Step Out Sheffield

About Us

The Sheffield Walking for Health scheme offers a choice of 60 walks each week from 29 locations across the city. Step out Sheffield is a volunteer-led organisation which provides accredited short walks of up to an hour. Our walks are free and run throughout the year. We don't stop walking in school holidays and, with the exception of Christmas Day, some volunteers even lead walks during Christmas week.  Our walks are open to all. You don't need a medical condition in order to join one, we feel that getting out and socializing is just as important as the exercise. Come along and meet new friends and have fun.

Walks typically last from 30 minutes to an hour. If you can't manage to walk for 30 minutes initially, don't worry. We'll start where you are at and help you progress week by week. 160 trained walk leaders lead walks on a regular basis, some of them volunteering two or three times every week. These volunteers help make the walks enjoyable and keep the walkers safe.  

To join any of our walks all you need to do is to arrive at the meeting point approximately 10mins before the walk is scheduled to start and introduce yourself to one of the volunteer walk leaders (they are the ones in the hi-vis jackets). They will tell you a little bit about that particular walk and introduce you to another walker so you won't be on your own. If you prefer, you can ring our helpline (07505639524) to check details for the walk or walks you are interested in.

Step out Sheffield is the biggest volunteer-led Walking for Health scheme in the country. We are very proud of this and also very proud to have had the quality of our walks recognised by walking for Health in the form of accreditation. This means that health professionals can refer their clients to us with confidence. 

In 1999 Walking for Health piloted a dozen schemes across the country. Sheffield was one. At that time the project was administered by the Parks and countryside Department of Sheffield City Council. The first walk was launched in April 1999 in the Parson Cross Area. From that small beginning the project grew and grew. When,in 2016, because of austerity cuts, the city council were no longer able to support the Sheffield Health Walk scheme, the volunteer walk leaders took the reins. The name of the scheme was changed to Step out Sheffield and the project became completely self-managed. 

To find out more about walking in Sheffield please visit www.healthwalksinsheffield.btck.co.uk 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Bolehills Park
Mondays 10:15am to leave at 10:30 am
1:00
Bramall Lane
Wednesdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
City Centre
Wednesdays - 12.25 to leave at 12.30pm
0:45
Crystal Peaks
Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 9.50 to leave at 10am
1:00
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
Thursdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Ecclesall Woods Tuesday walk
Tuesdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Ecclesfield
Wednesdays 1.50pm to leave at 2pm
1:00
Firshill
Thursdays - 10.05am to leave at 10.15am
1:00
Firth Park
Mondays (except Bank Holidays) 11.20am to leave at 11.30am
1:00
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
Thursdays 1.45pm to leave at 2pm
1:00
Frecheville
Thursdays - 9.50 to leave at 10am
1:00
Gleadless
Wednesdays 12.20pm to leave at 12.30pm
1:00
Graves Leisure Centre
Fridays 10.20 to leave at 10.30.
1:00
Graves Park
Mondays 9.45am to leave at 10am
1:00
Grenoside
Thursdays 9.50am to leave at 10am
1:00
Handsworth
Tuesdays 1.20pm to leave at 1.30pm
1:00
Hillsborough
Thursdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Lowedges
Thursdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Norfolk Park
Fridays 10am to leave at 10.15am
0:45
Owlthorpe
Thursdays 1.45pm to leave at 2pm
1:00
Pitsmoor
Tuesdays - 1.20pm to leave at 1.30pm
1:00
Porter Valley
Tuesdays 1.20pm to leave at 1.30pm
1:00
Richmond
Wednesdays 1.45pm to leave at 2pm
1:00
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
Thursdays - 12.45 to leave at 1pm.
1:00
Stannington
Tuesdays 10.05am to leave at 10.15am
1:00
Stocksbridge
Wednesdays 10.20 to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Totley
Wednesdays 10.20am to leave at 10.30am
1:00
Wisewood/Wadsley
Thursdays 10.30am to leave at 10.45am
1:00
Woodhouse
Fridays 1.25pm to leave at 1.30pm
1:00

May 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
Stocksbridge
10:00
 
Totley
10:30
 
Bramall Lane
10:30
 
Gleadless
12:30
 
City Centre
12:30
 
Ecclesfield
14:00
 
Richmond
14:00
 
Grenoside
10:00
 
Frecheville
10:00
 
Firshill
10:15
 
Hillsborough
10:30
 
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
10:30
 
Wisewood/Wadsley
10:45
 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
13:00
 
Owlthorpe
14:00
 
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
14:00
 
Norfolk Park
10:15
 
Graves Leisure Centre
10:30
 
Woodhouse
13:30
 
 
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Graves Park
10:00
 
Crystal Peaks
10:00
 
Bolehills Park
10:30
 
Stannington
10:15
 
Ecclesall Woods Tuesday walk
10:30
 
Pitsmoor
13:30
 
Porter Valley
13:30
 
Handsworth
13:30
 
Bramall Lane
10:30
 
Totley
10:30
 
City Centre
12:30
 
Gleadless
12:30
 
Ecclesfield
14:00
 
Richmond
14:00
 
Grenoside
10:00
 
Frecheville
10:00
 
Firshill
10:15
 
Hillsborough
10:30
 
Lowedges
10:30
 
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
10:30
 
Wisewood/Wadsley
10:45
 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
13:00
 
Owlthorpe
14:00
 
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
14:00
 
Norfolk Park
10:15
 
Graves Leisure Centre
10:30
 
Woodhouse
13:30
 
 
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Crystal Peaks
10:00
 
Graves Park
10:00
 
Bolehills Park
10:30
 
Firth Park
11:30
 
Stannington
10:15
 
Ecclesall Woods Tuesday walk
10:30
 
Porter Valley
13:30
 
Handsworth
13:30
 
Pitsmoor
13:30
 
Stocksbridge
10:00
 
Bramall Lane
10:30
 
Totley
10:30
 
City Centre
12:30
 
Gleadless
12:30
 
Ecclesfield
14:00
 
Richmond
14:00
 
Frecheville
10:00
 
Grenoside
10:00
 
Firshill
10:15
 
Hillsborough
10:30
 
Lowedges
10:30
 
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
10:30
 
Wisewood/Wadsley
10:45
 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
13:00
 
Owlthorpe
14:00
 
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
14:00
 
Norfolk Park
10:15
 
Graves Leisure Centre
10:30
 
Woodhouse
13:30
 
 
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Crystal Peaks
10:00
 
Graves Park
10:00
 
Bolehills Park
10:30
 
Firth Park
11:30
 
Stannington
10:15
 
Ecclesall Woods Tuesday walk
10:30
 
Porter Valley
13:30
 
Handsworth
13:30
 
Pitsmoor
13:30
 
Stocksbridge
10:00
 
Bramall Lane
10:30
 
Totley
10:30
 
City Centre
12:30
 
Gleadless
12:30
 
Ecclesfield
14:00
 
Richmond
14:00
 
Grenoside
10:00
 
Firshill
10:15
 
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
10:30
 
Hillsborough
10:30
 
Wisewood/Wadsley
10:45
 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
13:00
 
Owlthorpe
14:00
 
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
14:00
 
Norfolk Park
10:15
 
Graves Leisure Centre
10:30
 
Woodhouse
13:30
 
 
 
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Crystal Peaks
10:00
 
Graves Park
10:00
 
Bolehills Park
10:30
 
Stannington
10:15
 
Ecclesall Woods Tuesday walk
10:30
 
Porter Valley
13:30
 
Handsworth
13:30
 
Pitsmoor
13:30
 
Stocksbridge
10:00
 
Bramall Lane
10:30
 
Totley
10:30
 
City Centre
12:30
 
Gleadless
12:30
 
Ecclesfield
14:00
 
Richmond
14:00
 
Frecheville
10:00
 
Grenoside
10:00
 
Firshill
10:15
 
Lowedges
10:30
 
Ecclesall Woods Thursday walk
10:30
 
Hillsborough
10:30
 
Wisewood/Wadsley
10:45
 
Sheffield Wednesday Football Ground Walk
13:00
 
Owlthorpe
14:00
 
Forge Dam/Whiteley Woods
14:00
 
Norfolk Park
10:15
 
Graves Leisure Centre
10:30
 
Woodhouse
13:30
 
 
 

Contacts

Sue Lee
Scheme coordinator
07905239699
sue_lee@blueyonder.co.uk
  

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