Hunter's Sheffield

Explore the Sheffield of Joseph Hunter, the city’s first historian, with this self-guided walk around the town centre.

Follow in Hunter’s footsteps as he tours Sheffield at the end of the 1700s.

Discover the lost places and hidden histories of the city’s streets.

Visit Sheffield’s Paradise Square, see the city’s first non-conformist chapel, and the sites of the old town hall and its first coffee house.

This trail is based on a guided tour created, researched, written and led by Ruth Morgan for the Society’s centenary weekend in May 2012.

PDF Leaflet Tour

Click on the arrow to the right of Hunters Sheffield Trail.pdf, below, to save the trail to your computer. You can then print it to take with you and explore the Georgian city of Joseph Hunter.

MP3 Audio Tour

You can download an audio tour version of the trail. This is an audio mp3 album which you can save onto your computer and listen to using Windows Media Player or iTunes. You can copy the album on to an mp3 player, iPod or smartphone to follow the trail. Each stop on the trail is an individual mp3 audio track in the album.

Click on the arrow to the right of Hunters Sheffield Audio Tour zip file, below, to download the complete audio album to your computer. You will then need to extract the mp3 audio tracks from the zip file to create a Hunters Sheffield Audio Tour folder on your computer containing the individual mp3 audio tracks. Modern versions of Windows Explorer and Apple Finder can extract folders from a zip file. Simply right click on the zip file on your computer to bring up the menu which will include the option to uncompress or extract the file.

Click on the arrow to the right of Hunters Sheffield Audio Tour Map, below, to download a PDF map you can print and take with you on the trail.

Start: In front of the Town Hall and turn to your right down Surrey Street. Distance: 1.5 miles / 2.5km. Time: 1 hour Access: The whole trail avoids steps.