GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sheffield Round Walk

15 miles (24 km)

This circular walk takes you on a tour of the parks, countryside, woods, waterways and villages surrounding the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. The walk is signposted and runs for about 14 miles so can be completed in a day.
You can start the walk from any number of places but this route starts from the lovely Endcliffe Park in the Sharrow Vale area of the city. You enter the park at Hunters Bar and then follow the pretty Porter Brook through woodland to Bingham Park at the western end. You continue along the brook through Bingham Park and Whiteley Woods passing Endcliffe Park and Forge Dam on the way.
After emerging from the woods you head through the lovely countryside of the Mayfield Valley along Clough Lane. This leads to the peaceful wooded area of Porter Clough where you turn south to the little village of Ringinglow on the edge of the Peak District National Park. After passing through the village you then head through the pretty Limb Valley with the Limb Brook and nice woodland trails to enjoy on this section.
The next stage takes you through one of the real highlights in Whirlow Brook Park. Here you'll find Rhododendrons, Azaleas, woodland, surfaced footpaths, gorgeous gardens and a rock pool with a waterfall.
After leaving the park you continue south east through Ecclesall Woods where you'll pass the delightful Abbeydale Miniature railway. You continue towards Beauchief Abbey passing through Ladies Spring Wood on the way. The Limb Brook runs through this area of ancient woodland with a variety of birds to look out for. These includenuthatch, thegreen woodpecker, thegreat spotted woodpeckerand thelesser spotted woodpecker. Beauchief Park includes the remains of the 12th century Beauchief Abbey, a 17th century church and a pretty mill pond.
The route continues east to Meadow Head and Graves Park. The park is a mixture of open parkland and woodland, with several streams and three lakes. There is also an animal farm with many rare breeds of cattle, pigs, chickens and donkeys.
After Graves park you turn north through Lees Hall golf club and Meersbrook Park. The final section takes you through Chelsea Park and Brincliffe before finishing back at Endcliffe Park.

Sheffield Round Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sheffield Round Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the pretty Forge Dam, near Endcliffe Park, there is a nice cafe overlooking a lake. There's a good range of meals and snacks with outdoor seating for finer days. It's a nice place to stop on the route and enjoy refreshments while taking a rest.
In Graves Park you'll find the delightful Rose Garden Cafe. On warm days there's seating available outside on the Rose Garden Terrace. There's lots of nice sandwiches and cakes to choose from and it's also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Round Sheffield Runfollows the route of the Sheffield Round Walk. The annual event takes place in June as a fundraiser for the Weston Park Cancer Charity.It's a popular event with 11 timed stages and a great social atmosphere with food, drink and a dj afterwards. Find out more on their website by clicking here.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Round Walk, Graves Park - - 1411880

The Round Walk, Graves Park

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield

The Roundhouse, Ringinglow - - 1363485

The Roundhouse, Ringinglow. The Roundhouse, a toll house at the end of the Houndkirk turnpike road. Some older maps show this section of the road as Houndkirk Road, but the modern street sign on the building shows it as Sheephill Road.

Gatehouse - - 1397818

Gatehouse at Whirlow Brook Park off Ecclesall Road South

Ecclesall Woods

Lovely Autumn colours in the woods

Lord mayor at Abbeydale Miniature Railway

A train atAbbeydale miniature railway

Beauchief Abbey - - 743172

Church of St Thomas Becket, Beauchief Abbey. The historic abbey was founded byRobert FitzRanulphde Alfreton in the 12th century. It was dedicated to Saint Mary and SaintThomas Becket, who had been canonised in 1172. Today only the western tower of the Abbey remains, as well as some ruined walls to the immediate south-east. The tower is attached to a chapel (now a church) built in the 17th century, but what remains is aScheduled Ancient Monument. Several areas ofancient woodlandremain: Parkbank Wood to the East of the Abbey, Old Park Wood and Little Wood Bank to the south, Gulleys Wood in the centre of the park and Ladies Spring Wood to the west. TheSheffield Round Walkarrives from Park Bank Wood, running eastwards through Chancet Wood and on toGraves Park.

Footpath by Limb Brook - - 1753579

Footpath by Limb Brook


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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