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Sunday Christmas Walk and Dinner

General Posted on 12 November 2019 16:48

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

Patterdale 2020

General Posted on 27 October 2019 19:39

Just to remind everyone that the booking time for Patterdale is approaching! We will be going from Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th. This is the last full week in February and hopefully all mid terms are over. Let’s hope for some of this years sunshine again. Liz

Coach Ramble 29th September CANCELLED

General Posted on 7 September 2019 07:27

Hi All,

Im really sorry but we have had to cancel the September coach ramble to Reeth. Having made enquiries at tourist information we were told that all was well after the floods and it was only when the walk leaders went up to reccie the walks that they discovered that a major cycle event (UCI world championships) was in the Dales that Sunday and was going through Reeth causing road closures at the time of our arrival. Unfortunately given the short time remaining and other commitments it was not possible to reccie walks in an other area.

Please pass on this information to anyone who may not access the blog or email. I will try to contact everyone who has booked directly and will be refunding those who have paid.

We will be planning our coach trips for next year and building in an early check for road closures! We hope to go to Reeth and do the walks which were planned.


Coach Ramble 29th September Reeth

General Posted on 28 August 2019 19:16

The last coach ramble of. 2019 will be going to Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. We are going to Reeth rather than to Kirby Stephen as. originally advertised as the journey time to Kirby Stephen was too long.

The coach will be leaving at 8.00 am from Arundel Gate/Howard St. There will as usual be two led walks. The A walk will be approximately 12 miles and led by David Hogg and Andy Irwin. The B walk of approximately 8 miles will be led by Judy Gathercole and Susan Rushworth. Both walks will finish in Reeth and the coach will depart at 6.00pm. Details of the walks will be on the website once the reccies have been completed.

Reeth is a village in a magnificent setting on a plateau above the river Swale. It has cafes and two pubs and the Swaledale museum which may be of interest to non walkers.

All are welcome on our coach rambles so please encourage family and friends to come along. It is fine to come along and walk independently or just explore the local area.

Places are £13. To book or for further information email: or phone/text 07711353310


Coach Ramble Wednesday 31st July – Haworth

General Posted on 17 June 2019 19:17

The next Coach Ramble will be on Wednesday July 31st and it is time to book your place to avoid disappointment.

We are going to Haworth. The coach will depart from Pond St (Penny Black) at 8.00 am and will leave Haworth at 6.00 pm for the return to Sheffield. There will be two led walks. The B walk led by Cynthia Ashton and Barry Ashton will be 8 miles. The A walk led by Susan Rushworth and Judy Gathercole will be 11/12 miles. Details of both walks will be in the walks programme.

There should also be an opportunity to explore Haworth which is a picturesque village surrounded by dramatic moorland made famous by the Bronte sisters. Attractions include The Bronte Parsonage Museum and the Keithley Worth Valley Railway. There are also shops, cafes and pubs. It is fine to come along and walk independently or explore the village and the local area.

The Wednesday Coach Ramble is a new venture and we are keen to fill the coach so please pass this information to walking friends who may want to join us.

Places are £12 for further information or to reserve a place email or text/phone 07711353310


message from Chris Gamble

General Posted on 15 June 2019 13:09

Below is a message from Chris. I have never met Anne but hopefully someone who knows her will read the blog andpass th information on to other who might want to know.



I hope this is the right email address for the committee. Last night I met the nephew of Anne Mazur, who used to walk with Sheffield Ramblers for many years. He told me she died recently after a short battle with cancer. Her funeral is this Tuesday, 18th June, 2pm at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium.

I think there will be a number of ramblers who remember Anne so, if you feel it is appropriate, perhaps one of you could put it on the blog? I’m sorry, I’ve never put anything on the blog, so am not yet registered, and am not able at the moment to start the process of registering (grandchildren staying with us, and sleeping in the computer room!).

Thanks for that.

Chris Gamble

Coach Ramble Marsden Tuesday 18th June

General Posted on 19 May 2019 21:40

The next Coach Ramble will be on Tuesday 18th June and will go to Holme for a walk to Marsden. The coach will depart from Pond Hill (Penny Black) at 9.30 am and will go to Holme . The walk is 8 miles intermediate details are in the walks program. The coach will leave Marsden to return to Sheffield at 4.00 pm. Places are £12. To reserve a place or for further information contact Terry Howard Sent from my iPhone

Coach Ramble Sunday May 12th

General Posted on 18 April 2019 12:01

It is now time to make sure of your seat on our annual seaside trip.

We are visiting the Yorkshire Coast with the usual A and B rambles which will be starting from drop offs near the A 170 on the way to the coast and will progress through moorland, native woodland and farmland to finish with a section of the coast path. Details of the walks are in the walks program. The B walk (8.5 miles leaders Kath Carlile and Will Carlile) will join the coast at Stoupe Beck and go to Ravenscar to meet the coach which will take the group to Robin Hoods Bay. The A walk (12.5 miles leaders Linda Cooley and Liz Savage) will join the coast at Ravenscar and finish at Robin Hoods Bay. There there are plenty of Pubs and 2 fish and chip shops open for refreshment when we return from our walks.

All are welcome to join the coach trips so please share this information with others who may be interested in coming along. It is fine to do your own walks or to come along and not walk.

Places are £13 To reserve a place or for further information please email or text/phone 07711353310

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