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
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 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
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
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
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
We are delighted to announce the soft launch of our app! It is out now for iPhones and will be coming soon for Android. The app has been developed off the back of the map we created to track our park finding journey. We then used this as the base to add in search options … More Sheffield Park Project – the app!