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  • The Sheffield Showcase

    The Sheffield Showcase

    Across the first weekend of September, over a dozen arts and culture groups in Sheffield will come together for a collaborative event showcasing cultural activity in the city - the Sheffield Showcase.

  • A guide to Sheffield's walking groups

    A guide to Sheffield's walking groups

    Whether you view it as a way of keeping fit, a way to socialise, a way of seeing nature or a mixture of all three, walking is just about the easiest and cheapest form of exercise around. Arm yourself with some sturdy walking shoes or boots, comfortable clothes and a waterproof, and you’re ready to tackle everything, from an inner-city stroll along a river, to the blustery tips of the Peak’s biggest hills. It's no surprise that Sheffield is spoilt for choice when it comes to walking groups. Here are a few of them.

  • Canoeing in The Outdoor City

    Canoeing in The Outdoor City

    Sheffield is the perfect place to go canoeing or kayaking. Rivers, canals and lakes around the city are all easily accessible and offer a whole range of different opportunities to get out on the water.

    Don’t worry if you have no previous paddling experience: help is at hand in the form of canoe clubs and centres, which can offer sessions with fully qualified coaches. These venues will also be able to provide you with all the specialist kit you need to get you on the water safely. As well as their main outdoor venues, most clubs will also have access to swimming pool sessions as well, allowing you to practice your skills when it might be a bit too cold to do so outdoors.

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