The Botanical Gardens

It’s fair to say that Sheffield lacks many of the typical ‘tourist attractions’ of other cities, with the exception of The Botanical Gardens. Taking the crown of Sheffield’s first green space, the Botanical Gardens is an exceptional oasis! As is true of pretty much everywhere in Sheffield, the Botanical Gardens runs down a fairly steep … More The Botanical Gardens

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The Ponderosa

For those of us who came to Sheffield as university students, Crookes Valley and Weston Park are well known green spaces, but the neighbouring Ponderosa is largely over looked. Perhaps for the best, because it means even on a busy day this lovely strip of grass and woodland remains peaceful. Nestled between Crookes Valley Road … More The Ponderosa

Meersbrook Park

Meersbrook Park is defined as a ‘Heritage park’, and it certainly lives up to that name. Created in 1886 when Sheffield Corporation took over Meersbrook Hall and surrounding gardens and land, the park retains a considerable amount of heritage. As well as Meersbrook Hall (formally the Ruskin Museum and Parks Department offices, it is now … More Meersbrook Park

Forge Dam

Most people end up at the Forge Dam cafe following a stroll along the Porter Brook, through Whitely Woods from Endcliffe Park. The cafe is well worth the stroll, the dam is impressive to watch and feeding the ducks on the pond is always lovely (don’t feed them bread please). But next time make sure … More Forge Dam

Manor Field Park

It’s not often you find yourself in the middle of a wildflower meadow picking wild strawberries whilst in the middle of a major city. But that’s exactly what you get when you visit Manor Fields Park. Run by Green Estates, this park has a very different vibe to most parks in Sheffield. It’s a mixture … More Manor Field Park

Whirlow Brook Park

Most people know of Limb Valley and many also know about Whinfell Quarry Gardens, but Whirlow Brook Park seems to be less known. The up side to this is it’s usually pretty quiet, but definitely deserves recognition of as one of Sheffield’s best manicured parks. The park is the grounds of Whirlow Hall (now a … More Whirlow Brook Park

High Hazels Park

We were kindly offered a tour of High Hazels Park in Darnall. So on a blustery February day we set off to meet Paul Campbell from the Friends of High Hazels Park. High Hazels park is one of Sheffield’s heritage parks and is undoubtedly one of the city’s finest. It’s life as a park started … More High Hazels Park

Our 100th Park!

On New Year’s Day 2018 we visited our 100th park! Meersbrook Park took the accolade and we were delighted to be joined by Diane from the Council’s Park and Countryside service!