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February 15 - February 22 2018

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Fearless cyclists are gearing up to take part in a new race, that will see competitors face seven of Sheffield's toughest hills. Picture: The Outdoor City

Fearless cyclists gearing up to take part in new race that will see competitors tackle Sheffield's seven toughest hills

Fearless cyclists are gearing up to take part in a new race, that will see competitors face seven of Sheffield's toughest hills.
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During the 2017 Transcontinental cycle race: on a track near Villanova, Italy

Canine capers on marathon cycle journey across Europe

How two women from Sheffield took to their bikes and became queens of self-reliance on a 2,500-mile two-wheeled expedition from Belgium to Greece

Lifestyle
Walking: Walking on the edge

Walking: Walking on the edge

This is a long walk onto exposed moorland on Howden Edge. From Langsett the route follows farm tracks across access land before climbing up by Near Cat Clough onto Howden Edge.

Lifestyle
Hathersage Swimming Pool winter public opening: Rachael Phillips encouraging Jack Young to enter the pool

Swimmers are happy to feel chills of the open air

Why Hathersage Pool is attracting plenty of hardy souls this winter.

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Wildlife Column: Please don’t badger the badger…

Wildlife Column: Please don’t badger the badger…

The badger is one of our most popular and iconic wildlife species and has made a remarkable come-back in our region. Back in the 1970s, this species was nearly extinct across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. But with legal protection championed through Parliament by former Rother Valley MP Peter Hardy and dedicated support from local badger groups, our largest member of the weasel family regained its position in the local fauna. Indeed, in regional towns and cities badgers have become increasingly urban too – and not infrequent visitors to local gardens. For badger lovers this is all good news.

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Walking: Let’s bottom this walk

Walking: Let’s bottom this walk

This West Yorkshire walk has plenty of variety. From Upperthong, we descend across fields and through woods to the Woodhead Road. We then climb above Holmfirth before dropping down, passing through the town and taking a steep climb before returning.

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Dark Peak Fell Runners Bradfield Boundary Run 2017: David Holmes running up towards Lost Lad

Braving the weather for athletic start to New Year

Tea and spaghetti bring cheer to droves of damp runners in the Dark Peak

Lifestyle
BMX rider Pete Catherall at Sheffield's ski slope

Feature: Playtime on an industrial scale

How a team of ‘urban athletes’ are turning abandoned and neglected leisure, military and old factory sites into places of sporting fun in a bid to highlight their existence.

Lifestyle
Walking: Corker of a walk

Walking: Corker of a walk

Bradfield – Dungworth Circular Walk

Lifestyle
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park unwrap a host of magical Christmas events

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is unwrapping a magical range of events that will keep families and children entertained through to Christmas.

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Halcyon Rambling Club - a great group who enjoy nothing more than a good walk in good company whatever the weather

Heritage: Rambling group celebrates 90 years of halcyon days

Sheffield club was governed by strict rules and regulations and a limit on numbers in its early years

Lifestyle
Wildlife Columnist: Celebrating our own ‘Monarch’

Wildlife Columnist: Celebrating our own ‘Monarch’

It is interesting what a difference a couple or three decades make. The first red deer established on Eastern Moors like Big Moor, were back in the early 1980s. Prior to then there were a few escapees from the medieval herd at Wharncliffe Chase, but that was all.

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Rambling

Rambling

HF Sheffield Group, SAT 11 NOV. Damflask Agden Dale Dyke. Meet 9.30 Malin Bridge. Circular walk. WED 15 NOV. Meadowhall Tinsley South Rotherham. Meet 10.23 Tram Castle Square.

Lifestyle
reader pic Sunset over Langsett Reservoir

Walking: American dream ....

A walk which combines woodland with views across open moorland. Much of the walk is on Yorkshire Water land and consequently is very well signed and maintained.

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Feature: Sheffield mountain bikers becoming shining examples across the UK

Responsible riding is key to allowing cycles on paths of the National Park.

Opinion
Walking: Skye high viewing

Walking: Skye high viewing

Isle of Skye Quarry and Tin Mill ponds

• Start - Town Hall, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 2DT.

• Grid Reference - SK 273984.

• Maps – OL1 Dark Peak, OS Explorer 278.

• Parking - Lidl Car Park (opposite Town Hall), use the public section at the far end from the entrance.

• Public transport - 23, 23A, 24, 25, 25A, 25B, 57, 201 and SL1 bus routes.

• Length - 4.5 miles.

• Grade - well marked paths, stone stiles, some rough ground, can be muddy in wet weather.

• Refreshments – available in Fox Valley and the town centre

• Public Toilets – coin operated unit opposite the Town Hall

• This walk was written and produced by Stocksbridge Walkers are Welcome, why not visit their website http://www.stocksbridge-walkers.org.uk/index.html for more interesting walks.

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Reader Pic Heather flowering today on Bradfield moor taken by John Leigh

Walking: ‘Bootiful’ Ughill walk

A short walk around low bradfield

• Start - Public car park, The Sands, Low Bradfield.

• Grid Reference SK 2626 9204

Length 1.0 mile.

• Grade- Level and easy to find

• Public transport - Bus stop Low Bradfield Fair house lane / Smithy Bridge Road.

• Buses 61 and 62 from Hillsborough.

• This walk was written and produced by Bradfield Walkers are Welcome, why not visit their website http://www.bradfield-walkers.org.uk for more interesting walks.

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