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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

APRIL 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... On Thursday the 21st of February we had 3 V.I.P.S at the Sheffield Interchange and there were no sighted guides to see them to the bus safely. Can I ask that anyone going on the walks particularly Thursdays and Sundays, to please let Carol know, and hopefully this problem will not happen again. Thanking everyone. David.

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.

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WEDNESDAY 10TH APRIL - VALLEYS AND WOODS
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.30 to catch the 9.55 no 120 bus to Fulwood Village, where the walk will start 10.20.
ROUTE: Firth Park, Wincobank Hill, Wolley Wood, Concorde Park, returning back to the start.
DISTANCE: 6 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good tracks, some rough ground.
LEADER: Judy Gathercole (0755727559 on the day). Please contact Chris by Friday 5th April if you wish to join this walk. Tel: 0114 2366685 - hewitt.c4@sky.com

THURSDAY 18TH APRIL - HATHERSAGE CIRCULAR WITH MIKE AND JOE
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.20 to catch the 9.40 bus to Hathersage, where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Hathersage, Leadmill Bridge, Torr Farm, Oaks Farm, Offerton Moor, Offerton, Callow Farm, Leadmill Bridge, Hathersage.
DISTANCE: 6 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Some minor roads but is mostly on good paths through woodland and across fields and rough pasture - it does cross exposed moorland and there are some steady ascents and descents.
LEADER: Mike Wilson (0753 8001933 on the day) and Joe Fagan (07791 634319). As always all VIP's and Guides contact Carol if you wish to join this walk to enable her to collate enough guides to VIP's, Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL - PARKS VALLEYS WOODS AND DAMS
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.45 to catch the 10.16 no 88 bus outside the Virgin Bank on Leopold Street to Hunters Bar, where the walk will start outside the gates of Endcliffe Park at 10.30.
ROUTE: Endcliffe Park, Porter Valley to Forge Dam (lunch), Ivy Cottage Lane, Whiteley Woods, Bingham Park, return to Endcliffe Park.
DISTANCE:5 miles.
TERRAIN: One climb up Ivy Cottage Lane and mostly hard surface footpaths.
LEADER: Les Seaman (07547115946 on the day), Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk 07786546004, 0114 2753922
caz25adams17@gmail.com

SATURDAY 27TH APRIL - THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF ACCESS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE
Organised by S.Y.N.E.D Ramblers. A rally will take place at Winnats Pass, at 2pm. Guest speakers include David Blunkett, Jarvis Cocker and other speakers. Doncaster Ramblers are organising a walk starting at Hope Railway Station at 10.00am. We were thinking we might have our own walk but it is our Sunday Walk the next day so it probably wouldn't be prudent. However, if any member wishes to take part contact David Tel; 07554143262,
davidcadet81@gmail.com or look on line.


FUNDRAISING CHALLANGE 2019 SATURDAY 11TH MAY
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 8.15am to catch the 8.39 Blue Route tram to Hillsborough Interchange, then number 61 or 62 but to Lower Bradfield, where the walk will start 9.36.
ROUTE: Lower Bradfield passing high above Agden Water, then fields and open moorland to the Dukes Road. Onto Back Tor, where we will have our lunch Break, then passing Derwent Edge Water and making our way to Strines Reservoir, to continue onto Dale Dyke Reservoir, before returning on country lanes back to the start.
DISTANCE: 12 1/2 or 5 miles for a 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, however, there is a point where walkers can leave the walk and make their way back to the start.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day). Please contact Chris by Monday 5th May if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685 or
hewitt.c4@sky.com
Sponsor forms have been printed and will be handed out shortly. The estimated time of this walk 6-6.1/2 hours to complete.

TUESDAY 2ND APRIL - GRENOSIDE WALK
MEET: Meet at Poundland High Street at 9.15 to catch the 9.45 no 86 bus on Arundel Gate to Cinder Hill Lane Grenoside where the walk will start 10.20.
ROUTE: Easy Walking around Ecclesfield on good tracks some stiles but no steep ascents.
DISTANCE: 4 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks and paths.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339 Car drivers can park at the top of Whitley Lane near the Norfolk Arms Pub.

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