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The Shed's Weekly Top Picks - #theoutdoorcity special

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Welcome to the shed's weekly round up. Bringing you all of the good stuff that comes along with riding bicycle in the steel city. This week, to inspire you to get out and make the most of the last days of summer, we are doing an outdoor special. 

Read on below for our top picks of the week and tips on how to explore them by bicycle.

Depending on where you are in Sheffield, or how far you care to travel by bicycle, some of these tips might be a bit out of range. You can always hop on the train though.

The Sheffield Round Walk

Use the remaining long summer days to your advantage by getting an early start, packing up some grub and spending the daylight hours wandering the city. The Sheffield Round Walk is a 12 mile loop around the natural beauty spots and historical points of interest of the city. You can find your way along the walk by following the acorns scattered around the city boundaries. For a detailed map with loads of brilliant little info nuggets, visit the Round Walk guide by Terry Howard. Don't forget to take advantage of all the cafe stops along the way too!  

Sheffield to Peaks Circular

The proximity of Sheffield to the Peak District is one the city's best perks. If you're feeling adventurous, try getting out there under your own steam, propelled by bicycle power. Our Fave Places have put together this lovely looking route which can only be described as the greatest hits of the Peak. 

"This circuit, takes in lovely pubs, local oddities and splendid buildings along the way. It's still a challenging ride in spectacular, hilly terrain. But unlike the riders in the peleton, you'll have time to stop off for an ice-cream, eggs on toast or a cheeky pint of some excellent local ale".

For more info, visit the Our Fave Places web linky.

Hathersage Outdoor Pool

Hathersage is a small idylic village over that big hill from Sheffield. It's typically frequented by adrenaline seeking climbers, speed freak road cyclists or hardy ramblers. However, if you are more into tranquil swimming sessions than outdoor pursuits then this is for you. The 1930's public pool is real novelty in this day and age and the building in itself is well worth a look. However, take a dunk and observe surrounding hills and you will really get to appreciate it. Check out the timetable and website for more info.