lovely Rose Garden Cafe.

The 4km blue route goes in the opposite direction to the 2.5km route, covering undulating, varied terrain – watch out for mud on the unsurfaced tracks. Enjoy the mix of running in both woodland and parkland, as well as the amazing views out towards the Peak District.

Illustration by Glenn at Eleven.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

Illustration by Glenn at Eleven.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.



Start: Pavilion on Cobnar Road, S8 8QA.
Distance: 2.5km / 4km.
Difficulty: Easy / medium.
Terrain: Mostly tarmac on the shorter route, varied terrain with unsurfaced tracks on the longer route.
Route map: GPX export / download as PDF.

Illustration by Glenn at Eleven, photos by Gemma Thorpe.

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