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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

MAY 2018

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

TUESDAY 1st MAY - DEEPCAR CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.02 no 57 bus to Deepcar, Wortley Road where the walk will start at 10.40.
ROUTE: Woods, fields and country tracks.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly easy going with one ascent.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman.
Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339. Car drivers can park Station Lane junction Wortley Road. Buses back every hour 15 minutes past each hour or the Tram link bus every 15 minutes.


WEDNESDAY 9th MAY - 2 WOODS AND 1 CHASE
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.50 to catch the 10.20 no 85 bus to Grenoside Village where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Wheata Woods, Wharncliffe Woods, Prior Royd Wharncliffe Chase (both sides) Wharncliffe Woods, St Helena.
DISTANCE: 6 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks with two ladder stiles one ascent, this is a lovely walk with nice scenery.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day only).
Please contact Chris by Friday 4th May tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com. Car drivers can park in the community car park just past St. Mark's Church.


THURSDAY 17th May - PEAK PARK RANGERS WALK
MEET: Queens Head Pub, Pond Hill at 9.15 to travel at 9.39 by mini bus to Fairhomes where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: To be decided on the day.
DISTANCE: 8 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and some steady climbs.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers (07502547221 on the day only).
Anyone wanting to take part in this walk please contact Carol to help her collate enough guides to VIP ratio on 07786546004, 0114 2753922, caz25adams17@gmail.com .


SUNDAY 27th MAY - ELSECAR WENTWORTH CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Train Station at 9.15 to catch the 9.38 train to Elsecar meeting folks connecting from Barnsley. The walk will start at 10.10.
ROUTE: Elsecar Heritage Centre, Needle's Eye, Wentworth Village and Elsecar.
DISTANCE: 7 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Field paths and tracks, hopefully dry with some uphill walking.
LEADER: David Kayley (0784 0133768 on the day only).
Can everyone wanting to take part in this walk please contact Carol to help her collate enough guide to VIP ratio on 07786546004, 0114 2753922, caz25adams17@gmail.com


TUESDAY 5th JUNE - HIGH GREEN CIRCULAR
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street at 9.35 to catch the 10.06 no 1 bus to Pack Horse Lane High Green, where the walk will start at 10.52.
ROUTE: Thorncliffe Wood, Parkin Wood, Newbiggin Plantation, Westwood Country Park, Pack Horse Lane.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good paths and tracks with no stiles.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman on 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park on side roads near the pub and good bus service back to town.


AGM AND BUFFET - THURSDAY 7th JUNE
To be held at SRSB Mappin Street from 6.30pm, cost £5 per person. David Cadet Chairman will start the meeting at 7pm prompt. There will be the AGM business first followed by a guest speaker. We are delighted to have Joanne Arden Deputy Manager of SRSB who will talk about her new role in Mappin Street. Buffet will be served at 7.45 prompt as we have to be out by 9.30pm. Please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 or at hilarymyers16@gmail.com by Saturday 26th May or the latest 1st June.


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


WALKING HOLIDAY SEPTEMBER 2018 - 5 NIGHTS DINNER BED AND BREAKFAST...

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.

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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