Talk the Walk

Talk the Walk

About the blog

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.

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.

March 5th Fixit

FixitPosted by Jan Tue, February 20, 2018 18:38:22
Hi Fixiteers,
Here are the details of March FIXIT
Venue is Crosspool the corner of Long lane with steps leading down to Back Lane.
Parking no problem on Long Lane.
The job is to replace, re-set the steps which are an accident waiting to happen.
There is some cutback work, and some drystone walling work.
Tony will arrange for all the materials we need to be there.
This is quite a big job, so if anyone wants to join the group just for this one that would be good. Gordon? As David Hogg is away.
Bring gloves, cutting tools, spades, plastic buckets for carrying hardcore, the drill, hammers and anything else you think may be useful.
See you there at 9.45/ 10 am
Thanks all for the last job I missed. Report came back that you did good.
Pass the word please that extra help would be welcome!

Recent Incident

GeneralPosted by MalcolmD Sun, February 18, 2018 17:01:30
I won't be able to come out on Wednesday's walk due to another commitment that day so I thought people who were on the walk I led a couple of weeks ago may be pleased to hear about Terry Guy, a guest walker that day, who slipped when we were on our way down Lose Hill. It sounds like he is well on the way to recovery and we may see him again. Cheers. Malcolm Dixon

"Many thanks for your email the incident report is fine. I didn't for some reason receive Val's email about the bent pole but if Dave is Ok with it its fine by me....

I've looked at your forthcoming programme and it appeals to me, having walked from West of Sheffield some years ago now with a private group. I've been looking at nearer caravan sites so that I can join you from the start point sometime but of course most are shut until March or April..if I do make it I'll buy Dave a drink.

As far as my knee is concerned I went out with Colchester Group on Wednesday but conditions were muddy and slippery and I struggled a that the bruising and swelling has died down I'm feeling some underlying injury which will obviously take time and rest to heal.

My best mate commented to them that only laryngitis would stop me walking so his card is marked for future retribution!!

Regards, Terry Guy"

my walk on Sunday 18th February

Walks commentsPosted by Deena Fri, February 16, 2018 18:41:42
For those of you who are intending to come on my walk, I am sorry but I forgot to write in the information that I shall be boarding the 9.20 am 272 bus at the bus stop near to Banner Cross on Ecclesall Road. Also, as you already know, there is a lot of mud and surface water out in the Peak District, especially on the lower ground, so it would be useful to have poles and gaiters with you, if you do use these. Deena


GeneralPosted by angela Thu, February 15, 2018 20:50:21
The next meet up at Temptations cafe, opposite the entrance to the Walled Garden, Hillsborough Park is next Friday 23rd February at 10.30am. See you there!

« PreviousNext »