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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

From time to time we take group photographs to update our web site and also SRSB's web site. Any members who do not wish their photos to be on the web site please contact Gail.

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 12TH SEPTEMBER - THE WHARNCLIFFE WOODS CHASE!
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.20 to catch the 9.50 no 35 bus to Grenoside Village where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Wheata Wood, Wharncliffe Wood, Wharncliffe Chase to return to Grenoside.
DISTANCE: 6 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking on good paths and trails. One ascent.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day). On this occasion please contact David Cadet by Friday 7th September if you wish to join this walk - tel: 01142325453 email davidcadet81@gmail.com - car drivers can park in the Community car park on Main Street, just past St Marks Church.


SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - BAKEWELL TO ASHFORD CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield interchange at 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no 218 bus to Bakewell where the walk will start.
ROUTE: Bakewell to Ashford and Monsall Trail to return to Bakewell DISTANCE: 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and tracks.
LEADER: Margaret Patrick (7946 382896 on the day).
Please contact Carol if you wish to join this walk - Carol Adams 07786546004, 0114 2753922 caz25adams17@gmail.com


THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER - THE PEAK PARK RANGERS CHALLANGE.
MEET: Queens Head Pub Pond Hill at 9.15 to travel at 9.30 with Beewise Mini Bus (tel: 0777869 1641) to Fairholmes, where the walk will start at 10.00.
ROUTE: To be decide by the Rangers on the day.
DISTANCE: Approx 8 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths with some steady climbs.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers. Everyone wanting to take part in this walk please contact Carol to help her collate enough guides to VIP ratio - either phone 07786546004, 0114 2753922 or email caz25adams17@gmail.com


TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER - CATCH THE BUS FOR THE WOODHOUSE TRAIN STATION CIRCULAR
MEET: Poundland High Street at 9.45 to catch the 10.15 no 52 bus to Woodhouse Train Station, where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Flockton Park and Shirtcliffe Wood t finish back at Woodhouse Station.
DISTANCE: 4 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Fields and Woods around Woodhouse. Good paths and trails with no stiles but one very mild ascent.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park on Furnace Lane adjacent to the Station.


TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER - COME ALONG FOR AFTERNOON TEA WITH ROBERT NOLAN (CHAIR OF DEAF BLIND UK)
AT SRSB - MAPPIN STREET - 2.30PM - 4PM

We are holding an Afternoon Tea and Talk, so please come along and enjoy a complementary tea and cakes while you listen to an inspirational talk from our guest speaker Robert Nolan, who is chair of Deaf Blind UK.

In his presentation Bob shares his "glass half full" approach to life and work. He tells us about how he has not allowed his deaf blindness to hold him back. Bob had a successful career in the oil industry, managing a European wide team and travelling the world for his work. He has run marathons, cycled 1000's of miles on a tandem. He also loves hill walking, swimming, photography and playing the guitar - interesting hobbies for someone who does not see or hear too well.

To book your place please contact Joanne Arden on 0114 2722757.


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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 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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