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.
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.
WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY - A WOODLANDS WALK!
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street 9.15 to catch the 9.45 no 86 bus to the Acorn Pub at Burncross where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Burncross, Ecclesfield Woods, Parkin Wood, Newbiggin Plantation, Thorncliffe Woods, Westwood, High Green, return back to the start.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day).
Please contact Chris by Friday 4th January if you wish to join this walk. Tel 0114 2366685, email@example.com Car drivers can park in the pub carpark or side roads nearby. Please note the bus times could change in the New Year.
THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY - PEAK PARK RANGERS WALK - BAMFORD
MEET: Sheffield Railway Station at 8.40 to catch the 9.14 train to Bamford (meeting on the Railway platform at Bamford), where the walk will start 10.00..
ROUTE: To be decided on the day.
DISTANCE: 7 - 8 miles.
TERRAIN: Some steady climbs and good paths.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY - MILLHOUSES - ROBIN HOOD PUB FOR LUNCH
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street at 9.50 to catch the 10.23 no 98 bus to Millhouses Park where the walk will start 10.48.
ROUTE: Millhouses Park then a nice stroll through Ecclesall Woods to the Robin Hood Pub for lunch.
DISTANCE: 2-3 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks and paths.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk 07786546004, 0114 2753922 email@example.com
1 course £7.99, or 2 courses £9.99
Roast Pork Loin
Root Vegetable Nut Roast
Lentil & Spinach Pie
Toasted Turkey Breast
Half Roast Chicken
Roasted Sirloin of Beef (50p extra)
Treacle Sponge Pudding with either whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or thick custard
Glazed lemon Tart with fresh whipped cream and Raspberry compote
Salted Caramel Profiteroles with Vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
Ice Cream - vanilla or coconut milk or dairy free.
Please let me have your menue choices no later than Wednesday 16th January. Max number to be seated together will be 30, so please let Hilary know ASAP - 0114 2306604 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.50 to catch the 10.15 no 3 bus ib Arundel Gate to Washington Road/Sharrow Lane, where the walk will start 10.45.
ROUTE: We will visit the community cafe Fpr for refreshments, then a visit to the General Cemetery taking the original pathway to the Gatehouse, then to the Botanical Gardens for a look around and lunch stop (please bring packed lunch), then back to the General cemetery visiting the Catacombs, finishing at Weatherspoons bottom of Ecclesall Road.
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths throughout.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Phillip and Paul. Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339.
We raised a fantastic sum of £130 on the Wednesday 12th December Christmas lunch raffle well done.
A member has asked me if anyone has a nest of tables they no longer need, if so please let Gail know who will pass your details on to the person making the enquiry. email email@example.com 0114 2667764.
NEW UPDATE FOR IPHONE...
The GPS satalight navigation Lazarillo have invested quite a bit recently and improved it. You can now actually get turn by turn instructions whilst navigating towards the destination. You need to use the search function or try going to your list of favourite locations.
Select somewhere by double tapping with one finger
then swipe to find start tracking,
double tap to turn that toggle
then at the bottom left double tap on walking mode
a menu will pop-up on which you need to double tap on Google maps or just Lazarillo because it has now built in navigation and this is better because you do not get two voices talking at the same time!
You then make sure you have your ear pods in your ear- well, one of them anyhow - and pop your phone in your pocket and set off!
With BlindSquare it is much easier to cut out unwanted announcements of shops, pubs, small restaurants. Lazarillo is completely free and as I said, it now enables you to get turn by turn directions. None of the GPS apps are absolutely accurate but they really do help quite a bit. So, I would encourage you to download this app and experiment!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and John Bater (Walks Organiser) - 0114 233 4080 or 07816089059
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:email@example.com