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Pollen Count in Sheffield

Sheffield is jam-packed full of great things to see and do. But sometimes, hay fever can put a dampener on your day. In this guide, we’ll give you a few tips on how to enjoy a pollen-friendly trip. Along with our handy Pollen Alerts, we’ve got you covered for the perfect day out in the Steel City.

Sheffield Pollen Hotspots

Sheffield is an industrial powerhouse known for the production of steel – but it’s greener than you might think. In fact, with over 250 public green spaces, 52 square miles of national park, and more trees per person than anywhere else in Europe, Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the UK.

Due to its many trees, ancient woodlands, outstanding green spaces, and proximity to the Peak District, Sheffield has adopted a new nickname – the Outdoor City.

Both in and outdoors, there’s plenty to see and explore in Sheffield. But if you suffer with hay fever, it’s worth researching the local pollen count first with our Pollen Alerts. You may notice your hay fever symptoms are triggered in leafier, western suburbs of Sheffield, like Nether Edge, Broomhill, Ranmoor, and Fulwood, which are closer to the Peaks.

Hay Fever-Friendly Activities in Sheffield

Sheffield city centre has fewer trees then other parts of the city. As a result, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking for hay fever-friendly activities.

  • Museums, theatres, and shops: Sheffield city centre has undergone huge redevelopment in recent years, and is a great place to shop, explore, eat, and drink. Take a tour of Sheffield’s independent shops on Division Street or catch a show at the famous Crucible or Lyceum theatres. Site Gallery and the Millenium Gallery are both free of charge if you’re looking to get a creativity fix in this artistic city.
  • Stop for lunch: Sheffield city centre is home to a thriving food scene. Fuel up with coffee and brunch at Marmadukes, head for pizza at Rudy’s, or explore the Moor Market or Kommune for a huge selection of independent street food traders all under one roof.
  • Explore Kelham Island: Once a hub of industry in Sheffield, Kelham Island is now known as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world. It’s just north of the city centre, but is easily accessible by tram, bus, or on foot. Check out the Kelham Island Museum and delve into the area’s industrial past. You can grab a bite to eat at the Cutlery Works food hall or just stop by to see how the city’s vibrant creative scene is rejuvenating its old industrial spaces.
  • Mooch along Sharrowvale Road: Sharrowvale Road is home to a vibrant scene of restaurants, cafes, and independent businesses, selling everything from sourdough bread to homeware, books, and clothes. It’s a great place for a morning wander and is just across the road from the beautiful Endcliffe Park.

Managing Hay Fever in Sheffield

Tree pollen in Sheffield needn’t spoil your day out. Here are a few tips to help reduce your symptoms1:

  • Put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen.
  • Wear sunglasses to block pollen from your eyes.
  • Wash your clothes after you’ve been outside to help remove pollen.
  • At home, vacuum your house regularly and dust with a damp cloth.
  • Take antihistamines and allergy relief treatment like BENADRYL® Allergy Relief and BENACORT® Hayfever Relief Nasal Spray.

For more advice on how to reduce your hay fever symptoms, check out our managing allergies page.