The Sheffield Round Walk
One of the things that makes our city so special is the mix of urban and green space. One minute you’re in a built-up area, the next you’re in a wood with a stream running through it. The Sheffield Round Walk is designed to show off all the best bits. It’s a fun way to learn how our city fits together and how close we are to nature.
The whole walk is 15 miles long (about 7 hours), but you don’t have to do it all at once. The route is broken into four sections of roughly four miles each. Each section is an enjoyable walk with lots to see. There are starting points at Abbeydale Road South, Endcliffe Park, Gleadless Valley and Ringinglow.
Rucksacks at the ready
You could do the full route, choose one section of it, or do the whole thing over a few weekends, one bit at a time.
Take whatever you need to record to your experience. That could be a camera, a notebook or a sketchpad or some combination of the three. It’s interesting to note the changing sounds as you move through different environments – you could record sounds on your phone or describe them in writing.
You may well find buildings of historical interest, animals and birds you haven’t seen before and special places you didn’t know existed. Why not share your discoveries? Use #sheffieldroundwalk to share and inspire others.