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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

NOVEMBER 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... Can I ask that anyone going on the walks particularly Thursdays and Sundays, to please let Carol know, to ensure that sighted guides are available to help V.I.P.S. at Sheffield Interchange, if required. Thanking everyone. David.


TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER - DRONFIELD CIRCULAR WALK
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.02 no 43 bus to the Dronfield Heritage Barn where we will have a coffee and cake break before the walk starts at 11.00.
ROUTE: Easy walking on good tracks around Dronfield.
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking on good paths no steep climbs.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Paul. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 or normannvq@gmail.com if you wish to join this popular walk. Car drivers can park in the community car park nearby.

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER - PEAK FOREST TRAMWAY TRAIN AND WALK
MEET: Sheffield Railway Station at 8.40 to catch the 9.14 Hope Valley local train to Chinley where the walk will start 10.00.
ROUTE: Via Peak Forest tramway, Bridgeholm Green, Lidgate, Eccles Pike breast (optional ascent of Eccles Pike summit), Buxworth, Peak Forest tramway.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Level cycle-path, quiet lanes, stony track, field paths (one a bit overgrown/wet at one spot.
LEADER: Steve Brown who will meet us at Chinley Station (07801 906126 on the day). Return trains at 15.23 or 16.23. Limited parking at the station alternative parking in the village centre nearby. Please contact Chris if you wish to join this walk 0114 2366685 or email
hewitt.c4@sky.com

THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER - PEAK PARK RANGERS WALK (FROM BAMFORD)
MEET: 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: 8 miles.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers. Members arriving by train at Bamford please meet the party at the bus turn around. It is important to contact Martin to make sure there are enough sighted guides travelling from the train station at Sheffield to meet VIP's. Please all VIP's and Guides contact Martin Wing 07747443812 or
mrmartinwing@gmail.com if you wish to join this walk.

SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER - EKINGTON WOODS AND MOSS VALLEY
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.45 to catch the 10.13 no 50 bus to Eckington Parish Church (Church Street, S21 4EP for any drivers), where the walk will start 10.25.
ROUTE: Walk to Ford and back to Eckington, through Eckington Woods and the Moss Valley.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks, with one long hill, which we will take at a gentle pace! LEADER: Neill Schofield (0777 156 4883 on the day only). Please all VIP's and Guides contact Martin Wing 07747443812 or
mrmartinwing@gmail.com if you wish to join this walk.

TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER - A SHORT CITY WALK
DETAILS: 7.30 at SRSB Mappin Street. We will have a gin master class by local independent trader Starmore Boss. There will be five delicious small courses all paired with a different complimentary gin. Tickets: £25 per person Please contact Claire or Sue for tickets 0114 2722757.

WEDNESDAY 20th November - LIBRARY ENVENT
Central library Surrey Street, Carpenter Suite, 2-3.30pm. W F Howes has arranged for the narrator Julia Franklin to visit Central Library. Julia has a great passion for audio books and has been narrating audio books for over 20 years. Anyone who wishes to go to this free event please let Gail know on 0114 2667764 or email
gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk.

WALKING HOLIDAY 2020
21st September The Lake District was the popular place for the holiday next year. The Committee has decided that we will stay at the County Hotel in Kendal on a five day four night break which we shall use as a base for visiting beautiful places around the lakes. Walks will be arranged for all 3 days some easy and some challenging. The cost will be £310 per person including Dinner Bed and Breakfast, including tips and Phil and the coach will stay with us SVIWG will subsidise the cost of the coach as usual. Please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 or e-mail
hilarymyers16@gmail.com The maximum number is 32 so let me know as soon as possible. Thank you Hilary

SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING...
It is some time now since we have had Sighted guide training. We now have Dyane Fisher one of our members who is well qualified in this field. If any of our new Guides would like to take part in this training (although we do not have a date yet) please contact Chris Hewitt after the 20th October as she is on holiday. Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 mobile 07730472606 or
hewitt.c4@sky.com. YCB. Fingers crossed Martin. The award ceremony is on the 17th September.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH... Wednesday 11th December. Important notice. The Christmas Lunch at the Garrison Guard House Bar and Restaurant. The two course lunch is £12 and three course £14.
THE MENU:
- Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil and Croutons, Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose dressing and leaf salad
- Roast Turkey with trimmings, Wild Mushroom Stroganoff with roasted onion coulis
- Salted Caramel Tort, Chocolate Mousse with Caramel centre and finished with a chewy chopped brownie, Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce
- Coffee and Tea £2.50 with warm mince pie.

Many thanks hope to hear from you soon Hilary.

HOW TO GUIDE A BLIND PERSON....
Below is a link showing how to guide a VI person it will help our new guides, also well practiced members and also VI's. It is by Amar Latif who founded the company Traveleyes which specialises in holidays for VI's. I think it is extremely good, so perhaps members would like to take a look.
We are currently sorting a training day for new members and anyone who has already had training but would like a refresher. Thanks Gail
https://youtu.be/-jqepQ8yASM

CPR LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING...
Would you like to know how to possibly save someone's life? We have not had a training CPR day for some time and there are only 12 places on the course. If anyone wishes to go on this please contact David Cadet by text 07554143262 or email davidcadet81@gmail.com

APP FOR I PHONE... APRIL 2019
Details below. Contact David if you have any problems.
davidcadet81@gmail.com