Strap on your boots and take in Sheffield on foot!

Tickets will be available from 30th July 2022

Taking place over ten days each September, Sheffield Walking Festival presents a whole host of enjoyable walks for a range of abilities, with plenty to see and discover along the way. The festival celebrates all sides of Sheffield with routes of varying lengths and themes.

You can explore the city’s varied heritage and fascinating suburbs on urban strolls or venture out to Sheffield's dramatic borders that overlap with the stunning Peak District National Park for something more challenging.

All the walks are free to attend and are led by knowledgeable and experienced walk leaders. The 2022 edition of the festival will take place 9  – 18 September in partnership with Heritage Open Days, with the full programme of 35 walks due to be announced at the beginning of August.

Sheffield Walking Festival is organised by the Sheffield Walking Forum in conjunction with Welcome to Sheffield and brings together a host of local outdoor communities and national organisations, such as Peak District National Park AuthorityRamblers Association, Heritage Open Days and Walkers Are Welcome.

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Walking Festival events

Rivelin, Redmires and Reservoirs

Take in the woodlands, cloughs and moorland around and overlooking the attractive reservoirs of Redmires and Rivelin, with extensive views over to Stanage Edge.

Sheffield Old Town - Echoes of the Past

A fascinating stroll through the canal basin to learn about Sheffield’s Industrial Heritage.

The Sheffield Deer Park Boundary Walk

A historical exploration of the largest Deer Park in England.

Stocksbridge - The Steel Town Heritage Walk

A short walk around Stocksbridge to introduce the history of the steelworks of Samuel Fox, home of the Paragon umbrella.

18th & 19th Century Black History of Sheffield

Be all shook up by visitors to Sheffield such as Olaudah Equiano, fugitive ‘runaways’ from America, Pablo Fanque & Ida B. Wells.

The Heritage of Bolsterstone - Inventors and Archaeologists

The walk begins with a tour of the churchyard, seeing the bolsterstones and the grave of the inventor of the Paragon umbrella frame.

From Source to Nowhere Near the Sea

This linear walk follows the Shire Brook stream as closely as possible on its short journey.

Peak to Park: Padley to Endcliffe

Join the National Park Rangers for a rural to urban odyssey, exploring the wonderful Sheffield Moors, Padley Gorge and Porter Valley.

Burngreave Burner

Unexpected green spaces and historic urban sites combine to provide a fascinating insight into one of Sheffield’s most diverse and lively neighbourhoods.

Mills and Hills: an introduction to the beautiful Loxley Valley

A varied walk across the Loxley Valley taking in wood and farmland, hillside villages, viewpoints, and historic industry.

20th Century Angelic or Angry Troublemakers?

Delve into the methods and moments of Sheffield’s civil rights history.

The Sheffield Home of Football Walking Tour

Explore some of the highlights of Sheffield’s unique football heritage.

Dore and Moor

There is a short steep climb up steps at the start of the walk and one longer gradual climb onto Blackamoor on this exploration of this beautiful area in the southwest of the city.

From Tip to Tail – the next phase of the Upper Don Trail

Explore the next planned route of the Upper Don Trail and the Trans Pennine Trail on a journey of contrasts.

Wood, River and Common

Climb west through Wadsley Park Village to Wadsley and Loxley Commons.

Sheffield: A Civilised Place

Learn how special steels contribute to our world and learn about the key people involved in their inventions.

A Brief History of Professional Theatre in Sheffield

A walk round the city centre, visiting the sites of the city’s surviving and former theatres and concert halls.

A Brief History of Professional Theatre in Sheffield

A walk round the city centre, visiting the sites of the city’s surviving and former theatres and concert halls.

Tales of City Centre Music Halls

A walk round the West Bar area - the Shaftesbury Avenue of Sheffield, visiting the sites of long-gone Music Halls, circuses and singing rooms (pubs).

Tales of City Centre Music Halls

A walk round the West Bar area - the Shaftesbury Avenue of Sheffield, visiting the sites of long-gone Music Halls, circuses and singing rooms (pubs).

Dore & Totley Delights via the Back Doors

Poynton & Gillfield Woods, Strawberry Lee Lane, Blacka Moor, Lenny Hill & Blacka Dike, Old Hay Becks, Dore Village & Ecclesall Woods.

Heritage Walk in the Loxley Valley

An easy walk looking at local history and heritage items en route.

Kelham Island to the World’s End

Follow the River Don along the emerging Upper Don Trail.

Highs and Lows of Bradfield

From Low Bradfield climb through fields to High Bradfield.

It's Rough around Rivelin

Walk through woodland down to Rivelin Dams, through Rivelin Rough and field paths to Stannington before descending back into the Rivelin Valley and climbing gently through woodland to the start.

Parkwood Springs - from Deer Park to Country Park

Walk around Parkwood Springs, originally a medieval deer park, now a 150 hectare green space, which the ongoing masterplan sets out make into "Our Country Park In The City.”

Seven Halls in Seven Miles

This circular walk visits Horsleygate Old Hall, Fanshaw Gate, Horsleygate, Unthank, Barlow Woodseats, Cartledge and Woodthorpe.

Moo’ve it to Molly’s - Stannington to Dungworth and Back

We have tremendous views towards the Loxley Valley out-bound and the Rivelin Valley home-bound.

In Search of the Lost River Sheaf 

Follow the River Sheaf overground from where it disappears into mysterious culverts to its secret confluence with the Don.

The Sheffield Country Walk

This linear walk in the northwest of Sheffield includes Moscar Lodge, Dale Dike, Low and High Bradfield, Holdworth and Worrall.

Beauchief Circular

From Millhouses Park head towards Beauchief Park, taking in Ladies Spring Wood and Beauchief Hall before returning to the start.

A Journey to Hidden Places

Join author, Rob Haslam, to discover a remarkable total of 39 exhibits of mostly hidden outdoor art in the suburbs of Firth Park and Wincobank.

The Sheffield Round Walk

The full challenge of the Round Walk through the SW suburbs.

Hunshelf Bank circular from Stocksbridge

Ascend to the Pea Royd Lane Viewpoint and Hunshelf Bank

Soundbathing Walkshop with Peaks of Colour and Muna McAdie

Peaks Of Colour invites you to relax in nature in this Sound Bathing Walkshop co-facilitated by Muna McAdie.

In Search of the Lost River Sheaf 

Follow the River Sheaf overground from where it disappears into mysterious culverts to its secret confluence with the Don.

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