Sheffield: The Outdoor City

We are the UK's leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes. With one third of the city nestled within the Peak District National Park, we spend more per head on outdoor equipment and take part in more outdoor pursuits than anywhere else in the UK. 

We are also home to more than 200 outdoor businesses, highlighting the significance of our outdoor economy. 

A study into Sheffield's outdoor economy has been carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. From this Creative Sheffield worked with city-wide stakeholders, outdoor businesses and enthusiasts to produce an economic strategy aimed at growing the city’s unique offer.