Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, in the eastern foothills of the Pennines and the valleys of the River Don. There’s a nice variety of options for running in Sheffield, from riverside paths to several lovely parks, and some spectacular moorland just outside the city. Runners should note that the city is quite hilly — it takes some effort to find a flat spot to run!
There are several great places to run right in Sheffield Center. A good way to start is our route along the River Don paths and several central parks. Also along the water is the Five Weirs Walk, passing five low dams. Run to Rotherham and take the train back! For a couple of lovely lake loops, head to Rother Valley Country Park or the Damflask Reservoir. We also love the ‘linear park‘ run starting at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. A must-do running experience in Sheffield is to explore the moorland paths — head to Blacka Moor and the adjacent Longshaw National Trust to enjoy their scenic, hilly trails. There’s lovely woodland running at Ecclesall Woods, which can be combined with a nice section of the River Sheaf walk.