As a final year history undergraduate, I am approaching the end of my time as a student in Sheffield. Although if I am unsuccessful in finding a job, I might end up hanging around and studying an MA! Whilst I have experienced many of Sheffield’s most notable attractions, there are definitely still some that I would like to try out before I leave.
One of my favourite things to do in Sheffield is to go walking. Whether it be in the peaks or through one of Sheffield’s parks such as Weston Park or Endcliffe Park, Sheffield offers areas of fantastic natural beauty. One of my favourite walks involves getting the bus to the Fox House pub. This pub is a great starting point for adventures in the peaks and also serves fantastic pub lunches! From the pub, you can walk easily through the Burbage Valley.
If you want something a little closer to home, try walking through Endcliffe Park towards Whiteley Woods where you are able to walk to Forge Dam, on the edge of the peaks, in just over an hour. The Forge Dam café offers a good selection of paninis. My personal favourite being the halloumi and red pepper one!
In terms of places in and around Sheffield that I have not yet visited, Bakewell is high on my list of places to go. Although famous predominantly for its Bakewell tarts, there are many more reasons to visit Bakewell. It is only about a 45-minute drive from Sheffield if you are lucky enough to have a friend with a car and an hour on the bus, Bakewell offers Farmer’s markets and specialist shops, ranging from fashion to food. In addition, Bakewell offers a great selection of pubs and tea rooms. You can also take a tour of Thornbridge brewery, visit the Old House Museum or walk along the Monsal Trail for some fantastic views of the Peak District.