Step out Sheffield


Norfolk Park Health Walk

 

Friday 10:15 meet in the lobby, Centre in the Park, off Guilford Avenue. 

 

Norfolk Park is located 1 mile South East of Sheffield’s city centre and covers almost 30 hectares. The park was originally gifted by the Duke of Norfolk in 1910 and not only has a rich history as one of the oldest public spaces in the county it also boasts incredible views of Sheffield (on a clear day!)

Our walk meets every Friday at  about 10 o'clock in the Centre in the Park where we gather in the foyer for a catch up of the week. The walks begin around 10:15 am and usually last up to an hour, before we make our way back for some socialising and refreshments. Members contribute 25p for a tea or coffee, and food can also be purchased in the café.

There are usually two walks each week that cover all abilities and preferences: The longer walk often goes up to the cholera monument, so that walkers can see the Grade 2 listed Victorian structure. This walk has an incline on the back to the centre in the park, taking a bit more energy, however we still encourage people to keep to a pace they feel comfortable with.

Our shorter walk tends to do a loop in the park and has a convenient, and very popular, park bench on the uphill section of the walk. All paths are well surfaced. We encourage all walkers to go at their own pace, as far and comfortably as desired and rest if needed - in fact on the shorter walk we also ways like to sneak in a stop half way for a natter on one of the benches on the route if needed!

We are a very friendly group of around 15 walkers, made up of people of a variety of ages and backgrounds. We always enjoy welcoming new walkers to the group and you will be greeted not only by the great views but also by a friendly face and a warm smile.

Car parking is available close to the Centre in the Park, by the Guilford Avenue entrance.

The closest tram stop is Arbourthorne Road, which is a 5 minute walk to the Centre in the Park and bus number 41 passes the Granville Road park entrance. (the closest to the Centre in the Park).








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