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You can leave messages and comments about all things walking as well as any events or information. To find out more about registering for and using the blog see HELP - Using the Blog in the list on the right.

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

Kinder Scout: The People’s Mountain – Ed Douglas and John Beatty

GeneralPosted by Catia Sat, September 14, 2019 18:40:41

Off the Shelf event on 25 October at 7:00pm:

The Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University

Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2NH

Coffee Morning

GeneralPosted by angela Fri, September 13, 2019 18:29:46
Thank you Ruth for reminding me to do this today.

The next coffee morning will be Friday 27th September at Fusion Arundel Street. People usually get there between 10.15 and 11.00

See you then


Radio 4 Open Country - Jarvis Cocker's Edale

GeneralPosted by CatiaS Sat, September 07, 2019 12:59:45

Radio 4 Open Country - Jarvis Cocker's Edale

This morning Open Country episode had Jarvis Cocker talking about the “Be Kinder” trail which was created to mark the 1932 mass trespass on Kinder Scout:

He had some quite interesting companions, from Maxine Peake to Magid Magid!

Just some quotes:

Maxine Peake: “...the countryside is a great leveller…”

Gordon Miller, a local former ranger:

“Kinder is one of the last few English wilderness areas left…, open space…., sense of freedom…”,

“...the Peak District has got an intimacy about it ...a place you can find yourself...”

Jarvis Cocker:

“... describing Kinder, leaves me lost for words…”,

“... the more you walk in a place the more it will open itself to you and reveal its beauty…”


Coach Ramble 29th September CANCELLED

GeneralPosted by LizS Sat, September 07, 2019 07:27:53
Hi All,

Im really sorry but we have had to cancel the September coach ramble to Reeth. Having made enquiries at tourist information we were told that all was well after the floods and it was only when the walk leaders went up to reccie the walks that they discovered that a major cycle event (UCI world championships) was in the Dales that Sunday and was going through Reeth causing road closures at the time of our arrival. Unfortunately given the short time remaining and other commitments it was not possible to reccie walks in an other area.

Please pass on this information to anyone who may not access the blog or email. I will try to contact everyone who has booked directly and will be refunding those who have paid.

We will be planning our coach trips for next year and building in an early check for road closures! We hope to go to Reeth and do the walks which were planned.


Clarion Call Gig Oct 25th

GeneralPosted by MalcolmD Mon, September 02, 2019 12:41:24

Date for your Diary

Clarion Call Gig

We are using Eventbrite for booking tickets to the Clarion Call Gig Sheffield Ramblers are organising at the Shakespeares Ale and Cider House on Gibraltar Street.

The gig is on Friday October 25th from 19:30 and booking is now LIVE.
You can use the link below to get to it. Tickets are £5 each.

Please publicise the event and do invite friends and fellow ramblers.
It should be a great night out with songs inspired by GHB Ward and Alfred Wainwright, written & sung by local singers & musicians, which proved a great hit at last year's AGM. The Shakespeares pub has a great reputation for real ales & cider.

You'll need to copy & paste the following link into your web browser to get tickets:

Please ask anyone who doesn't want to make an online booking to get in touch with me at either "" or tel: 0784-253-0128.
I will make the booking for them.

Malcolm Dixon, Secretary

Coach Ramble 29th September Reeth

GeneralPosted by LizS Wed, August 28, 2019 19:16:15
The last coach ramble of. 2019 will be going to Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. We are going to Reeth rather than to Kirby Stephen as. originally advertised as the journey time to Kirby Stephen was too long.

The coach will be leaving at 8.00 am from Arundel Gate/Howard St. There will as usual be two led walks. The A walk will be approximately 12 miles and led by David Hogg and Andy Irwin. The B walk of approximately 8 miles will be led by Judy Gathercole and Susan Rushworth. Both walks will finish in Reeth and the coach will depart at 6.00pm. Details of the walks will be on the website once the reccies have been completed.

Reeth is a village in a magnificent setting on a plateau above the river Swale. It has cafes and two pubs and the Swaledale museum which may be of interest to non walkers.

All are welcome on our coach rambles so please encourage family and friends to come along. It is fine to come along and walk independently or just explore the local area.

Places are £13. To book or for further information email: or phone/text 07711353310


Barry's 80th update

GeneralPosted by CynthiaA Sat, August 24, 2019 11:07:09
The Old Horns menu can be found on their website. I have also downloaded the menu which I can attach to an email if I have your email address. I can also send a paper copy by post if required. My contact details are: or text/phone 07742 677205.

For anyone who missed the earlier blog the date is Monday 16th September at the Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield at 12:00 midday. I have to submit numbers and menu choices the week before. There are 22 names to date.

I have been asked about a present for Barry. I know he would like an angler's folding fishing chair so I have suggested a gift voucher from Fishing Republic which is on John Street (not far from Go Outdoors). Any contributions are entirely voluntary - there is no obligation at all. The problem is collecting them. I will be at Jan's house on Saturday 31st August for the Fixit Bring and Share at lunchtime. Or we usually see Dorothy Birch at Ponds Forge (leading Good Companions walk Sun 1st Sept). Also Pat Langford's Good Companions walk Sun 8th Sept is another opportunity. David Goodchild is leading the Co-op walk on Sun 8th if you see him prior to that. Dorothy, Pat and David are all going to the Old Horns.

So far we have managed to keep it secret from Barry!

Best regards

Barry Ashton's 80th

GeneralPosted by CynthiaA Thu, August 01, 2019 10:04:26
Barry Ashton's 80th birthday is in September and a lunchtime get together has been arranged for Monday 16th September at the Old Horns Inn, High Bradfield for 12:00 midday. Numbers have to be submitted so please let me know if you are coming by the 9th September. You can send an email to or text/phone my mobile 07742 677205.

The pub also needs to know menu choices in advance. Two meals for £7 will also be on offer. The menu is changing soon so when that is available I will give you an update.

Barry does not know about this so try and keep it secret! Fortunately he does not use the computer.

Best regards


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