Inner City Round Walk of Sheffield
The Inner City Round Walk of Sheffield, by Terry Howard, is a tour of the city’s inner suburbs. It complements the Sheffield Round Walk, in the rural southwest of the city.
The book contains 6 maps with turn-by-turn direction. The maps are also available as a set of 6 durable, waterproof sheets, suitable for taking hiking with you. You can also buy the book Clarion Call - Sheffield's Access Pioneers in addition to this one.
This alternative ramble of 12 miles takes in Sheffield’s industrial heritage and ancient settlements. From the Botanical Gardens in the West to Brightside in the East, the walk explores Sheffield’s many contrasts, including suburban and industrial areas, parkland, wasteland, and ancient woodland.
Terry Howard has been leading walks of Sheffield and the Peak District for many decades, including for the Ramblers and the Woodcraft Folk. Terry’s walks, and his knowledge and enthusiasm, have led hundreds of people to explore, understand and enjoy their surroundings. He has given many of them their first, unforgettable experience of the Great Outdoors.
Terry has long been at the vanguard of the Freedom to Roam campaign, both locally and nationally. He founded the Sheffield Campaign for Access to Moorland, which helped to bring about 2000’s Countryside and Rights of Way Act. Since then he has advised Sheffield and Peak District authorities on footpaths and rights-of-way. He also served as chairman and secretary of the local Ramblers.
In 2022 a documentary about Terry, Ramble On, was premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and later shown as part of the Festival of the Mind.
Andy Cropper designed the exceptionally clear maps for this new edition, and provided several illustrations of landmarks on the walk. Andy is an artist based in Sheffield. His painting of Mary Queen of Scots is on display at Manor Lodge, and his “Sheffield Gothic” is part of the permanent collection at Sheffield Galleries.
CLARION CALL - SHEFFIELD'S ACCESS PIONEERS - available as an add, on this book was produced to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of GHB Ward, the founder in 1900 of the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers Club, one of the first in the country. For half a century. Ward almost single handedly produced the avidly-collected Clarion Handbooks, and he and other pioneers led the battle for the right to roam.
Drawing on many previously unseen glass plate photographs illustrating some of the earliest Clarion rambles, the book is a celebration of the Clarion’s – and Sheffield’s – place in the century-long fight for access to the moorlands, and "Sheffield's Golden Frame.