Walking:  Happy New Walking

Sheffield Walkers Group members had previously belonged to another walking group in Sheffield, but in September 2018 it was decided that the time was right to set up a new walking group and Sheffield Walkers was formed.

Monday, 7th January 2019, 1:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 12:44 pm
Sheffield Walkers

As we are into the new year, and health and fitness is the talk of most topics how about joining this group on one of their walks. They are a very relaxed, friendly group of walkers who enjoy walking both for pleasure and health. They also value the friendship of each other and feel that friendship and group support are good for the well being of their members. 

Sheffield Walkers have a Constitution and are supported by a Committee that ensure that the group operates for the good of the whole group. We also have a large team of voluntary, knowledgeable and experienced Walk Leaders who are committed to providing a great walk experience. Their energetic Committee and Walk Leaders have regular meetings and are dedicated to making Sheffield Walkers an outstanding walking group.

They have an informative and active Forum to which all members have access. Members can view the full details of all of the walks and socials. 

Walk 1: Strines Reservoir. Sunday 13th January 2019 (Moderate Walk). This walk is approx. 6 miles and should take around 3 hours including lunch stop. The walk starts in lower Bradfield where we follow country lanes to the entrance to Agden Reservoir. Skirting the reservoir on good paths we leave via Windy Hill Wood following the lane to reach Mortimer Road. We then descend across open fields to reach Dale Dyke Reservoir, the scene of the infamous flood. Following more lanes and some open fields we pass Bole Edge Plantation to reach our lunch break at the Strines Reservoir. After lunch we pass through some woods, and more open fields to reach Blindside lane. Following the lane, we return to our start point. Grade: Moderate. Start time: 10.30 for 10.45am start.

Walk 2: Hope/Bradwell/Castleton Circuit. Sunday 13th January 2019 (Strenuous Walk). Taking a path to Brough then onto Elmore Hill Farm, we then drop down into Bradwell passing through the village and uphill to Outland Head onto Green Dale which brings us out to Bradwell Moor. Next we follow the Limestone way into Castleton via Cave Dale. After Castleton we take a track past Loosehill Hall onto spring house farm then following the River Noe back to the start. This is a.10.5-mile walk and is strenuous It will take approx. 5.5 hours. Grade: Strenuous. Start time: 9.45 for a 10.00 start.

Walk 3: Wednesday Walk 16th January 2019. This is a 3 to 4 mile walk in the Chapeltown area of Sheffield and will take approx. 1.5 hours. Details: Wednesday Walk covering Chapeltown and surrounding area. Start time: 9.45am for 10.00am start. Public transport: Frequent buses from Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, Trains every half hour from Sheffield and Leeds.

 Walk 4: Lodge Moor/Wyming Brook Walk. Saturday 19th January 2019 (Moderate Walk). This is a 6-mile walk starting at Lodge Moor. We start by going up the road a short distance and turn right at the Three Merry Lads pub following a very steep path to Fox Holes Lodge. (A walking stick would be handy on this path). From here we follow Wyming Brook drive to Reddicar Hollow and then turn left and follow the path through Wyming Brook Nature Reserve then turn left across the moors to Redmires Dams where will have a short break.  We then continue around the dams to Wyming Brook Farm and then walk along the Redmires Conduit back to the start. The walk should take 3 hours. Grade: Moderate. Start time: 10.15 for 10.30 start. 

Additional information for all these walks: Please note there is a £2 one off registration fee for new members. Important: Please wear appropriate clothing. Moorland and open land walks require stout walking boots/shoes. Please remember to bring a waterproof coat/cagoule which can be kept in your rucksack and enough drink and food for the duration of the walk as often the longer walks are off the beaten track and the only refreshment stop where you can purchase drinks is at the end of the walk.

Dogs are welcome on their walks but we insist they are kept under control and on a short lead at all times. Please visit the website at  https://sheffieldwalkers.org.uk  for further information on how to join this walk.