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Sheffield Walking Festival

10 days. 35 walks. 1 amazing city.
Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot as Sheffield Walking Festival returns 7 - 16 September 2018. Over ten days, the festival presents a host of enjoyable walks for a range of abilities, with plenty to see and discover along the way.

The festival celebrates all sides of Sheffield with over 30 routes of varying lengths and themes. Explore the city’s varied heritage and fascinating suburbs on urban strolls or venture out to Sheffield's dramatic borders that overlap with the stunning Peak District National Park for something more challenging.

The full festival programme for 2018 has now been revealed, scroll down the page to see the walks listed day-by-day.
All walks are FREE to attend, but you must be registered- click on the walk links to book on via Eventbrite.

Be sure to follow The Outdoor City Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels for the latest announcements.

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Friday 7 September
Norfolk Heritage Trail 2.75 miles (4.4km)

Saturday 8 September
8 Halls and a bit more 12 miles (19km) 6 hours

Peak to Park: Padley to Endcliffe 8 miles (13km)

High Bradfield Milestone Walk 6.5 miles (10.5km) 4 hours

Sunday 9 September
The Sheffield Round Walk Challenge 15.4 miles (25km) 6 to 7 hours

Bolsterstone and Broomhead 8.5 miles (13.7km) 4 hours

Sheffield's Access Trail 1 mile (1.6km) 90 mins

Sheffield’s Civil Rights: City Centre Walk 90 mins

Monday 10 September
Back in the Brightside Bierlow 7.5 miles (12km) 4 hours

Three Reservoirs and a Café 7.8 miles (12.5km) 4 hours

Tuesday 11 September
Sheffield Greenway (Western Loop part 1) 9.7 miles (15.6km) 5 hours

Moors, Woodlands and Parks 10 miles (16km) 5 hours

Wednesday 12 September
Sheffield Greenway (Western Loop part 2) 9 miles (14.5km) 5 hours

Loxley Valley Round Walk 6 miles (10km) 2.5 hours

CHA Centenary Celebration Country Walk 8 miles (13km) 4 hours

​The Mini Blue Loop 3 miles (4.8km)

Thursday 13 September
Sheffield Greenway (Eastern Loop part 1) 11.1 miles (17.9km) 5 hours

Natural and Heritage History of Lees Hall Wood 2 miles (3.2km)

Sheffield Old Town: Echoes of the Past 2 miles (3.2km) 2 hours

Tales of the City Centre Music Halls 1.8 miles (3 kms) 1.5 hours (afternoon)

Tales of the City Centre Music Halls 1.8 miles (3 kms) 1.5 hours (evening)

Friday 14 September
Mills and Wheels 8 miles (13km) 4.5 hours

Antiques Quarter Amble 2.5 miles (4km) 3 hours

Stanage Edge from Wyming Brook 11 miles (17.5km) 5 hours

The Great Sheffield Deer Park Boundary Walk 5 miles (8km)

Sheffield Heritage Pub Walk (afternoon)
Sheffield Heaitage Pub Walk (evening)

Saturday 15 September
Conduits, Edges and a Valley 16 miles (25.7km) 7 hours

Sheffield’s Civil Rights: City Centre Walk 90 minutes

Sheffield Greenway (Eastern Loop part 2) 8 miles (12.9km) 4 hours

Totley’s Trees and Blacka Moor 7 miles (11.3km) 4.5 hours

Sunday 16 September
Mosborough Country Walk 10 miles (16.5km) 5 hours

Sheffield Home of Football Walking Tour 1 mile 90mins

Our Cow Molly Ice Cream Walk 6.5 miles (10.5km) 4 hours

Wonderful Wharncliffe Heath 3 miles (4.8km) 2 hours

30 September
Walking Through Time
Join us to mark the end of the festival with a celebration of Sheffield’s walking heritage in the surrounds of one of the city’s best walking destinations. Taking place at Bradfield Village Hall, the day will be filled with displays, talks and live music. More information coming very soon...

Sheffield Walking Festival is organised by Sheffield Walking Forum in conjunction with The Outdoor City and brings together a host of local outdoor communities and national organisations, such as The Wildlife Trust, Peak National Park Authority, Ramblers Association, Heritage Open Days and Walkers are Welcome.

All the walks are led by knowledgeable and experienced walk leaders and all walks are FREE to attend.

Further Useful Information

  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Start times and how to get there and back, by public transport, are provided on the Eventbrite booking page for each walk.
  • Public transport recommendations give the bus timed to correspond with the start of the walk from the beginning of its journey, but these are just a guideline. Please check travelsouthyorkshire.com for the most up to date information prior to your walk.
  • Car parking options are alo provided.
  • Participants are advised to wear walking boots or shoes, suitable for the weather and conditions, to carry food and drink, warm and waterproof clothing.
  • There is no need to print off a ticket. The walk leader will have a list of participants, but if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or let the organiser know (roberthaslam0@gmail.com) so others may take your place.
  • If a walk becomes fully booked, you can still book a place. You will be advised by email that you are on a waiting list. If someone cancels, the top of the list will be given first opportunity to take their place.



Date: 7 - 16 September 2018.
Location: various across Sheffield

All walks are FREE to attend, but you must be registered. Click on the walk links to book on via Eventbrite.

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