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Please do not put walks information here instead of into the web walks system. The blog does not reach all walkers.

Party Party Party

FixitPosted by Jan Thu, July 18, 2019 13:49:56

I thought we should have a summer party for Fixit and Friends to mark a change in the Fixit history and celebrate what we have accomplished over the last few years.

So! It will be on Saturday August 31st at 1.0 pm in the garden at 104 SouthgroveRoad S10 2NQ

There are no parking restrictions on Saturday

Its a bring and share and bring whatever you like to drink.

Lets hope the day is warm and hopefully sunny. I shall put up the long suffering gazebos if it isn't.

So! Spread the word and hope to see you all there.

Coffee Morning

GeneralPosted by angela Sun, July 14, 2019 18:57:02
The next date for our Coffee Morning at the Fusion Cafe on Arundel Street is Friday 26th July from 10.30am.

Anyone who needs directions can contact me on 0777 352 5876 or


Fixit Co-ordinator

FixitPosted by Jan Wed, July 03, 2019 18:08:55
Hi all Fixiteers

I find myself unable to continue as Fixit Co-ordinator as of now, and would like to suggest that someone else comes forward to continue the valuable work that our group have accomplished.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful work you have done. You have been reliable, good humoured and oustandingly consistent. It has been good fun, we have organised the work to give everyone a job and therefore job satisfaction. Over, now many years, we have improved the footpaths in the area in which we walk and have had gratifying feedback from fellow walkers.
Whoever takes on the role should understand that most of us are long retired and the jobs we do have to echo our years.

I will gladly spend time with my successor and pass on any tips I can.

Regards to all, Jan

When to call mountain rescue article.

GeneralPosted by Carole Fri, June 28, 2019 20:35:17
In this month's 'walk' magazine for ramblers on page 77 there is an interesting article about safety.

There's an app OS Locate that will give you your grid reference. We have loaded it and it is so useful, firstly for safety but also it gives other invaluable information.

It also advised that you register for emergency SMS ( this is a free service that allows you to send a text message on emergency bandwidth when a call can't get through.

Fixit July 1st Monday

FixitPosted by Jan Sun, June 23, 2019 15:56:53
Fixit for July 1st

Location 35 and 10 to start with.
2 stiles below Spitewinter Farm

Only stonework on both stiles

Parking at Spitewinter Farm

Location 21 and 18
Head towards High Bradfield. After the last turnoff on the left to Low Bradfield, take the next turn right onto the farm track to Cliffe House Farm.
Park at the bottom of the track for both jobs.

21 is repairing a wooden stile. The stile is a long way up a terribly rough track, so Mr Hinchcliffe the farmer will take us and tools up on his tractor.

18 is installing a square post with chamfered top and fixing 2 waymark arrows.

Tools for last two jobs
Drill, saw, hammer, nails and digging tools (Chris if you can come! Lovely, if not please let me have the drill)

I will bring timber and digging tools + sack trolley. Any questions phone me on mobile.

I think we might manage all 4 jobs!

Coach Ramble Wednesday 31st July - Haworth

GeneralPosted by LizS Mon, June 17, 2019 19:17:11
The next Coach Ramble will be on Wednesday July 31st and it is time to book your place to avoid disappointment.

We are going to Haworth. The coach will depart from Pond St (Penny Black) at 8.00 am and will leave Haworth at 6.00 pm for the return to Sheffield. There will be two led walks. The B walk led by Cynthia Ashton and Barry Ashton will be 8 miles. The A walk led by Susan Rushworth and Judy Gathercole will be 11/12 miles. Details of both walks will be in the walks programme.

There should also be an opportunity to explore Haworth which is a picturesque village surrounded by dramatic moorland made famous by the Bronte sisters. Attractions include The Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Keithley Worth Valley Railway. There are also shops, cafes and pubs. It is fine to come along and walk independently or explore the village and the local area.

The Wednesday Coach Ramble is a new venture and we are keen to fill the coach so please pass this information to walking friends who may want to join us.

Places are £12 for further information or to reserve a place email or text/phone 07711353310


message from Chris Gamble

GeneralPosted by LizS Sat, June 15, 2019 13:09:10

Below is a message from Chris. I have never met Anne but hopefully someone who knows her will read the blog andpass th information on to other who might want to know.



I hope this is the right email address for the committee. Last night I met the nephew of Anne Mazur, who used to walk with Sheffield Ramblers for many years. He told me she died recently after a short battle with cancer. Her funeral is this Tuesday, 18th June, 2pm at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.

I think there will be a number of ramblers who remember Anne so, if you feel it is appropriate, perhaps one of you could put it on the blog? I'm sorry, I've never put anything on the blog, so am not yet registered, and am not able at the moment to start the process of registering (grandchildren staying with us, and sleeping in the computer room!).

Thanks for that.

Chris Gamble


GeneralPosted by angela Thu, May 30, 2019 20:49:34
Geoff Woolhouse has just 6 places on this coach trip that he can offer us. It is on Thursday 6th June with pick up at the Penny Black at 08.30am prompt. The cost is £13.50.

The walk is from Maghull Railway Station to Crosby beach (Anthony Gormleys 'Another Place')

Non walkers will be dropped off in Liverpool for sightseeing etc.

Anyone wishing to book a place should call Geoff on 284 7255/07580 390151

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