Accessible Derbyshire inputs to Rebranding of Sheffield
Although many of us would like to live in a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, working life doesn't always allow that. With that in mind, BBC Countryfile magazine asked people to vote for the best UK city to live in if you're a countryside lover.
The winner of the poll carried out in December 2014 by a 'country mile' was Sheffield!
This beautiful city received a huge 71% of votes, followed by Edinburgh with 21%. People love it for many reasons: "Half the population live within 15 minutes of open countryside", "The UK city with the most green space, and parks that lead seamlessly from the city out to the Peak District", "Great outdoorsy shops and resources", "Sheffield is green on so many levels", "It has to be Sheffield: hills, valleys, rock faces, cycle paths, moors, there's nothing you can't do!".
Given this overwhelming vote of confidence Sheffield is now to be rebranded as 'The Outdoor City'.
Gillian and Jane from Accessible Derbyshire were invited along to the J.G.Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield today to give their input into the rebranding.
Gillian, who was born and raised in Sheffield, said:
"I absolutely love the city and spent my formative years there with my parents, brother and sisters. Like so many others in the city the Peak District was always our playground and we spent much of our time exploring all that it has to offer. I have so many fond memories of walking at Chatsworth, picnicking at Longshaw and playing in the stream at Padley Gorge amongst many others. It comes as no surprise that Sheffield has won this award and we are delighted to be part of the rebranding of Sheffield as the UK's 'Oudoor City'."