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Tomorrow's walk

Walks commentsPosted by Judy Tue, January 30, 2018 20:42:45
I realise this is a bit late but perhaps some of you may pick this up.

It's really for anyone driving out to Hope tomorrow. I'm hoping to have our 11 o'clock break tomorrow on the bus on the way and then perhaps an earlier lunch so if you are joining us in Hope perhaps you could have your break before the bus arrives.

It will just give us a bit more time on the walk.

Thanks, Judy


GeneralPosted by Judy Wed, November 08, 2017 21:22:32
It was decided on a walk last week that we would go to Patterdale from February 25th - March 2nd next year. Offers don't seem to be coming through as early this year so prices may be a bit higher - still great value, though. If we leave it too late we may not get in at all.
Some people have already booked so get booking if you want to join us.

From Hazel

GeneralPosted by Judy Sat, September 02, 2017 18:18:24
Hazel has asked me to let everyone know how pleased she was to see all the Ramblers at Paul's funeral and to pass on her thanks for all the cards and donations. (It was good for us to see her, too.)

For anyone who sent a cheque - she says donations are still coming in and she wants to send them all off together so it may be a while before your cheque clears.


GeneralPosted by Judy Sun, August 20, 2017 21:26:02
Sorry this is a rather belated note just to say the collection at Paul's funeral tomorrow will be for the Alzheimer's Society.

Paul's funeral

GeneralPosted by Judy Tue, August 15, 2017 09:41:55
Hazel has sent me the first details of Paul's funeral which is on Monday 21st August, at Grenoside Crematorium, Skew Hill Lane, Grenoside S35 8RZ at 2.45 pm. It's in the larger chapel which Hazel thinks is the North one and afterwards at the Peacock at Stannington.

Paul Brady

GeneralPosted by Judy Mon, August 14, 2017 14:34:46
Val - our secretary - received an email from Hazel this morning (which she has passed to me as she is on holiday) to say that Paul died yesterday. As many of you know, Paul has been ill for several years so has not been able to walk with us but many of us remember him with great affection.

I have asked Hazel to let me know funeral arrangements when they are available and I will pass them on.

I'm sure all our thoughts will be with the family at this time.

Peak District Boundary Walk

GeneralPosted by Judy Wed, June 14, 2017 14:59:56
If anyone would still like to join us on this walk on Saturday for the opening of the Peak District Boundary Walk you are quite welcome to just come along. I've heard from the organizer that there is no limit to numbers - it's just that they want to issue all walkers with a certificate/passport and there may not be enough for extra walkers. They would send them on later for anyone who wanted them anyway. If you let me know earlier if you're coming I can email her.

There are 5 of us booked to go at the moment and we're getting the number 62 bus at 08.55 at the Charles Street bus stop on Arundel Gate (or at various places en route). It arrives at Low Bradfield at 09.41 and we're meeting at the Post Office for an official send-off at 10 am. The walk finishes at Ringinglow (about 9-10 miles) and we'll then catch the number 4 bus at 4pm or, if we miss that - or prefer to do it anyway - we'll walk down Porter Valley for the 120 or 83a at Fulwood village.

Join us if you can.

Help wanted!

GeneralPosted by Judy Tue, June 06, 2017 18:46:55
I recently got the email below which is self-explanatory. I have been in touch with Jen and promised her maps as I have lots of doubles or trebles of local maps. However, I have asked her how many she needs so we may want more.

At the moment, though, it looks as if it's the other stuff we may need. Can anyone help?
She's promised everything will be taken care of and returned. If you could let me know if you have anything we could collect it all together and get it to her in one go.

Hi there,

I was wondering if you could help me.

My name’s Jen and I’m a member of the stage management department at Sheffield Theatres.

We’re currently in rehearsals with a brand new play called What We Wished For, which is a spin on old fairytales. This will play in the Crucible theatre next month.

Two of our characters are Hansel and Gretel and in our story they are retired Scouts leaders who are usually seen with a patrol of kids.

I’m emailing because we’re trying to kit out the characters with orienteering equipment; compasses, maps of Sheffield and the Peaks, whistles, walkie talkies etc.

I was wondering if you had any old or surplus equipment that you would be happy to lend us for our production or if you’d be able to advise us where to source these things from?

We will be able to give credit in the show’s programme if you are able to lend us things.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

Best wishes,

Jen Davey

My email is or text me on 07557272559

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