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Town and country

Make the most of our outdoor city, whether you stay in the city limits or travel beyond.


There’s a popular skate park at Devonshire Green, right in the centre of the city. Or on rainy days, head to the House indoor skate park in Kelham Island where you can skateboard, rollerblade or scoot.

Indoor climbing

Being on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the city loves climbing. The Foundry is just one of the many centres in Sheffield equipped with cutting-edge climbing walls and equipment.

Olympic-standard swimming

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, which is great for serious swimmers. And water slides for the rest of us. Plus over 500 fitness classes a week and many an activity.

Sheffield Round Walk

This 15-mile loop at the southwestern edge of the city takes in leafy parkland, woodland streams and pretty suburbs.

Mountain biking

Looking to go mountain biking? Wharncliffe Woods is the place for you – it’s an entire area of woods for just that. But that’s not the only space available. With the Peak District on our doorstep, there’s plenty of places to explore

Fell running

The Peak District is a favourite for fell runners, too. Classic races include the High Peak Marathon, a 42 mile night time navigation endurance challenge for teams of four.

Bouldering and climbing

The real source for Sheffield’s climbing is also the Peak District. Burbage South offers amateurs and experienced climbers plenty of challenges. Make sure you go with an accredited climbing school.


Sheffield has over 200 parks and green spaces spanning the city. When the sun is out and the sky is blue, the Sheffield Botanical Gardens is a great place to sit back and relax. It’s also an excellent study space if you want to get outdoors and enjoy the weather during the summer months.

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