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Peace Gardens & Town Hall

Sheffield

Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Sheffield city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Sheffield's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Sheffield, situated on the eastern edge of the Peak District, has 170 woodlands, 78 public parks, 10 public gardens and 2.5 million trees, making it one of Europe's greenest cities. Like Rome it is built on 7 hills but it made its name as the city of steel - as early as the 14th century Sheffield was known as a place for the production of knives, and was mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Many famous people have come from there, including Sean Bean, Joe Cocker, Michael Palin, Roy Hattersley, Gordon Banks and Jessica Ennis.

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Curious About... Sheffield

  • An exploration of Sheffield's city centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the city's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Sheffield in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the city - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. Victoria Quays to Peace Gardens - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
This walk takes you from the picturesque port of Victoria Quays at the end of the Sheffield canal, to vibrant gardens in the heart of the city - a living celebration of world peace. In between you’ll walk beside Sheffield’s supertrams, circle its unusual cathedral and a Georgian Square from Paradise, pass an imposing Town Hall, the celebrated Crucible Theatre and the wonderful Winter Gardens. Something for everyone!
1.5 hoursOK but diversion maybe needed

2. Town Hall to Fabulous City View - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From the Town Hall this walk takes you first to the City Hall, a modern venue for special events. Descend now down the ‘gold route’ to Sheffield station, past modern university buildings sporting modern poetry, and a Cutting Edge water feature. Traverse the station and the Supertram tracks to ascend a hill with an unusual amphitheatre, ending at enchanting gardens with absolutely stunning views over most of Sheffield.
1 hourOK but diversion maybe needed

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the city and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

Downloads
You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"We'd never realised how much there is to Sheffield - especially liked the canal area at the beginning, and the Winter Gardens too. And what a superb view at the end! Thanks."


Latest Revision : June 2021


Sheffield

Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail