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WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER - Baslow Circular
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.10 to catch the 9.30 218 bus to Baslow Nether End (has parking facilities) where the walk will start at 10.05.
ROUTE: Jubiliee Rock, Stand Tower, Swiss Lake, Beeley Hilltop, Calton Lees, Chatsorth Park back to Baslow.
DISTANCE: 7 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks, open parkland and a short section of moor, some very muddy sections, one long steady climb in the first hour, one short steep downhill section plus two high but solid wall stiles, good views from Stand Tower.
LEADER: Steve Brown who will meet the group at Baslow (07801 906126)
Please contact Chris by Friday 3rd November if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com

TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER - Wreakes Lane Dronfield Circular
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.40 to catch the 10.05 43 bus to Wreakes Lane Dronfield, where the walk will start at 10.36.
ROUTE: Hall Barn part of Dromfield Heritage Trust for a short intro and this will be the Coffee Stop at the Cafe there. We then proceed through woods and fields back to Wreakers Lane.
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy going walk taking in woods and fields around Dronfield, some road walking.
LEADER: David (07554143262) and Norman. Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339. Car drivers can park in the Civic Centre car park nearby.

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER - Peak Park Ranger Led Bamford Circular
MEET: Meet at Sheffield Railway Station at 8.40 to catch the 9.14 train to Bamford where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: To be decided on the day
DISTANCE: About 7-8 miles.
TERRAIN: Moderate walking some climbs but a steady pace - can be muddy in parts
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers.
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk.

MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.10 to catch the 9.40 no X78 bus to Rotherham Town Centre where the walk will start at 10.15.
ROUTE: Keppels Column, Wentworth Country Park finishing at Chapeltown. DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy going tracks and trails through woods and fields with some road walking.
LEADER: David Cadet.
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk. Good bus service back from Chapeltown.

TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER - Grenoside Circular
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.25 to catch the 9.50 no 35 bus to Grenoside where the walk will start at 10.15.
ROUTE: Wheata Wood, Wharncliffe Wood, Wharncliffe Chase, back to Grenoside.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good tracks muddy in places.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day only). Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339.


Wednesday 13th December: 2 Course Roast Lunch £10.50 per head, which includes a tip. Please let me know if you will be coming for the meal which will be at 1 pm. I will also need to know what you are having to eat. The choices are: Roast dinner and seasonal veg, Turkey, Ham or Nut Roast(V). The Desserts are Profiteroles, Yule Log, Christmas Pudding or Ice Cream Sundae. You will be able to help yourself to a tea or coffee for £1.

Please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 e-mail hilarymyers16@gmail.com. The walk details will be in the next Newsletter


Shropshire has taken the vote for the place we want to walk in next year. I have a number of hotels in mind and they are holding 30 places until November. I have already had 10 people speak to me and confirm they want their name to be put on the list for next year. If you were on the holiday this year and have not spoken to me since confirming you want to go away next year please contact me as soon as possible please. Priority will be given to Visually Impaired walkers, then the guides.

The average cost will be about £75 per person per night Dinner Bed and Breakfast with a maximum of £400 for 5 nights, as always single rooms are at a premium and may have a small extra charge. Transport will be provided, once I have all the names, and I know which hotel we shall be using, I will let you have the details.

CONTACT Hilary on 0114 2306604 e-mail hilarymyers16@gmail.com

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.

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.


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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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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