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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.

All walks will follow the Government guidelines on Covid 19 whilst walking for exercise and being guided. Please book in as early as possible for walks so we can sort out the details.

Whilst every effort is taken by walk leaders, members attending do so at their own risk. All members are required to wear good walking boots and bring their own rucksack food and drink as well as waterproofs where appropriate.

If you want to go on any of the walks below, you must first book-in with Hilary - please phone 01142306604. Let us make sure we can get the group out walking again looking forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Hilary.



WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER - Meet at Meet Sheffield Interchange main foyer at 9.15 to catch the 9.40 no 135 bus to the Angel Public House where the walk will start 10.20.
The Route - This is a circular walk starting at Wheta Woods, Wharncliffe Chase, to Prior Royd areas of Grenoside.
The Distance/Terrain is 5 miles - good paths.
The Leader is David Cadet, (07557272559 on the day).

It is important to let Chris know if you wish to attend this walk to make sure there are enough Guides for VI's and where you intend to start the walk from to meet VI's at the Interchange tel 0114 2366685, hewitt.c4@sky.com. Car drivers can park in the Community Car Park on Main Street just passed St. Mark's Church.

THURSDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - Meet at the foyer of Sheffield Interchange at 9.10 to catch the 9.30 no X57 bus at stand D3 (this can change so please check on arrival at the interchange)to Ladybower Inn. The bus arrives at 10.00 for start of walk.
The Route - Start Longshaw Park opposite Foxhouse inn following the driveway to the cafe and along the top path to The B6054, cross here to start along the White edge Moor Path Which runs (below the edge) to reach the B6054 again, near The Grouse Inn, turning right here alongside the road and in a Short distance re-enter Longshaw Park, following the main Track to the Yarncliffe turn off, continuing round by the lake and back onto the main track again to Fox house to catch the 2.19pm 272 Hulley's bus back to Sheffield.
The Distance and Terrain 7 to 8 miles - the terrain can be difficult in parts.
The Leader - This is a Peak Park Rangers walk - contact 07502547221 on the day.
Return buses back into Sheffield From Ladybower are 14.45, 15.45, 16.45 and then 18.23, 20.03, 22.03 and 00.53 Parking at Ladybower Inn or Asopton Bridge.
Car drivers Parking at Ladybower Inn or Asopton Bridge.
If anyone wishes to attend this walk you must contact Martin to ensure enough guides to meet VI's in the Sheffield Interchange. Martin Wing 07747443812 or email mrmartinwing@gmail.com

SUNDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER Meet at Poundland, High Street at 9.am to catch the 9.25 tram to Hillsbrough Interchange arriving at 9.43, to catch the 9.55 no 61 bus to Low Bradfield arriving at 10.17 where the walk will start. Car drivers can park on road around the cricket ground or in the car park behind.
The Route - From the bus stop next to the Plough Inn, a short distance towards Low Bradfield village turning right over the road Bridge and taking the right fork in the road by the Smiddy Garage and in a short distance turning right again over an old cart bridge. After a few steps turning Left into the track which follows the entire edge of the Damflask reservoir to return to Low Bradfield. At a suitable spot on the walk around the reservoir the remainder of Betsy's ashes will be scattered. This was one of the areas that Betsy was very fond of walking around and which was usually followed by a meal at the Plough or the Old Horns inn.
The Distance and Terrain 4 miles of easy walking on good paths.
The Leader is Nigel Robb, (07538460680 on the day. Return buses from Low Bradfield every hour.
It is important that you contact Martin if you wish to attend this walk to ensure there are enough guides for VI's - Martin Wing 07747443812 mrmartinwing@gmail.com.

TUESDAY 5TH OCTOBER- Meet at Sheffield Interchange main foyer at 9.20 to catch the 9.45 no 43 bus from Flat Street to The Barn at Dronfield arriving at 10.20. The walk will start after a coffee stop at The Barn.
The Route - This is a circular walk on paths around the Dronfield area.
The Distance and Terrain 4 miles on easy paths
The Leader is David Cadet (07554143262 on the day).
It is important that you contact Martin 07747443812 mrmartinwing@gmail.com if you wish to join this walk.

LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY 14TH TO 18TH SEPTEMBER... This is a reminder that the balance for your holiday should have already been paid. If for any reason you have not paid it please let me know asap. If you intended to take out the single trip 15 Travel Insurance but forgot, contact me asap Hilary on 0114 2306604 email, hilarymyers16@gmail.com
Thursday 30th September. A walk in the Castleton area and lunch for those who knew George and would like to remember him. If you are planning to come for the walk or just lunch please contact me so that arrangements can be made, there will also be members of his family joining us. Contact Hilary details above.
Contact details:- hilarymyers16@gmail.com phone 0114 2306604

Please send any photos or news items to chriswhittaker586@yahoo.co.uk and she will put them on our website - www.sviwg.co.uk

Please send articles for Newsletter to Gail Fagan 0114 2667764 email gail.fagan@guidemail.co.uk

FOR YOUR INFORMATION 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


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.

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

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



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