10 days. 35 walks. 1 amazing city.
Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot as Sheffield Walking Festival returns 7 - 16 September 2018. Over ten days, the festival presents a host of enjoyable walks for a range of abilities, with plenty to see and discover along the way.
The festival celebrates all sides of Sheffield with over 30 routes of varying lengths and themes. Explore the city’s varied heritage and fascinating suburbs on urban strolls or venture out to Sheffield's dramatic borders that overlap with the stunning Peak District National Park for something more challenging.
The full festival programme for 2018 has now been revealed, scroll down the page to see the walks listed day-by-day.
All walks are FREE to attend, but you must be registered- click on the walk links to book on via Eventbrite.
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Friday 7 September
Norfolk Heritage Trail 2.75 miles (4.4km)
Sunday 9 September
The Sheffield Round Walk Challenge 15.4 miles (25km) 6 to 7 hours
Monday 10 September
Back in the Brightside Bierlow 7.5 miles (12km) 4 hours
Tuesday 11 September
Sheffield Greenway (Western Loop part 1) 9.7 miles (15.6km) 5 hours
Wednesday 12 September
Sheffield Greenway (Western Loop part 2) 9 miles (14.5km) 5 hours
Thursday 13 September
Sheffield Greenway (Eastern Loop part 1) 11.1 miles (17.9km) 5 hours
Friday 14 September
Mills and Wheels 8 miles (13km) 4.5 hours
Saturday 15 September
Conduits, Edges and a Valley 16 miles (25.7km) 7 hours
Walking Through Time
Join us to mark the end of the festival with a celebration of Sheffield’s walking heritage in the surrounds of one of the city’s best walking destinations. Taking place at Bradfield Village Hall, the day will be filled with displays, talks and live music. More information coming very soon...
Sheffield Walking Festival is organised by Sheffield Walking Forum in conjunction with The Outdoor City and brings together a host of local outdoor communities and national organisations, such as The Wildlife Trust, Peak National Park Authority, Ramblers Association, Heritage Open Days and Walkers are Welcome.
All the walks are led by knowledgeable and experienced walk leaders and all walks are FREE to attend.
Further Useful Information
- Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Start times and how to get there and back, by public transport, are provided on the Eventbrite booking page for each walk.
- Public transport recommendations give the bus timed to correspond with the start of the walk from the beginning of its journey, but these are just a guideline. Please check travelsouthyorkshire.com for the most up to date information prior to your walk.
- Car parking options are alo provided.
- Participants are advised to wear walking boots or shoes, suitable for the weather and conditions, to carry food and drink, warm and waterproof clothing.
- There is no need to print off a ticket. The walk leader will have a list of participants, but if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or let the organiser know (email@example.com) so others may take your place.
- If a walk becomes fully booked, you can still book a place. You will be advised by email that you are on a waiting list. If someone cancels, the top of the list will be given first opportunity to take their place.