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General 2015 Posted on 31 March 2016 18:58

Three things I have learned today;
1. Never go walking without full waterproofs even if its in Tenerife.
2. Just because they are given as delightful samples of different delicacies made with local ingredients, if you eat too many you will still feel sick.
3. Umbrellas bought at Poundshop are not actually worth a pound.

Seriously though Canarians have put enormous effort into this 2nd annual walking festival. They want to promote the Canaries as a hiking destination and attract a different kind of tourist.

I registered and chose my walks before leaving home. We were given a civic reception and lots of freebies. The walks are well organised and you can choose between coastal, forest and mountain. We were accompanied by local guides, linguists, national park people, tourist office reps and the European President of the Ramblers. I have met people from Hungary, Canada ,Netherlands, Holland and, Denmark.

Next year’s festival is in May. Check it out. I paid less than a Contours Walking holiday in the UK for travel, transfers, half board hotel and walking fees. A great experience.


Twin city invitation

General 2015 Posted on 16 December 2015 16:31

The roughly-equivalent organisation to the Ramblers in the western part of Germany is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016. (Yes, 125 years!) They are having two days of celebrations in Bochum on the 3rd and 4th June, and have contacted us to ask if any of our members would be interested in taking part.

I am, and I think it would be good if Sheffield walkers could be represented, as Bochum’s twin town. It could be an interesting visit.

We have asked for more details of what would be involved. They have suggested a 3-4 day visit, around the dates above, but at the moment we don’t know more than that.

However, if you might be interested, or know anyone who might, please let me know.

Neill Schofield

Christmas Dinner & Walk

General 2015 Posted on 12 December 2015 11:19

If you are bringing cars tomorrow for the walk please park at the back of the car park.
As you will no doubt realize with all this rain today the walk will be muddy in places – hope we’re not all too ‘clarted up’ for the dinner!

As some of you know they don’t normally do Christmas dinners on a Sunday – someone should not really have booked us in. I did query it when I got the menu and was told it’d be fine then I got a phone call from the landlady the day before I went away! However, she’s fine about us going but just worried that they won’t have time between the last carvery customers going and us arriving to move tables around and set then all out properly for a Christmas meal. There will just be main course cutlery and crackers on the tables – the rest as we need it – and we will be on small tables rather than long ones. I said I was sure we could cope with that!

Please pay for your meal as you arrive (remember you’ve all paid £5 deposit) and buy your first drink and make sure your name is crossed off their list. The list is in alphabetical order of christian names but couples are together under the name of the first one alphabetically.

Should be slightly better weather tomorrow – I hope!

Tuesday walk 1 December thank you

General 2015 Posted on 1 December 2015 15:57

Thank you to all of those,especially Barry, who helped me today. I guess you could say everything came to a head – unfortunately mine. The funny thing is I did go to Specsavers last Thursday but they said I didn’t need any new glasses. I hope you all had a good walk. I am sorry if I spoilt it for anyone.

John P


General 2015 Posted on 29 November 2015 08:43

For walkers who are taking cars on Wednesday you can park in the Little John Car park before the walk. The walk starts at 9.40 from the station in Hathersage. Angie

Sunday Christmas Dinner

General 2015 Posted on 28 November 2015 18:12

I probably won’t be out tomorrow (Sunday) but the Millstone want numbers for our Christmas Dinner by this Tuesday (!st Dec) so if you haven’t booked yet please ring me (0114 2295476) or email me ( by Monday evening.

Here’s the menu as a reminder:

Stannington Carol Concerts

General 2015 Posted on 19 November 2015 22:33

Stannington-Mixed-Choir are taking part in the Jack Goodison Carol concert along with other choirs. This is at the Lomas Hall on Friday the 27th of November at 7.30 pm. Carols will be old new and local as well as some community singing. Tickets are £6 in advance £7 on the door. I can obtain tickets for anyone interested.

The choir are also holding their own Carol singing event on Thursday evening 17th December come along and have a good sing.

Jackie Dauris telephone 2349713


General 2015 Posted on 18 November 2015 10:01

Just a reminder that some of us are booking now for Patterdale – last week in February 21st to 26th. Liz

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