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I thought I'd put a copy of our weekly newsletter in here for once, so that any prospective walkers who might be interested in joining us can see what to expect if they do decide to join us!

 

Sheffield Wanderers

 

Weekly Newsletter – Sunday 13th May

 

Next Weeks Walks

Thursday 17th May - Chapeltown/High Green circular

A varied 7 mile walk which takes us through Chapeltown Park, Thorncliffe Wood and then on to Westwood Country Park before heading across to the village of Howbrook. From there we cover part of both the Barnsley Boundary Walk and also the Sheffield Country walk whilst skirting High Green and Burncross on our way back to the start. This walk will take a good 3 hours but does not have any great hills included in it.

Details: Meet at the entranceway to Chapeltown Park on Cowley View Road at 10.45 for 11.0 start.

Sunday 20th May – Wharncliffe Side

An 8 and a half mile round walk which sets off from the lovely Glen Howe Park at Wharncliffe Side and takes us alongside More Hall and Brightholmlee Reservoirs to High Bradfield. From there it’s fields and country lanes all the way back to the start.

Details:-Meet at Glen Howe Car Park, Green lane, Wharncliffe Side at 10.0 for 10.15 start. No public transport for this walk.

As usual, please e-mail back if you want to put your name down for a walk

 

Walks Diary

Sundays

May 20th: Wharncliffe Side

May 27th: Curbar Edge

June 3rd: Langsett

June 10th: Staveley

Tuesday Evenings

May 22nd: Loxley Valley

June 5th: Graves Park

Thursday Daytime

May 17th Chapeltown/High Green Circular

May 31st: Norfolk Heritage Trail

 

Walks News

Shorter Sunday walks

We’ve got a friend from the “old days” who is no longer able to walk the miles we normally do on a Sunday, and is wondering whether there is anyone else who’d like to hook up with her to do 4/5 mile walks some Sundays. If there is, could you let us know by e-mail and we’ll see if we can work something out.

Today's Walk (13th May) – Calver

Event free for once, and such an easy walk that we did some good old-fashioned sightseeing in Eyam and Stoney Middleton on our way back to Calver to pass some time on so we didn’t arrive too early for our pre-booked meal at The Derwentwater Arms. And was it me, or did 7.75 miles not seem very far today? This was probably because there were no great hills, and our group of 25 (or was it 24????) all kept nicely together too. So a half hours saunter round Eyam, and a good look at the Roman Baths and inside the famously octagonal church in Stoney were put in the itinerary, and were greatly enjoyed by all. It was nice too to have Chris, Graeme and Virge along for the first time, and for Rashna to win £20 on the raffle for the first time too.

Once again the pub we chose for our après-walk meal did us proud too, and all the group members who went back to the Derwentwater Arms thought the food and service was excellent, and that it was really nice of them to give us our room too. One to visit again in the future I think.

 

Socials News

Comedy Night (last Thursday)

Those of us who had been to a comedy night before knew that you didn’t sit at the front for a Last Laugh Comedy Night at the Lescar Hotel, because it’s asking for attention from the comics if you do. In fact it’s a well-known fact that you’re likely to get picked on if you plonk yourself at the front. So why did we do it???? Probably because it was the only place we could all get seats together and we weren’t going to get upset by a bit of ribbing anyway were we?

Well, as it turned out, we weren’t disappointed, as 3 of our group got involved in a bit of audience participation from the off, and without going in to too many details, Kay and Mark in particular ‘enjoyed’ a night that they won’t forget in a long time! If it’s any consolation, you took it well guys, and none of the others who were there believe any of the sexual insinuations made against you were true! Or were they?

Anyway, it was a brilliant night in the company of four superb comedians, and an experience that we’re going to repeat again for sure.

Summer Party – Saturday 30th June

We’ve had a tremendous response from people to our arranging a Summer garden party, and we’re pleased to say that there are 27 names down already, and another 7 people who are going to try and get to the event later in the evening.

The party will start at 4.0 and go on until there’s no-one left! And before anybody asks, yes, we will be doing a walk the next day!

Thanks to Linda S and R for their offers to cook for us, and to D and C, and LeeLa for offering to help with the arrangements. All we need now is the weather.

If you want to put your name down, just e-mail us back, and oh, it’s three quid each for the privilege!

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