On Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 17:05, Sheffield Ramblers Secretary <secretary@sheffieldramblers.org> wrote:

Hi there,

With regard to emails below from Christine Whitaker. I would be willing to go there this coming Monday with some secateurs and loppers – say from 11:00 onwards. Would anyone else be interested?
Call/text me on 0784-253-0128

Possibility of lifts/shared cars. Apologies for very late notice

Many thanks.


Malcolm Dixon

Sheffield Ramblers Secretary

secretary@sheffieldramblers.org or 0784-253-0128

Christine – can you give us a grid reference for where this Park Lane, Hunshelf Bank in Deepcar is, please? see attached map, Malcolm – SK274990

You may want to change your mind when you know where the problem is. The section in question goes across the hillside from just after Wellhouse Farm on Park Lane to Old Park House. It’s very difficult to access as it’s half way up the hill. Tony Andrews may be able to get permission for parking at one of the farms, but the owners of Old Park House don’t seem very friendly. When we went to do some work a few days ago we parked on the road on the hillside (shown in yellow climbing up between Fox Valley Retail Park and what’s left of Samual Fox’s steel works. We walked from there passing Wellhouse Farm and started clearing just after there.


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From: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <syned.ramblers@gmail.com>

Date: 16 August 2019 at 13:25:38 +01:00

Subject: Fwd: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

To: ramblessecretary@sheffieldramblers.org, Sheffield Ramblers <secretary@sheffieldramblers.org>

Re Park Lane Hunshelf Bank

Dear Malcolm and Judy

Below is a conversation between myself and Tony Andrews regarding the condition of Park Lane, Hunshelf Bank, Deepcar. I wonder if any members of the Fix IT Team may be interested in helping clear the overgrown path mentioned below, before the 25th August. It seems as if Mr Andrews will help out if we can provide a some volunteers (I think he may provide the equipment needed). As Jan has now finished with Fix It, I’m sure who to approach. Could you please contact anyone that may be willing to help?


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From: Andrews Tony <Tony.Andrews@sheffield.gov.uk>

Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 08:44

Subject: Re: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

To: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <syned.ramblers@gmail.com>

Hi Christine,

Thanks for this. One of my rangers did a cut back on this path earlier in the year when we put in the new stiles at Old Park fm.

Unfortunately everything has grown madly this summer.

I have asked him to do another cutback along the route but it may be 3 weeks before it gets done as he has to take time off with kids school holidays.

My other 2 rangers already have a full workload.

If your RA fix it group want or can do this work please just let me know.

Regards Tony

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From: South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers <syned.ramblers@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 17:02

To: Andrews Tony <Tony.Andrews@sheffield.gov.uk>

Subject: Park Lane (Hunshelf Bank) Overgrown

Dear Mr Andrews

Terry Howard suggested that I contact you after I spoke to him about the condition of Park Lane at Stocksbridge. I have noticed that Sheffield ROW Department has installed a number of new stiles along the lane and wondered whether there were any plans to cut back some of the overgrown vegetation.

A few days ago I went along the lane while checking a route that was planned for Sheffield Visually Impaired Walking Group on 25 August, but the condition this year means the route is not suitable. Visually impaired walkers often need a guide by their side on our walks, and there isn’t enough room for 2 walkers side by side.

Two of us went up yesterday and spent a few hours cutting back the brambles that were growing across the the path, but we were only able to clear only about a third of the route (and that was only a rough clearance).

There will be no problems changing the route for the August walk, but if you do have plans to tackle the vegetation in the near future, would you want any volunteers from Sheffield Ramblers?


Christine Whittaker