Hikers step out to find scenic beauty

The Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley led members of the Walking Forum to mark the Peak District's 60th anniversary with a walk to Weston park and then to Wyming Brook

The Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley led members of the Walking Forum to mark the Peak District's 60th anniversary with a walk to Weston park and then to Wyming Brook

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WALKERS strode out for a scenic trek from Sheffield city centre to the edge of the Peak District to mark the national park’s 60th anniversary.

Lord Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley joined members of Sheffield Walking Forum as they walked from the Town Hall to the boundary of the Peak District National Park at Wyming Brook.

She said: “Many people do not realise that one-third of Sheffield actually lies within the Peak Park.

“We are so lucky to have such spectacular countryside on our doorstep which is so easy to access.

“Walking is such a rewarding and low cost way to keep active.

“There are so many glorious and dramatic walks of varying levels of difficulty in the Peak Park, but Sheffield also offers interesting urban walks which provide opportunities for local people and visitors to visit all parts of the city.”

The circular walk from Sheffield city centre to the Peak District and Wyming Brook is 6.5 miles there and 5.5 miles back.

A map of the route has been produced for members of the public, which is among several treks detailed on the council’s website.

Walks range from moorland hikes to treks through the city’s woodlands and river valleys.

The portal also provides information and contact details for walking clubs based around Sheffield.

n Log on to www.sheffield.gov.uk/walking or call 0114 2053073 for information.