6 great walks near Sheffield

Eccelsall Road, Sheffield by Joe Hewett-Hobson

Eccelsall Road, Sheffield by Joe Hewett-Hobson - Credit: Archant

The Steel City may be famous for its industrial past, but it is often claimed that is one of the greenest cities with numerous parks dotted throughout the urban landscape and its close proximity to the Peak District.

1 Charles Street Car Park Sheffield by Ashley Baker

1 Charles Street Car Park Sheffield by Ashley Baker - Credit: Archant

Sheffield City Walk
0 miles from Sheffield
You can find a number of varied routes around the city on the Sheffield City Council website. Our favourite is the Sheffield civil engineering walking guide that explores the city's historic buildings and transport.
Click here to view the details of the Sheffield circular walk

Houndkirk Moor Road and milestone by Sally Moseley

Houndkirk Moor Road and milestone by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Houndkirk Moor
0 miles from Sheffield
Set off from the famous Sheffield suburb near Ecclesall Road before dipping into the village of Dore and on to a corner of the Peak District for a hike over high, heather-clad moors.
Click here to view the details of the Houndkirk Moor walk

Rivelin and Redmires lies a stone's throw from the Derbyshire border

Rivelin and Redmires lies a stone's throw from the Derbyshire border - Credit: Helen Moat


Wyming Brook, Rivelin and Redmires Reservoirs
6 miles from Sheffield
This walk in the Peak District’s eastern fringes - just a stone’s throw from the Derbyshire boundary in South Yorkshire - is a magnificent waterside and moorland walk. It leads the rambler through a wild and romantic landscape of woodland, ravine, mossy crags, cascading streams and the tranquil waters of five reservoirs. After the sheltered serenity of forest and glen, the expanse of Hallam Moorland, with its far-reaching views, quickens the heart. 
Click here to view the details of the Wyming Brook walk

St Nicholas' Church, High Bradfield by Sally Moseley

St Nicholas' Church, High Bradfield by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Agden Reservoir
6 miles from Sheffield
Beginning at Low Bradfield and ascending to High Bradfield, this walk then explores hidden valleys and remote farmsteads passing through fields, woods and moorland. Packed with interest and illustrated by far-reaching views, the route then descends and ends with a trail around Agden Reservoir.
Click here to view the details of the Agden walk

Seldom Seen Engine House by Sally Moseley

Seldom Seen Engine House by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Troway
6 miles from Sheffield
Troway is located in the north-east corner of Derbyshire on the fringe of South Yorkshire. This walk explores a network of old tracks and footpaths through a diverse landscape of arable farmland, patches of ancient woodland and past redundant mill ponds in the Moss Valley, once a place of rural industry but now popular with outdoor leisure pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing.
Click here to view the details of the Troway walk

The view across Hathersage by Sally Moseley

The view across Hathersage by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Hathersage
10 miles from Sheffield
From Robin Hood's Stoop to Little John's grave, this adventure-packed walk ascends high above Hathersage for far-reaching views, passing a wealth of country houses along the way.
Click here to view the details of the Hathersage walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.