Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Sheffield

Five great places in Sheffield to take your dog for a walk

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Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Sheffield.

Norfolk Heritage Park

"Dog Walking in Norfolk Heritage Park by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0"

Just one mile south east of Sheffield city centre lies Norfolk Heritage Park - one of the oldest public parks in the country. The park covers almost 75 acres of land and is a Green Flag Award winning site. A multi million pound restoration project from 1999 - 2005 regenerated the landscape and restored it to its original Victorian character.

Despite its proximity to the city, the park has the feel of a country estate so you and your dog won’t have to travel too far for a rural experience! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the 5 Grade II Listed buildings and structures in the park.

Plan your dog walk to Norfolk Heritage Park here.

Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve

"Dog Walking Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve by Elliott Brown licensed under CC BY 2.0"

The Shire Brook Valley contains over 100 hectares of land protected for Nature Conservation and recreation. It is situated in the south east of the city and contains a mixture of brooks, meadows, woodlands and ponds for you and your dog to enjoy.

There are four pre-planned walks that you can take, which you can research here, that vary in length from 30 mins to 2 hours, depending on what you and your doggy are up for!

Plan your dog walk at the Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve here.

Graves Park

"Dog Walking in Graves Park by licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0"

Located in the south west of the city, Graves Park is Sheffield’s largest park covering 206 acres of land. The park is surrounded by woodland and there is a stream that runs through the middle. Graves Park has four main areas of parkland, Norton Park, Deer Park, Old Park and North Croft and three woods Cobnar Wood, Waterfall Wood and Summerhouse Wood.

There are several paths that lead through the woodland linking the different areas of the park which your four legged friend will no doubt enjoy exploring with you.

Plan your dog walk in Graves Park here.

Endcliffe Park

"Dog Walking in Endcliffe Park by John Lord licensed under CC BY 2.0"

Endcliffe Park is 15 hectares of land in the south west corner of Sheffield. Listed on English Heritage's National Register of Historic Parks & Gardens, Endcliffe Park has both parkland and woodland to enjoy, as well as two ponds.

The park was opened in 1887 to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and, as such, you can see two monuments in the park dedicated to the Queen - a statue and an obelisk. There is a cafe in the park so you can take a break and watch the world go by (with a scone, of course!)

Plan your dog walk to Endcliffe Park here.

Meersbrook Park

"Dog Walking in Meersbrook Park by Matthew Hillier licensed under CC BY 2.0"

Large amounts of mature woodland make up Meersbrook Park, a 17 hectare area about 4 km south of the city centre. If you’re looking for great views over the city, then head to Meersbrook Park, which is a Green Flag Award winning site.

The park is set on a steep hillside and is home to two historic buildings - Bishops' House (one of the oldest buildings in Sheffield) and Meersbrook House. Woodland walks and stunning panoramic views make this park a must see on a sunny day.

Plan your dog walk to Meersbrook Park here.

High paws and thanks to our pawsome pals at Walkiees for their contribution. We hope you’re as excited about your next dog walk as we are.

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