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
THU 20th JUN SOUTH REDMIRES RESERVOIRS, BROWN EDGE, NORTH RESERVOIRS FRI 14th JUN
SUN 23rd JUN FOX HOUSE, TOAD'S MOUTH, CALLOW, CATTISIDE MOOR, HATHERSAGE WED 19th JUN
WED 26th JUN AGM N/A
TUE 2nd JUL CIRCULAR WALK AROUND CALVER AND THE RIVER DERWENT FRI 29th JUN
MON 9th SEP N/A

OTHER UPCOMING WALKS

Date Description Notify By
1st THUR SHORT WALK WITH RSS AND SRSB EVERY FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN ROTHERHAM (see below)

SVIWG EVENT DETAILS

- SOUTH REDMIRES RESERVOIRS, BROWN EDGE, NORTH RESERVOIRS

  • Meet at: Poundland High Street 9.15 to catch the 9.30 no 51 bus Church Street (opposite Cathedral) to Lodge Moor Terminus walk starting 10.15.
  • The Route: Paths to and along South side Redmires reservoirs, short climb up past disused quarries then down hill on Brown Edge, level path to source of Rivelin Brook, take path along route of conduit then Lane and paths on North side of Reservoirs then back to bus terminus.
  • Distance: Approx 8 miles.
  • Terrain: Lanes and mix of various paths with reasonable surfaces.
    Some uneven sections of grassy rutted paths, one stile, one steady short climb and descent.
  • The Leaders: David Guile (07553 944116) any walk enquiries.

- FOX HOUSE, TOAD'S MOUTH, CALLOW, CATTISIDE MOOR, HATHERSAGE

  • Meet at: Sheffield interchange (main foyer) 9.30 to catch the 9.51 no 272 bus to Fox House where walk starts 10.25.
  • The Route: Linear walk.
    Toad's Mouth, Winyards Nick, Callow (break off point to Hathersage), Carrhead Rocks, Cattiside Moor, North Lees, Hathersage.
    Return bus at 15.45.
  • Distance: 6 miles.
  • Terrain: Some ups, downs, roads, paths and mixed terrain.
  • The Leaders: Mike Burgin who will join the group at Fox House, (07879 228600) any walk enquiries.

- CIRCULAR WALK AROUND CALVER AND THE RIVER DERWENT

  • Meet at: Interchange (main foyer) 9.10 to catch the 9.35 no 65 bus to Calver Crossroads - Circular walk starts 10.15.
  • The Route: Easy walking on good paths around Calver and the river Derwent.
  • Distance: 4 miles.
  • Terrain: No stiles, easy walking.
  • The Leaders: David and Paul (numbers below for any walk enquiries)
    David: 07554 143262
    Paul: 07468 776290

- AGM (UPDATED)

To be held at SRSB Mappin Street 6pm.

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

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.