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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

OCT0BER 2019

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.

FROM THE CHAIR... Can I ask that anyone going on the walks particularly Thursdays and Sundays, to please let Carol know, to ensure that sighted guides are available to help V.I.P.S. at Sheffield Interchange, if required. Thanking everyone. David.


WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER - HATHERSAGE TO BASLOW
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.15 to catch the 9.40 no 271 bus to Hathersage where the walk will start 10.23.
ROUTE: Hathersage via Grindleford, Horse Hay Coppice, Froggatt, Calver, Bubnell to Baslow.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Well defined paths through Green fields, small woods and pastures. No hills to climb, and just the possibility of one boggy section near the end of the walk.
LEADER: Roy Barber (07599511075 on the day). In the event of bad weather we could finish the walk at Grindleford with a view of returning back to Sheffield by train. Please contact David if you wish to join this walk by Friday 5th July text 07554143262 or email davidcadet81@gmail.com



LAST MINUTE WALK.....THURSDAY 10th OCTOBER - ABBEYDALE ROTARY CLUB WALK LONG EATON TO SHARDLOW - Open Invitation

MEET: Sheffield station to catch 0900 train from Sheffield to Long Eaton. You should purchase a Derbyshire wayfarer ticket which can be used for the train and bus. Cost £6.70 for over 60's.

Depart Sheffield 0900 to arrive Long Eaton at 0938 (Arrive at pub approximately 1230).

Return Bus every 20 minutes so 1348, 1408, 1428 - it takes 18 minutes to Derby station. Suggest aim for 1408 bus to arrive 1426. Trains depart Derby station for Sheffield 16,28,45,08 past the hour.
Should be back at Sheffield station between 1500 and 1530.
ROUTE: From Long Eaton we walk the lower end of the Erewash canal where it joins the River Trent and then walk along a short section of the trent before joining the towpath of the Trent and Mersey Canal as far as Shardlow where we can have a pub lunch. after lunch we take the Skylink bus to Derby station and then return train to Sheffield.

The walk is level no stiles but some ramps and a few steps. Length of walk between 4.5 and 5 miles.

LEADER: I will keep a check on the weather forecast as I do not want to lead the walk in very bad weather. Could you let me know directly or via Paul the expected numbers so I can let the pub know our total numbers for lunch.

Any queries email or phone 07766 095663

All SVIWG members wishing to take part on this walk please contact EILEEN INGHAM; 07952241775; 01142814414


THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER - FROM THE GROUSE INN TO WHIRLOW
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.15 to catch 9.35 no 65 Buxton bus to the stop above Grindleford Railway station where the walk will start 10.10. (Car drivers park at Whirlow near the entrance to Whirlowbrook Hall then catch the no 65 bus due at Whirlow Court Road bus stop, at 9.54)
ROUTE: Grouse Inn, Longshaw, Fox House, Ringinglow and Limb Valley return to Whirlow.
DISTANCE: 8 miles.
TERRAIN: Moderate walking with some uphill stretches and some uneven paths through woods and over moorland. LEADER: Mike Wilson (07538001933 on the day). Please all VIP's and Guides contact Martin Wing 07747443812 or
mrmartinwing@gmail.com if you wish to join this walk.

FRIDAY 25th OCTOBER - GIN AND FOOD PAIRING
DETAILS: 7.30 at SRSB Mappin Street. We will have a gin master class by local independent trader Starmore Boss. There will be five delicious small courses all paired with a different complimentary gin. Tickets: £25 per person Please contact Claire or Sue for tickets 0114 2722757.

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER - PARKS AND WOODS MOSTLY
MEET: Meet Poundland High Street at 9.10 to catch the 9.31 no 75 bus to Graves Park Meadowhead entrance where the walk will start 10.01.
ROUTE: raves Park, Carr Woods, Lees Hall Woods, Sheffield Round Walk, Matthews Lane, Returning back to the start.
DISTANCE: 6 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good tracks could be muddy in the woods if we have had rain, two ascents one short.
LEADER: David Cadet (phone 07554143262 on the day). Please all VIP's and Guides contact Martin Wing 07747443812 or
mrmartinwing@gmail.com if you wish to join this walk. Car drivers can park by the tennis courts or Charles Ashmore Road where we get off the bus.

TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER - DRONFIELD CIRCULAR WALK
MEET: Sheffield Interchange at 9.35 to catch the 10.02 no 43 bus to the Dronfield Heritage Barn where we will have a coffee and cake break before the walk starts at 11.00.
ROUTE: Easy walking on good tracks around Dronfield.
DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy walking on good paths no steep climbs.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Paul. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 or
normannvq@gmail.com if you wish to join this popular walk. Car drivers can park in the community car park nearby.

MEMBERS NEWS... SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING...
It is some time now since we have had Sighted guide training. We now have Dyane Fisher one of our members who is well qualified in this field. If any of our new Guides would like to take part in this training (although we do not have a date yet) please contact Chris Hewitt after the 20th October as she is on holiday. Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 mobile 07730472606 or
hewitt.c4@sky.com. YCB. Fingers crossed Martin. The award ceremony is on the 17th September.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH... Wednesday 11th December. Important notice. The Christmas Lunch at the Garrison Guard House Bar and Restaurant. The two course lunch is £12 and three course £14.
THE MENU:
- Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil and Croutons, Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose dressing and leaf salad
- Roast Turkey with trimmings, Wild Mushroom Stroganoff with roasted onion coulis
- Salted Caramel Tort, Chocolate Mousse with Caramel centre and finished with a chewy chopped brownie, Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce
- Coffee and Tea £2.50 with warm mince pie.

Many thanks hope to hear from you soon Hilary.

HOW TO GUIDE A BLIND PERSON....
Below is a link showing how to guide a VI person it will help our new guides, also well practiced members and also VI's. It is by Amar Latif who founded the company Traveleyes which specialises in holidays for VI's. I think it is extremely good, so perhaps members would like to take a look.
We are currently sorting a training day for new members and anyone who has already had training but would like a refresher. Thanks Gail
https://youtu.be/-jqepQ8yASM

CPR LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING...
Would you like to know how to possibly save someone's life? We have not had a training CPR day for some time and there are only 12 places on the course. If anyone wishes to go on this please contact David Cadet by text 07554143262 or email davidcadet81@gmail.com

APP FOR I PHONE... APRIL 2019
Details below. Contact David if you have any problems.
davidcadet81@gmail.com