EOS 2015 Activities Announced - Free for all Delegates #itsgreatoutthere

Peak district rock climbing
Peak district rock climbing

The organisers of the European Outdoor Summit 2015 (EOS 2015) are pleased to announce a superb line up of outdoor activities on offer to all delegates during the course of the three-day Summit, which takes place from 13-15 October 2015 in Sheffield, UK.


The activities tie in perfectly with the European Outdoor Group’s current #itsgreatoutthere campaign, to get Europe active outdoors.  Powered by Europe’s leading outdoor brands, the campaign encourages everyone within the outdoors industry to send out the message that ‘It’s Great Out There’ to as many people as possible and motivate them to get outside and experience the joy of outdoor sports. The EOS 2015 activities offer a good mix for all and show great support for the #itsgreatoutthere campaign. See more on the initiative here: http://www.itsgreatoutthere.com/

With 280 delegates already signed up, the EOS 2015 is intended to inspire, motivate and inform and the activities on offer, which complement the range of engaging break-out sessions, panels, workshops and impressive line-up of motivational speakers, are designed to let delegates experience Sheffield’s local outdoor pursuits and give them the opportunity to get into the great outdoors and blow away any cobwebs ahead of Summit events.

The activities on offer are suited to varying abilities and tastes and range from low impact city walks, to adrenaline pumping mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering and fell running - all in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District, which is on Sheffield’s doorstep.


Offering great value, the activities are all included in the delegate rate, letting everyone get involved at no extra charge, and take place on Tuesday 13th throughout the day and the morning of Thursday 15th October – ideal to get you psyched up for the last day of the EOS!

The line-up of activities include:

Activities to carry out at your own leisure pre and post Summit

Sheffield City Tour – a self-service city tour, which lets you download a PDF of all the key sites of Sheffield City centre as well as a list of all the main outdoor and sports retailers in the city. This can be accessed and carried out at your own leisure and in your own time. You can download it HERE.

Sheffield City Centre Run – carried out at your own leisure, this self-service 5km City Centre run will let you take in the sights while you work up a sweat. You can download it HERE.

Sheffield Millennium Gallery Going Public Exhibition – if you prefer something a bit more slow paced, then this is the activity for you. Venues across Sheffield will partner with major European art collectors this autumn to bring a programme of world class exhibitions and unique events to the city. The Millennium Gallery will host a range of works from the Cattelain Collection by artists including Sol LeWitt, Do Ho Suh, Dan Flavin, Anthony McCall and more. Entry is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday. For more information click HERE.

Available on a first come, first served basis:

On Tuesday 13th October

  • Rock Climbing - at the Foundry Climbing Centre, Foundry Mountain Activities will take you out to sample the delights of the Gritstone edges, be it leading, seconding or top roping.  (Wet weather plan is a trip to the Foundry climbing centre).


  • Mountain Biking – a 20km ride from the city centre into the Peak District. Local riders will lead a ride out from the city centre into the Peak District, riding some of the choice bridleways, single track and purpose built trails that the city has to offer.

  • Fell Run - a 10k run around the Sheffield hills with some steep climbs and breath taking views of countryside and city.

On Thursday 15th October – early morning activities will include:

  • Mountain Biking - join MTB legend Steve Peat and a few friends for a quick early morning lap or two of Parkwood MTB trail.

  • Bouldering - join World Cup athlete and Sheffield resident Shauna Coxey for an early morning Boulder at The Climbing Works.

  • Run - a short 5km City centre run out into the local parks to stretch the legs and get the blood flowing.

Further details on how to book the activities has been sent to all delegates via an email survey, which lets delegates select activities, workshops and meal choices during the course of the Summit.

Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.