Intro Week Welcome Walk, Saturday 24 September.
Everyone welcome!

All undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to join Geography staff and members of the GeogSoc committee on a special walk to the Peak District to welcome all our new Geography students to Sheffield.

The walk will take place on Saturday 24 September, will begin from Endcliffe Park at approximately 1:30pm, and will follow a six-mile route to the Fox House Inn (public house) near Hathersage, returning the same evening by public transport to Ecclesall Road. See below for further details (or click the image below to view the poster).

Geography Intro Week Welcome Walk Poster (PDF)


Route details and where to meet-up:

  • Meet at 1:30pm at the entrance to Endcliffe Park (near the Hunters Bar roundabout on Ecclesall Road) before departing for the Fox House Inn at 1:45pm
  • Arrive at the Fox House Inn at around 4:30pm – food and celebratory refreshments can be purchased at the pub but please be aware that the pub is likely to be busy
  • Return by public transport from the Fox House Inn– bus service 272 departs to Sheffield Interchange via Ecclesall Road at 17:32, 18:31, 19:31, 21:53 and 23:53 (last bus).

Alternatively, you can meet us at 4:30pm at the Fox House Inn by taking the bus service 272 which departs to Castleton via the Fox House Inn from Ecclesall Road. A shorter 3-mile walk around Burbage from the Fox House Inn is indicated on the map (click the image above).

A timetable for bus service 272 (Sheffield Interchange to Castleton via Fox House Inn) can be downloaded using the link above-right).

Disclaimer and other important information:

Important: All participants undertake the walk at their own risk and must ensure that they are physically fit and medically able to participate. Be prepared for bad weather (wear boots, warm clothes, waterproofs etc.) and bring a map, money for transport, your mobile phone, and any medication you might need.

Contact information:

If you have any queries about the walk, please contact Darrel Swift D.A.Swift@Sheffield.ac.uk