Impact of Storm Babet on Rivelin Valley October 2023

Back in October 2023, Storm Babet demonstrated the vulnerability of the irreplaceable industrial and landscape heritage of the Rivelin Valley. Over twice Sheffield’s average monthly rainfall fell in just 48 hours – the great majority of it in the first 24....

Want to set up a community or “Friends of” group?

Many green spaces and heritage sites in Sheffield are looked after by community or “Friends of” groups. Sheffield City Council Parks, Sport and Recreation aims to work in partnership with friends’ groups to care for green spaces, many of which are...

Sheffield Deer Park Walk

Sheffield is noted for its great industrial past with steel manufacturing, engineering, mining and cutlery production, but what it is not known for is that it had one of the largest medieval deer parks in the country which was referred to as “Ye Great Parke.” It...

Pevsner Guide Architectural Walks (printed versions only)

The Pevsner Architectural Guide for Sheffield contains many detailed walks in all parts of the city taking in a huge variety of its historic buildings and spaces, accompanied by a great deal of detailed information. The book is not generally available new, but is...

Turnpike Trails (printed versions only)

A series of booklets describing trails following turnpikes and other important routes in the Sheffield area, researched and written by Howard Smith. This is an excellent series, only available in printed form and currently out of print, but well worth seeking out...

Rivelin Trails

The Rivelin Trail is a collaboration between the Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield. This trail aims to introduce users to the history, heritage, and nature of the valley. The trail also includes poetry written and performed in the valley and a...

River Sheaf Walk

River Sheaf Walk from Granville Square to Millhouses Park & Hutcliffe Woods. Approx. 1 hour, 30 mins walking time in one direction.Downloadable leaflet shows the route, and historical information is on “Information Wheels” positioned along the walk....

Norfolk Heritage Trail

The Norfolk Heritage Trail is a walk through centuries of Sheffield history – from the middle ages to the modern, via the Tudors, Victorians and two world wars. The trail takes its name from the Dukes of Norfolk, who previously owned much of the land it covers, having...

Industrial Sheffield (Kelham Island)

A short circular pavement walk around the once heavily industrialised area of Kelham Island with its grand buildings from the 18th & 19th century. Available to download and also as an audio tour using the Don Valley Way app, available for Android and iOS (download...

Castlegate tour map

Castlegate tour map available to download. A guide to life in the Castlegate area – past and present. Includes a link to 5 virtual tours created for the Castlegate Festival 2020: Sheffield’s Old Town Hall Sheffield’s Terminal Warehouse Grey to Green The...

Walks in the Shire Brook Valley

The Shire Brook Valley is in the South East of Sheffield about 4 miles from the city centre. The general information in the downloadable leaflet covers the whole of the valley from Birley to Beighton. The four walks in this leaflet are based around the middle part of...

The Building Stones of Sheffield

The building stones of Sheffield – a geological walk in the city centre A major re-landscaping of the very centre of Sheffield was carried out in the late 1990s and natural stone was used in a creative way to replace tarmac and concrete. The Sheffield Building...

Sheffield in Microcosm

Sheffield in Microcosm – a recumbent cow, stables, ten industrial workers on a wall, a feminine theme in poems and Sheffield suffrage, perhaps a tall tale, and, if we dare a short cut or trespass for a few of us? Available to download. Part of the Sheffield U3A Steel...

Stained Steel: Tales from Steel City

Original short stories and a short walk through Sheffield’s most atmospheric locations. Created for Off the Shelf 2017. Available to download. Part of the Sheffield U3A Steel City Wanderers collection.  

Plaques, stone, bronze and brushed

Plaques; Bronze, Brushed or Stone and the odd monument. A short walk through a slice of Sheffield History. Available to download. Part of the Sheffield U3A Steel City Wanderers collection.  

Firth Park Art Hunt

Why not give our children’s Art Hunt a go. The Firth Park Art Hunt is available to download. This hunt gets you to explore Firth Park and the wonderful art hidden all around it. If you don’t have a printer free copies are available from Firvale Community Hub. Part of...