Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster-w/c Saturday, December 3 2016

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Ramble After 50 for Sheffield Singles, Walks every month. New walkers welcome. Dtls Moya 07999845638.

Sheffield Red Rope, Socialist walking club. Fortnightly Sunday walks. Dtls (0114) 2686409.

Discovering Longshaw guided walks, every WED and SUN from Longshaw Visitor Centre at 11am, about 2 hours on a variety of routes. Drop in and they’re free.

Sheffield 40s Walking Group, (part of Ramblers) arranges weekly Saturday and Sunday walks of between 5 and 15 miles, monthly socials and also weekend walking trips. Details of each walk, social and weekend at www.s40wg.org

Sheffield 20s and 30s Walking Group: (part of Ramblers) arranges walks of varying lengths every week on Saturday and Sunday. Open to all. The group isn’t just about walking - join them for regular socials, weekends away and lots of new friends. Visit www.sheffieldwalkinggroup.org.uk for more info.

YORKSHIRE RAMBLERS’ CLUB: Sociable mixed group welcomes hillwalkers and mountaineers. Own accommodation in Lakes and Dales. Year-round meets: Dec. Clapham; Jan. Little Langdale; Feb. Cairngorms, Norway & Snowdonia; Mar. Andalucia; May. Torridon; Aug. Wyoming. Quite different from the Ramblers. More via yrc.org.uk, facebook/yrcuk, membership@yrc.org.uk or locally, Michael 07814010165.

Rotherham Metro Ramblers, SAT 3 DEC. Hucklow Edge. Starting point: Housley/Foolow 2nd junction on A623 Calver to Tideswell Rd. Start time: 10:00. Moderate 10 miles / 16.1 km. Sillydale, Grindlow, Great Hucklow, Eyam. Contact details: Telephone: 01709 813481. Walk leader: Graham Barker. Additional notes: This is a circular walk. WED 7 DEC. Short walk in Thorpe Hesley Area. Starting point: Inside Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley. Start time: 09:30. Easy 5 miles / 8 km. Parking at church, nearby or use 66 bus Chapeltown, Stand B6, Rotherham Bus Stn. Contact details: Telephone: 0114 2463437. Walk leader: Tom & Rita Doncaster. Additional notes: This is a circular walk.

RAILWAY WALK, SAT 3 DEC. A linear walk from Dodworth to Wombwell (8 miles) via Worsborough Mill and Wombwell Woods with the Penistone Line Partnership. All welcome. Train departs: Sheffield 09.36, Meadowhall 09.42 to Dodworth. Text: 07908- 450444. Website www.southpenninesrail.co.uk

Rotherham Rambling Club, SUN 4 DEC. Ecclesfield, Burncross, Grenoside Circular. 10:00am. Grade of walk: Moderate. Walk leader: Philip Ryder. Tel: 01709 371 266. Mob: 07972 068 115. Walk distance: 11.00 miles. Walk meet: Car-park at junction of Stocks Hill and

Town End Road opposite The Stocks Pub, additional parking on Yew Lane. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON PRIORY ROAD. SK 352 940. Post-code: S35 9YT. SUN 4 DEC. Ecclesfield, Burncross, Grenoside Circular. 10:00am. Grade of walk: Leisurely. Walk leader: Rosemary Boyle. Tel: 01709 371 266. Mob: 07972 068 115. Walk distance: 5.50 miles. Walk meet: Car-park at junction of Stocks Hill and Town End Road opposite The Stocks Pub, additional parking on Yew Lane. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON PRIORY ROAD. SK 352 940. Post-code: S35 9YT.

THE RAMBLERS SHEFFIELD GROUP, SUN 4 DEC - 9:00am 273 bus to Fairholmes, leader will join bus at Rivelin, SK171893. Walk starts 9:35. Alport, Oyster Clough, Hope. 12 miles linear, moderate. TUES 6 DEC - 10:05am Blue Route Tram from Cathedral, leaders will join at Malin Bridge, SK327894. Walk starts 10:18. Rivelin Valley, Nethergate, Underbank, Storrs, Loxley Valley and return. 8 miles circular, intermediate. (rambles@sheffieldramblers.org, www.sheffieldramblers.org).

Ringinglow Walks Christmas Party: SUN 4 DEC. 6:00pm. This year’s Christmas Party takes place on the evening of Sunday 4th December and everybody is welcome to join us! We’ll be enjoying a two or three course meal from The Norfolk Arms’ special Festive Menu and some seasonal entertainment from “Santa” Steve Murfitt. (Be warned: there is a slight possibility that the bingo machine may be making a comeback..!). Who’s Invited? The more the merrier...regulars, occasional walkers and those who have yet to join us are all welcome to come along. Guests are also welcome, so bring your friends along to meet the gang! The Meal. After much discussion on our recent walks we have decided a sit-down meal is the way to go. The Norfolk Arms have offered their delicious Festive Menu (with a slight discount) for the occasion, priced at: £15 per person for two courses (starter and main or main and dessert), plus coffee and a mince pie. £18 per person for three courses, plus coffee and a mince pie. You can book your place by phoning The Norfolk Arms on 0114 230 2197, or in person on Saturday 3rd December). When booking we will require payment and your meal choices, to ensure the chefs know in advance how many of each meal to prepare.

Dearne Valley Ramblers, SUN 4 DEC. Langsett Tinsel Tree Walk. Starting point: Langsett Barn Car Park. Grid reference: SE213005. Nearest postcode: S36 4GY. Start time: 10:00. (Estimated finish time: 12:00). Easy 4 miles / 6.4 km. Pleasant stroll around Langsett reservoir. Bring a Christmas bauble to help trim the tree in the woods and wear your best Father Christmas outfits. Contact details: Margaret Woolfenden. Telephone: 07984865075. Additional notes. This is a circular walk. FRI 9 DEC. Christmas Walk, Talk & Eat. Starting point: The Plough, New road, Low Bradfield, Sheffield. Grid reference: SK266915. Nearest postcode: S6 6HW. Start time: 10:30. (Estimated finish time: 12:15). Easy 4.5 miles / 7.2 km. A lovely Friday walk from Low Bradfield, of approximately 4 or 5 miles followed by lunch at The Plough. THE MEAL IS FULLY BOOKED AS OF 27 OCTOBER! Anyone who hasn’t booked, but who comes along for the walk is very unlikely to be able to get a meal due to how busy the pub is at Christmas .Walk starts 10.30am. Contact details: Steph and Tony Swaby. Telephone: 07880611925 or 07486365050. Additional notes: This is a circular walk.

Peak Walking Group, Sunday 4th December – Uphill and down dale, 8 miles / Grade B / All day. Start . Castleton car park. Dark Peak OL SK 148 829,Route. Castleton / Mam Tor / Barker Bank / Hope / Castleton. Walk notes Dogs on lead. Walk can be shortened if necessary. Bring a woolly hat. Contact 01246 853155 for further information.

Friends of Porter Valley December Walk: Peter Kennet will be leading our December Walk from the head of the Porter Valley on SUN 3 DEC. The walk, entitled Bell pits, Bomb holes, Building stone and Bogs at Ringinglow will start at 10.30 am from the Car Park on Fulwood Lane at the top of Porter Clough. Come and investigate the geology and mineral resources at the headwaters of the Porter Brook. Boots or Wellingtons essential. Details of this and other activities can be found on our website www.fopv.org.uk.

Halcyon Ramblers, SUN 4 DEC. 9.45am. SK 210004. Langsett Barn. North America, Midhopestones (cut off), Underbank Reservoir. (Dogs on short fixed leads). 9 Miles

Grade 3. 07879 404108.

The Wednesday Rambling Group: (for retired males), WED 7 DEC. Meet 09.45 (S.T.I.1C) for pre Christmas lunch walk, via Norfolk Park and finish City Road for bus to the Niagara Sports Ground. Ldr Dave Cook. 01909 773437.

Good Companions, www.goodcompanionsrambling.com SUN 4 DEC, 10am, 74 bus to Robin Hood Pub, Main St, Aughton, Ulley Reservoir, Whiston, Wickersley Church, Pinchmill, Morthen, Aughton. 10miles. Cars can park on Main Street. Ldr Jackie Carnall.

HF Sheffield Group, hfwalkingsheffield@hotmail.co.uk tel 0114 2451640 or tel 01246 235673. WED 7 DEC, 0.57am, 85 bus, Arundel Gate, Grenoside, Oughtibridge. 5-7miles. Ldr Bran. SAT 10 DEC. (A). 9.40am, Dore Road near Junction with Abbeydale Road South for Stanage circ. 8-9miles. Ldr David.

Sheffield Co-op Ramblers, SUN 4 DEC. 10am meet Commercial STreet, Canal walk to Meadowhall and return. 8miles/easy. Ldr Sandra Cooper.

Sheffield CHA, www.sheffield-cha.org.uk SAT 3 DEC. Interchange 272 bus (9.45) to Travellers Rest PH, Brough (10.45). Linear walk via Navio Roman Fort, Castleton finish Hope - 8 miles. PLUS - Car ramble. Meet Calton Lees picnic area Pay & Display CP near the garden centre (10.00) - (SK 258 685). Round walk via Calton Houses, Edensor, Swiss Lake and Beeley - 11 miles. THURS 8 DEC. Arundel Gate 25 bus (9.46) to Bradway, Old Mother Redcap PH (10.26). Linear walk via Rodmoor, Gillfield Wood finish Owler Bar - 6 miles (Optional meal at Moorlands Carvery).

Sheffield Shamblers, SUN 4 DEC. Monsal Head, the starting point of this walk, is a famous viewpoint overlooking Monsal Dale and the viaduct which carries the Trail, the first section of our walk. At the end of the trail the route passes through the old mill village of Cressbrook then down the picturesque limestone dale of Cressbrook passing Peter’s Stone. After crossing the A623 the walk follows field paths and lanes to Foolow, which is where we take our lunch stop. The return route follows well-defined paths across fields and Longstone Moor. This is a 8.5 mile walk. Start time: 10.00am. Parking: P&D car park at Monsal Head, or wherever you can on the surrounding roadsides. Meeting Point: In front of Monsal Head Hotel. Post code: DE45 1NL (approx). Refreshments and toilets: Monsal Head (toilets), Foolow (for refreshments). Public transport: Difficult. WED 7 DEC. Health Walk - Chapeltown. This is a 3 to 4 mile walk and will take approx 1.5 hrs. If you have never walked with a group before and want to get a feel of what its like before progressing on to our more challenging walks, then these are a good place to start without it taking too much of your time up. Details: Shamblers Weekly Health Walk covering Chapeltown and surrounding area. Start time: 9.45am for 10.00am start. Meeting point: Chapeltown Library. Post Code: S35 1AE. Parking: Plenty of free parking. Refreshments and Toilets: Public Toilets at entrance to Park, refreshments at Coach & Horses, Chapeltown. Public transport: Frequent buses from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, Trains every half hour from Sheffield and Leeds.


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