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Planning a walking trip? Come and discover the 45 Walkers are Welcome towns and villages across Britain. All have joined this innovative new community-led scheme, to demonstrate their commitment to making your visit an enjoyable one.

Visit the national Walkers are Welcome web site.

Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome

Situated north of the Peak District National Park the area of Stocksbridge, Deepcar and Bolsterstone has many beautiful places to visit. A range of walks are being created which can be accessed by the web site.

Denby Dale Walkers are Welcome

Come walking in the beautiful countryside of the Denby Dale district. Discover the villages of Denby Dale itself; Birdsedge and High Flatts; Clayton West; Upper and Lower Cumberworth; Upper and
Lower Denby; Emley and Emley Moor; Scissett;and Skelmanthorpe, with their rich and fascinating heritage…and an excellent network of public rights of way.

Heritage Highways

Sheffield’s own β€œLakeland” is in Sheffield’s north west countryside, the area around the city’s reservoirs and hills. It stretches from Redmires Reservoir, in the south, to Langsett Reservoir, in the north and covers 145km2.

​The area is crisscrossed with old routes once used by packhorses and carriers. These routes represent an important part of the heritage of the area – they were once vital to the local economy and are equally important today as a leisure resource, but few people using the old highways are aware of the history beneath their feet. As part of the Sheffield Lakeland and Landscape Partnership we have created a number of walks, horse rides and mountain biking routes to help you explore this area that is rich in history.

Peak District National Park Authority

We have walks and events suitable for everyone and many are accessible by public transport. You can download and print a copy of the guided walks

Sheffield City Council

Walking is healthy, free and a great way to relax, see the local area and socialise.

The Ramblers Association

The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity, working to safeguard the footpaths, the countryside and other places we go walking, and to encourage more people to take up walking. The Dearne Valley covers the area between Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster, and includes Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne and Mexborough.  Several of our walks are within this area, often taking advantage of the Trans-Pennine Trail and other regenerated paths and trails. Our walks outside the Dearne Valley area are equally popular.

Walking In England

Thousands of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the country

The Countryside Code

The Countryside Code applies to all parts of the countryside. Most of it is just good commonsense, as it is designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.