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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

OCTOBER 2017

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

TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER - A GENTLE WALK WITH BETSY AND A PUB MEAL
MEET: Poundland High Street 9.35 to catch the 10.04 Malin Bridge Tram to Malin Bridge Tram Terminus where the walk will start at 10.20.
ROUTE: Rivelin Vlley to the Rivelin Hotel for lunch. After lunch returning to Malin. DISTANCE: 4 miles.
TERRAIN: Easy going tracks, one short ascednt with no stiles.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman 0114 2686339.
Please contact Norman if you wish to join this walk (0114 26886339).
MEALS ARE £5 main course only.
MENU CHOICES
ROAST DINNERS (all served with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and vegetables) - Beef, Pork, Ham, Turkey, Gammon with egg or pineapple
OR - Battered cod, breaded plaice, scampi, gammon escallop, 4oz Steak, cod fishcake (all served with chips and peas).
OR - Salads: Quiche, Cheese, Roast Chicken, Tuna and Chive.
David will need to place your order a week before the walk, so please see him or contact by email davidcadet81@gmail.com
Car Drivers can park on Rivelin Valley Road.

WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER - Plough Inn Low Bradfield Circular
MEET: Poundland High Street at 9.20 to catch the 9.50 62 bus (Arundel Gate/Charles Street) where the walk will start at 10.20.
ROUTE: Plough Inn Low Bradfield, Blind Side Lane, Dale Dyke Reservoir, Broggin, Agden Reservoir.
DISTANCE: 7 miles.
TERRAIN: Country Lanes, tracks and some single path walking.
LEADER: Roy Barber who will meet the group at Hillsborough Interchange (07599511075 on the day only)
Please contact Chris by Friday 6th October if you wish to join this walk tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com

THURSDAY 19th OCTOBER - Rowsley Circular
MEET: Meet at Sheffield Interchange 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no 218 bus to Baslow, the group members will be met by car drivers to travel to Rowsley where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Along country roads through Stanton Woodhouse to Stanton Lees and then up to the start of the track over Stanton Moor to the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, then a woodland and field track walk back to Rowsley
DISTANCE: About 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Quiet country roads and good tracks throughout, through varied and interesting countryside. The first part largely uphill and second half largely downhill!
LEADER: Mike Jackson (Please note, this is an opportunity to enjoy an attractive walk currently out of reach of public transport). N.B. Parking at Rowsley will be on the lane beyond Caudwell's Mill, next to the playground, buses back from Baslow every 30 minutes.
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk.Everyone planning to take part must notify John in good time, to ensure that we will have enough car places available.

SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER - BAKEWELL CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no 218 bus to Bakewell where the walk will start at 10.30.
ROUTE: Across the field by the river, up and over the hill and down to join the Monsal Trail at Toll Bar House,then along the trail towards Little Longstone but turning off south to Ashford in the Water and back to Bakewell. DISTANCE: 6 miles.
TERRAIN: Good field paths and tracks could be muddy in places.
LEADER: Margaret Patrick (07946 382896 on the day only).
Please contact John if you wish to join this walk.

CHOOSE A WALKING HOLIDAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2018......

Whitby was been a really enjoyable walking Holiday. The weather was just right and we had the opportunity to walk and see many beautiful different places. Thank you everyone. So that we can arrange as interesting a walking holiday for next year, I need you to tell me if you might be interested in going to any of the following three places in September 2018. Shropshire- North Wales- or the Lake District.

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ou will not be committing yourself to the Holiday at this stage. Once I have a firm place booked I will then be telling you the date and the cost so you can decide if it's for you. Please let me know by contacting me on 0114 2306604 or e-mailing hilarymyers16@gmail.com.

A red walking pole has been found in the luggage compartment of the coach. This must belong to one of the group. Please contact Christine.

I hope to hear from you soon Hilary.


FROM THE CHAIR... Apologies to all those who came on the Tuesday walk in September, it was a misjudgement on my behalf, it was more of a Wednesday walk regarding the mileage. It was the most challenging walk I have lead. I will endeavour to make sure that all future walks fit within the criteria laid down. David.


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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