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THIS MONTH'S WALKS AND EVENTS

JULY 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.

THERE WILL BE TWO TUESDAY WALKS IN JULY - ON THE 3RD OF JULY AND ON THE 31ST OF JULY. THIS IS BECAUSE THE 7TH OF AUGUST IS ALSO A TUESDAY, THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDNESDAY WALK. DAVID.

TUESDAY 3RD JULY - BASLOW CIRCULAR
MEET: Sheffield Interchange 9.30 to catch the 10.00 no 218 bus to Baslow where the walk will start 10.45.
ROUTE: Baslow, Pilsley, Edensor, Chatsworth return to Baslow,.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good paths and tracks with one short steep ascent.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman on 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Buses return from Baslow every 30 minutes at quarter to and quarter past each hour.


WEDNESDAY 11th JULY - THE HALLS AROUND TOTLEY CIRCULAR
MEET: Poundland, High Street at 9.30 to catch the 9.48 no 97 bus to the Cross Scythe public house on the A621 (Abbeydale Road) where the walk will start at 10.25.
ROUTE: Totley Hall Lane, Woodthorpe Hall, through Holmesfiel Park Wood, Holmesfield, Horseleygate Hall, Fanshawe Gate and Hal, and then back to the starting point.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and tracks across farmland with no steep climbs - a few stiles.
LEADER: Mike Wilson (07538001933 on the day).
Please contact Chris by Friday 6th July - tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com. Frequent buses back into the City Centre. Parking on Totley Hall Lane. Our thanks to Mike who has stepped in for this walk at short notice.


THURSDAY 19th July - PEAK PARK RANGERS LED - FAIRHOLMES CIRCULAR WALK
MEET: Queens Head Pub, Pond Hill at 9.15 to take a 9.30 mini bust to Fairholmes where the walk will start 10.00.
ROUTE: To be decided on the day
DISTANCE: 7/8 miles.
TERRAIN: Good paths and some steady climbs.
LEADER: Peak Park Rangers (07502547221 on the day only). Everyone wanting to take part in this walk please contact Carol to help her collate enough guides to VIP ratio on 07786546004, 0114 2753922, caz25adams17@gmail.com


Tuesday 31st July - BRADFIELD CIRCULAR WALK.
MEET: Poundland corner High Street 9.45 to catch the 10.21 no 61 bus to Low Bradfield, where the walk will start at 10.50.
ROUTE: Low Bradfield, High Bradfield, Onesmoor, Rocher, Agden, Low Bradfield.
DISTANCE: 5 1/2 miles.
TERRAIN: Mostly good tracks - two ascents.
LEADER: David (07554143262 on the day) and Norman. Please contact Norman 0114 2686339 if you wish to join this walk. Drivers can park by the cricket ground next to the tennis courts for free (car park behind cricket ground).


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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