Sheffield Round Walk

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Starts at Endcliffe Park, off Rustlings Road, S11 7AA

Follow the acorns for a walk around some amazing views, a hop over a stream or two, and plenty of fresh air.

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The 14-mile Sheffield Round Walk cuts through beautiful park and woodland to the south-west of the city, much of which was gifted by wealthy benefactors.

The best thing about the Round Walk is that you can join it at any point, making a day of it or just heading out for a short stroll with the family.

If you don't have the time (or energy) to complete all of the walk, we advise strolling the two miles or so from the start of the walk at Endcliffe Park, gently rising up through the scenic Porter Valley to Forge Dam. It's one of the busier stretches on the walk but, conveniently, there are great cafes at either end. Have egg and chips at Endcliffe and a cup of tea and an ice-cream when you get to Forge Dam. Admire the views, jump over the streams, feed the ducks, breathe in the fresh air, visit an old grinding workshop at Shepherd Wheel – and marvel at how you can do all of this within just a few miles of Sheffield city centre. At the end of the walk you'll feel full, tired, and very lucky.

For our map of this section of the Round Walk, see the slideshow above. 

If you want to carry on on the full walk, follow the signs with the acorn symbol, see this this map for an idea of the route, or order a guide from Sheffield Council.

A bit further, after passing between trees and along streams, you'll meet fluffy friends at Mayfield Alpacas in Ringinglow, on the very edge of the Peak District. Continue even further and you'll pass through more beautiful woodland, by Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Beauchief Abbey, over Graves and Meersbrook Parks, and through Nether Edge back to Endcliffe Park.

Written by Claire Thornley; March 31, 2015
Illustration by Glenn Thornley.