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Walks 2015 Posted on 13 May 2015 14:08

“Tramble – What would Cartimandua Think Now” – Tuesday 19th May

I know what she would think “These …… trams, my chariot is more reliable than the public transport of 2015”. Cartimandua will have to wait a bit longer to see us on Wincobank Hill Fort.

Because of Tram works and disruption on Tuesday ramblers can make their own way to Meadowhall for a 10-35am start. Or, meet as in the programme at 9-53am at the Cathedral Tram Stop and we will then walk to the Tram Stop behind the Railway Station arriving at Meadowhall Tram Stop at 10-35am (Outside the waiting room).

Terry



Tuesday additional walk

Walks 2014 Posted on 21 May 2014 07:23

Sheffield Moors Walkabout

Tuesday 27th May. 9-45 – 272 bus to Fox House. Start 10-20 SK267803 for a seven mile amble over moorland to Totley.
Leader Terry H. with Roy B. in support. Intermediate. No pets.



New rights of way

General 2014 Posted on 16 March 2014 08:39

It’s always good news to hear of new rights of way particularly when they open up new areas for walking. By now most walkers will be aware of the new bridleways in Grenowoods and Lady Cannings Plantation at Ringinglow. However perhaps less known is the brand new bridle way in the Ewden Valley running from the Lee Lane, GR252952, running in a southerly direction to meet Rushy Lane at GR256957. This route runs through the Wightwizzle Woods linking the bridleway which runs via Old Booth Farm and Broomhead Reservoir area. It is 820 metres long with associated “furniture” and was funded with money from “Paths for Communities”. The partners in the project were Sheffield City Council and the Steel Valley Project who got the funding and carried out the work. Many thanks to all those concerned on this fantastic new route. (As for my part in this, it was my idea to have such a route which I started using in the 1960s, and yes it does take time but we get there in the end).

The work of the “Fix it” team have certainly made an impression with the City’s Rights of Way Unit with the very “professional” way they carry out the work. Many thanks and well done. (More volunteers are always made welcome).

How many are aware that we only have until 2026 to make claims for historic rights of way. After this time all historic routes not claimed will be lost forever. Such routes may be found on old OS maps, Tithe Maps, Enclosure Awards etc and even some we already use and take for granted as rights of way but have not a status, eg Cow Gap Lane and Ringwood Lane at Dungworth. We will be making a start shortly on carrying out this research. At present I have a list of at least eighty potential “lost” rights of way which will need researching and possibly claiming. Any one interested in being involved in such research please let me know.



Stanage

General 2013 Posted on 21 September 2013 13:07

Stanage and Long Causeway.

Just heard, Stanage saved. It will remain with the PDNPA.
Also motorised vehicles will be banned from using the Long Causeway over Stanage. Awaiting more info.
Terry



Need to borrow???

General 2013 Posted on 8 August 2013 09:34

I have been asked to give a presentation on the access to moorlands campaigns, but am short on two or three colour transparencies (slides). If anyone has any of the following and would be prepared to loan them to me I would be most grateful.
They are:- Snailsden Moor/Ramsden Clough; Midhope Moors and WWII targets.
Usual contact details.
Thanks, Terry.



Old Ways – Sun. 12th

Walks 2013 Posted on 7 May 2013 20:34

The walk “Old Ways” this Sunday. Due to the marathon there will be a bus diversion between the Interchange and Hunters Bar away from Ecclesall Road route. After that the usual 272 route.



Secretary wanted

Committee news Posted on 1 April 2013 11:19

Sheffield Group Secretary needed.


Neil Schofield retires as secretary after May this year so we need a new secretary. Although the “job” needs a degree of commitment it can be shared between various volunteers and as Neil tells me it can be very enjoyable, honest. We need to fill this position very soon as it is often the first point of contact. All committee members will offer support and help if required. For further information contact either Neil or myself.

Terry.