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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2017

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

TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER - Grenoside Circular
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.25 to catch the 9.50 no 35 bus to Grenoside where the walk will start at 10.15.
ROUTE: Wheata Wood, Wharncliffe Wood, Wharncliffe Chase, back to Grenoside.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good tracks muddy in places.
LEADER: David Gadd (07554143262 on the day only). Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339.

WALK AND CHRISTMAS LUNCH "THE SHOULDER OF MUTTON" WORRALL...
Wednesday 13th December -
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.02 57 bus to Worrall where the walk will start at 10.45 from the Shoulder of Mutton. Car drivers can park in the pub car park, buses back every hour at 35 minutes past each hour.
ROUTE: Walking on Top Lane parallel with Hillsborough Golf course, Loxley, Wadsley Common Woods, Worrall Road for lunch 1pm.
DISTANCE: 3 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking no ascents and no stiles.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day only).
Please contact Chris if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com and Hilary if you want to eat (tel: 01142366685)

CHRISTMAS LUNCH - 2 Course Roast Lunch £10.50 per head, which includes a tip. Please let me know if you will be coming for the meal which will be at 1 pm. I will also need to know what you are having to eat. The choices are: Roast dinner and seasonal veg, Turkey, Ham or Nut Roast(V). The Desserts are Profiteroles, Yule Log, Christmas Pudding or Ice Cream Sundae. You will be able to help yourself to a tea or coffee for £1.
You have until the 8th December to let Hilary know what you want to eat. We have paid a £5 deposit for everybody so if you have to cancel your meal please let me know by MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER.

DON'T MISS THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER for details of the New Year Walk and Carvery Lunch at The Sportsman, Lodge Moor on Sunday 28th January. Hilary

TUESDAY 2nd JANUARY - Chequers Pub Coal Aston Circular
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.45 to catch the 10.10 no 44 bus from Flat Street to the Chequers Pub, where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Coal Aston, Bowshaw Farm, Dore and Totley Golf Course, Greenhill Park, Chequers Pub.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy tracks muddy in places.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day only) (and Norman if you wish to go on this walk 0114 2686339). Please note all those taking part on this walk, please contact Norman by December 29th at the latest as he is away after that day. Car drivers can park in the pub car park, as it is the day after New Year's day and perhaps we can have a drink together afterwards?

WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY - Totley Brook Circular
MEET: Poundland High Street at 9.35 to catch the 10.00am no 98 bus to Totley Brook Road, where the walk will start at 10.45.
ROUTE: Bushey Wood, Poynton Wood, Totley, Gillfield Wood, Baslow Road, Penny Lane, back to the start.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Decent tracks, might be muddy in the wooded areas, one long ascent (mild) at beginning of the walk.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day only). Please contact Chris by Friday 5th January, if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339 or hewitt.c4@sky.com. Buses 97 and 98 every 10 minutes back to Sheffield

The other January walks will be in the January Newsletter.


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



WALKING HOLIDAY SEPTEMBER 2018 5 NIGHTS DINNER BED AND BREAKFAST...

Shropshire has taken the vote for the place we want to walk in next year. I have a number of hotels in mind and they are holding 30 places until November. I have already had 10 people speak to me and confirm they want their name to be put on the list for next year. If you were on the holiday this year and have not spoken to me since confirming you want to go away next year please contact me as soon as possible please. Priority will be given to Visually Impaired walkers, then the guides.

The average cost will be about £75 per person per night Dinner Bed and Breakfast with a maximum of £400 for 5 nights, as always single rooms are at a premium and may have a small extra charge. Transport will be provided, once I have all the names, and I know which hotel we shall be using, I will let you have the details.

CONTACT Hilary on 0114 2306604 e-mail hilarymyers16@gmail.com



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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