Endcliffe Park to Porter Clough

Endcliffe Park is one of Sheffield’s most popular parks. It’s a great open space, with playground facilities and a family-friendly café, just a short distance from Sheffield city centre. It’s also where you’ll find the famed Mi Amigo memorial. Recently featured on BBC Breakfast, it marks the crash site of a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress.

If you’re looking for something a more than just a wander around the park, it’s also a great starting point for several other walks. In fact, Endcliffe Park is actually the starting point for one of Sheffield’s best walks, the Sheffield Round Walk. The Sheffield Round Walk is a 15-mile circular route that ventures around Sheffield, through parks and woodland. You can also break it down into four more manageable chunks.

The start of this walk is the 2-mile jaunt from Endcliffe Park, through Whiteley Woods, to Forge Dam. You can find that particular section as one of Walkshire’s featured walks here. It’s a perfect route for a Sunday stroll for families, finishing up somewhere for a nice cup of tea.

If you’d like to take your walk a little further, the full round walk part 1 route goes from Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam and continues up through Porter Clough to the very edge of the Peak District, ending up at a wonderful dog-friendly pub called the Norfolk Arms.

At Dog Friendly Sheffield, we’ve put together an easy-to-follow walking route that guides you from start to finish, with photos to help you along the way. That route can be found here: Endcliffe Park to Porter Clough.

The route from Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam can get a little busy as it is popular with families. Your dog will be fine off the lead, but you should note that there are several roads to cross. Beyond Forge Dam, the route does get a little quieter as you head up toward Ringinglow.

Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield

Sheffield has many nicknames, but our favourite is probably ‘The Outdoor City’ due to the myriad of outdoor activities on its doorstep. This makes it the ideal city to be a dog owner. At Dog Friendly Sheffield, we’ve been discovering little pockets of the city to find Sheffield walks to enjoy with your four-legged friend.

You’ll soon discover that you don’t have to go very far to find a great walk in Sheffield. This walk in fact starts from the train station!

In under one hour, this route takes in stunning views of the city alongside a large open heritage park that your dog can run around in. It even finishes up at a dog friendly café. So, if you’re visiting the city for the day, it’s the perfect way to give your dog some exercise before enjoying one of the brilliant dog friendly pubs in Sheffield.

Try out the easy-to-follow walking route here: Clay Wood and Norfolk Heritage Park from Sheffield Train Station.