Make the most of our Outdoor City

Here in Sheffield we are incredibly lucky to have the ability to easily get into green space and the outdoors – which is what has given us the name ‘The Outdoor City’. Plenty of people live here because they love running, climbing, road cycling, mountain biking, slacklining, wild swimming or trekking in and around the Peak District. 

But one aspect many of us have realised over the last few months is that sometimes just being in a place with lots of green space and seeing it around you is truly important. Which is why it’s also so great that we have so many greenspaces in the city to explore too, whatever age or ability you are. Please just make sure you read about how to enjoy and respect those places so that we can all enjoy them.

Explore Through Film

It’s obviously a tricky time to get into new kinds of sport because access to the people you can do it with, and equipment to try it out, is a bit more difficult. And that’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) can help out. They try to get people inspired to enjoy all aspects of the outdoors – whether it’s scarily adrenaline fuelled or meditations on nature.

Recently they put together a list of free-to-view films that the Outdoor City plays a big part in – either by being set in Sheffield, featuring Sheffield people or filmed by homegrown film-makers. So even if you can’t get out there and do it right now, don’t lose the aspiration to get on it when you can!

Take a Trip

Keep an eye on The Outdoor City social channels as our outdoor businesses and activity providers return to offer fun experiences over the summer. Lots are starting to get back open with plenty more to come.  We’ll also be sharing ideas for day trips you can take if you’re holidaying in your home city, so stay tuned.

You can also check out for a whole load more information and follow @TheOutdoorCity and #TheOutdoorCity on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


We all have a duty to respect the environments we live in - not just for nature's sake, but the locals who live around them too.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival have put together a list of FREE-to-view films that The Outdoor City plays a big part in – either by being set in Sheffield, featuring Sheffield people or filmed by homegrown film-makers…

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