Socials and Weekends Away   (Click here for socials archive)

As the weekends away and meals out are always oversubscribed and tend to fill up almost as soon as they hit the website, we have to restrict them to current members of SWG40s. However, everyone is welcome on a pub night out, especially if you are new to the group or you are thinking about joining us.

Before booking onto a weekend, please read the weekends away booking information on the FAQ Page.

Weekends and Trips

FIREWORKS FIREWORKS - Dam House, Crookes Valley Park Sheffield


Date: Sunday 5th November
Time: 7:15pm

Details: Meeting 7.15 p.m. at the Nottingham House 164 Whitham Road Broomhill Sheffield S10 2SR.

At 7.30 p.m. we will set off to walk to Dam House Pub Mushroom Lane Sheffield S3 7NZ. Dam House is in Crookes Valley Park (next to Weston Park & across the road from Ponderosa Park).

Fireworks are due to start at 8.00 p.m.

Contact Tracey Lyne for further information 07903 440314

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New Members Night / Pub Meet


Date: Friday 17th November
Time: 8pm

Details: Starting off at the newly refurbished Devonshire Cat, 49 Wellington Street, S1 4HG (a Laid-back pub with wood-panelling, chalkboard menus, eclectic food plus draught and bottled beers.)

After trying some of their wonderful tipples, we will head up the road to the Frog and Parrot, Common Room, and end up at the Green Room, where they normally have a DJ till late. All new members and existing members welcome, this is a good opportunity to mingle and chat to other members as well as members of the committee and the social committee.

If you have any queries before the night, you can text Tracey on 07903 440 314. If you are coming it is always a good idea to text the organiser, so we have an idea of numbers.

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Christmas meal and walks (this is a different event to the Christmas Party)


Date: Sunday 3rd December

Details: Member only event (you are welcome to book on either walk but not go for the meal, if you wish, or just book the meal)

Christmas Dinner will be from 5.00 pm, Price for a three course meal with coffee and mince pies is £22.95. Menu attached.

We are planning to do two walks on Sunday from the car park, one short (with a later start,) and the longer walk, details will be on the walks program once organised, planning to meet up in Grindleford and go for a Meal at The Sir William Hotel, Grindleford, Hope Valley, S32 2HS we have booked the function room but there is only 45 spaces, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Christmas menu - please state your preference when you email the group to book your place.

To book the meal members should send their money (£22.95) by electronic transfer by Friday 24th November to account no: 20198167 sort code 60-83-01 using the subject heading ‘Xmas meal’ or email and we will send you an address to send a cheque (we cannot take cash on the day)

As we will be eating at 5.00 pm there will be a mince pie and drink stop on the walks. The hotel has asked if we don’t take in boots and rucksacks.

Is there any member who could bring a musical instrument and play a couple of carols whilst we are in the pub?

For further information you can text either Tracey on 07903 440 314 or Jean on 07795 203 867

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Christmas Party


Date: Friday 15 December 2017

Details: Food and dancing.

Details tbd

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Keswick Mountain Festival, Cumbria


Date: 8 - 10 June 2018

Details: We will be heading off for a group weekend away to Keswick in the Lake District.

The mountain festival is held every year and we thought it would be good to combine it with a group weekend away.

Keswick, according to your man Alfred Wainwright “is…the best single base of operations.” It is indeed a great location for all kinds of walks along with many options for accommodation including B&Bs, Hostels, Self-catering and Campsites.

Group walks will be arranged for during the day but the festival also offers many activities that you may like to try. On both Friday and Saturday evening there is live music at the festival park where the stage, overlooking Derwent Water and surrounding fells, must have the best backdrop of any venue in the country!

For further details and costs for the festival, please see

Please text Jill Brogden 07940 415 695 to book on for the weekend and we will keep you up to date with any group activities. Please book your own accommodation.

Full details of walks will be posted on to the website nearer the time.
If you are interested in leading a walk please let Jill know. (All grades - A1 to C3 welcome)

Suggested websites for accommodation -

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B&Bs, Self Catering –

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More details and full booking information will be available nearer the time.

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