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.
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.
FRIDAY 8TH FEBRUARY - SING AWAY THE BLUES - SINGING THROUGH THE SEASONS AT SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL
MEET: Sheffield Cathedral 7.30 pm - 10pm. The SAGE Singing Through the Seasons Choir are joining forces with three Sheffield Community choirs for an evening of acapella performance. Carol Adams is in one of these choirs. SAGE promotes well being for adults over 18. Tickets £8 are available from the Cathedral Shop, or
https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/942-sing-away-the-blues - all proceeds going to SAGE.
WEDNESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY - ABBEYDALE WOODLAND WALK
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street 9.30 to catch the 9.46 no 97/98 bus to the Robin Hood Pub on Abbeydale Road where the walk will start at 10.20.
ROUTE: Archer Rd to Hutcliffe Woods, Beauchief Abbey, Lady Spring Woods, Ecclesall Woods, then lunch at Woodlands Craft Centre (please bring packed lunch as only beverages served here). Leaving Ecclesall Woods there will be 1/2 mile road walking to playing fields and woods off Carter Knowle Road exiting on Abbeydale Rd, then a short walk on path back to start.
DISTANCE: 7 1/2 miles.
LEADER: Joe Fagan (07791634319 on the day).
Please contact Chris by Friday 8th February if you wish to join this walk. Tel 0114 2366685, firstname.lastname@example.org .
THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY - MIKE JACKSON'S BURBAGE, STANAGE, HATHERSAGE WALK - BAMFORD
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.15 to catch the 9.40 no 271 bus to Fox House, where the walk will start at 10.40.
ROUTE: Burbage Green Drive to Burbage Bridge, the track towards Stanage and then below Stanage to the Plantation, and down past North Lees to Hathersage, return bus at 4.24.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: On excellent tracks, mostly broad with a narrower section below Stanage.
LEADER: Mike Jackson who will meet the group at Fox House. All VIP's and guides please contact Carol so that she knows there are enough guides for VIP's. Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 email@example.com
FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY - FLYPAST OVER ENDCLIFFE PARK
MEET: Meet at Argos Snig Hill at 10.15 to catch the 10.45 no 81 bus to Endcliffe Park where the walk will start 11.15.
ROUTE: Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam for lunch, from there we will find a vantage point to watch the Flypast at approx 3pm.
DISTANCE: 2-3 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks and paths.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day). Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339
SUNDAY 24TH FEBRUARY - BASLOW - CHATSWORTH CIRCULAR
MEET: Meet Sheffield Interchange at 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no 218 bus to Baslow where the walk will start 10.10.
ROUTE: Chatsworth Park, Hunting Tower, Swiss Lake, Beeley Moor, Beeley Lodge, Chatsworth Park then back to Baslow.
DISTANCE: 7 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks and grassy paths but may be muddy in places.
LEADER: Chris Hewitt (07730472606 on the day). Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hourly bus service back to Sheffield - parking in Baslow. There are options to curtail this walk if weather is bad.
TUESDAY 5TH MARCH
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.35 to catch the 10.06 no 1/1a bus to Hucklow Rd/Firth Park, where the walk will start 10.40.
ROUTE: Firth Park, Wincobank Hill, Wolley Wood, Concorde Park, returning back to the start.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths one short incline.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day). Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk 0114 2686339.
TUESDAY 19TH MARCH -
We are arranging a trip to Sherwood Forest to visit the RSPB's Sensing Nature, which they have developed as part of Sarah Bell's project. We will have 35 seats available on the coach which means we can accommodate up to a maximum of 17 VIPs and 18 guides. More information will be available in the March newsletter but in the meantime please contact Chris on 01142366685, 07730472606 or email@example.com
Walking Holiday September 9th- 14th September in Llandudno...
Firstly thanks to those who have sent their £50 deposits in. Those members who still need to pay please can you let Stan Wainwright have your £50 by 30th Jan, either by a cheque payable to SVIWG, cash or directly through the bank.
We have had a couple of cancellations for the walking break so if you were thinking you might like to join us but thought it was too late, then please get in touch & we can see what accommodation will be available. Further information please contact Hilary on 0114 2306604 firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Sue Hill or Christine Hewitt.
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