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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

MAY 2019

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

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.

FROM THE CHAIR... Can I ask that anyone going on the walks particularly Thursdays and Sundays, to please let Carol know, to ensure that sighted guides are available to help V.I.P.S. at Sheffield Interchange, if required. Thanking everyone. David.

WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ROMANS
MEET: PSheffield Interchange 9.20 to catch the 9.40 no 271 bus to Hope where the walk will start 10.46.
ROUTE: A little road walking at first then field paths to join the old Roman Road and a gentle climb up to Hope Cross, then back by field paths to Hope.
DISTANCE: 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Field paths and tracks.
LEADER: Ian Cassidy (07502547221 on the day only). Please contact Chris if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com Please note that Chris will be away the week before and not back until Saturday 4th May for contact calls.

SATURDAY 11TH MAY - FUND RAISING CHALLANGE - A LONG OR SHORT WALK FROM BRADFIELD
MEET: Poundland High St at 8.15am to catch the 8.39am Blue Route tram to Hillsborough Interchange, then the 9.10 number 61/62 bus to Lower Bradfield.
ROUTE: Lower Bradfield passing high above Agden Water, then fields and open moorland to the Dukes Road, then onto Back Tor, where we will have our lunch Break. Then passing Derwent Edge Water and making our way to Strines Reservoir, continuing onto Dale Dyke Reservoir, before returning on country Lanes and back to the start.
DISTANCE: 12 1/2 or 5 miles for the shorter walk.
TERRAIN: Some ups and downs on good tracks and trails, taking in nice scenery and good views. The Challenging part of this walk will be the distance, there is a point whereby walkers can leave the walk and make their way back to the start (Distance covered will be approx. 5 miles).
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day).Please contact Chris by Monday 5th May if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com. Estimated time of this walk is 6-6.1/2 hours to complete.

TUESDAY 14TH MAY - HIGH BRADFIELD TO DAM FLASK AND A PUB LUNCH
MEET: Poundland High St at 9.15am to catch the 9.39am Blue Route tram to Hillsborough Interchange, then the 10.10 number 62 bus to High Bradfield where the walk will start at 10.35.Car drivers can park in the free car park next to the tennis courts, then get on the number 62 bus with the rest of the group to High Bradfield, we can have lunch at the Plough Pub or bring a packed lunch.
ROUTE: High Bradfield, Earthworks, Loxley, finishing at Dam Flask Reservoir.
DISTANCE: 4 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Tracks around High Bradfield, some ladder stiles one steep but short ascent, easy walking back to Lower Bradfield via Dam Flask.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk tel; 0114 2686339. Buses back every 30 minutes.

THURSDAY 16TH MAY - WALK WITH THE PEAK PARK RANGERS
MEET: Meet Queens Head Pub Pond Hill 9.15 to travel 9.30 with Beewise mini bus tel; (07778691641) to Fairhomes.
ROUTE: To be decided on the day.
DISTANCE: 8 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths with some steady climbs,.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers (07502547221). Please contact Martin Wing 07747443812 if you wish to join this walk,
mrmartinwing@gmail.com.

THURSDAY 16TH MAY - Mike JACKSON'S OPEN GARDEN EVENT
Dear Friends. Just to let you know that I’m again opening my garden this year as part of the National Garden Society’s “Yellow Book” Open Garden Scheme. As many of you will be aware, the NGS is a major fundraising charity and every year donates up to £3M including £500,00 each to Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Charity and Hospice U.K. plus substantial sums to many other worthy causes. The NGS is in fact the greatest single donor to Macmillan since the charity was founded - £15M in total.
My opening dates are Thursday 16th May and Thursday 19th September, from 2pm until 5 each day. The “entry charge" agreed by the NGS is £4 per person (children and dogs free). Excellent refreshments will be available both days in aid of local charities, Sheffield Young Carers in May and Children's Air Ambulance in September.
All members of the Group would be most welcome. It would lovely to welcome yourselves, your colleagues and your relations and friends on what promises to be an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon, at the same time contributing to a very worthwhile charitable event.
I look forward to seeing you on the day. Mike.

Mikes Garden 2018Mikes Garden 2018


SUNDAY 26TH MAY - REDMIRES RAMBLE
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.15 to catch the 9.35 no 51 bus to Lodge Moor, where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: From the bus terminus, access path almost opposite, follow to Fox Holes Lodge and Wyming Brook Drive to Reddicar Clough. Ascend towards Head Stone then Southwards over Hallam Moors to Redmires Road. A short road walk to access the footpath skirting round the South Side of the Reservoirs to gain the Conduit path back to Lodgemoor (a shorter alternative is to take the conduit path on Hallam Moor and walk down Redmires Road to Wyming Brook Farm to access the conduit path back to Lodgemoor).
DISTANCE:7 or 51/2 miles.
TERRAIN: This is 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 07786546004, 0114 2753922
caz25adams17@gmail.com

Walking Holiday September 9th- 14th September in Llandudno...
Firstly thanks to those who have sent their £50 deposits in. Those members who still need to pay please can you let Stan Wainwright have your £50 by 30th Jan, either by a cheque payable to SVIWG, cash or directly through the bank.
We have had a couple of cancellations for the walking break so if you were thinking you might like to join us but thought it was too late, then please get in touch & we can see what accommodation will be available. Further information please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 hilarymyers16@gmail.com or speak to Sue Hill or Christine Hewitt.

GROUP NEWS
We raised a fantastic sum of £130 on the Wednesday 12th December Christmas lunch raffle well done.

TABLES WANTED
A member has asked me if anyone has a nest of tables they no longer need, if so please let Gail know who will pass your details on to the person making the enquiry. email gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk 0114 2667764.

NEW APP FOR I PHONE... APRIL 2019
Details below. Contact David if you have any problems.
davidcadet81@gmail.com