Curious About Sheffield is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Sheffield an intriguing place to explore!
First Walk: Victoria Quays to Peace Gardens (1.9 miles)
This walk takes you from the picturesque port of Victoria Quays at the end of the Sheffield canal, to vibrant gardens in the heart of the city - a living celebration of world peace. In between you’ll walk beside Sheffield’s supertrams, circle its unusual cathedral and a Georgian Square from Paradise, pass an imposing Town Hall, the celebrated Crucible Theatre and the wonderful Winter Gardens. Something for everyone!
Second Walk: Peace Gardens to City Ciew (1.3 miles)
Passing the Town Hall this walk takes you first to the City Hall, a modern venue for special events. Descend now down the ‘gold route’ to Sheffield station, past modern university buildings sporting modern poetry, and a Cutting Edge water feature. Traverse the station and the Supertram tracks to ascend a hill with an unusual amphitheatre, ending at enchanting gardens with absolutely stunning views over most of Sheffield.
Each booklet gives you everything you need - detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers if needed!), and fascinating stories about Sheffield’s history. We also provide ideas for other attractions and things to see and do along the way.
If you're naturally inquisitive (we would say curious...), and like having fun, both walks are immensely entertaining – but if you want to ensure you capture everything around you, just add in the Treasure Hunt to ramp up the fun. Follow the directions, and keep to the map! Children find them hugely enjoyable. Younger children (primary school age) should always be accompanied by an adult who will get actively involved - you can give them a specific role, eg matching pictures to clues, finding the answers, or managing the map, etc.
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Yorkshire Curious About walks can be found at Bradford, Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Scarborough, Sheffield, Whitby and York (2 sets of walks).
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