1. All yours, all minutes away
    Forget the everyday in The Outdoor City. We'd love to show you around.
  2. All yours, all minutes away.
    Forget the everyday in The Outdoor City. We'd love to show you around.
  3. All yours, all minutes away.
    Forget the everyday in The Outdoor City. We'd love to show you around.
  1. Tame the trails with us!
    Head to the UK’s only inner-city mountain bike trail at Parkwood Springs, take in some big views and berms at Lady Cannings or venture north to Greno Woods for trails through the trees.
  2. Ascend the UK'S climbing capital.
    From challenging routes and stunning views at Stanage and Burbage, to fantastic indoor walls - discover all the best climbing spots in and around Sheffield...
  3. Walking & Running
    Race rivers down valleys, follow streams through ancient woodland and jog along the city’s heights. Ready, set, GO!
  4. Other Activities To Try...
    Paddle along industrial waterways, test your axe throwing skills or take a walk with an alpaca- why not make time to experience something new? We’ve got some ideas.


Whichever way you want to experience The Outdoor City, there’s a fantastic array of outdoor businesses, ready and waiting, to help you make the most of your visit.

More Highlights

JE James Cycles Sheffield
Shop - Sports

Add JE James Cycles Sheffield to your Itinerary

JE James Cycles is an enduring, family-run cycle shop with comprehensive stock of mountain, road and BMX bikes and gear.

Cycle Hire

Add Shorelines to your Itinerary

Shorelines is an independent rider owned distribution company specialising in high performance mountain bikes, components and accessories.

Gritstone Adventure Activities
Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Add Gritstone Adventure Activities to your Itinerary

Gritstone Adventure Activities provide outdoor activities and training in Climbing, Caving, Trekking, Abseiling, Gorge Scrambling, Canoeing, Water Sport and…

Explore The Outdoor City

From adventure routes to downtime, get the inside track from the locals who live and breathe it…

  1. Climbing Sheffield's artificial boulders

    Several purpose-built climbing boulders have popped up all over the city in recent years. Built to closely mimic the natural boulders and slabs found out in the Peak District, these public facilities offer a convenient and fun opportunity for novices and experts to work on their technique – all for free.

  2. Enjoy quiet time in a tropical greenhouse

    The Winter Garden is the largest urban glasshouse in Europe and offers visitors to Sheffield a place to stop awhile and pause for thought

  3. A walk along the Great Ridge

    This walk strides to the top of Mam Tor, before flying along the Great Ridge to the top of Lose Hill.

  4. Parkrun in Sheffield

    Parkrun started in 2004, with the first event held at Bushy Park in London. Today there are over 400 parkruns regularly taking place across the world and nearly 300 of them are in the UK. Six of the best are in Sheffield.

  5. A culinary tour around the world on London Road

    Eat your way around the world without even leaving Sheffield. A mere hop away from the city centre, London Road is worth venturing off-piste for a culinary tour.

  6. Steve Peat, downhill mountain biker

    Pro downhill mountain biker, Steve Peat is an international star and local legend in Sheffield.

  7. Top 5 Peak District bike cafes

    Steve Harrop, owner and director of Sheffield-based cycling training centre Skyhook Coaching Services, shares his favourite places to stop off and refuel when cycling around the Peaks.

  8. A waterside run to North America... in Sheffield

    The variety of terrain and the close proximity of open moorland in the Langsett Barn-North America area offers something for everyone – walkers, mountain bikers and runners alike

  9. Follow the ale trail through Kelham Island

    Amidst the industrial buildings of Kelham Island, is the best real ale trail in the city – if not the world.

Share your adventures...

Whether you’re a visitor exploring Sheffield for the first time or a local making the most of your weekend, we love seeing your adventures in The Outdoor City. Feel free to share them with us on social by tagging @TheOutdoorCity in your posts or using #TheOutdoorCity

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