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The Rambling Column is published every Saturday. If you want your walk included please email angela.furniss@thestar.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.

Rotherham Rambling Club, WALK 1. SUN 18 JAN. Morthern Village, Ulley, Upper Whiston, Lower Whiston. Meet: St Alban’s Church, Wickersley. SK 478 917. 11 miles – start 10.00. Moderate. Leader: Garry Cox. Tel: 01709 542 328/Mob: 07711 520 487. WALK 2. SUN 18 JAN. Linacre Reservoir, Broomhall Farm, Brampton Old Hall. Meet: Car-park 1st on right B6050 between Cutthorpe and Ingmanthorpe. SK 337 733. 5 miles – start 10.00. Easy. Leaders: Graham and Norma Hill. Tel:01709 530 558.

Dearne Valley Ramblers, A new walk for us. A pleasant walk around the Rother Valley Country Park and surrounding area, using part of the TPT and mostly on surfaced tracks. Lunch stop at the Old Mill Cafe where hot drinks can be purchased. SUN 18 JAN. Starting point Brookhouse Lane, off A618 Mansfield Road, Swallownest. Grid reference: SK456846. Nearest postcode: S26 2AH Start time: 10:00, (Estimated finish time: 13:30). Easy 6.5 miles/10.5 km. Contact details Lesley Haden, Telephone: 07940074295. http://www.ramblers.org.uk/dearne-valley

The Wednesday Rambling Group, (for retired males), WED 21 JAN. 09:50 74 bus at STI to Harthill. Start Hardwick Lane/A57 at Aston and finish at Catcliffe (10 miles). Group info 2304911.

Sheffield Wanderers, SUN 18 JAN, Alport Castles. Nine mile walk with 630 metres of ascent which should take 5 hours to complete. Meet at Fairholmes car park at 10.0. Either e-mail sheffieldwanderers@yahoo.co.uk or call 0114 2331174 to book a place.

Penistone Line Partnership Railway Walks, SAT 17 JAN, dep Sheffield 08.36 to Silkstone Common. 9 miles. All are welcome. www.penline.co.uk. Text: 07908 450444.

The Ramblers Sheffield Group, SUN 18 JAN – 9:37am Blue route tram (cathedral) to Malin Bridge (leader will meet the tram), SK327894. Walk starts 9:55. Rivelin Valley, Nethergate, 20 Fields, Stacey Bank, Worrall, Middlewood Tram Stop. 11 miles linear, intermediate. TUES 20 JAN – 9:53am Yellow route tram from Cathedral to Woodbourn Road, SK377882. Walk starts 10:05. Broad Oaks, Bowden Housesteads, Tinsley Park, Attercliffe Hill Top. 7 miles linear, intermediate. No dogs. WED 21 JAN – 9:39am 51 bus from Arundel Gate to Lodge Moor terminus (leader will join bus on route), SK285862. Walk starts 10:05. Lodge Moor, Stanage Pole, Thornhill, Hope. 10.5 miles linear, intermediate. No dogs. (rambles@sheffieldramblers.org, www.sheffieldramblers.org)

Halcyon Ramblers, www.halcyonrambling.co.uk. SUN 18 JAN, 9.45am start. High Bradfield, Brown House Lane. SK268925. White Lee Moor, Broomhead Hall, Rocher Head. Some access. No dogs. 10.5 miles. Tel 07879 404108.

Good Companions, SUN 18 JAN, 9.35am Supertram from Cathedral to Hollinsend, Woodhouse Wetlands, Beighton Meadows, Rother Valley Country Park, Crystal Peaks. 7.5 miles. Ldr Joan Hancock will meet Supertram.

Sheffield Co-op Ramblers, SUN 18 JAN, 9.40am, No4A bus to Millhouses, Millhouses Park, Ecclesall Woods, Whirlow, Bents Green. 7 miles mod. Ldr Michael Wells.

Sheffield CHA, www.sheffield-cha.org.uk. TUES 20 JAN, tea/coffee morning 10.30 to 12.00 at Cafe, Upper Floor, The United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. THURS 22 JAN. Interchange X5 bus, 10.21 to Kiverton Park, Station Road, Chantery Place, 10.56. Leader will meet bus there, round walk Todwick, South Anston, Anston Stones Wood, Lindrick Dale, Shireoaks, Cuckoo Way. 8-9miles. Ldr Lynn Kelly. SAT 24 JAN. Interchange, 272 bus, 9.45am to Bamford bus turnaround, 10.30 round walk, Hope, Castleton, Thornhill. 8 miles. Ldr Derek Spiers. PLUS SEC. SAT 24 JAN. Sheffield Station, 9.14am Manchester train to Hathersage, 9.32am round walk, Padley, Toad’s Mout, Carl Wark, Higger Tor, Burbage Bridge, Stanage Edge, Long Causeway. 10.3/4 miles. Ldrs Alyson Braddick/John Marrison.

HF Sheffield Group, hfwalkingsheffield@hotmail.co.uk. tel 0114 2451640 or 01246 235673. WED 21 JAN, 10.27, No273 bus CBS. Fairholmes, Bamford. 6-8 miles. Ldr David H. SAT 24 JAN (A) 9.40am, bottom Dore Road near junction with Abbeydale Road South for Wardlow, Cressbrook Dale circ. 8-9 miles. Ldr Ted. (B) 9.45, No272 bus, CBS, Hathersage, Grindleford circ, optional cafe lunch. 5-6 miles. Ldr Lynn.

FREE Fresh Air Friday net-walk, FRI 23 JAN, starts 9am, about 3 miles up the Porter Valley and back from Endcliffe Park, returning to the park café for a well-deserved optional drink on completion. Entrepreneurs, experts and employees welcome! Meet at the café at 9am, rain, shine or snow, with rain macs, wellies and BUSINESS CARDS. To book or for more details, contact Faye Smith at Keep your Fork marketing consultancy or check our Facebook page NetWalking Sheffield. Telephone: 07985 038265 email: faye@keepyourfork.co.ukwww.keepyourfork.co.uk

Railway Walk, a circular walk at Silkstone Common (9 miles) with the Penistone Line Partnership. SAT 17 JAN. All welcome. Train departs: Sheffield 08.36, Meadowhall 08.42 to Silkstone Common. Text: 07908 – 450444. Website www.penline.co.uk

C.I.V. Ramblers, Friendly walking, adventure, social and cultural group, with over 4000 members nationally, offers easy and moderate walks in the Peak District. Plus other free events each month. Contact Philip at Sheffield IVC for details on 0777 987 6422.

Health Walks, MONDAYS: Graves Park, meet at the Rare Breeds car park, off Hemsworth Road, 10am; Crystal Peaks, 10am, meet on the benches outside coffee shop on lower level; Southey, 10am, limited places, check for availability; Darnall, meet at the Ranger base cabin in High Hazels Park, off Greenland Road, 11am; Firth Park, meet at the First Start Building, Firth Park Road, 11.30am; Parson Cross, meet at the pavilion in Parson Cross Park, off Buchanan Road, 1pm; Manor, meet at gates to Norfolk Park on Granville Road, 6pm;