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Clocks Change British Summer Time

General 2015 Posted on 19 March 2015 17:03

For our information and so we don’t get up too early for Sunday’s coach ramble…. When do the clocks change? This year (2015), the clocks go forward on Sunday 29 March and go back 25 October. Next year (2016),the clocks go forward 27 March and go back on 30 October. In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October. The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time). When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).



Derwent Edge Day

Walks 2014 Posted on 9 September 2014 08:39

‘He (She) Who Dares Wins!!’

Photo taken by our lady with hidden talents: Carole Rhodes (7th September 2014)



Norther Rail Tickets

Walks 2014 Posted on 8 September 2014 12:13

Changes from Monday 8 September 2014. From Monday 8 September off-peak tickets will no longer be able to be used at peak times during weekday evenings on local rail services in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire from 16.01 – 18.29. The change will also apply to services between Hexham and Newcastle from 16.01 – 17.59. If you currently use off-peak tickets during the evening peak you will either have to travel earlier or later, or buy an anytime ticket.



Our Cow Molly

Walks 2014 Posted on 10 August 2014 21:00

Here are the three merry lads who braved the fallout from ex hurricane Bertha today and whilst on their ramble together, found a cooling cow called Molly and later, wet their whistles on a refreshing (Farmers) Brown Cow. Cheers to all who missed a most enjoyable day.



Derwent Valley Heritage Way Certificate

Walks 2014 Posted on 25 July 2014 15:24

For those people who might be interested, following their completion of all five stages of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way walk this week, it is now possible for them to to obtain an Achievement Pack, which includes a certificate and badge. To get the certificate etc. just send a cheque for £5 made payable to: The Derwent Valley Trust. Write to: Mike Warner, Derwent Valley Heritage Way Recorder, Redland House, Clifton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2GJ.



Tour de France Information

General 2014 Posted on 30 June 2014 21:41

To assist you get around the city on Sunday 6th July, please see the link below, for road closures and alternative transport information. http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/grand-depart-sheffield/route-information



Coach Ramble – Tram Disruptions

Walks 2014 Posted on 4 April 2014 23:10

Please be aware, that if you are intending to use the tram service from either Malin Bridge or Middlewood, to join the coach ramble at Arundle Gate next Sunday morning (6th April), you might encounter delays due to ongoing track maintenance – see this announcement: Hillsborough Corner, In addition to the Sheffield Marathon diversions on Sunday 6 April there will also be localised diversion in Hillsborough due to tram engineering works. From 00:01 Saturday 5th April until 05:00 Monday 7th April Hillsborough Corner will be closed except the left turn from Langsett into Holme and the right turn from Holme to Langsett. This completely closes Middlewood Road and Bradfield Road at Hillsborough Corner. As such on the Saturday and Sunday local bus services will use the following diversions: Services 81/82 and the SL2 are not affected. Service 31, 84, from Langsett Road via Holme Lane, Loxley Road and normal route. Returning via Hallowmoor Road to Holme Lane and Hillsborough Interchange. Service 61/62 via Holme Lane, Wisewood Lane, Hallowmoor Road and normal route. Returning via Holme Lane to Hillsborough Interchange. Service S6/S6A via Holme Lane, Dykes Lane and normal route. Returning via Dykes Lane to Holme Lane to Hillsborough Interchange. Service 57 and 268 from Langsett Road via Holme Lane, Dykes Lane, Far Lane, Dykes Hall Road and normal route at Worrall Road. Reverse applies on journeys back to Hillsborough. Service 20/20A, 35/36/37, 38 will use Penistone Road and Owlerton Green and terminate at the temporary stop on Owlerton Green just after the Borough Road junction. Service 85/85A will use Penistone Road only and not serve Infirmary Road/Langsett Road. Service 31A, 52, 64 and 31 between Hillsborough and City, are not affected. TRAM REPLACEMENT B1 is not affected. TRAM REPLACEMENT Y1 will use Penistone Road and Parkside Road only to and not serve Infirmary Road/Langsett Road/Middlewood Road. There will be no bus or tram replacement service on Middlewood Road between Hillsborough Corner and Leppings Lane. The bus gate will be suspended throughout these works.