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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

NOVEMBER 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.

WALKS - 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.

TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER - DRONFIELD HERITAGE CENTRE FOR COFFEE PLUS A WALK AROUND DRONFIELD
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.05 no 43 bus to Dronfield Heritage Centre, where the walk will start at 11.00 (after coffee).
ROUTE: Around Dronfield.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and tracks.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park in the Civic Centre close to the cafe.

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER - BRADFIELD
MEET: Poundland, High Street 9.10 to catch the 9.23 yellow route tram to Hillsborough Interchange then over the road to catchy the 9.55 no 61 bus to Low Bradfield where the walk will start at 10.15, outside the Plough Inn.
ROUTE: We will walk along the footpath opposite the Plough to Blindside Lane where there is a 3/4 mile ascent until a right turn into the plantation. Then, along the fields until we turn almost back on ourselves walking along the side of Dale Dyke reservoir and up past the flood memorial over the road and through the fields to Mortimer lane. Then, immediate right past Wilkin Hill Outward Bound Centre, then left through Windy Bank wood and alongside Strines reservoir back to the bus stop, please note that when we walk alongside Dale Dyke we are on the high path on the opposite side of the dam and not in the mud bath we had to negotiate last year.
DISTANCE: 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Mixed woodland paths and fields with a small amount of walking on quiet roads, couple of ascents and there are 5 stiles.
LEADER: Angela Elliott (07708980793 on the day only). Please contact Chris by Friday 9th November if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com.

THURSDAY 22nd November - BAMFORD BY TRAIN - PEAK PARK RANGERS WALK.
MEET: Sheffield Train 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: 7-8 miles.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers (07502547221).
Members taking part must let Carol know to make sure there are enough sighted guides to meet VI members at Sheffield Railway Station, Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com

LIBRARY EVENT Wednesday 21st November
Central Library Surrey Street, Carpenter Room, 1.30pm. Speaking Volumes. It is a free event but places need to be booked. It will be delivered by Gordon Griffin MBE, with W F Howes publishers. Gordon has been an actor for over 50 years but he is mostly known for his award winning career recording audiobooks. He received an MBE in November 2017. This event is open to all members of the public. It is advertised on Eventbrite and in the library Autumn event brochure. Tel 0114 273 4712 or visit the eventbrite web site. If any difficulties please contact Gail 0114 2667764 or email gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk and I will put your name down with the librarian.

FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER - COACH TRIP TO BRADFORD THEATRE AND SALTAIRE
Philip Tims' hearing impaired group have organised a coach trip, the coach will leave Rotherham at 11.00am and pick up at The Penny Black in Sheffield at 11.30am. The afternoon will be spent in Saltaire and then on to Bradford for an evening at the Bradford Alhambra Theatre for a captioned performance of "Saturday Night Fever." There are some tickets available at £28 normal ticket price £50 for the best seats in the house. The price covers the coach fare and theatre. If you are interested in this please SEND A TEXT MESSAGE only to Philip on 01142554042 making sure you include your contact details.

SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER - SHIRTCLIFF WOOD AND THE HISTORIC SHIRE BROOK VALLEY - CIRCULAR
MEET: Poundland, High Street 9.20 to catch the 9.45 no 52 Stagecoach bus on Arundel Gate to Woodhouse station.
ROUTE: Exploring Shirtcliff Wood and the historic Shire Brook Valley, returning to Woodhouse Station. DISTANCE: 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly on good paths and flatish, with one long but gradual hill.
LEADER: Neill Schofield (0777156 4883 on the day only).
Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk - Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com

TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER - MIDDLEWOOD TO DEEPCAR (VIA COFFEE STOP)
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.30 to catch the 10.04 Yellow route tram to Middlewood Park and ride, where the walk will start 10.30.
ROUTE: Middlewood, Beeley Wood, Coronation Park (Coffee Stop), Trans-Pennine Trail finishing in Deepcar,.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks, no stiles, one short ascent (Jawbone Hill).
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park in the park and ride or the side roads nearby and catch the tram link bus back from Deepcar.

WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS LUNCH TOBY INN, BOWSHAW, DRONFIELD £11 PER PERSON
MAINS: Roast Gammon with Pomegranate Glaze, Roast Turkey, Roast Beef with Beef dripping Glaze, Roast Pork with Apple and Sage Glaze, Turkey Wrap with Cranberry Sauce Roast Potatoes In a Giant Yorkshire Pudding Served with Pigs In Blanket & Gravy, Butternut Squash Parcel (Butternut squash, parsnip, beetroot and red onion in a Filo Pastry), Salmon Fillet in a Creamy butter sauce.
DESSERTS: Dairy Ice Cream Sauce and Choc Flake, Black Forest Sundae, Christmas Pudding, Fruit Crumble and custard, Belgian Chocolate Brownies Served with a rich Hazelnut and peanut sauce, Oreo crumb, fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream.
FOR MENU CHOICES: please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 or hilarymyers16@gmail.com . Details of the walk beforehand will be in the December Newsletter.

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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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