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Sheffield Town and Country Walks

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Both Sheffield’s Urban and Country Walks have now been updated.

Check them out for your chance to find routes around the hidden treasures of the city centre, taking in the architecture and the green spaces. Maybe you fancy a walk in one of Sheffield’s districts? There’s something for you here too.

We’ve also featured some walks around the impressive countryside surrounding Sheffield. We’ve got a range of country walks in the fields and woods bordering on the Peak District, and you can walk to North America (farm, that is!).

If you fancy a relaxing stroll by the waterside, we’ve even got som...

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Sheffield Historical Walks

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The Historical Walks Database for Sheffield has been updated…

Sheffield’s history can be traced back to the founding of a settlement beside the River Sheaf in the second half of the first millennium AD. Following the Normal Conquest, Sheffield Castle was built to control the Saxon settlements and Sheffield developed into a small town, roughly the size of the modern day city centre. By the 14th Century, Sheffield was well known for the production of knives and the town had become the main centre of cutlery production in England by 1600...

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Doncaster Minster

“The place to be for walks in Doncaster”… Doncaster is a historic market town which was founded by the Romans in AD71. It can boast not one but two Norman castles (Conisbrough and Tickhill) and was the town where the steam trains the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard were built...

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A silhouette of Monk Bretton Priory at Sunset

“The place to be for walks in Barnsley” … Barnsley is a busy market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book (Berneslai) and takes its history very seriously. Historical landmarks for Barnsley Walks include Elsecar Heritage Centre, Monk Bretton Priory and Wentworth Castle. Now in the middle of a period of regeneration, Barnsley is a great place to visit and casual rambling opportunities are a-plenty. This is particularly true if you are somewhere near Silkstone, which appears to be the Barnsley walking capital! See below for the greatest assembly of Barnsley walking routes out there.


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Sheffield Winter Gardens

“This is the place to be for walks in Sheffield” Portrayed in films like ‘This is England’ and ‘The Full Monty’ as an industrial, gritty place, Sheffield is known for being the Steel City. Perhaps less well known are the variety of parks and green spaces offering ample opportunity for walking. Sheffield is surrounded by lovely countryside, woods, rivers and canals and the city’s seven hills offer the chance of great views stretching for miles across the local area...

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Casual Ramblers – and we’re off!


Welcome to Casual Ramblers!


We’re going to be bringing together a selection of walking routes, reports and photos for people who want to get out and explore their local areas but who don’t have the time, equipment or inclination to spend a whole day in the great outdoors. Much as we admire traditional ramblers, a Casual Rambler is less likely to own a compass, more likely to own an iPhone with maps. We are less likely to drink out of a flask and more likely to find a pub or a tea room and have a cake while we’re at it.

These will be fun walks which are suitable for couples, families, an...

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