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BBC Look North Big 50 Sofa Challenge

GeneralPosted by CynthiaA Tue, March 13, 2018 20:11:22
Presenters Harry Gration, Paul Hudson and Amy Garcia will be pulling a red sofa round Yorkshire for a week to raise money for Sport Relief.

Tuesday 20th March is from Sheffield to Hathersage. If anyone is interested in seeing this, the route and times are as follows -

Sheffield 8.00am start
Childrens' Hospital 9.00am
Sandygate 10.30am
Redmires 2.00pm
Stanage Edge 3.30pm
Hathersage 5.30pm finish

Meet up

GeneralPosted by angela Sun, March 11, 2018 17:32:48
We meet for coffee again at 10.30 am, this Friday 23rd March, Temptations cafe, opposite Hillsborough Park. Nearest tram stop Hillsborough Park.
I cannot be there this month unfortunately but Angie has booked the table.


Backmarker/s wanted for May 13th coach ramble

Walks commentsPosted by MalcolmD Sun, March 11, 2018 12:38:29
Further to Liz's announcement about the April 8th Coach Ramble, can we also announce that the May 13th Coach ramble will be going to the Yorkshire Wolds and exploring the dry chalkland valleys to be found there. (OS map 294)

Two walks will be offered:- a 12 mile walk between Fridaythorpe and Pocklington led by myself and a shorter walk between Huggate and Pocklington led by Dave Jefferies, both following parts of the Yorkshire Wolds Way.

We are looking for backmarkers to accompany us on the recce's for these routes and because both walks will be linear there is a need for an additional car.

Our initial recce will be on Tuesday March 20th and I've arranged to meet up with friends & colleagues from York to meet us at Pocklington for 10:30 which will mean leaving Sheffield between 08:30 and 09:00 at the latest, possibly earlier if multiple pick-ups have to be arranged.

My apologies for the shortness of notice for this and it is likely that a second recce will have to be arranged at a future date if thought necessary.

Please let either myself ( or 0784-253-0128) or Dave Jefferies ( or 0789-024-6604) know if you're interested in joining us on these recces.

Many Thanks. Malcolm Dixon

Coach Ramble 8th April Saltbun-by-the-Sea

GeneralPosted by LizS Sat, March 10, 2018 16:44:54
Hi Everybody,

Spring is here so we can now look forward to the first coach ramble of 2918 which will be taking us to the seaside.

The coach will depart as usual from Arundel Gate/Howard St at 8.00 am and will leave Saltburn to return to Sheffield no later than 6.00 pm.

The A walk (approx 11miles) will go from Great Ayton via Roseberry Topping and along part of the Cleveland way to finish in Saltburn. The B walk (approx 8 miles) will start and Guisborough and will also be going to Saltburn along part of the Cleveland way. There will be cafes, pubs and fish and chips in Saltburn as well as an opportunity for a swim in the sea or perhaps a paddle.

All are welcome either to join one of the walks or to walk independently or just have a day at the seaside.

Places are £12 and will be on sale on walks or contact me or text phone 07711353310


Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood

GeneralPosted by DaveJ Wed, March 07, 2018 16:56:25
Hi everyone

Stocksbridge has been nominated to the 2018 shortlist for the Ramblers Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood, the only Yorkshire nominee. We walk there a lot and I know they deserve our support. See the message below that I have been asked to pass on.


Please Vote for Stocksbridge: - the only Yorkshire nominee to make the 2018 shortlist for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood. Organised by the Ramblers, this prestigious award recognises an area where walking is the safe, pleasant and easy way of getting about.

Stocksbridge is the prime walking centre of the South Pennines. As the best walking area in Yorkshire, it is a deserved contender for the overall accolade.

Stocksbridge needs your vote - - before the 14th.March.

Monday 5th Fixit

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, March 03, 2018 19:01:50
Due to adverse weather we are postponing Crosspool job until second Monday in April.

Monday 5th Fixit

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, March 03, 2018 19:01:35
Due to adverse weather we are postponing Crosspool job until second Monday in April.

Monday 5th Fixit

FixitPosted by Jan Sat, March 03, 2018 19:01:05
Due to adverse weather we are postponing Crosspool job until second Monday in April.

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