off Rustlings Road, S11 7AA
0114 250 0500
Top breakfast and an idyllic spot for a Sunday stroll.Take me there
Sitting in Endcliffe Park with a plateful of egg and chips and a cup of tea from the cafe: we can't think of a better start to a summer's day. It's not just the brekkie that keeps us coming back to Endcliffe, though; just off Hunter's Bar roundabout and set back from busy Ecclesall Road, Endcliffe is a surprisingly peaceful park, and its paths lead in the direction of the not-too-distant Peak District.
The park opened in 1887 to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Which explains her stern-looking statue standing by the entrance, offering its regal welcome. The park's paths wind past a big green, through leafy shade and by sparkling streams, leading its many walkers and runners to a play area, picnic benches, and a duck pond beyond.
For a round walk of an hour or so, follow the Porter Brook all the way through the park, take a look at the grinding workshop at Shepherd Wheel as you pass by (one of the oldest industrial sites in the city), and head on to Forge Dam, where you can pick up an ice-cream at the cafe before turning back.
Endcliffe Park is also great for a bit of nature-spotting: we’ve spied kingfishers by the ponds and, during autumn dusk, bats swooping between the branches of the oak tree by the park’s gates.