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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

OCTOBER 2018

DOGS MUST BE ON LEADS AT ALL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BY THE WALK LEADER

From time to time we take group photographs to update our web site and also SRSB's web site. Any members who do not wish their photos to be on the web site please contact Gail.

WALKS - John is now collating names for the walk program 2019. If anyone would like to lead a walk for us, or perhaps you have not lead one before and would like to try please contact him on 0114 2334080 or 07816089059.

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER - WHYMING BROOK TO MALIN BRIDGE
MEET: Poundland 9.30 to catch the 10.05 no 51 bus to Lodge Moor where the walk will start at 10.35.
ROUTE: Conduit, Wyming Brook, Rivelin Dams, Rivelin Valley Nature Trail, Malin Bridge.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and a short road.
LEADER: Roy Barber who will meet the group at Arundel Gate bus stop (07599511075 on the day). Please contact Chris by Friday 5th October if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com.


THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER - NEW MILLS TO MARPLE ALONG THE CANAL (TRAIN AND LUNCH).
MEET: Sheffield Train Station at 8.40 to catch the 9.14 train to New Mills, where the walk will start at 10.00.(N.B. As the return is from Marple you are advised to get a return ticket to there)
ROUTE: The walk has an initial climb up to the canal but the rest of the walk is along the towpath to the Ring O'Bells P.H., at Marple. We will stop there for lunch and if members confirm not later than 15th October what meal they require these can be booked in advance on everyone's behalf. There is a full menu on the pub's website (https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/ringobells),
DISTANCE: 6 miles.
LEADER: Mike Jackson who will join the train at Bamford Train Station. Return trains from Marple 10 minutes past each hour.
All VIP and Guides it is important to let Carol know where they intend to meet the group to make sure we have enough Guides meeting at the Sheffield Railway Station - Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922, caz25adams17@gmail.com (for menu choices only please contact Mike on mandnjackson@googlemail.com or telephone 0114 2366198).


SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER - LODGE MOOR CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield interchange at 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no 218 bus to Bakewell where the walk will start.
ROUTE: Lodge Moor to Fox Holes Lodge, Wyming Brook Drive, Reddicar Clough, up to Head Stone, over hallam Moors to Redmires Road to Wyming Brook Farm and the conduit path back to Lodgemoor DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: A pleasant walk with varied terrain some climbing on the Reddicar Clough section.
LEADER: Nigel Robb (07538460680 on the day only)
Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk - Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com


TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER - DRONFIELD HERITAGE CENTRE FOR COFFEE PLUS A WALK AROUND DRONFIELD
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.05 no 43 bus to Dronfield Heritage Centre, where the walk will start at 11.00 (after coffee).
ROUTE: Around Dronfield.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and tracks.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park in the Civic Centre close to the cafe.


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MEMBERS LEAVING ANY WALKS EARLY PLEASE LET THE LEADER OR BACK MARKER KNOW


HOLIDAYS FOR VIP's AND SIGHTED GUIDES... Traveleyes is a holiday company who specialise in holidays for Blind people and Sighted guides. They do short City breaks and World Wide Travel. Sighted guides can get a discount of up to 50 percent. For further information call 0113 8874275 or visit their web site traveleyes-international.com

MAIN WALKS CONTACTS: Christine Hewitt (Chair) - 0114 2366685 hewitt.c4@sky.com and John Bater (Walks Organiser) - 0114 233 4080 or 07816089059

Please note that anyone intends to come on any off the walks, you must contact John Bater above (except for Wednesday walks when you should contact Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 or hewitt.c4@sky.com. Walks are suitable for dogs (on leads) unless otherwise stated.

IMPORTANT!! It is advisable to bring a waterproof jacket and wear walking boots (if you have them) when you come out with the group.

DOGS ON WALKS...
This is by way of a reminder to everyone about how we should be taking care of dogs on walks. There was an incident on a walk recently where a Guide dog went missing and it took some time and a lot of retracing of steps to find her again. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LOSING GUIDE DOGS!!!! So - let us just remind ourselves of the rules governing dogs on walks. Firstly, it is up to the leader to say when dogs can be let off the lead. In making their decision leaders will be bearing in mind that dogs should not be off the lead near roads, anywhere where there are livestock, either in the field we are in or adjacent fields. Nor should dogs be off the lead if we are walking on a narrow path where dogs running up and down the line of walkers runs the risk of knocking people over, especially if they pick up a stick in their mouths as some of them are prone to do. Once the leader has said that dogs may be let off the lead it is up to the guide dog owner to release their own dog but they must make sure that a sighted guide takes responsibility for keeping an eye on the dog. If the sighted guide is you - then YOU DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE DOG. Ask the guide dog owner to call the dog back the minute you spot a possible problem and let's be sensible about playing with the dogs. This can just get them over excited and distracts their attention from their owner as well as the potential danger of dogs chasing up and down the line of walkers. Please do not throw sticks, dogs get splinters in their mouths which can be quite dangerous. Finally - remember that dogs must be on leads for coffee and lunch stops. Christine

Please send articles for Newsletter to gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk Tel; 0114 2667764.


!!! REMINDER!!! PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL WEDNESDAY WALKS

VIPs and Guides need to Contact Christine Hewitt 0114 236 6685 or
hewitt.c4@sky.com by tea time on the Friday before the walk AT THE LATEST if they intend to walk. This gives her time to ensure that there are enough guides available for the VIPs. Leave a message if she isnít in. For ALL other walks you need to contact John Bater.

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OTHER EVENTS

CALVERT TRUST Activity Centre in the Lake District - for people with disabilities have contacted me to enquire if any of our members would be interested. They offer a wide range of activities and include training i.e. canoeing, sailing, cycling, climbing plus indoor activities. Accommodation provided with full board or self-catering. Anyone interested to please contact me for further information. Thanks, Eric. CONTACT - Eric Andrews: Tel. 0114 229 9504 or email:ericandrews2009@guidemail.co.uk

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