Listings: Outdoors

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July 13 - July 20 2017

We’re Going on a Bug Hunt at Sheffield General Cemetery: - Discover and learn about some of the cemetery’s tiniest inhabitants as we hunt for ladybirds, caterpillars, butterflies and more out and about in our beautiful Grade II* listed conservation area. Search carefully amongst the dead wood, vegetation and gravestones - you’ll be amazed at what’s there for you to find! Nets and microscopes provided, suitable for families - all children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 donation per person please to cover costs. Saturday 15 July, 10.00 - 12.00, meet at the Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue (off Ecclesall Rd) Sheffield S11 8NT www.facebook.com/sheffieldgeneralcemetery @sheffieldgencem

Wander Through A Weekend of Flowers and Bees: at Sheffield Manor Lodge. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sheffield Manor Lodge will open its doors for A Weekend of Flowers and Bees – a celebration of all things summer at the height of their garden season. Between 11am and 3pm visitors can explore the beautiful meadows by picking up their self-guided trail leaflet (£1) at the Discovery. Centre. On Friday visitors can help create a well dressing of George Talbot and on Saturday and Sunday there are free bee and butterfly trails with our ranger running throughout the day. The turret house has also been dressed with wildflower displays. History tours and donkey rides will be running as usual on Saturday and Sunday and children can play in the giant sandpit, lavender labyrinth and with the outdoor games. On Sunday 1940s Manor Cottages will be open to have a go at washing and putting out an incendiary bomb. Please note normal entrance charges apply. We’re passionate about the heritage and environment we care for and whatever the season, there’s always. www.sheffieldmanorlodge.org

Woodcraft Folk: is for kids and teenagers who like wild swimming, outdoor cooking, crafts, songs, friendship and care about peace, cooperation and equality. We have different groups for ages 6 to 15 years. 12-15 years (Venturers), 9-12 years (Pioneers) 6-9 years (Elfins) on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays in Meerbrook, Ecclesall, and Nether Edge and in parks and the peaks. Parents and kids are involved in planning each term and support group nights on a rota basis. £20 to £25 a term. To know more email sheffieldporter@woodcraft.org.uk or call/text 07900057165 also see www.woodcraft.org.uk

Norfolk Arms Ringinglow Walking Group, FRI 14 JULY. Ecclesall Woods. An easy 4 mile walk in Ecclesall Woods with some interesting facts along the way. Meet in the pub at 9.0 to register and for tea/coffee. Lunch provided. £10 charge payable to the pub. Tuesday 18th Porter Valley. An interesting evenings wander down and back up the valley. Meet in the pub at 6pm for tea/coffee with a buffet and drinks provided after the walk at a cost of £8 per person. See http://www.norfolkarms.com/ringinglow-walks.php or call 07950962027 for more information.

RAILWAY WALK: supporting the Saturdays-only service on the ‘Brigg Line’ a 7 mile linear walk from Barnetby to Brigg visiting Wrawby windmill in North Lincolnshire. Saturday JULY 15th. Train departs: Sheffield 08.03, Worksop 08.34, Brigg 09.24 to BARNETBY. Text: 07908- 450444. Website www.penline.co.uk

THE RAMBLERS SHEFFIELD GROUP: Buses from Interchange unless otherwise stated. Sun 16th July - 9:33am 65 bus to Middleton Dale, SK218758. Walk starts 10:20. Cavendish Mill, Foolow, Abney Moor, Offerton Hall, Leadmill Bridge (B O P), Padley Chapel, Foxhouse. (car users can get 65 bus at Foxhouse at 09.58). 13.5 miles linear, moderate. Wed 19th July - 9:30am 57 bus to Unsliven Bridge (Leader will join bus), SK253990. Walk starts 10:30. Whitwell Moor, Salter Hills, Broomhead Hall, Wigtwizzle, Spout House, Onesacre, Worrall 12 miles linear, moderate. (rambles@sheffieldramblers.org, www.sheffieldramblers.org).

The Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club: is an established sociable group which welcomes interested hillwalkers and mountaineers.Year-round meets across Britain and overseas. Upcoming weekend meets are Clapham, Langdale, Cader Idris and Swlaedale. Longer Summer meet in Wyoming. Club cottages in the Lakes and Dales. Try yrc.org.uk, facebook.com/yrcuk, membership@yrc.org.uk (Helen) or 07814010165 (Michael).

Guided Walks on the Manor: Find out about the history and nature of Sheffield’s hidden gems of Manor Fields Park, Manor Lodge and Manor Oaks Farm. Saturday 15th July. The walks are 1.5 miles, on tracks or footpaths, with one steep section. Lasts max 1.5 hours. Just turn up. 11.30am: York House, City Road, S2 1GF, to Rhubarb Shed Cafe at Manor Oaks Farm, S2 1UL. 2pm: Rhubarb Shed Cafe (meet outside) at Manor Oaks Farm, S2 1UL, to York House, City Road, S2 1GF. Full details at www.ruskininsheffield.com or 07951 578208. Free.

Award Winning Open Gardens at Horsleygate Hall: Open, Thursday 13th July, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12th September to 19th October and Saturday 16th September. Opens at 10am, last entry at 2pm. £5 per person, homemade refreshments are also available. Closed on rainy days and please call us in advance of your arrival. S18 7WD – 0114 2890333. enquiries@horsleygatehall.co.uk

SUMMER WALKS BY TRAIN: Walkers are being invited to discover the South and West Yorkshire countryside using public transport over the summer on a series of eleven railway rambles with the Penistone Line Partnership. All are welcome, the walks are free but fares apply. A free leaflet is available by text to 07908 - 450444. www.penline.co.uk

Friends of the Botanical Gardens (FOBS): volunteer working days, beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome to join us in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Wednesdays, 10am to noon. Approach from the Thompson road Garden Entrance (off Ecclesall Road) and walk up the drive past the South Lodge, through the ‘behind the scenes’ Green Iron Gate (next to the toilet block on your right) and go up to the greenhouse. Tools are provided but wear appropriate clothing including sturdy footwear and bring gardening gloves. We look forward to meeting you. Visit fobssheffield.co.uk for more information.

Step by Step Walking Group: Meets every Monday at Ecclesfield Library. 9.30-10.30. Call Ecclesfield Library 0114 246 3615 for further information.

Muck In Days: are run by the National Trust staff at Longshaw and the Eastern Moors Partnership team, which is a joint initiative between the RSPB and the National Trust. They aim to give people of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to volunteer in some of the Peak District’s most beautiful landscapes. Tasks are all family friendly and directly lead to the improvement of the environment for people and for wildlife. Youngsters taking part regularly in the Muck In Days can become Junior Rangers, working towards stickers, badges and even a Junior Ranger T-shirt! All are welcome to join us at this free event. Simply call 01433 631757 or email jenny.gerrans@nationaltrust.org.uk to book your place and get information about meeting place. You can stay and help the rangers for as little or as long as you like, so bring food and drinks to suit your own needs. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and wear suitable outdoor clothing. To find out more about our monthly Muck In Days, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/longshaw

Community Work Days: volunteer opportunity with Sheffield Wildlife Trust land management team on a day of practical work varying from footpath improvement and access, to habitat and vegetation management. Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided Greno Woods, Grenoside, fourth Friday of the month, 10am-3pm, meet at the Woodhead Road car park (nature.reserves@wildsheffield.com, 2634335).

Cookery: join expert food forager Chris Bax to learn how to find and identify edible plants, seeds, nuts, flowers and fungi that grow wild in the Peak District and then return to Hartingtons School of Food to learn how to create exciting dishes from the foraged food, Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell (www.hartingtons.com, 01629 888586).

Task Group of Rivelin Valley Conservation Group: monthly practical conservation in the Valley, last Sunday in each month (Keith Kendall, 2307144, email rvcg@supanet.com, www.rivelinvalley.org.uk).

Sheffield General Cemetery Gardening Group: light gardening in friendly company with the Friends of the General Cemetery to keep the Memorial Garden in trim, beginners welcome,

Fridays, 2pm-4pm, meet at the Gatehouse, top of Cemetery Avenue (2683486/3351853).

Friends of Parkwood Springs, aim to protect and improve the amazing green space. Regular meetings, plus outdoor events for all. New members always welcome (www.parkwood-springs.org.uk, 07817 938328).

Woodland Workout: pilot project by the Forestry Commission to help folk stay in trim and improve wildlife habitats at which volunteers will be taught how to use a range of tools safely to undertake environmental improvement tasks after warming up with a 15 minute walk through the wood and each session ending with a few stretches to prevent muscles aching the next day, Wharncliffe Wood: second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 3pm (for more information and a registration pack contact Hannah Darcel on 01623 821452 or 07789942599 or email hannah.darcel@forestry.gsi.gov.uk).

Pushchair Walk, starting from the Killamarsh sports centre, tea and coffee available afterwards, Wednesdays, 9.15am-10.15am (Rita Tollerfield, 07910 770546).

Community Allotment: at Meersbrook Road, Friday mornings, to enjoy working together, learning about organic growing, and taking home produce (to arrange to come along, call Alison 2580599, Heather 2217284).

Grow Your Own Chips!, for those new to growing fruit and veg the chance to learn how informally with help and support from LEAF Community Allotments, where knowledge, work and produce is shared, Norwood Allotments, Herries Road, Wednesdays, 11am-3.30pm, Thursdays, 10am to noon (2854479).

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults with over 1,700 members around Yorkshire. We offer a wide range of outdoor events including weekly rambles, abseiling, caving, water sports and as well as some more unusual activities (2889997 or email listings@spiceyorks.com. www.spiceyorks.com)

Community Snooker: sessions available in our Edwardian Snooker Hall. One of the oldest halls in continuous use in Sheffield All abilities welcome - coaching available from our professional coach: Tuesday-Thursday 8-10pm, Friday -Monday 2-10pm. Contact Brett on 0781 8532627.