The Big Walk

Big Walkers gathered at the starting point

Today staff from across our University are taking part in the Big Walk, a 26.2 mile hike, to raise money for the Sheffield Scanner Appeal.

Following the hugely successful Big Walk 2017, even more participants have signed up this year, with over 350 staff, students, alumni, family and friends taking on the challenge. The walkers will be setting off at Lodge Moore 7am, taking a route through breathtaking Peak District scenary, including Stanage Edge, Derwent Edge and Low Bradfield, before finishing at the University Arms pub with a celebration BBQ.

See the full Big Walk 2018 route

Colleagues are taking on this daunting challenge in order to raise vital funds for the Sheffield Scanner campaign to bring a MRI-PET scanner to Sheffield This will be the first of its kind in Yorkshire and will help to transform research into and treatment of some of the most debilitating diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Motor Neurone Disease and many more.

Find out more about the Sheffield Scanner

Follow the Big Walk on Friday

From 7am this Friday we will be covering all the action from the Big Walk on Twitter, including following our shefunilife Big Walker, and sharing all the best images from walkers on Instragram. Don't miss out on the coverage.

Supporting our colleagues

Staff from across the University have offered their messages of support to everyone taking part in the Big Walk 2018. Watch the video:

Support your colleagues by donating to the Big Walk fundraising appeal

Getting ready for the Big Walk

If you're taking part this Friday, be inspired by the stories of fellow Big Walkers - you can watch their videos on the University's Twitter feed, check out some last minute top tips from former Big Walk participants and discover some key Peak District landmarks to look out for on the route.

Good luck to everyone taking part, have a fanstastic day and don't forget to share your experience using the hashtag #TUOSbigwalk.

Pictures from the day

See how your colleagues are progressing along the route with some of our favourite photos from the day. 


Setting off

Walkers registering at the starting point

Wyn Morgan and other Big Walkers


Redmires Reservoir

Three Big Walkers giving a thumbs up

A selection of the walkers passing through Redmires Reservoir


Moscar Lodge

Walkers dressed as superheroes and the royal family

Walkers in Moscar Lodge

A selection of walkers in the Moscar Lodge area