Less than five miles from Sheffield's cosmopolitan city centre lies the Peak District. The first national park to be formed in the UK, the Peak District boasts myriad hiking opportunities; from heather moorland to rolling hills, lush pastures to deep valleys, ancient woodland to gentle rivers, quaint villages to remote farmsteads and much more.
However, it is not just the Peaks that makes Sheffield the UK's leading destination for outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes. In fact, Sheffield is surrounded by picturesque countryside on every side, all rich in history and heritage. It is no wonder that the great outdoors is in the DNA of the city and people, then.
This Collection introduces you to the wonderful landscape that is Sheffield’s garden. In these routes, you explore the wild and wonderful landscape around Derwent Dam and Ladybower, hike deep into the moorland above the city, saunter through beautiful ancient woodland that was almost destroyed by the industrial revolution, and ascend hillforts with the best views in the city. These routes also take you up to the summit of Mam Tor, arguably the star attraction of the Peaks, and explore the iconic Chatsworth Estate.
There is something for all abilities in the Collection, too. Whether you are looking for a relaxing hike within the city, or a full-day hike through remote countryside, you will find it here. So, lace up your boots and discover why Sheffield is officially the Outdoor City.
Public transport links are very good around Sheffield and bus services are mentioned in these routes.
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This glorious hike explores one of the finest areas of the Dark Peak—a wild landscape of moors, weather-shaped tors, caves, brooks and picturesque panoramas.
From the quaint village of Hathersage, you saunter alongside the River Derwent, hike up the mystical Padley Gorge, over moorland to the rocky hillfort…
The woods on this route still bear the scars of the industrial revolution; the humps, hollows and old tips pay a peculiar homage to the punishing price of progress.
Thorncliffe Wood was decimated at the end of the 18th century with the building of the Newton and Chambers Ironworks, which employed over…
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This challenging hike explores one of the wildest and most beautiful parts of the Peak District.
On this route, you see the mighty Derwent Dam up-close, ascend to the ghostly moorland tor of Lost Lad, enjoy extensive panoramic views from Back Tor, and visit one of the areas most distinctive gritstone…
This leisurely hike explores Sheffield’s oldest park, woodlands that are alive with industrial history and an ancient hillfort with one of the best views in the city.
During the late 19th century, the Don Valley was producing 80 percent of Europe’s steel. This had a catastrophic effect on the ancient…
This route, or variations of it, is an absolute classic. Arguably the star attraction of the Peak District, Mam Tor and Great Ridge ignite the desire to explore—walkers from around the globe flock conquer this splendid route at all times of the year.
Standing at 1,697 feet (517 meters) high, Mam Tor sits…
This hike takes you along a branch of the Trans Pennine Trail to Woolley Wood; a place once ravished by industry, it is now a serene woodland.
Woolley Wood is particularly beautiful in autumn when the leaves turn red and gold. It is also a great place to visit in early May when the bluebells flower…
Walking through the Chatsworth Estate, it can often feel like time has stood still for hundreds of years.
With the glorious stately home standing proudly, the River Wye meandering gently, the ancient hedgerows, neat dry-stone walls and picturesque chocolate-box villages, this is Peak District countryside…
Hiking Collection by Dan Hobson
Hiking Collection by Dan Hobson
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Hiking Collection by Chloé Perceval