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starlightBS''ST LUKE'S STARLIGHT WALK    The Starlight walk sets off from EndcliffeEndcligffe Park.     21 May 2011
starlightBS''ST LUKE'S STARLIGHT WALK The Starlight walk sets off from EndcliffeEndcligffe Park. 21 May 2011
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THESE streets are made for walking...

And that’s just what people are expected to do as Walk Sheffield 2012 gets into its stride.

From Saturday the city’s finest views, hidden gems and unusual features will be revealed in a free series of walks across the city.

Residents can discover art in the industrial side of Sheffield, or stand on the same spots movie stars have, simply by taking Shank’s Pony.

Terry Howard, acting chairman of event co-ordinator Sheffield Walking Forum, said: “Our aim firstly is to get all people out walking for their health, socialising and meeting new friends.

“Also in some of the urban walks we take people past places they might think are familiar but showing them the unfamiliar.

“There are many green places around Sheffield that are worth discovering, it’s showing people what is on their doorstep.”

What is on the doorstep could range from learning about the history of famous women in the city centre, getting close to nature or visiting Sheffield’s historical treasures.

There are 25 walks in the festival’s eighth year.

Terry, who lives in Crosspool and will lead several of the walks, added: “I’d recommend them all because they all offer something different.”

Brochures containing a full list of walks are available from libraries and the tourist information centre in Sheffield city centre.