Why Sheffield Is A Top Destination For A Dog-Friendly Break

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Dog ownership has surged in recent years, from an estimated nine million before the pandemic to around 12 million today. 

This has led to an increased demand for dog-friendly accommodation as people look for ways to enjoy a break with their canine companions. 

If you are searching for a destination that combines the attractions of a city with the delights of the great outdoors, then you and your dog will not do better than Sheffield! Here are just a few suggestions for fabulous walks that are within a short drive of the city centre. 

Ecclesall Woods

Ecclesall Woods is an area of semi-natural ancient woodland to the south west of the city. In springtime, the woods are carpeted with a vibrant display of bluebells and they are rich in wildlife such as birds and squirrels, all just a few minutes drive away from the city centre. 

At the Woodlands Discovery Centre entrance just off Abbey Lane, there is a car park with toilets and cafe, so it’s an excellent base to start your walk. There are over 15km of public footpaths to explore, so you can design a route to suit the abilities of yourself and your dog. 

Rivelin Valley

Rivelin Valley is right on the north western fringes of the city, and is a popular place for dog owners due to the flat riverside trails that are safe to let your pet off the lead and splash about to their heart’s content. Along the way, you will discover industrial heritage landmarks such as Holme Head Wheel, once a cog in Sheffield’s historic steel industry. 

Limb Valley Walk

Limb Valley is yet another beautiful woodland walk less than ten minutes away from the city centre. Enjoy a scenic riverside walk, although stout boots are advisable because it can be muddy after wet weather. 

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