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Youngsters asked to capture The Outdoor City in picture

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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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Love big city life, love the outdoors? Think Reward Health Cliffhanger, Sheffield’s inner-city festival of the outdoors

Top British female boulderer Shauna Coxsey on the wall

Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a playground for outdoor adventure when the Reward Health Cliffhanger Festival returns this July, with a new city centre location and free entry for everyone. One of the UK’s biggest outdoors festivals which is organised by Sheffield City Council is back in Sheffield from Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July and for the ...

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New: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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3 May 2016 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 ...

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Turning a Woodland into a Creative Hub in the Outdoor City

Storrs Woods

Andrew Vickers on how he left his career as a dry stone waller and bought a woodland to create his very own outdoor art gallery. I’ve always had a love of stone. I set myself up as a dry stone waller when I was 16, but soon got bored of its repetitiveness. I didn’t like how I was building all ...

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Nettle Crisps and Foraging for Fruit in Sheffield, The Outdoor City

Helen Mark and son Ajay

Most people wouldn’t believe that there could be a fully outdoor kindergarten in rainy England, but Helen Mark explains how successful her kindergarten has been in Sheffield and how come rain or shine they stay outdoors. I have been the manager of Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten for one year now and it is hugely successful. I have always been a fan ...

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Not to be missed ‘the biggest little race’ in the UKs Mountain Bike Mecca

A daring mountain biker takes on the hills in Grenoside Woods

Monday 11 April 2016 Get ready for speed, thrills, tricks and maybe a few tumbles as Peaty’s Steel City Downhill races through Sheffield’s woodland on Saturday 16 April. Now in it’s sixth year, taking over Grenoside Woods Steve Peat’s Steel City Downhill is an awesome downhill race where young and old, and pros and beginners alike take to the woods, ...

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Run through inner-city green pockets and urban wilderness in The Outdoor City

Doug Banks

An interview with Doug Banks, founder of Kandoo Events, on how his running hobby turned into a successful outdoor events business in Sheffield.  I got into running whilst at school in Brussels. Our coach David McCreanney was a former professional runner with a real passion for passing on his knowledge to his students, so he really inspired us to take ...

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Fine Art Inspired Cycle Kit in The Outdoor City

James Clarkson and David McLeavy

An interview with James Clarkson, cofounder of Curbar Cycling, on how he and David McLeavy apply their love of fine art to design cycling clothing. It was roughly eight years ago that David and I met at Sheffield Hallam arts school. Three years ago, I bought a road bike and David helped me get into road cycling, showing me some ...

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Search starts for next year’s Special Olympics volunteers

Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst with Special Olympic Games athletes Niall Guite and Alex Thompson with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Talib Hussain

5 April 2016 Sheffield is proud to be hosting the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in 2017. Today starts the search for 900 volunteers to help make The Games a success and Sheffield’s sporting legends, Special Olympics athletes and the Lord Mayor are amongst those calling for people to come forward. The National Summer Games will run from 7 August 2017 ...

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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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The Outdoor City Weekender – Sheffield Hallam University Highline

Friday 11 March 2016 Just an ordinary day in Sheffield… or maybe not! To kick off the first ever Outdoor City Weekender and The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sarah Rixham, female highline world record holder, walked the line across Sheffield Hallam University towers this morning. By eck she’s brave! Video courtesy of Coldhouse Collective and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

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The Outdoor City inspires Sheffield film-makers

We meet, Morgan Goodsmith and Etienne Soubes-Goldman, two of Sheffield’s rising stars to talk about their video promo business and how living in The Outdoor City inspired their recent wildlife video title ‘ Sheffield; Another Angle’. Entrepreneurs Morgan and Etienne, sixth form students from Sheffield have a passion for film, business and the great outdoors. Tell us a bit about ...

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Can’t wait for The Outdoor City Weekender in March?


Fancy a warm up to the The Outdoor City Weekender held in Sheffield this March? We have just the thing! The 7th annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Hope Valley College and is sure to excite and inspire with a collection of award winning films from around the world. Perfect for ...

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How on earth will they get up that hill?

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At today’s Yorkshire Half Marathon launch we asked people what they thought would help our 2016 runners get up that hill… We spoke to Cllr Neale Gibson, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox, Representatives from Run for All and the participating charities and the one and only ‘Man with the Pram’ John Burkhill. And their suggestions… stamina, determination? hmm not quite!

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