Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

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W/C Saturday, April 14, 2018

In Need Of Fresh Air, A Fresh Start, Then Why Not Step Out With Dearne Valley Ramblers This Summer? Well, summer is here at last and not too soon for our liking given the horrible winter we have just experienced. What better then than to dust off those walking boots, test your walking gear to see if (a) it still fits, and (b) whether it is still serviceable, and then consider joining our friendly group to enjoy the pleasures and splendour of our delightful County and beyond? The thing is, until you have walked some of the many hundreds of public footpaths and bridleways that lay within easy reach of all of us, you can’t truly realise or appreciate what beautiful scenery is available, and it’s all for free!!! Dearne Valley Ramblers have over 20 years of walking experience and an extensive walking programme designed to cater for all tastes and abilities. We strongly believe in making our walks not only safe but fun, not merely focussing on distance alone, but taking in the lovely views on offer, whilst on the way talking with old and new friends. After all, walking should be a pleasure not a punishment!!! We have walks every Sunday commencing in the main at 10.00 a.m. throughout the year, and, from early May through to late August, on Wednesday evenings, with shorter more locally based walks commencing at the convenient time of 6.30 p.m. Why not give us a try, you’ve nothing to lose? Our membership is growing more or less month on month, so we must be doing something right. You can either walk to improve your general health and fitness, or with a view to meeting new, friendly people whose aim it is to give you warmest of welcomes. We are very much a dog-friendly group, welcoming responsible dog owners to come along with their pets. We not only count the two-legged varieties on a walk, we also total up our four-legged furry friends as we believe that they are as of equal importance to us as a group. If you are a seasoned walker, or someone about to set off, literally, on life’s paths, and are interested in group walking, then give Dearne Valley Ramblers a try. Walk with us a few times, and, if you find that it is for you, join us on a regular basis by becoming a member of The Ramblers. However, make sure that you insert the Dearne Ramblers’ name on the application form when you do! You can find out more about us via the following sites:-Website – www.ramblers.org.uk/dearne-valley Twitter@DVRamblers Facebook – https://facebook.com/dearnevalleyramblers

Co-op Ramblers, SUN 15 APRIL. 9.20am, No272 bus to Bradwell, Great Hucklow, Little Hucklow, Brough. 8miles/mod. Ldr Dot Lamb.

Sheffield CHA, SAT 14 APRIL. Interchange 218 bus (9.30) to Baslow (10.07). Linear walk via Curbar Edge then Longshaw finish Fox House. 8 miles. PLUS Interchange X17 bus (9.15) to Chesterfield Cavendish Street (9.56). Leader will meet bus at Whittington. Cars can park in Chesterfield, charges apply. Meet Town Hall Steps 10.00 for 10.15 start. Walk via South Chesterfield Way finish Clay Cross bus back to Chesterfield every 15 mins to pick up connection to Sheffield (bus/train options). 11 miles. THURS 19 APRIL. A PEAK DISTRICT BOUNDARY WALK PART THREE Interchange 271 bus (9.40) to Clarion Corner (10.15). Linear walk via Blacka, Totley Moss, Moorwood’s Lane, Storth Lodge, Lydgate, Horsleygate, Unthank, Moorhall, Barlow Grange, Birley, Puddingpie Hill finish Eastmoor (bus into Chesterfield for bus/train home). 9 miles. http://www.sheffield-cha.org.uk

HF Sheffield Walking Group, SAT 14 APRIL. Hope Castleton. Meet 9.30 Dore Road. Circular walk. WED 18 APRIL. Claremont Malin Bridge. Meet 10.20, 51, Cathedral.www.hfwalkingsheffield.co.uk

Halcyon Ramblers, SUN 15 APRIL. 09:45. WYMING BROOK CP. SK 269 858. Fox Holes Lodge, Rails, Brookside Bank, Hall Broom, Royds Clough, Crawshaw Lodge. 9 Miles Grade 2+. 07879 404 108. WED 18 APRIL. 09:45. BEELEY CHURCH (Parking limited - please car share where possible). SK 264 676. Ramble in the area. 5 Miles Grade 2, 07790 969 024. http://www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk/programme

Good Companions Walking Group, Sun 15 APRIL. REPLACEMENT WALK – 9.39 train from Sheffield train station to Penistone, Oxspring, Huthwaite Hall, Knabbs Hall Farm, Silkstone Common 9/10 miles. https://goodcompanionsrambling.com/home-page/walks-programme-2016/

The Wednesday Rambling Group, (for males), WED 18th April. Meet 09.50 No. 62 bus to Bradfield (Arundel Gate AG 8). Start High Bradfield and finish Low Bradfield via Bole Edge Plantation and Dale Dyke. 10 miles. Ldr. Dave Cook. 01909 773437.

Norfolk Arms Ringinglow Walking Group: Sat 14th April. Rivelin Valley, meet at 9.0. 4.5 miles/2 hours. Quite easy with one long steady climb at the start, a tricky downhill bit, then flat all the way from the halfway point. Loads of history. Tues 17th Mayfield Valley evening walk meet at 6pm. 3 mile stroll in the interesting Mayfield Valley. Fri 20 April. Callow. Meet at 9am for a challenging 4 mile walk in the Hathersage area. For all walks, meet at the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow Village, S11 7TS to register and for tea/coffee. £10 charge payable to the pub which includes a meal and hot drinks before and after the walk. For more information go to http://www.norfolkarms.com/ringinglow-walks.php or call 07950962027.

THE RAMBLERS SHEFFIELD GROUP: Buses from Interchange unless otherwise stated. Sun 15th April - 9:04am 86 bus (Angel Street) to Bracken Hill (leader will meet bus en route), SK338962. Walk starts 9:40. Charletonbrook, Warren, Tankersley Golf Course, Westwood Country Park, Carr House Farm, Wortley Hall, Cundy Cross, Low Hall Wood, Bracken Hill 11 miles circular, intermediate. Tues 17th April - 10:02am 57 bus to Oughtibridge, Millenium Green. (Leaders will be meeting bus), SK307934. Walk starts 10:29. Wharncliffe Woods (partly on open access land), Bolsterstone, More Hall Reservoir, Wharncliffe Side 7 miles linear, intermediate. Wed 18th April - 9:32am 51 bus from Arundel Gate to Lodge moor terminus, SK285862. Walk starts 10:04. Fox Hagg, Wyming Brook, Crawshaw Lodge, Moscar, Stanage Edge, Redmires Reservoir 12 miles circular, moderate. No dogs. (rambles@sheffieldramblers.org, www.sheffieldramblers.org).

Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club: Welcomes independent-minded hillwalkers. Year-round sociable weekend and longer meets: 20-22 Apr. Stoney Middleton; 26 May- SW Ireland; 15-17 June Lakes; 6-8 June Wenlock Edge; 28 July- Romania; 24-27 June Clapham, Yorks Dales; 4-7 Oct. Arran; and Oct/Nov our own Kanchengunga trek. Club cottages in the Lakes and Dales. yrc.org.uk, facebook.com/yrcuk, membership@yrc.org.uk (Helen) or 07814010165 (Michael).

WALKS BY TRAIN: walkers are invited to discover the South and West Yorkshire countryside using public transport on railway rambles with the Penistone Line Partnership. Most walks follow public rights of way between stations along the scenic Penistone Line linking Sheffield, Barnsley, Penistone and Huddersfield. All are accessible by departing from SHEFFIELD and MEADOWHALL stations on Saturdays. Some walks also take place in North Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. All are welcome, the walks are free but fares apply. A free leaflet is available by text to 07908 - 450444. Website: www.penline.co.uk

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.