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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.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
  3. Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF)
    ShAFF 2020 will take place on the weekend of March 20-22 at The Showroom Cinema.
    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.
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  6. DC Outdoors deliver a large range of outdoor activities including rock climbing, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding.
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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. Recycle Bikes
    Recycle Bikes take donated bikes, strip them down and refurbish them. They are then resold for a fraction of the price of a new bike.
    1. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
    2. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

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