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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

DECEMBER 2018

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 4TH DECEMBER - MIDDLEWOOD TO DEEPCAR (VIA COFFEE STOP)
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.30 to catch the 10.04 Yellow route tram to Middlewood Park and ride, where the walk will start 10.30.
ROUTE: Middlewood, Beeley Wood, Coronation Park (Coffee Stop), Trans-Pennine Trail finishing in Deepcar,.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks, no stiles, one short ascent (Jawbone Hill).
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park in the park and ride or the side roads nearby and catch the tram link bus back from Deepcar.

WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER - CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND WALK
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.15 to catch the 9.45 no 43 bus to the Bowshaw Toby Inn Dronfield where the walk will start 10.15.
ROUTE: Greenhill park, Dore and Totley Golf Club, Bowshaw Farm, returning back for our Christmas Lunch.
DISTANCE: 3 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths, could be muddy at Bowshaw Farm.
LEADER: David Cadet (07554143262 on the day). Please contact Chris by Friday 7th December if you wish to go on this walk. Tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com.
Car drivers can park in the Toby Inn car park, buses returning to Sheffield every 20 minutes.

Following the walk the lunch will be at the Toby Inn Bowshaw Dronfield - 2 courses £11 per head. If you haven't already given me your menu choices I need to know by this week, Thursday 29th November - tel: 0114 2306604 or e-mail hilarymyers16@gmail.com

Some of you who went to Shropshire in September may have already ordered so if you are not coming I need to know as a deposit of £5 has already been paid for you.
Those of you who wish to come for the meal but are not walking - our meal is booked for 12.30 pm. Please pay Stan Wainwright £11 when you arrive at the Bowshaw. Thank you Hilary.

MAINS: Roast Gammon with Pomegranate Glaze; Roast Turkey; Roast Beef with Beef dripping Glaze; Roast Pork with Apple & Sage Glaze; Turkey Wrap with Cranberry Sauce Roast Potatoes In a Giant Yorkshire Pudding Served with Pigs In Blanket & Gravy; Butternut Squash Parcel, Butternut squash, parsnip, beetroot & red onion in a Filo Pastry; Salmon Fillet in a Creamy butter sauce.

DESSERTS: Dairy Ice Cream Sauce & Choc Flake; Black Forest Sundae; Christmas Pudding with custard or Brandy Sauce; Fruit Crumble and custard; Belgian Chocolate Brownies Served with a rich Hazelnut & peanut sauce, Oreo crumb, fresh strawberries & fresh whipped cream.

Sue and Norman will be pleased to receive any raffle prizes.

As the Christmas walk is the last official walk for 2018 would anyone like to join David for a walk? See below for details.

TUESDAY 18TH DECEMBER - BRADFIELD WALK AND LUNCH AT THE PLOUGH
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street 9.35 to catch the Blue route tram 10.02 to Malin Bridge where the walk will start 10.20.
ROUTE: Along the Loxley Valley finishing at the Plough public house at Low Bradfield for lunch.
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking.
LEADER: David Cadet. If you wish to join David for this walk please text 07554143262 or E-Mail davidcadet81@gmail.com. (As New Year's Day is on the 1st January the Tuesday walk will be on the next day).

WEDNESDAY 2ND JANUARY - MILLHOUSES - BEAUCHIEF ABBEY CIRCULAR
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street at 9.30 to catch the 9.58 no 98 bus to Millhouses Park where the walk will start 10.20.
ROUTE: Hutcliffe Wood, Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Drive, Ladies Spring Wood, Ecclesall Woods, returning back to the start.
DISTANCE: 5 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy tracks on good paths with no stiles and no ascents.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2686339. Car drivers can park in the car park at Millhouses Park. There is also a cafe in the park for refreshments after the walk if required.

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, hewitt.c4@sky.com Car drivers can park in the pub carpark or side roads nearby.
Please note the bus times could change in the New Year.

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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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