SHEFFIELD VISUALLY IMPAIRED WALKING GROUP

Lady running in a park

Walk coordinator: EILEEN INGHAM
07952 241775 or 0114 2814414

DOGS MUST BE ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BY THE WALK LEADER.
Please note there are to be no pet dogs on walks, only guide dogs.
For our full list of rules and guidance, please check out our documents page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • From time to time we take photos to update our web site and also SRSB's web site.
    If anyone does not wish to appear on group photos please make it clear at the beginning of the walk.
  • Whilst every effort is taken by walk leaders, members attending do so at their own risk.
    All members are required to wear good walking boots and bring their own rucksack food and drink as well as waterproofs where appropriate.
  • Any members leaving walks early please let the leader or back marker know.

UPCOMING SVIWG EVENTS

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WALKS MAY BE MUDDY IN PLACES DEPENDING ON THE RECENT WEATHER
Date Description Notify By
TUE 5th MAR CIRCULAR WALK - GRAVES PARK, OAKS PARK, HANG BANK WOODS FRI 1st MAR
WED 13th MAR TRANS PENNINE TRAIL, FLASH HOUSE FARM, THURLSTONE, PENISTONE FRI 8th MAR
SUN 24th MAR ENDCLIFFE PARK, FORGE DAM, HIGHCLIFFE ALLOTMENTS, HUNTERS BAR WED 20th MAR
THUR 28th MAR ROUTE TO BE DECIDED ON THE DAY FRI 22nd MAR
TUE 2nd APR FOOD AT THE BARN FOLLOWED BY CIRCULAR WALK IN DRONFIELD FRI 29th MAR
MON 9th SEP N/A

OTHER UPCOMING WALKS

Date Description Notify By
MAR VARIOUS GUIDED WALKS DURING THE FESTIVAL OF THE OUTDOORS (check here)
1st THUR SHORT WALK WITH RSS AND SRSB EVERY FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN ROTHERHAM (see below)

SVIWG EVENT DETAILS

- CIRCULAR WALK - GRAVES PARK, OAKS PARK, HANG BANK WOODS

  • Meet at: Meet Poundland High Street 9.30 to catch the 9.54 no.24 bus to Charles Ashmore Road Meadowhead where the walk starts at 10.30.
  • The Route: Graves Park to St Martins Church, Oaks Park, Herdings Park, returning back through Rollestone and Hang Bank woods.
  • Distance: 5 miles.
  • Terrain: Easy walking, no stiles or steep ascents, but may be muddy in wooded areas.
  • The Leaders: David (07554 143262) and Paul (07468 776290) any walk enquiries.

- TRANS PENNINE TRAIL, FLASH HOUSE FARM, THURLSTONE, PENISTONE

  • Meet at: Sheffield Railway Station 9.15 to catch the 9.35 train to Penistone where the walk starts 10.20.
  • The Route: Trans Pennine Trail, Catshaw, Flash House Farm, Royd Moor Hill, Thurlstone, and return to Penistone.
  • Distance: 7 1/2 miles.
  • Terrain: Mostly good tracks and fields, may be muddy in places.
  • The Leaders: David Kayley (07840 133768 any walk enquiries).

- ENDCLIFFE PARK, FORGE DAM, HIGHCLIFFE ALLOTMENTS, HUNTERS BAR

  • Meet at: Poundland High Street 10.30 to catch the 10.51 no 88 Bents Green bus, near Odeon Cinema, alight at Hunters Bar / Neil Road on Ecclesall Road where walk starts 11.05.
  • The Route: Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam, return via Common Lane, Highcliffe allotments, Bingham Park back to Hunters Bar.
  • Distance: 4 miles.
  • Terrain: Good paths uphill on Common Lane and mostly flat through the woods.
  • The Leaders: Les Seaman who will meet the group at the entrance to Endcliffe park (07547 115946 any walk enquiries).

- ROUTE TO BE DECIDED ON THE DAY

  • Meet at: Queen's Head Pond Hill 9.15 to travel by mini bus leaving 9.30 to Fairhomes where walk starts 10.00.
  • The Route: To be decided on the day.
  • Distance: Around 8 miles.
  • Terrain: Moderate walking with hills but some steady sections.
  • The Leaders: Peak Park Rangers (07502 547221 any walk enquiries).

- FOOD AT THE BARN FOLLOWED BY CIRCULAR WALK IN DRONFIELD

  • Meet at: Sheffield Interchange (main foyer) 10am to catch the 10.24 no 43 bus from Flat Street to The Barn at Dronfield where we have booked a private room to have bacon sandwiches, scones / cakes, time 11am.
  • The Route: Circular walk. After our treats, we shall have a steady walk around the paths at Dronfield.
  • Distance: 4 miles.
  • Terrain: Easy walking around fields though they may be muddy. Good tracks and a couple of stiles.
  • The Leaders: David (07554 143262) and Paul (07468 776290 any walk enquiries).

GROUP HOLIDAY - - AMBLE INN

Staying at the Amble Inn, Amble.
Prices quoted include bed, breakfast, and an allowance of £26 for the evening meal.
A single occupancy room will be £715 for 5 nights. A double occupancy room will be £470 for 5 nights.
The costs cover tips for the coach driver and coach parking. All transport costs will be covered by the walking group.

OTHER WALKS

FESTIVAL OF THE OUTDOORS GUIDED WALKS

A number of guided walks are taking place in Sheffield during March in the Festival of the Outdoors.
Many of these are free to attend.

SHORT WALK WITH RSS AND SRSB

The first Thursday each month Rotherham Sight and Sound and Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind have a short walk around the Wickersley area Rotherham. This is a steady 3 mile walk with a visit to the beautiful Winthrop Gardens then lunch in their cafe. Transport and Guides are provided.

CURRENT WALK NEWS

SPARE WALKING EQUIPMENT

If anyone has any items in good order - Rucksacks, Walking Poles, Waterproof Jackets and Trousers - that they no longer require, please inform Judith as we are compiling a list of items to circulate amongst any new members or anyone who requires these items. Thank You.

SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING VIDEOS - HOW TO GUIDE A BLIND PERSON

Here is a video showing how to guide a V I person - it will help our new guides, also well practiced members and also VIP's. It is by Amar Latif who founded the company Traveleyes which specialises in holidays for VIP's. I think it is extremely good, so perhaps members would like to take a look.

We regularly organise training days for new members and anyone who has already had training but would like a refresher.