Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, January 20, 2018

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

Dearne Valley Ramblers, SUN 21 JAN. A guided walk around Bentley Community Woodlands, Doncaster. The Conservation volunteers’ Project Officer, Hayley Barclay, will be guiding us around what was previously Bentley Colliery and is now a thriving mosaic of habitats providing homes for long eared owls, reptiles, roe deer, alder leaf beetles and more. Also home to a brilliant wetland which supports 200 Canada Geese. Starting point: Car park at the end of The Avenue, via Victoria Road or Arksey Lane (off A19), Bentley. Grid reference: SE571071. Nearest postcode: DN5 0PX, Start time: 10:30. Estimated finish time: 12:45. Easy 4 miles / 6.4 km. Contact details: Barbara Brown. Telephone: 01226740742/07718622977. Additional notes: This is a circular walk. FRI 26 JAN. Walk, Talk & Eat. A lovely Friday walk from Low Bradfield of approx 4 or 5 miles followed by lunch at The Plough. Two meals for £6. Starting point: The Plough, New Road, Low Bradfield, Sheffield. Grid reference: SK266915. Nearest postcode: S6 6HW. Start time: 10:30. Estimated finish time: 12:00. Easy 4.5 miles / 7.2 km. Contact details: Steph and Tony Swaby. Telephone: 07880611925 or 07486365050. Additional notes: This is a circular walk. PLEASE NOTE: Booking for lunch with Tony & Steph Swaby is essential.

Co-op Ramblers, SUN 21 JAN. 10.06 tram (Cathedral) to Middlewood then 10.25 SL1 bus to Wharncliffe Side, More Hall Reservoir, Trans Pennine Trail, Oughtibridge. 8miles/mod. Ldr John Ulley.

Sheffield CHA, SAT 20 JAN. Sheffield Station (8.36) Huddersfield train to Penistone (9.18). Round walk via Cubley, Halifax Gate, Midhopestones, Langsett, Fullshaw, Bullhouse Chapel, Trans Pennine Trail 10 miles. Joint walk with PLP. PLUS Note: longer than stated in programme interchange 85 bus (9.20) to Grenoside Main Street/Norfolk Hill (10.01). Round walk via Greno Wood, Wharncliffe Chase, Finkle Street, Wharncliffe Crags, Wheata Wood 11 miles. THURS 25 JAN. Church Street 52 bus (10.06) to Northfield Avenue (10.24). Linear walk via Bole Hills, Rivelin Valley then either Lodge Moor & Porter Valley or Wyming Brook & Lodge Moor 8 miles. http://www.sheffield-cha.org.uk

Halcyon Rambling Club, SUn 21 JAN. 09:45. LOW BRADFIELD CP. SK 263 920. Dale Dyke Reservoir, Strines Reservoir, Agden, Rocher. 9 Miles Grade 2+. 07879 404 108. WED 24 JAN. 09:45. RAILS ROAD CP. SK 291 871. (Possibility of refreshments at Pudding Club Ladies cafe, Malin Bridge). Ramble in the area. 5 Miles Grade 2. 01433 621 098 or 07960 879 335. http://www.halcyon-rambling.co.uk/programme

Good Companions, SUN 21 JAN. 09:45 No. 2 bus from Arundel Gate (AG4) to Norfolk Arms (Chapeltown), Wentworth, Scholes, Grange Park, Ecclesfield 8 Miles. Leader will join bus at Ecclesfield. Note:- Cars can park in Morrisons at Ecclesfield. Bus is due to arrive there at 10:05. https://goodcompanionsrambling.com

The Wednesday Rambling Group, (for males), WED 24 JAN. Meet 09.40 No. 271 bus to Castleton (S.T.I. D2). Start Sheephill Road and finish Fox House via Millstone Edge. Ldr. Peter Turfitt. 01909 773437.

HF Sheffield, SAT 20 JAN. Longshaw. Meet 9.30 Dore Rd. Circular Walk. WED 24 JAN. 5 weirs walk via Meadowhall. Meet 10.30. Castle Square.

Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club’s 125th year: The YRC welcomes hillwalkers and mountaineers. Year-round meets across Britain and overseas. Weekend meets:Tulloch (1-5 Feb) and Snowdonia (23-25 Feb). Then: Scotland, Calpe, Romania, Dales and Nepal. 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.