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Traffic-free trails in central Sheffield

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

Escape from the traffic and noise of Sheffield city centre, on one of these two urban routes.

The green route explores the city’s central waterways. It follows the canal from its basin at Victoria Quays, crossing a bridge to run alongside the River Don.

Meanwhile the blue route heads uphill, passing sights such as the iconic Park Hill flats and the Cholera Monument – where you’ll be treated to a brilliant view across the whole of the city centre. A path through Clay Wood leads on to a loop of Norfolk Heritage Park, with its grand entrance and its spectacular tree-lined avenues. If it is dark you may prefer to return by the outward route rather than crossing the footbridge over the railway.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.

Photo by Gemma Thorpe.



Start: Commercial Street, S1 2AR.
Distance: 2.3km / 5.7km.
Difficulty: Easy / medium.
Terrain: Mostly tarmac and tow path on the green route, with varied terrain and some woodland paths on the blue route.
Route map: GPX export (medium route) / download as PDF.

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