There are plenty of places to see and visit around Sheffield. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Sheffield is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Sheffield

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    1

    The Blue Steel

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Tight fast trail with twists and turns through berms and rollers. A great opportunity for you to pump your way along a relatively smooth surface. Good for both beginners and intermediate.

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    Kelly
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    Lost Lad

    Hiking Highlight

    Lost Lad is a sub-peak of the nearby Back Tor. Standing at 1,699 feet (518 metres) high, you are afforded spectacular views here. However, there is a darker side to …

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    Dan
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    3

    Houndkirk Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Great moorland road. Ideal for riders of any ability as it is wide and generally flat (given its location). However if you are more experienced there are some excellent sections …

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    Lady Cannings Plantation Blue Steel

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    If you haven’t visited Lady Cannings, it’s worth it for sure. There are two trails, Cooking On Gas and Blue Steel. Both are graded Blue with no mega features or …

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    Kelly
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    Cooking on gas trail

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    nice flowing downhill run suitable for all skill levels

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    Damflask Reservoir

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Damflask Reservoir is nestled on the edge of Sheffield and the Peak district. It is a lovely place to ride your bike as the road that circulates the reservoir is …

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    Ian B
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    Totley Moor

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Ride along the green lane from the main road near Longshaw estate. Head towards the weird looking construction in the middle of the moor. That is the railway exhaust shaft …

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    Higger Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Higger Tor is a distinctive landmark of the Dark Peak. Standing at 1,424 feet (434 metres) high, you are afforded spectacular panoramic views from the summit, that stretch over the …

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    Dan
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    9

    The Fox House Pub

    Hiking Highlight

    A great pub, that should be on everyones map, a spot to plan your walk or ride to or from, with great food and real ales, often busy, but thats for a good reason. Highly recommend. Enjoy.

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    10

    The Devil's Elbow

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This is a super fun, steepish, rocky, rooty, techy, spicy in places, thrutchy (and indeed occasionally nadgery) descent through Blacka moor.

    Horrible as a climb, mind you – but if …

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    Kelly
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    11

    Back Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 1,765 feet (538 metres) tall, Back Tor marks the highest point on Derwent Edge. As such, you are afforded utterly breathtaking views over the Peak District from this …

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    Dan
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    12

    Five Weirs Walk (part of)

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    A quiet, green waterside route. Shared with pedestrians and small grain gravel in places, so not for fast skinny tyre riders. This segment is only a section of a longer route.

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    Louis D
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    Lady Canning's start

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Both trails here are really good runs. One is a bit longer than the other but both are a total hoot, with more than a few jumps and berm along …

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    Emma
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    14

    The Norfolk Arms

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great starting and finishing spot, massive car park allows users easy access to Lady Canning's, and the Peak District beyond. The Norfolk Arms provide great beer and food, though can be very busy when the sun comes out. Enjoy!!

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    Clough Lane

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Whitely Woods trail and the Porter Clough connect Sheffield to the Peaks without the need to tackle roads and traffic, so this is very often the start and finish …

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    Rix Hobbs
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    Padley Gorge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Padley Gorge is an enchanting place that feels like the setting for a fairy tale. Mystical at all times of year, the moss-covered trees and babbling brook are truly magical. …

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    Dan
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    17

    Carl Wark

    Hiking Highlight

    This awe-inspiring rocky tor boasts the remains of an Iron Age hill fort. There have been many Bronze Age artefacts discovered nearby, so the area could well have been populated …

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    Dan
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    18

    Stanage Pole

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Pleasant climb (pace dependant) up from Redmires Reservoirs reveals some fairly commanding views of the Peak and provides access to the fun downhills from Stanage Edge.

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    Rix Hobbs
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    Cut Gate

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Amazing varied singletrack, rocky with some embedded and loose along with some great paved sections. The views down the valley are spectacular. I highly recommend making the most of this …

    Tip by
    Kelly
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    20

    Moor tour with views of the city

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Really nice trail through the moors. One of the best trails in the area that promote the Sheffield Outdoor City vibes. With beautiful highland cows grazing on your right and …

    Tip by
    Kelly

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