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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

AUGUST 2018

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

From time to time we take group photographs to update our web site and also SRSB's web site. Any members who do not wish their photos to be on the web site please contact Gail.

John is now collating names for the walk program 2019. If anyone would like to lead a walk for us, or perhaps you have not lead one before and would like to try please contact him on 0114 2334080 or 07816089059.

WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST - HATHERSAGE CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.20 to catch the 9.40 no 271 bus to Hathersage (opposite the George Hotel) where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Leadmill Bridge, along the Derwent to Padley, then up for lunch among abandoned millstones. Possible paddle near Mill Lane (bring towel). Through allotments and cricket fiel (for a surprise!!).
DISTANCE: 4 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Sheep and cattle in fields, but dogs can go free in other areas.
LEADER: Julie Graham who will meet the group at Hathersage (07779280367 on the day). Please contact Chris by Friday 3rd August if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com There are plenty of places to get refreshments and ice cream in the village before catching the 4.24 bus back into Sheffield.


TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST - A WALK WITH BETSY.
MEET: Poundland corner High Street 9.40 to catch the 10.21 no 61 bus from Arundel Gate to Low Bradfield, where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Around Dam Flask Reservoir finishing at the Plough public house.
DISTANCE: 3 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking throughout.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Drivers can park by the cricket ground next to the tennis courts for free (car park behind cricket ground).


THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST - MIKE JACKSON'S EDALE CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Railway station at 8.40 to take a 9.14 train to Edale where the walk will start 9.50.
ROUTE: Edale to Barber Booth, up Chapel Gate to Rushup Edge and Lord Seat, over Mam Tor, along to Hollins Cross and back down to Edale.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Well-marked tracks throughout, a few easy wooden-plank stiles, a steady climb up the Chapel Gate track with stony sections, otherwise easy going.
LEADER: Mike Jackson who will meet the group at Edale. Members taking part must notify Carol to make sure there are enough sighted guides to meet VI members at Sheffield Station. Everyone 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 26th AUGUST - LANGSETT/STOCKSBRIDGE 3 RESERVOIR CIRCULAR WALK
MEET: At the Cathedral Tram Stop at 9.0 to catch the 9.14 tram to Middlewood Park and Ride, where we catch the 9.49 SL1a bus to Socksbridge, Unsliven Rd/Smithy Moor Lane, arriving at 10.20 to start the walk. On street parking available nearby.
ROUTE: From Stocksbridge we walk through woodland along the bank of Underbank Reservoir to Midhopestones.Here we continue uphill to Edge Cliff passing Midhope Reservoir to turn towards Langsett Reservoir (with cafe and public House). We return to Stocksbridge along an old dismantled railway track. The return bus SL1a to Park and Ride is at 20 mins past the hour
DISTANCE: 8 miles.
TERRAIN: 1 or 2 steepish paths on outward journey, but return pretty flat.
LEADER: Christine Whittaker (07896069458 on the day).
Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk - Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com nb. The cafe/pub stop is just for refreshments only please bring packed lunch.


TUESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER - CRYSTAL PEAKS CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.07 no 120 bus to Crystal Peaks, where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Crystal Peaks, Ochre Dyke, Trans Pennine Trail, Shirebrook Valley, Returning to Crystal Peaks.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking throughout.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car parking at Crystal Peaks.


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


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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