Date is set for festival of adventure sports

CliffEB''Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield. Pictures from last year's event
CliffEB''Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield. Pictures from last year's event
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Thrill-seekers are in for a treat when daredevils descend on Sheffield.

Organisers have set the date for this year’s Cliffhanger festival as the weekend of June 21 and 22, when 12,000 people are expected to flock to Millhouses Park.

The event gives visitors the chance to try out adventure sports, with demonstrations in everything from climbing to caving to fell-running and scuba diving.

And the pros will be going head to head at the nearby Senior British Bouldering Championships at the Climbing Works – home to the world’s biggest indoor bouldering wall.

Coun Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for sport at Sheffield Council, said: “Cliffhanger is an action-packed weekend which showcases Sheffield’s distinctive offer as a city ideally located for adventurous sports.

“It’s about inspiring people to test their limits, to try new activities and enjoy the great outdoors in Sheffield.”

There will be food and drink tents and fairground rides to accompany sporting action, plus cycling attractions to celebrate the Tour de France coming to the city. Tickets will cost £6 for adults.