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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

DECEMBER 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 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 11TH DECEMBER - WARDSEND WANDER
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.15 to catch the 9.35 yellow route tram to Hillsbrorough Interchange, walking to the Garison Hotel where the walk will start 10.10.
ROUTE: Wardsend, Parkwood Springs, Scaithe Wood, Garrison Hotel.
DISTANCE: 3 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good tracks with one ascent. If we have had a lot of rain an alternative walk will be taken.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262). Please contact Chris if you wish to join this walk 0114 2366685 or email hewitt.c4@sky.com

Also ....... PLEASE NOTE: THE CHRISTMAS LUNCH at the Garrison Hotel, Peistone Road (by Morrisons Supermarket) wilL COMMENCE AT 12 NOON PROMPT. It is important that those of you who are not going on the walk, arrive before 12o'clock, so that you will have time to find which table you will be seated at. There will be a list of the names and the menu choice on each table. This has been requested by the Garrison Hotel to help them with the serving of the meals. Please help by sitting at the table that has your name on. Many thanks and a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR - Hilary

WEDNESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2020 - WHIRLOW AND THE LIMB VALLEY
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.15 to catch the 9.35 no 65 Buxton bus to Whirlow (the stop by the junction with Limb Lane) where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: Forge Dam, up the Porter Brook and return via Limb Valley.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good paths and tracks across fields and through woodland.
LEADER: Mike Wilson (0753 8001933 on the day). Please contact Chris if you wish to join this walk 0114 2366685 or email
hewitt.c4@sky.com

NEW YEARS LUNCH ....
PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday 26th January we are booked in at the Robin Hood, Millhoses for a 1PM lunch following the Sunday Walk. Please look at the January Newsletter for the details of the walk and the menu choice. I will need numbers and menu selection by JANUARY 16TH. There will also be a board going around at the Christmas lunch, please look out for it.

WALKING HOLIDAY 2020...
Please let me know if you wish to come on the walking holiday next year. If you haven't been with us before and are not sure if it's for you, just give Hilary Myers a call or speak to Sue Hill or Christine Hewitt and we will answer your questions.
We usually number approximately 30 people, about 10 VI's and 20 guides and a couple of dogs. We are going to the LAKE DISTRICT for 4 nights on Monday 21st to Friday 25th September.
We are staying in Kendal. The cost for Half Board at the County Hotel, Coach Transport and gratuities is £310. A deposit of £30 will be required in January or February.
There will be 2 types of walks arranged for each day one shorter (Tuesday type walk) and one similar to our Wednesday or Sunday walks.
Contact Hilary to put your name down. Tel 0114 2306604 or e-mail
hilarymyers16@gmail.com



EARLIER ITEMS

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.

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