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Sheffield Informer is the independent travel guide offering a mixture of information and personal recommendations to help you make the most of your visit to Sheffield.

WHAT TO DO ON YOUR VISIT

If your visit to Sheffield allows you time beyond the areas of Sheffield City Centre, The University of Sheffield/Hospitals and Sports Valley, we recommend some of the best places to explore in the city. You will discover hills (a lot of them!), rivers, trees (estimated at 2 million), greenery including the Peak District national park which covers a third of the city, and the industrial heritage of steel and cutlery, as well as the more recent legacy from music, sport and culture.

There are many things to do in Sheffield. The highlights (with public transport from Sheffield city centre listed where possible), include: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandCoffeeStop?hc_location=ufi , cycle

Culture

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Grade I listed 18th century industrial works with the world's only intact crucible steel furnace. Abbeydale Miniature Railway, Beauchief Abbey and Ecclesall Woods are nearby. You can take bus numbers including 97 and 98 there and Dore & Totley train station is also close by.

Bishops House
- the oldest surviving timber framed house in Sheffield is now a free entry museum open at weekends. Neighbouring Meersbrook Park's 42 acres offers stunning views over the city and a 'secret' walled garden. You can take bus numbers including 19, 20, 44 and 53 there.

Take a tour of independent bookshops from Sheffield city centre to Hunter's Bar.

Go to a cabaret show at Greentop Circus. Bus numbers including 35, 36 and X78 go there.

Folk Train from Sheffield to Edale. A musical folk journey on the train there, pub and train back.

Have an IMAX film experience at Cineworld's largest cinema. To get to Centretainment, get the tram or buses including number 74 there.

Kelham Island Museum - tells Sheffield’s industrial story, from early industrialisation to the present day. It also houses the River Don Engine, and the Hawley Gallery of over 100,000 tool making, cutlery manufacture and silversmithing objects. Has a cafe. Kelham Island and the Nichols Building is nearby. You can see our location map here. You can walk there, get bus numbers including 38, 53, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84 and 85, or take the tram.

See a show at Sheffield's oldest theatre, The Lantern Theatre. Built in 1893, as a private theatre for a local industrialist, it is now a Grade II listed 84 seat venue, open to all. You can get buses including number 4 to Psalter Lane and then it is approximately a 5 minute walk.

Go on a musical journey at The National Centre for Sheffield Music or Bouquet of Steel as it's otherwise known. The first shop in the world to focus on music from one city, it stocks vinyl, CDs, books, clothing and memorabilia from bands old, current and emerging. It's also a place to buy gig tickets and listen to occasional live music. Located in the Sheffield Antiques Quarter. Numerous buses go to Abbeydale Road including 75, 76, 87, 97, 98 and 218.

Sing local carols in pubs at Christmas time. Or there's The Harvest Sing on the first Sunday in October.

Discover Sheffield's history at Weston Park Museum. Nearby is Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Jessop West Exhibition Space, Jessop West Foyer, The Turner Museum of Glass and Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery. Sheffield Art Map has a guide to the venues. Neighbouring Crookes Valley Park, The Ponderosa and Weston Park offer an enjoyable spot of greenery. You can take bus numbers including 52 and 95 there.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays


Farms

Graves Park Animal Farm - free entry rare breeds farm, located in Sheffield's largest park, Graves Park. You can get bus numbers including 20 and 20A there.

Heeley City Farm – free entry farm, garden centre and energy centre. You can take bus numbers including 19, 43A, 47, 48, 53, 70, 252 and X17 there.

Manor Oaks Farm - free entry farm with a horse, donkey’s, pigs, rabbits, ducks, hens and bees. There's also Manor Lodge, 1940's cottages and a good cafe. You can take direct buses (including number 10) or get buses (including numbers 42, 44, 71, 120 and 123) to City Road or to Manor Lane (including numbers 22, 25 and 25A).

Mayfield Alpacas - a centre of excellence for the UK Alpaca industry, it's set in 45 acres on the edge of Sheffield. Very infrequent buses including numbers 4 and 84 go there.

Our Cow Molly - renowned ice cream parlour whose animals include new born calves, lambs, hens and cows. You can get numerous buses (including numbers 38, 57, 82 and 85) or a tram to Hillsborough. From Hillsborough catch buses including number 61 there.

Set in 138 acres, Whirlow Hall Farm offers free guided farm tours at weekends. It has a farm shop and cafe. Whirlow Brook Park and Whinfell Quarry Garden are nearby. You can take bus numbers including 4, 60, 70 and 272 there.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays

 

Food and drink

Take a brewery tour. Kelham Island Museum is nearby. Kelham Island is on the city centre's northern border so is an easy walk. Or you can get bus numbers including 38, 53, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84 and 85 there.

Go for a well portioned Sunday carvery lunch at The Blue Ball Inn (281 Main Road, Wharncliffe Side, S35 0DQ). It does get busy, so be prepared for a wait. Afterwards you can walk your food off across the road at Wharncliffe, Todwick and Hague's Woods or nearby at Glen Howe Park or Carr House Meadows. You can get direct buses including number 57 there.

Fruit picking at Whirlow Hall Farm during the summer. Whirlow Brook Park and Whinfell Quarry Garden are nearby. You can take bus numbers including 4, 60, 70 and 272 there. Hazelhurst Fruitery also offers fruit picking. You can get buses including 47, 48 or 79 and then it's around 30 to 40 minutes walk.

Our Cow Molly - ice cream parlour, farm shop and the opportunity to see a working farm. You can get numerous buses (including numbers 38, 57, 82 and 85) or a tram to Hillsborough. From Hillsborough catch buses including number 61 there.

Meet and eat at a pudding club, pudding crawl, (largely vegetarian) supper club, Gluttons supper club or Alps supper club.

Go on a real ale tour.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.


Historical buildings

Abbeydale Miniature Railway - steam locomotive for children and adults to ride. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Beauchief Abbey and Ecclesall Woods are close by. You can take bus numbers including 97 and 98 there. And Dore & Totley train station is also close by.

Beauchief Abbey - a stunning medieval monastic parish church. Can be visited after the weekly service or during their summer and autumn open weekends. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Miniature Railway and Ecclesall Woods are nearby. You can take bus numbers including 87 and 218 there.

See if Portland Works has an event on. You can then wander around the birthplace of stainless steel cutlery. Constructed in 1877, it also has its place in modern history as Britain’s last working purpose-built metal manufacturing building. You can take buses including numbers 20, 20A, 76, 87, 97 and 98 to London Road or numbers including 19, 47 and 252 to Bramall Lane.

Sheffield Manor Lodge - Turret House dating from 1574, where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned, is set in 34 acres; Norfolk Heritage Trail - pleasant downhill walking route to the city centre and Norfolk Heritage Park - 69 acre Grade II listed park and ancient woodland. To get to Sheffield Manor Lodge you can take direct buses (including number 10) or get buses (including numbers 42, 44, 71, 120 and 123) to City Road or to Manor Lane (including numbers 22, 25 and 25A).

Shepherd’s Wheel Workshop - a historic recently restored knife grinding workshop. You can walk from Endcliffe Park to Whiteley Woods to get there. Endcliffe Park is off Ecclesall Road. You can take numerous buses to Ecclesall Road (including 81, 82, 83, 83A, 85 and 88). Or if you want to go to Whiteley Woods direct, you can get buses including number 83A to Rustlings Road.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

 

Neighbourhoods

Bradfield - made up of two striking Peak District villages, Low Bradfield and High Bradfield. There's a historic church, brewery shop, Norman motte-and-bailey castle, tea room/post office/shop, several pubs and lots of walks for you to enjoy. You can take numerous buses (including numbers 38, 57, 82 and 85) or a tram to Hillsborough. Then from Hillsborough Interchange (bus station), catch bus numbers including 61 and 62 there.

Ecclesall Road/Sharrow Vale Road - we really like the unusual quantity of independent shops, particularly on Sharrow Vale Road/Hickmott Road. Near the Hunters Bar end of Ecclesall Road, Cocoa is very good for hot chocolate lovers with an indulgent range as well as a lovely cafe. And if you want to pick up some local gifts lookout for The Famous Sheffield Shop. The area is also a great place for bookworms. Sharrow Vale Market is a regular event. With a lot of choices for lunch, we suggest trying Cafe Ceres, Made by Jonty, Sebastians or Seven Hills Bakery. If you just want cake, Cocoa's irresistible homemade choices are something special. After a day's shopping, you might want to rest your legs in Endcliffe Park or Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It's an easy walk down from The Moor at the bottom of Sheffield city centre or you can catch one of the numerous buses including 81, 82, 83, 83A, 84 or 88 to Ecclesall Road.

Kelham Island - just on the city centre's northern border, you can take a riverside walk, typographic walk, architecture walk, heritage walk or just walk around the neighbourhood and see the mix of new builds, listed buildings, and others waiting for development in an area that was once an industrial powerhouse. It's a real ale hub, with a brewery and renowned pubs such as The Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern, as well as The Riverside. For us, the standout place for food is the artisan burger house Urban 1/4 - they really care about what they serve and it shows in the quality of the freshly made burgers and doughnuts. There's also a few other eateries - a cafe (good for sandwiches), artisan pizzeria and gastro pub. For culture lovers, there's a few art spaces and a museum. The Nichols Building is nearby. You can see our location map here. You can walk there, get bus numbers including 38, 53, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84 and 85, or take the tram.

London Road - a lively street just south of the city centre. With a community centre, restaurants and cafes, it's a hub for the Chinese community, but it's much more that; flying the flag for independent eateries with many restaurants serving cuisine from across the world, such as Indian, Italian, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Mexican, Lebanese, Greek, Caribbean, Vietnamese and Turkish. If you want some real ale there's a great guide here. You can also follow the Street Art Walk and look at Jarvis Cocker's poem, 'Trashed on Cider', on student flats in nearby Boston Street. Sheffield Antiques Quarter is nearby. You can see our location map here. Numerous buses go there including numbers 20, 20A, 76, 87, 97 and 98.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.


Other

Greyhound dog racing. You can get buses including numbers 53, 79 or 79A there.

Experience a helicopter ride with Central Helicopter or Flights4all. You can get buses including number 218 there.

Go karting. You can get buses including number 53 to Neepsend Lane and walk from there.

Go on a day long steam train journey with Stateman Rail or Railway Touring. Trains leave from Sheffield train station.

Follow the 6 mile Upper Don Walk along the River Don from Kelham Island to Oughtibridge. You can walk or get bus numbers including 38, 53, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84 and 85 to the start of the walk.

Have a zombie adventure. You can get buses including numbers 38, 48, 53, 79 or 79A to Penistone Road and walk from there.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.


Parks/woodlands

Follow the Clay Wood Green Link from South Street Park, to Cholera Monument Grounds & Clay Wood, finishing at Norfolk Heritage Park. You can see our location map here.

Crookes Valley Park, The Ponderosa and Weston Park are distinct parks that neighbour each other. Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology, Jessop West Exhibition Space, Jessop West Foyer, The Turner Museum of Glass, Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery and Weston Park Museum are nearby. You can take bus numbers including 52 and 95 there.

Ecclesall Woods - 350 acres of semi natural woodland with an archaeological trail. Home to Abbeydale Miniature Railway and close to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Beauchief Abbey. You can get bus numbers including 97, 98 and 218 there. Dore & Totley train station is also close by.

Graves Park - with woodlands and lakes, Sheffield's largest park has around 215 acres. There is also a free entry rare breeds farm. You can get bus numbers including 20 and 20A there.

Over one third of Sheffield lies in the UK's first national park, the Peak District. With the edge of it only 5 miles from the city centre, Sheffield offers a unique blend of urban and rural life. It's great for a walk by yourself, a guided walk or just to sit and enjoy the spectacular landscape. From only 30 minutes by bus, the connection is pretty good and includes numbers 65, 215, 218, 244, 272, 273, 274, 275 and X17. Or you can get there by train on the Hope Valley Line.

Rivelin Valley Park and Water Play - the only city park with paddling pools, splash pads and waterplay equipment including jets, sprinklers and water tables. The Rivelin Valley Nature Trail passes by. You can take bus numbers including 81 and 82 there.

Sheffield General Cemetery (Grade II* listed Local Nature Reserve and Area of Natural History) and Sheffield Botanical Gardens (19 acre park - lookout for the Bear Pit) - enter Sheffield General Cemetery at Cemetery Road, then when you exit at the other end, go down Cemetery Avenue to reach Ecclesall Road. Head north and Sheffield Botanical Gardens can be accessed from Thompson Road, which is at the first traffic lights opposite The Berkeley Centre. If you want to continue looking around green spaces, when you exit Sheffield Botanical Gardens, at the top end you will be on Brocco Bank. Turn left and walk to the end of the road to enter Endcliffe Park. See here for a map of the parks. You can walk 10 minutes from the city centre, get buses including number 4 to Cemetery Road or start at Sunnybank Nature Reserve and walk up Summerfield Street to get to Sheffield General Cemetery.

Whirlow Brook Park - picturesque 1920's woodland and water gardens set in 84 acres. It has formal, terrace, rose and iris, kitchen, rock and water, herbaceous and wild gardens, as well as lakes and streams. It's next to Whinfell Quarry Garden which has a collection of unusual trees and shrubs. Whirlow Hall Farm is nearby. You can get bus numbers including 4, 60, 70 and 272 there.

Wyming Brook/Hammond's Field Nature Reserve/Fox Hagg - reserves with woodland, streams, wildlife, unimproved farmland and hilltop views. You can take buses including number 51 there.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.


Shopping

Meadowhall Centre - one of Europe's largest shopping centres with 270 shops, a cinema and restaurants. We avoid going at weekends as it gets very busy. Most people going by public transport travel by tram, though it is cheaper and quicker to go by train. You can also get buses including number X78 there.

Nichols Building - with two separate floors of antiques, clothes, books, music, art and furniture, it's a good place to pick up quirky gifts. Kelham Island and Kelham Island Museum are nearby. It's on the northern edge of the city centre and there are several ways to get there: walk (around 15 minutes), bus (including numbers 38, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84 and 85), tram (Shalesmoor stop) and if you are driving, you may be able to park for free or there's a Sheffield City Council run car park across the road (Ebenezer Street, S3 8SR) and another couple a few minutes walk away (Trinity Street, S3 7AJ and Allen Street, S3 7AG). You can see our location map here.

Known as Sheffield's Antiques Quarter, Abbeydale Road, Broadfield Road and London Road have a superb range of vintage, retro, salvage and antiques collections set out over a couple of dozen shops and centres. Come early and wear comfortable shoes as browsing is likely to take all day. See the Sheffield Antiques Quarter map for a useful guide. There are also occasional antiques markets, regular carboot sales, monthly food & produce markets and Nether Edge Farmers Market is nearby. Beyond antiques, there are bookshops, interesting record collections in the centres, a bohemian cafe/bookshop, artisan bakery, quality homemade pies in a real ale pub, Italian street food bar, fine tea room with great handmade cakes, a very good Italian deli and don't leave without visiting The National Centre for Sheffield Music. Numerous buses go to Abbeydale Road including 75, 76, 87, 97, 98 and 218; and to London Road including 20, 20A, 25, 25A and 53.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.


Sport and exercise

Book bike hire at Meadowhall train station and explore the Trans Pennine Trail or National Cycle Route south to Rother Valley Country Park or north to Wortley village (which has a shop and a couple of places to eat).

Bowling at Centretainment or Firth Park. To get to Centretainment, get the tram or buses including number 74 there. To get to Firth Park, you can take buses including numbers 47, 48, 75, 76, 88 and 265 there.

Ice skating
- you can get the tram or buses including numbers 6, 69 or 74 there.

Roller skating - on the city centre’s southern border, it is walkable. Or you can get buses including number 48 and 53 there.

Indoor BMX, scooter, skate and in-line park
or skate park.

Watch live professional sport, Basketball: Sharks Sheffield. Football: Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday. Ice Hockey: Sheffield Steelers, Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs Ice Hockey Club. Rugby League: Sheffield Eagles.
Rugby Union; Sheffield Tigers RUFC and Speedway: Sheffield Speedway. The UK indoor athletics championships and world snooker championships are held annually.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are going by bus/tram see Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. For bus routes see North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield city centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses. Off peak times are 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

 

Walks

Sheffield has a diverse landscape with over 60% of the city being green space. There are180 woods, 80 parks, 2 million trees, 15 Local Nature Reserves, 5 rivers, a canal, several reservoirs, at least seven hills and over a third of the city is within the Peak District National Park boundary. If your visit allows you time to take a walking day trip, there are lots of rural and urban routes to explore. The highlights (with public transport from Sheffield city centre listed where possible) include:

Countryside Walks
Forge Crags and Heath

5.5 mile walk through Scale Crags with views of the Upper Don Valley. Produced by Stone to Steel. You can take buses including number 57 there.

Glen Howe Park
5.5 mile walk through Glen Howe Park and the surrounding area. Produced by Stone to Steel. You can take buses including number 57 there.

Oughtibridge
5 mile walk around the River Don and woodland in Oughtibridge. Produced by Stone to Steel. You can take buses including number 57 there.

Parsonage Farm
3.5 mile walk around Parsonage Farm and the Ewden Valley. Produced by Stone to Steel. You can take buses including number 57 there.

Edge of Suburbia Walks
Lodge Moor
8 mile circular walk exploring the woodlands and moorlands to the west of Sheffield. Produced by The Ramblers. You can take bus number 51 there.

Rivelin Valley Nature Trail - 2.6 mile walk along the Rivelin Valley. Produced by Get Walking. You can take bus numbers including 38, 57, 81, 82 and 85 there.

Sheffield Round Walk - 14 mile circular walk that takes you from suburbia to the countryside and back to suburbia. You can take numerous buses to Ecclesall Road (including numbers 81, 82, 83, 83A, 88 etc) to start the walk at Endcliffe Park.

Totley - 1.5 to 3.25 mile around Totley in south west Sheffield. Produced by Totley History Group. You can take bus numbers including 97 and 218 there.

Historical Walks
Dissenters' Paradise
1.5 mile walk through the Porter Valley's Nonconformist past. Produced by Hunter Archaeological Society. You can take bus numbers including 70 and 120 there.

Grenoside History
3 mile historical walk around Grenoside. Produced by Grenoside and District Local History Group, Friends of Grenoside Green and Sheffield City Council. You can take bus numbers including 79A and 85 there.

Inner City Round Walk
12 mile circular route through inner city Sheffield. Produced by The Ramblers. You can take bus numbers including 51, 52, 120 and 273 there.

Iron Age to Steel Age
3 mile walk exploring the ancient and industrial landscapes. Produced by The Ramblers. You can take a tram, train or buses including number X78 to Meadowhall.

Norfolk Heritage Trail - 2.75 mile downhill route to Sheffield city centre exploring historic buildings and parks. Produced by several groups including Sheffield Wildlife Trust, Green Estate, Manor & Castle Development Trust, Friends of Norfolk Park, Friends of Cholera Monument Grounds, Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge and Sheffield City Council. You can take bus numbers including 10, 10A, 42, 44, 50, 50A, 53, 71, 71A, 120, 123 and 294 to the start of the walk.

Waterways Walks
Agden Walks - 3.5 miles in Low Bradfield. You can take a tram to Hillsborough and then buses including number 61 there.

Dale Dike - 2.5 mile walk in Low Bradfield. You can take a tram to Hillsborough and then buses including number 61 there.

Damflask Reservoir - circular 3.5 mile route in Low Bradfield. You can take a tram to Hillsborough and then buses including number 61 there.

Langsett Reservoir - 3 mile walk near Stocksbridge. You can take buses including number 57 to Stocksbridge and then catch bus numbers including 23 and 23A there.

Mayfield and Porter Valleys
4 mile circular river walk from Fulwood that includes Forge Dam. Produced by The Ramblers. You can take bus numbers including 51, 83A and 120 there.

More Hall Reservoir - 3.4 mile walk in Ewden Valley. We could not find any buses that run nearby.

Redmires Reservoir - 2.5 mile trail in Lodge Moor. You can take buses including number 51 there.

The reservoir walks are available here.

Woodland Walks
Charlton Brook and Thorncliffe Pond
2.5 mile walk around Charlton Brook to Charlton Brook Dam. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 75 and 87 there.

Ecclesfield Common to Horbury Lane
3 mile walk through woods and across fields with views of Hoober Stand and Keppel's Column. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 53, 75 and 79 there.

Ecclesfield to Whitley
2 mile walk through woods and across fields passing by Ecclesfield Church. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 83A, 87, 88 and 265 there.

Grenoside to Whitley
4 mile walk through ancient woodlands and local villages. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 85 there.

High Green to Tankersley
5 mile walk through woodland and across fields to the 14th century church at Tankersley. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 75 and 87 there.

High Green to Wortley
7 mile walk through woods, farmland and through Wortley Park to Wortley village. You can take bus numbers including 29, 75 and 87 there.

Mortomley to Thorncliffe Woods
2 mile walk around Thorncliffe Woods, Westwood Dam and along the brook. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 75 and 87 there.

Potter Hill to Greno Woods
5 mile walk through fields and ancient woodlands on the edge of High Green and Grenoside. Produced by Ecclesfield Parish Council. You can take bus numbers including 29, 75, 85 and 87 there.

If you are driving you can plan your route here.

If you are planning to travel by bus, Sheffield does not have a system where you can automatically use the same ticket with different bus operators, so you should check if a return/day ticket or Sheffield CityWide Day ticket (any bus or tram) would be cheaper for you than getting several individual tickets. See Travel South Yorkshire to plan your journey.

For bus routes see the North Bus Network Map and South Bus Network Map. These both include the Sheffield City Centre bus stops map.

The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for senior citizens allows free off peak travel on buses between 0930 to 2300 on weekdays, and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

 

 

ANNUAL FESTIVALS, FAIRS AND EVENTS

Sheffield has a  diverse range of annual festivals, fairs and events throughout the year, with something for everyone, whatever their age or interest. Events open to the general public, big and small, voluntary or professionally run are listed here.

You can find annual events in Sheffield city centre listed in the Culture section; annual events in The University of Sheffield/Hospitals area listed in the Culture section and annual events in Sports Valley listed in the Real ale section.

Please note there are events that are not listed as they do not have an online presence or the event details are not accessible throughout the year.