The Outdoor City Sheffield

A long weekend on the Trails around Sheffield


A long weekend on the Trails around Sheffield

Mountain Biking Collection by The Outdoor City Sheffield

Being a komoot Pioneer is an expression of passion for your sport and sharing your adventures. The Pioneer programme is all about sharing your highlights, photos and tips with the komoot community to inspire other athletes.Your reward is not only recognition from others, but also the chance to participate in unforgettable "Pioneer Trips" that komoot organises again and again in cooperation with different tourist regions to say "thank you" to particularly hard-working pioneers. In this Collection, you will get to know the four British Pioneers Kelly, Ned, James and Darren. They met for a long weekend in the famous Outdoor City of Sheffield to explore the city and the great trails in the Peak District.

This Pioneer Trip also follows the community philosophy to inspire. It is not only a thank you to our four participants but also a source of inspiration for you for your next trip. We planned the routes as a varied weekend ride that can be easily copied by every rider. The thriving metropolis of Sheffield serves as the perfect base camp to discover the bike routes and relax afterwards. With plenty of sights to see and real English pubs to enjoy a cosy evening – you are guaranteed to have that holiday feeling on this trip. During the day, on the other hand, action is on the agenda. In the Peak District National Park, you will find an impressive bike area in the middle of the beautiful landscape with fantastic views over the region. As the birthplace of the Trail Center, the area has a very special mountain bike culture. Our four Pioneers had an unforgettable time and captured their memories with great photos.

A weekend trip to Sheffield may sound time consuming and difficult at first but you can actually reach Sheffield easily from most major German airports in a matter of hours. The best flight connections are to Manchester which is nearby. From there, you can take a fast train directly to Sheffield. Depending on where you travel from, it will take you three to four hours to arrive in the city from your home – a trip to the Alps usually takes much longer. Sheffield is not called the Outdoor City for nothing. Here, everything is adjusted to suit bikers. Numerous accommodation options ensure you have a pleasant stay and, thanks to the wide range of high-quality rental bikes, you don't even need to bring your own mountain bike with you. With countless trails on the outskirts of the city, the best of which are presented by our Pioneers in this Collection, the area is perfect for a weekend trip. But, there's absolutely nothing to stop you from staying longer – there's plenty more epic trails for a full mountain bike adventure!

For more inspiration, take a look at the Pioneer story on our blog:

Get an impression of the great trails in and around Sheffield from this video of the Pioneer’s long weekend in England: .

Here, you can find the komoot profiles of our four Sheffield pioneers. Follow them for more inspiration:
Kelly –
Ned –
James –
Darren –

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Tours & Highlights

    14.2 mi
    5.7 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Jacob's Ladder is a Uphill that is notorious among UK bikers. He is really demanding, leads across varied terrain in difficult terrain and always, if you think you've made it, comes a crisp rise on top. As sweaty as this trail is uphill, it's so much fun to go downhill. Once you have reached the top, a really good, fast descent awaits you!In fact, Jacob's Ladder is the highlight of the tour, which awaits you towards the end. Before you start in Edale and can look forward to a varied ride with many vertical meters. Rise to the Hollins Cross awaits you a technical increase - can you do it without dropping one foot off the pedal? In any case, in the end, you can be proud of yourself and enjoy your reward in the form of the great view.Take a breather, because you are still not at the top! A hill called "Mam Tor" and the subsequent "Rushup Edge" still want to be climbed. Join in your strength, because although it gets a little flatter here, it has the upsurge in it.The subsequent downhill towards Hayfield is a real hammer, mountain bike action at its best. And then she comes: Jacob's ladder! A steep, technical climb leads around 250 meters uphill in a row - before it goes fast, technically and with interesting curves and grooves back downhill. Downhill fun at it's best, taking you back to Edale via Upper Booth.The starting point of the tour is the easiest way to get from Shefffield by train. The journey takes about half an hour and costs about nine euros. If you prefer to come by car, you can find parking spaces below Mam Tor or directly in Hayfield.Tip:
    There are plenty of places to eat in Edale. However, a relatively large number of tourists come here - so expect that something can be going on here.

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    15.0 mi
    7.6 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,150 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From Hope, this challenging tour starts across the hills of the Peak District towards the Ladybower Reservoir. On the way there are great trails, a few steep climbs, fun descents and beautiful views of you.Start of the tour is in Hope, a small town on the edge of the Peak District, which you can reach from Sheffield by car, but also totally uncomplicated by train. You start at Café Adventure - maybe you enjoy a freshly brewed coffee before your adventure?Now begins the quite technical tour, which transports you right at the beginning over cobbled streets and rocky steps to a great vantage point with a view of the reservoir. Above, it pays to stop and take a deep breath - then follows a magnificent descent on an ancient path that brings you down through wide meadows to the lake. The descent is not particularly difficult, so you can occasionally let your eyes wander into the distance to enjoy the great vision.Arriving at the lakeshore, a flat, relaxed passage awaits you - always along the water, you drive casually towards the dam, where you once again have a particularly beautiful view of the lake. Then the route leads back to Hope - look forward to a delicious cake or a fresh sandwich in Café Adventure!

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  • Easy
    3.79 mi
    5.9 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Who invented it? Exactly: the English! We're talking about the Trail Center - a kind of bike park with a singletrack network specially designed for bikers, but it works without a lift and still is a lot of fun. Long before such trail centers became popular in Germany, this bike park culture developed in Great Britain. The special feature of the Lady Canning's Plantation Trail Center is that it is located just outside Sheffield and can be reached from the city center with almost no traffic on the mountain bike (via this tour: ).After the short but fun journey you are already warm and can not wait to accelerate on the specially created trails. There are only two of them so far, but they are so much fun that you can enjoy yourself here for a while. It does not matter if you are a true biking professional or if you take a bike trip with the whole family. The trails are so sophisticated that beginners and advanced alike can have fun.Once you reach the bottom, you can pedal up to the start again via an easy-to-ride path - and the fun starts all over again! Alternatively, the trail center is also a great starting point for longer tours of the Peak District.After you have romped on the trails, our route leads you directly to the typical English pub called "Norfolk Arms". Here you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink. Maybe you also meet the one or the other local again, which you have previously met on the trails. If you want to get in contact with local bikers, this tour is best suited for you!

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    33.0 mi
  • Duration
    05:05 h
  • Elevation
    3,950 ft

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