Outdoors


Outdoor activities

City Farms

Heeley City FarmHeeley City Farm

A friendly farm and environmental visitor centre. Open every day from 9.30am to 5.00pm (4.30pm in the winter) and admission is FREE! Meet our friendly animals, play in our under 8’s Playground enjoy our Farm Café serving healthy, farm-cooked meals, browse our peat-free Garden Centre and our Gift Shop featuring local crafts.
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Climbing

Peak ClimbingPeak Climbing Club

The club has been climbing in the Peak District and all over the world for 70 years. We are an informal climbing club, happy to welcome new members or help passing climbers to find the best crags. We’re based in the eastern Peak, with members from Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster and villages in the Peak.


The Climbing WorksThe Climbing Works

Whether you’ve never visited The Climbing Works or are a regular to the world’s biggest and best indoor bouldering wall, this website will give you a wealth of information about The Climbing Works. From the simple what, how and when, to galleries, video and our fantastic online shop, you will find everything you need to know about The Climbing Works.


The Foundry ClimbingThe Foundry Climbing

The Foundry Climbing Centre opened its doors back in 1991 as the UK’s first dedicated indoor climbing wall. The Foundry has been at the heart of the Sheffield and UK climbing scenes ever since. Twenty years on, the centre continues to provide a world class training facility for climbers, whether you’re new to the sport or about to tick your first Font 8b!


Sheffield Climbing - The EdgeSheffield Climbing – The Edge

Opened in 1994, we aim to provide a climbing experience that is enjoyable, imaginative and challenging. Our facilities are continuously developing and feature a 13m articulated wall that can rotate to minus 45°. The bouldering area was completely rebuilt in 1998 and is now double its original size.

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Conservation

Sheffield Wildlife TrustSheffield Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham exists to build a better future for people and wildlife. Our aim is to work alongside local people to protect and enhance the environment of Sheffield and Rotherham. We also work to increase the public’s understanding of the natural world and provide opportunities for people to enjoy being outdoors.


Sheffield Conservation VolunteersSheffield Conservation Volunteers

S.C.V. (Sheffield Conservation Volunteers) exists solely to enable all members of the community to get involved in conserving the local environment by way of positive action. The main aim of the group is to provide opportunities for people to work in a supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, while being involved in a practical conservation project.


The Conservation Volunteers - South YorkshireThe Conservation Volunteers

Covering the cityscapes of Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster this majestic county features a mixture of urban culture and acre upon acre of must see gardens, heritage and inspiring countryside. So, what better to do than be part of The Conservation Volunteers and engage in a diverse range of communities and natural habitats that will inspire the mind and satisfy the soul?
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Cycling

Cycle SheffieldCycle Sheffield

Who we are? Cyclists of all kinds from all over the city who want to see cycling taken seriously as a means of transport, and given the facilities it needs. What we do: write emails, run a stall, meet with the council and other interested parties, have meetings, run socials, go for rides, go to conferences, have fun!


Sheffield District CTCSheffield District CTC

Sheffield District CTC covers South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire. Riding bikes is what we do. And yes it is hilly round here, but you get used to it (eventually). Come and join us.

 

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Parks, Gardens and all things wild

Sheffield Botanical GardensSheffield Botanical Gardens

Located on the west side of Sheffield between Clarkehouse Road and Ecclesall Road.  Recently restored gardens covering 19 acres, carefully tended by staff and volunteers.  Glass Pavilions, sweeping lawns, displaying a substantial botanical collection and offering welcome peace and tranquility.  Entrance is free.  See their calendar of events.


Sheffield City Council Parks & CountrysideSheffield City Council Parks and Countryside

An excellent entry point to find out about the plethora of open spaces for us lucky folks.  Find out where the green spaces are close to where you live, the woodlands, hidden gems, family friendly parks and the Great Outdoors within the city area.  With over 60% of the Sheffield area designated as green space makes Sheffield the greenest city in England.


Sheffield WildlifeSheffield Wildlife Places

An evolving project inviting contributions from individuals, with a view to compiling a resource of information about where to find animals and nature in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.  Google satellite maps indicating the location of areas of natural beauty and the wildlife you can expect to find.  Also links to related sites.

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Peak District

Peak District National Park AuthorityPeak National Park Authority

Everything you need to know about the beautiful Peak District which makes Sheffield residents some of the luckiest in the UK! Places to visit, walking and cycling routes, active pursuits, conservation, biodiversity, school visits, local weather and much more.


Visit Peak DistrictVisit Peak District

Visit the Peak District and enjoy England’s great outdoors. Discover a spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful & inspiring parts of the British Isles. Make a holiday of it in the Peak District & Derbyshire. Where to Stay accommodation information.

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Walking Groups

Walking safely

Follow the Countryside Code (click link to watch Aardman animation video!)

  • Be safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people

It is easy to get caught out if you are not adequately prepared when walking in the Peak District. Irrespective of what the weather is doing where you live, it can be a very different story when you venture out into the Peak District. You could say it has its own microclimate.

The weather can change rapidly from a bright sunny day to descending thick fog and icy temperatures. Hypothermia is a particular risk especially in high areas of the Dark Peak, such as Kinder Scout and Bleaklow.

Be prepared – pack the essential items

To enjoy your day and know that you are well prepared, remember to pack the following items:

  • Food – energy bars, fruit and nuts are ideal
  • Water and a hot drink in a vacuum flask
  • Several layers of clothing rather than one bulky item – you can peel them off and put them on according to the conditions
  • Wet weather gear – waterproof jacket and trousers which do not leak Once you are wet inside you will get cold extremely quickly. Waterproof your outer gear with the treatment washes available in outdoor shops
  • Hat, gloves and scarf – even in the summer
  • Ordnance Survey map of the area – you may consider taking a map reading course
  • Compass
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Mobile phone – be aware that a signal is not always available in parts of the Peak District
  • First aid kit – plasters, blister pack, bandage, sling, safety pins
  • Before you set off, check the Peak District weather at Mountain Weather Information Service.

Wear good boots and well fitting socks. Remember that the most robust soles will not stop you slipping on wet limestone surfaces in the White Peak area – it can be like walking on soap – take care!


Bradfield WalkersBradfield – Walkers are Welcome

See website for information on both guided walks and also detailed routes for independent walkers. Read about local information and history, and browse the photo gallery.

 

 


Halcyon Rambling Club

The Halcyon Rambling Club is based in Sheffield and is well placed to visit the diverse countryside of the Peak District National Park and surrounding areas of rugged moorland, high gritstone edges, magnificent limestone crags and beautiful rolling dales; where we enjoy a variety of walking including mid-week as well as full day Sunday rambles.


National Park Authority Ranger WalksNational Park Authority Ranger Walks

The Peak District National Park Authority Rangers lead over 150 guided walks each year, which are free to the general public. Rangers are experienced walk leaders and qualified first aiders and share their knowledge of botany, birds and mountain hares.


Peak Walking GroupPeak Walking Group

We are a friendly group and provide enjoyable walks for adults of all ages. Children (under 18) are welcome provided they are capable of the distances and are accompanied by a parent/guardian. We welcome new walkers! Ring 01246 853155 for more information.


Sheffield City Council Walking Maps & LeafletsSheffield City Council Walking Maps and Leaflets

This site contains lots of links to walks in the city and surrounding areas. Local area maps, history, nature and art walks, short and easy, and links to external walking websites.

 


Sheffield City Council Health WalksSheffield Health Walks

Health Walks are group walks that you can join to get used to walking more. Walking can benefit your health and fitness because of the exercise. Most people can do it, it’s cheap to do and it’s easy to make it part of your everyday life. Please see website for contact details.


Sheffield RamblersSheffield Ramblers

The Sheffield Ramblers have a large and very varied programme of walks, on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Distances range from short 1 – 1 ½ hour walks, through 5 miles or so up to 15 miles, and from relatively easy to strenuous. Many are in the Derbyshire Peak District, but they walk in most directions out of Sheffield.


Walks in the Peak DistrictWalks in the Peak District

Easy, moderate and hard walks in all areas of the Peak District. Each walk comes with a map of the route, detailed statistics, OS map references and enticing photos.

 


Walking Britain - Peak DistrictWalking Britain – Peak District

Click on a numbered reference on a map of the Peak District for full walk details. Take your own OS map when you head out.

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