#TheOutdoorCity

Sheffield is the UK's leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes.

Runners and walkers flock to its moors, ancient woods and winding valleys. Rock connoisseurs the world over know it as the country's climbing capital, while its seven hills entice road cyclists and mountain bikers alike. To top all that off, the city has more trees per person than any other in Europe, a ton of public parks, and a third of it sits within the glorious Peak District National Park.

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Sheffield Walking Festival

9 days. 28 walks. 1 amazing city. Welcome to Sheffield Walking Festival

Over nine days, the Sheffield Walking Festival will present a range of enjoyable walks for all abilities. Visitors are invited to discover why Sheffield has forged a name for itself as The Outdoor City, while those who think they know the city will have the opportunity to unlock parts they never knew existed.

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The Most Stunning Countryside in the UK

With one third of the city situated within the Peak District National Park, 60% of the city made up of green-space and more woodland than any other city in Europe, Sheffield offers a unique proposition of city culture alongside access to some of the most stunning countryside in the UK.

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Adventures through the History of Sheffield

The festival is set to celebrate all sides of the City with 28 definitive routes, ranging from short strolls seeking out the industrial heritage of the Old Town or a family visit to an inner city farm, to medium length journeys through the delights of the suburbs, from Iron Age to Steel Age or on A Journey to Hidden Places to discover outdoor art.

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The Headline Walk

Why not take a Tombstone Tour of gothic cemeteries or a waterside adventure One Way or the Rother? For those who like it tough, there will be an opportunity to cover the whole of the Sheffield Country Walk over five consecutive days, the 15-mile challenge of the Sheffield Round Walk and several dramatic moorland walks skirting the city borders that overlap with the Peak District.

The festival will culminate in a headline walk on Sunday 18 September which will retrace the historic footsteps of the Abbey Brook Mass Trespass, when back in 1932 a group of 200 ramblers gathered to walk over the moors in the North West of Sheffield. Much like its more famous relation the Kinder Mass Tresspass, Abbey Brook was a landmark demonstration which played a major part in enabling access to areas of the country where people can walk freely today.

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Run

With its many green spaces, its proximity to the trails of the Peak District, and its friendly community of outdoor enthusiasts, Sheffield is a welcoming place for the beginner runner. We asked members of the city's running groups what advice they have for new runners in the city. 

Walk

“Walking is man’s best medicine” said Hippocrates in the 4th century BC. Well, two and a half thousand years later, we're still pretty convinced. With over 80 parks and 2 million trees, and being on the edge of the Peak District, Sheffield is the perfect place for walking. And one great way of taking to the hills on two feet today is Nordic hill walking – it combines the natural beauty that surrounds us with the benefits of fresh air, good company and motivating instructors.

Climbing

If you didn't already know, Sheffield is "climbing capital of the UK", with one of the largest concentrations of climbers anywhere in the world. Surrounded by the Peak District, with its countless recorded climbing routes on boulders, edges, crags and quarries, it's no wonder that the city has become a mecca for climbing enthusiasts.

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