Meet the Locals

Let our local experts, community activists and fellow adventurers inspire and welcome you to The Outdoor City

  1. Steve Peat, downhill mountain biker

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

    20 Nov 2018
  2. Helen Elmore, Fell Runner

    Sheffield’s own veteran fell running champion, Helen Elmore gives us the low-down on the sport.

    27 Nov 2018
  3. Steve McClure, rock climbing pioneer

    Steve McClure is one of the world’s top climbers, a champion sports climber and a pioneer of hard sports climbing with over 30 first ascents to his name.

    28 Nov 2018
  4. Terry Howard, walking activist and campaigner

    An activist, campaigner, father, teacher, husband, enthusiast of poetry and history; Terry Howard’s love of walking is born from his passion for adventure and the limitless possibilities of the great outdoors.

    27 Nov 2018
  5. Get to know the city's mountain bike community

    Lady Canning's PlantationBrought together through a love of bikes, there’s a handful of groups making things happen in Sheffield.

    20 Nov 2018
  6. A guide to Sheffield's running clubs & groups

    The running community in Sheffield is thriving, ensuring everyone from competitive athletes to those looking for an excuse to get some al fresco exercise or make new friends will find something suitable for them. 

    10 Dec 2018

Locating The Outdoor City

Sheffield is located at the centre of the UK. Only 2 hours from London by train and accessible from a range of international airports. It's the only major city in the UK with a National Park within its boundary. Our city's topography is distinctive, with rolling hills, rivers, deep valleys, reservoirs and world-famous gritstone rock, all minutes away from the City Centre.

Our nearest airports to Sheffield City train station
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
30 mins
Manchester Airport
1.5 hours
East Midlands Airport
1 hour
Leeds Bradford Airport
1 hour 5 mins
London St Pancras Railway Station
2 hours
Port of Hull
1 hour 30 mins
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Discover The Outdoor City

There's always something happening. Here are some local highlights just for you.

  1. Russell's Bicycle Shed ​​​​​​​offer bike hire suitable for riding around the city and the Peak District.
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  2. Front Runner
    Front Runner is an independent retailer specialising in running equipment with a wide range of road, trail and fell running shoes and equipment.
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  3. The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has a well-earned reputation for being a friendly festival, welcoming everyone whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or an armchair adventurer who just loves a good story.
    1. 20 Mar 202022 Mar 2020
  4. The Foundry Climbing Centre
    Dedicated climbing centre offering walls up to 13m high with lead, top rope and bouldering climbing. On-site cafe and climbing shop.
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  5. Endcliffe Park is a popular family visitor destination. Comprising parkland as well as woodland, the park has duck ponds, riverside walks and plenty of space for ball games.
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  6. DC Outdoors deliver a large range of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, rock climbing and more.
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  7. BetaStick
    Beta Climbing Designs was set up by Si Berry and Ian Barnes at the turn of the millennium to get their new remote clipping device "The BetaStick" into the marketplace.
  8. A Different Gear
    Sheffield's only community-owned bike shop and workshop. We specialise in adventure, utiliy and cargo. We also recycle unwanted bikes, host cycling events, run maintenance courses and rent e-cargo bikes, bikepacking kit and bike boxes.
    1. 1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022
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