Observe the waterfalls and wildlife as you follow the scenic stream that meanders through the forested area of this large heritage park.
Vast woodland, picturesque fields and recreation areas make up Endcliffe Park. The charming Porter Brook runs through the middle of the park, dividing the northern forest and the southern grassy parkland. Dating back to 1887, the park is filled with quaint Victorian-era features, such as monuments and a pretty pavilion.
Hike with your family through the mazy paths that wind around the trees. Enjoy a picnic in the forest and listen to wildlife calls. Snap photos of the picturesque Porter Brook and visit the small waterfall.
The park has a couple of scenic ponds where ducks and waterfowl can be spotted. You can see a small pavilion located by the larger of the ponds. Bring your kids to explore the large playground and its slides, swings and other fun features. There is a gym area where you can work out on the pull-up bars and exercise machines.
Enjoy a meal in the outside seating area of the park’s main café. Embark on the Sheffield Round Walk, which goes through 14 miles (23 kilometers) of natural scenery. It leads to the Porter Valley and many other picturesque parts of Yorkshire before returning to the park.
Find two monuments that offer some insight into the park’s history. An obelisk near the Whiteley Woods commemorates Queen Victoria’s jubilee and a bronze statue in her likeness pays tribute to the United Kingdom’s second-longest serving monarch. See the monument to the aircraft that crashed here in World War II in 1944.
Attend one of the many events that take place in the park. These include circus performances, concerts and competitions.
Endcliffe Park is open daily from dawn to dusk and is free to enter. The park is 2.1 miles (3.4 kilometers) from the city center in the southwestern suburbs of Sheffield. Leave the car at one of the on-site parking areas. Take a bus from a stop beside Sheffield Train Station to reach the park in around 20 minutes.