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Protected playing fields recognised with Fields in Trust ceremony

Ribbon cutting at Ochre Dike Playing Fields, Fields in Trust designation ceremony

Thursday 19 January 2017 Ochre Dike Playing Fields, one of more than 800 green open spaces in Sheffield, was officially recognised as a Fields in Trust protected site at a ceremony yesterday (Wednesday 18 January). Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in ...

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Major new tree planting project gets underway

Volunteers plant an urban woodland

13 January 2017 Around 8,000 trees are set to be planted at different sites across Sheffield over the next few weeks, to create new “urban woodlands” for the city. In partnership with the Trees for Cities organisation, 7,500 trees will be planted at three parks in the south-east of the city; at Kenninghall Bank, Fox Lane Recreation Ground and at ...

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Outdoor education growing in Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Sarah Lamb at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre

6 January 2017 Exploring woodlands, hunting for bugs and building shelters are increasingly becoming all part of a day’s learning in Sheffield: The Outdoor City. Sheffield is at the forefront of a movement which sees children from as young as three months old learning not within the confines of a classroom, but outdoors amid nature – and that movement is ...

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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony

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1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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Runners take their marks for the all-new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Runners in Sheffield - The Outdoor City

Thursday 27 October 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30th October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities. The new run starts in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and ...

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New parks boss takes root at city council

Lisa Firth, pictured at High Hazels Park

Wednesday 10 August 2016 “It feels like coming home.” That’s the view of Lisa Firth, Sheffield City Council’s brand-new head of Parks and Countryside, who is taking up the post after an established career in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Ms Firth was born and raised in Stocksbridge, and loves to walk, run and ride around Bolsterstone, the Ewden ...

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The Round Sheffield Run in all its glory

Kandoo Events (update)

Tuesday 26 July Sheffield running event’s company Kandoo Events, has released a video capturing last month’s Round Sheffield Run . Cllr Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy said: “If ever anyone doubted Sheffield’s credentials as The Outdoor City then I’d urge them to watch this video! It captures the passion for ...

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Outdoor City sparks a chain reaction for cycling in Sheffield

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18 July 2016 With this year’s Tour de France once again capturing the headlines, elite cyclists are expecting a huge reception when they line up for the return of the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix on Wednesday, 20 July. The 5th Sheffield Grand Prix, part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, caps a superb month for cycling in ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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New look for high-octane festival as Cliffhanger returns for tenth year

Cliffhanger bouldering

Friday 1 July 2016 It’s the high-energy festival of all things climbing, biking, running and more. And now, as Cliffhanger marks its 10th anniversary, the festival – which climaxes with the BMC British Bouldering Championships – is set to move into the heart of The Outdoor City, and transform Sheffield city centre itself into an adventure playground. Traditionally, the event, ...

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Sheffield City Centre Presents The British Bouldering Championship 2016

Credit Alex Messenger –Sheffield’s own Shauna Coxsey competing at the 2015 BBC final

Registration opens today for the much anticipated British Bouldering Championships (BBC) on the 9 and 10 July. Returning to Sheffield for the tenth time, this year 120 contestants will fight for first place from a new city centre location and the whole event will be free to spectators. As the headline event of the Cliffhanger outdoor festival, the BBC competition ...

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VIDEO trailer: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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  Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days with highlights ...

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Youngsters asked to capture The Outdoor City in picture

TOC post card

13 May 2016 Do you have a child that loves the outdoors and being creative?  Would they like to design a postcard that is displayed across Sheffield and promotes the city? Sheffield, known as The Outdoor City, has a new website to promote its outstanding natural environment, which is full of ideas about where to go and what to do. ...

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