From peaceful parks to adventures in the Peak District national park, there’s plenty to enjoy in Sheffield’s great outdoors.
Explore pop-up shops and cafes in the Winter Garden, or relax among the fountains of the Peace Gardens in the heart of the city.
'I’m from the Cotswolds, and before I came to the open day I’d never been further north than Birmingham. Sheffield wasn’t what I expected — it’s full of green spaces.'
Marshall Devas, criminology student.
A walk in the park
From Weston Park’s prime picnic spots to the vast lawns of Norfolk Park, Sheffield offers plenty of green spaces to stroll, cycle, run or just relax in.
On your bike
If cycling’s your thing, you’ll find loads of trails to try — from nearby adventures at Lady Canning’s Plantation to the wild corridors of the river valley routes.
Discover tropical treasures in the palm house, seek secluded spots among the gardens or hunt for the famous bear statue in the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Go bouldering at Burbage South, hike up the hills around Edale and Ladybower, or take on the High Peak Marathon — there’s so much to get your heart racing.
History and heritage
Take a day trip outside of Sheffield. You can take public transport to the stunning stately home Chatsworth, get charmed by picturesque towns like Bakewell, or explore the caves at Castleton.