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Uncategorised Posted on Sat, January 11, 2020 16:22:19

I had news on Thursday that June Robinson had broken her femur over Christmas. I quickly sent her a card from everyone but had no details. However her friend (also June) has just phoned me and apparently she broke it on Christmas Eve but she seems to be her usual indomitable self and is apparently ‘fine’!
She is being transferred to Northern General sometime next week and June no.2 will let me know when they know when that will be.
I just thought you’d all like to know.

Sheffield Heritage Fair January 18th & 19th

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, January 06, 2020 16:19:28

Can you spare an hour, or longer, on either of these days?
Sheffield Ramblers is having a stall at this year’s Sheffield Heritage Fair at the Millennium Galleries on Saturday Jan 18th 10-4 and Sunday Jan 19th 11-3.
Could you help us man the stall for an hour or so?
Entry to the Fair is free and you can wander around the many other stalls once you’ve done your bit.
Get in touch if you want any more information.
Thanks. Malcolm Dixon, Sheff Ramblers Sec, on 07842530128 or

Wednesday Christmas lunch

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, November 18, 2019 21:33:11

Some of you may know that I’ve been shut out of all my techy stuff for a while – I’m now back up and running.
I’m going through 3 weeks worth of emails – and most texts haven’t arrived so if you’ve sent me any bookings for the Christmas lunch on Wednesday 4th could you resend them/ If you go to and look at the festive menu you could send me your choices. (Email:, text: 07557272559 or home phone (answerphone if I’m not in): 0114 2295476).
I need them by Wednesday evening (I’ll be walking on Wednesday) so if I don’t see you to collect your £5 deposit I’ll put it in until I see you.
Sorry about all this – it’s been a nightmare!!

Blog updated

General Posted on Sun, November 17, 2019 20:19:33

As I explained a bit ago our web hosts are moving their blogs to a new system. I have moved ours this afternoon.

The new blog system is, in my opinion, awful. I have spent some hours sorting out various aspects with lots of queries to the support staff. Simply adding a post seems to me to be messy and exceedingly unclear. However there is nothing I can do about it. The old version was pretty friendly this one is not.

It really needs documentation and training for all users but I am not volunteering to do it. I don’t know where to go from here so any suggestions will be welcome. Do login and see how much sense you can make of it. Hint: to see the blog click on Talk the Walk at the top left of the screen.

Dave Jefferies

Free ticket for Quiet Flows the Don

General Posted on Thu, November 14, 2019 12:16:51

I have a spare ticket for the film Quiet Flows the Don. It is a documentary about the River Don, South Yorkshire’s great industrial waterway, once the filthiest river in Europe, but now at the heart of one of Britain’s most remarkable environmental success stories.. (See link HERE.) It starts at 6 and is 1.5 hours.

If you want the ticket email me First come … etc


Sunday Christmas Walk and Dinner

General Posted on Tue, November 12, 2019 16:48:04

The Sunday Christmas walk and dinner will be on 15th December. Dave Jeffries and I will be leading a circular walk or walks from Hope details of which will be on our website soon. We will be eating at the Old Hall Hotel in Hope at 4.30 pm. We can choose rom the Christmas menu below and have been offered a special deal of two course for £!4.95.

Please let me have your choices and a deposit of £5 before 2nd of December. I will be taking names and money on walks but if you want to let me have your order by phone or email ( 07711353310) you can let me have the deposit on the day.


Christmas Fayre at The old hall hotel, hope.

To start….

Chicken liver and brandy pate:

Served with red onion marmalade & warm crusty toast. (g/f)

Home-made parsnip soup:

Served with parmesan crisp. (V) (g/f)

Warm goats cheese tartlet:

With a cranberry compote & mixed leaf. (V)

The middle….

Free Range roast turkey:

Served with seasonal vegetables, pigs in blankets and beef dripping roast potatoes. (g/f)

Slow cooked beef cheek:

Served with creamy mash & a red wine, bacon & mushroom sauce. (g/f)

Roast salmon fillet:

Topped with a fresh herb crust & served with lemon butter, brown shrimps, capers & vegetables. (g/f)

Chef’s own nut roast:

Served with pan fried seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and a rich gravy. (V)

To finish….

Traditional Christmas pudding:

Served with warm brandy sauce.

Lemon cheesecake:

Served with a winter berry compote.

Rich chocolate & pecan brownie:

Served with creamy vanilla ice cream. (g/f) (d/f)

2 courses for £17.95 or 3 courses for £21.95

Please inform staff of any allergies prior to pre-ordering dishes as we adapt our dishes to your requirements. We do use nuts and gluten in our kitchen.

The old hall hotel, hope, s33 6rh. 01433 620160

Bradfield Paths Photo Op Cancelled

General Posted on Tue, November 12, 2019 09:13:22

Dear all,

As you maybe aware we had planned to have a Photo Op with our AGM Guest Speaker, Paco Gonzalez, from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, nailing a RWH Plaque to one of the stiles that we had repaired as part of the Bradfield Paths Improvement Project today. The RWH had helped sponsor this project. This was to take place at 10:30am today.

In the light of the continuing rain today we have decided to CANCEL this photo op and will arrange to do it another day when it will be fine. Paco has been informed and is OK with that decision. Please inform anyone you know who might be thinking of attending.

Don’t forget that a big publicity Launch for the Bradfield Paths Renewal Project is being arranged to take place at 12 noon on Wednesday February 26th 2020 at the Bradfield Village Hall to which everyone is invited to come along and support. Ramblers Worldwide Holidays and the other sponsors to the project will also be invited to attend.

A number of walks are being arranged to join up with it.
Please put the date in your diaries


Malcolm Dixon

Sheffield Ramblers Secretary or 0784-253-0128


Coach Ramble Raffle

Walks comments Posted on Mon, November 04, 2019 17:15:08

The coach ramble raffle was drawn on a recent walk. The winners of the three free places have been informed. Edale and Glossop Mountain Rescue Teams have each been sent a cheque for £51.
Thank you for supporting the raffle, Susan

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