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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 2017

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

WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER - CHINLEY to NEW MILLS - Return by train from New Mills Central to Chinley/Sheffield at 1516 or 1616.
MEET: Sheffield Railway Station at 8.50 to catch the 9.14 Hope Valley train to Chinley Station where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: New Mills via Throstle Bank, Over Hill Road, Howcroft Farm, Gowhole, Peak Forest Canal back to the Torrs and Millennium Walkway.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Quiet lanes, a stony track, field paths (one a bit overgrown/wet), canal towpath, possible muddy tracks, some steps/gates but no stiles. A steady long climb from Chinley to coffee stop then undulating or downhill with Panoramic views from Over Hill Road.
LEADER: Steve Brown (07801 906126 on the day) who will meet the party at Chinley station, very limited parking at or near Chinley station, alternative parking in New Mills Town Centre.
Please contact Chris by Friday 15th September if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com

SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER - BAMFORD TO CASTLETON.
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.00 to catch the 9.20 no 272 bus to Shatton Lane, Bamford where the walk will start at 10.05.
ROUTE: Via Townfield Lane to Brough, the edge of Hope, and then on to Castleton. Car Drivers will have to catch the bus from Castleton with the group returning to Shatton Lane for their vehicles. DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: A mixture of very quiet country lanes, tracks and field paths, a few stiles, generally in good condition.
LEADER: Neill Schofield (0777 156 4883 on the day only).
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk.

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER.
MEET: Meet Queen's Head Pub Pond Hill 9.15 to go by Mini bus at 9.30 to Fairhomes where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: To be decided on the day,
DISTANCE: About 7 or 8 miles.
TERRAIN: A few climbs on good paths moderate walking.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers (07502547221 on the day).
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk. Bus back from Fairhomes 16.13.

TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER - A GENTLE WALK WITH BETSY AND A PUB MEAL
MEET: Poundland High Street 9.35 to catch the 10.04 Malin Bridge Tram to Malin Bridge Tram Terminus where the walk will start at 10.20.
ROUTE: Rivelin Vlley to the Rivelin Hotel for lunch. After lunch returning to Malin. DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy going tracks, one short ascednt with no stiles.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman 0114 2686339.
Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk (0114 26886339).
MEALS ARE £5 main course only.
MENU CHOICES
ROAST DINNERS (all served with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and vegetables) - Beef, Pork, Ham, Turkey, Gammon with egg or pineapple
OR - Battered cod, breaded plaice, scampi, gammon escallop, 4oz Steak, cod fishcake (all served with chips and peas).
OR - Salads: Quiche, Cheese, Roast Chicken, Tuna and Chive.
David will need to place your order a week before the walk, so please see him or contact by email davidcadet81@gmail.com
Car Drivers can park on Rivelin Valley Road.

SRSB FUNDRAISING. A Beer Wine and Food Evening on Friday 29th September Join us at Mappin Street for and evening of Good Old British Beer (or Wine if you prefer) and Food Tasting with John Mitchell of Hop House Brewing. The evening will include the 5 beers produced by Hop House or 5 wines to match the food. Miniature traditional pub grub will accompany the drinks. John Mitchell will talk about his new brewery "Hop House brewing "and the process of brewing his beers. The evening will include a quiz. Tickets £20. Your ticket for the evening includes 5 glasses of wine or beer with canapˇs to compliment each one. Please call Sue or Jane on 0114 2722757 if you are interested.



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 isn’t 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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