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 walk begins around 10:15 am and usually lasts 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.

A longer walk that goes up to the cholera monument is available on request, so for walkers to visit this Grade 2 listed Victorian structure and enjoy wonderful views across the city. Mostly though the walk takes the for of a simple circuit of the park. There is an uphill incline on the way back to the centre in the park, taking a bit more energy. However we encourage people to keep to a pace they feel comfortable with and, if necessary make use of a convenient bench half way up the hill!

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.

We are a very friendly group of around 12 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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