Sheffield Walking Festival 2017

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We’re just over a month away from the second annual Sheffield Walking Festival. Looking to build on the success of last year’s festival, the 2017 iteration will take place over 10 days from 8 – 17 September.

There will be 34 routes in total, celebrating both urban Sheffield and the surrounding areas including the Peak District. Countryside walks visit Wharncliffe Heath, Bolsterstone and the Ewden Valley, follow the course of the great Sheffield Flood, explore the Eastern Moors with rangers from the Peak National Park and the naked people of a lost sculpture trail.

Other highlights include tackling the Sheffield Round Walk in reverse, a 15 mile Peakland walk to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the Sheffield Walking Group and the chance walk around Ladybower Reservoir with TV presenter Andrew White.

HikeBikeandRide round sheffield walk part of Sheffield Walking Festival
Sheffield Round Walk runs through Graves Park. Credit Martin Speck

A full programme of the Sheffield Walking Festival can be viewed below.

Friday 8 September

Welcome to Burngreave (6 miles)

Antiques Quarter Amble, 1pm – 4pm

Sheffield Heritage Pub Walk, 2.30pm – 4pm

Sheffield Heritage Pub Walk, 5.30pm – 7pm

Saturday 9 September

Pioneers, Protestors and the prince from Harlem: Sheffield Civil Rights City Centre Walk (1.5 miles)

Peak to Park: Padley to Endcliffe 8 miles (13km)

A family walk through rural and pre-industrial Tinsley: about 1 mile- 11am

A family walk through rural and pre-industrial Tinsley: about 1 mile- 1pm

Sunday 10 September

The Sheffield Round Walk – Clockwise: 14.5 miles (23 km)

Norfolk Heritage Trail: 6 miles (10km) 4 hours

Pioneers, Protestors and the prince from Harlem: Sheffield Civil Rights City Centre Walk (1.5 miles)

A Civilised Place, Guided City Walk 2.75 miles (4.4km)

Monday 11 September

A Tombstone Tour: 10 miles (16.5km)

Padley Gorge Photo Walk: 3.5 miles (5.6km) 5 hours (allowing plenty of time for photography)

The Long History of Education at Collegiate Campus: 0.5 miles 2 hours

Tuesday 12 September

Bolsterstone and Ewden Valley Walk: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ward’s Walk: 11 miles (17.7km)

The Naked People: 5.5 miles (8.9km)

Wednesday 13 September

Local History Round Walk: 5 miles (8km)

Countryside near to the city centre and it’s this good?: 3.5 miles (5.6km)

Greenhill and Beauchief- town and country walk: 3 miles (5km)

Thursday 14 September

Secret Sites of the Gleadless Valley: Approx 2 miles

Sheffield Old Town: Echoes of the Past: 2 miles (3.3km)

Moors, Woodland and Industrial History 5 miles (8km)

Friday 15 September

Watch out – it’s going! approx 10 miles (16km) 5 hours

8 Halls: 8 miles (12.5km)

Ladybower Reservoir (as seen on TV): 4 miles (6.4km)

Saturday 16 September

Step Back In Time: 8 miles (13km) 5 hours

The new Peak District Boundary Walk: 16.5 miles (26.5km)

15×15: Dragon’s Well – didn’t know he was ill! 15 miles (24km)

Sunday 17 September

Padley Gorge Picnic and Paddle (family walk): 2 to 3 miles

Wonderful Wharnecliffe Heath: 3 miles (4.8km) 2.5 hours

Pioneers, Protestors and the prince from Harlem: Sheffield Civil Rights City Centre Walk (1.5 miles)

 

For more information on the Sheffield Walking Festival visit The Outdoor City website here.

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