/ NEW ARTICLE: Relocate: Sheffield
"Fifteen minutes drive? No! Ten minutes? No! Five minutes! Five minutes drive from my house to Stanage!"
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Excellent article Adam.
Urm? Not sure about that. I think Sheffield is one of the showiest, 'I'm rich and I'll show it' cities there is. You won't see it if you live in the Crooks/eccy road area but head out to Dore/Bradway/Totley way and you'll see that side for sure. A lot of 'new rich'. Money can't buy class I think is the saying, go down to Naps and you'll understand that one.
Good article, refresh my memory, is there a list of places with articles about them?
I did say 'in my experience', but you are right, though I daresay it depends on precisely where the raingauges are sited. As I mention, rainfall drops off very quickly from west to east in Sheffield. The same is true for West Yorkshire, though less marked, but Bradford actually has higher rainfall than either Leeds or Sheffield.
To compare rainfall on the respective climbing areas requires much more data which doesn't seem to be on the web though! Having had a similar discussion with Si Panton over N Wales, it depends on which crag you choose! So Parisella's may be drier than Almscliff, and Almscliff may be drier than Stanage, but if Stanage is dry you've got the entire Eastern Edges to go at, which isn't the case in Wales or W. Yorks.
Not to be pedantic... But...
The photo which is labelled as S10 is taken from Carr Bank Lane, which is S11.
Yeah, I know, that's pretty pedantic...
You're right... but that's just the viewpoint, the view is mostly of S10.
I daresay the other cities measured contain similar peripheral areas... Sheffield's just happens to be nicer. Plus:
'With an estimated total of over two million trees, Sheffield has more trees per person than any other city in Europe' - euroresidentes
'61% of the city is greenspace.'
Any particular reason that the book in the photo of John Coefield has Niall Grimes' name in large letters, instead of that of Jerry Moffatt? Or is it actually the long overdue autobiography of Hard Grit's history narrator?
Grimer ghost-wrote Jerry's book. For the publication party Vertebrate made Grimer a special copy with a personalised dust-jacket.
I know what you mean, but I must admit to having a wee chuckle when I read this.
As a teenager I could cycle from home after school out over the eastern edges for a few hours, so much space to go at. My parents used to drive me out into the Peak, drop me off and I'd run home back over the moors, at the time I had no idea that was fell running, it was just football/rugby training. I think they were trying to help me train..not get rid of me..
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