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Alpaca trekking in the Andean village of… Crosspool

Holly Hagg farm in Crosspool has become the base for an unusual trekking experience with growing demand for walking tours with their small herd of alpacas. The South American domesticated animals have become a big hit as walking companions on a trekking route that takes in the Rivelin Valley and views over Stannington. Holly Hagg started offering alpaca walks for fun in 2016 but they are now a regular event with demand so high that bookings must be made in advance. Volunteers are on hand to ensure the experience is enjoyable both for the alpacas and the public. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield City Region receives £7.5m cycling boost

Sheffield and its South Yorkshire neighbours have received a £7.5 million boost to improve cycling and walking facilities across the area. Sheffield City Region successfully bid for the slice of a £64 million government funding package to get more people saddling up or travelling by foot. The money will be distributed between Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham, with the exact split yet to be decided. In Sheffield, the Council have said the cash would support more than 20 cycle projects over the next three years, including schemes to provide cycling training, bike hire and secure parking for cyclists. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!