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

Pub Crawl around Kelham Island


Date: Friday 26th Jan, 8pm

Details: One of the best places to sample Real Ales is in Sheffield’s very own Valley of Beer, Kelham Island.

We are organising a pub meet on Friday 26th January starting at The Ship Inn, 312 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL.

The Ship Inn will be offering a host of craft beers, specialist spirits, gourmet coffee in a newly revived urban bar setting.

Then we will move on on to The Kelham Island - carved wooden bar, tiled floors, leafy beer garden and renowned range of real ales, national CAMRA pub of the year twice in a row.

Just around the corner is the Fat Cat, the tap for the Kelham Island Brewery. Another beautiful old pub, real ale and real cider, it is the epitome of a proper British pub, with a proper British beer garden.

We end night at the Riverside in Mowbray Street, nestled on the banks of the river Don. The Riverside is one of the most eclectic and best loved Sheffield Venues. Since being taken over by True North Brew CO in 2015, it has been given a mini-makeover, has been unveiled focusing on Quality.

If you have any queries or would like to let me know you are coming, please text Tracey on 07903 440 314.

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SYNED AGM - Rotherham - Come and meet walkers from other groups in our Area and help decide our future!


Date: Saturday 27th Jan - Walk 10:30am, AGM 2pm

Details: Our Area (SYNED) AGM is on Saturday 27th January, 2018 at 2:00pm.

There will be a morning walk starting at 10:30am from the same location as the AGM.

Rotherham Metro Rambles are hosting the AGM this year.

Venue: United Reform Church, Wickersley Road, Rotherham, S60 4JN

The church is on Wickersley Road near the ‘Stag’ roundabout on the A630 (A6123). It is 2.5 miles from J33 of the M1 and 3 miles from J1 of the M18 (via the A631/A6021). The church is approximately 2 miles from Rotherham town centre where both bus and railway stations are located. Bus numbers X1, 19 and 19A all stop close to the church.

Facilities available from 10 am to 10.30 am prior to 5.5 mile rural walk around Whiston and Wickersley.

The meeting room will be available from 12 am to 5 pm

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Skye Walking Week


Date: 28th April – 5th May 2018

Details: The Isle of Skye is a walkers' paradise. From easy going walks on the spectacular coastline to dramatic scrambles in the Cuillin mountains, the most challenging in Britain, the island provides fantastic walking for everyone.

We will be based for a week at the village of Carbost which is ideally placed for all our activities. The village has a shop, pub and café and is home to the Talisker distillery and visitor’s centre.

We have rented two cottages in the village sleeping 10 in total. Cost for the 7 nights is £120 per person for a shared room sleeping 2. It may be possible to book a single room – please ask for a price.

[* Group accommodation now fully booked *] If you would like to book into the group accommodation please text Jill Brogden 07940 415 695
On confirmation of your booking, a deposit of £20 will be required and the balance payable by 31st January 2018.

Payments by bank transfer please, payable to Sheffield 40s Walking Group, Sort code: 60-83-01, Account no: 20198167. If you prefer to pay by cheque please let Jill know.

Other accommodation available includes –

Bunkhouse and B&B available at the Old Inn.

Camp site for Motorhomes (no tents) is also available on the outskirts of Carbost, near to the cottages.

The accommodation in Carbost (and on Skye in general) is very much in short supply and quickly gets booked up, so if you would like to join us please get booking!

If you would like any further information please contact Jill by text or by email

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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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Camp sites –

B&Bs, Self Catering –

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Stainsby 50th Anniversary Live Music Festival


Date: 20th - 22nd July 2018

Details: Come and join us for a fun packed weekend at Stainsby Live Music Festival 20th -- 22nd July 2018, not too far to travel - 2 miles from Junction 29 on the MI.

This tiny hamlet comes alive to the sound of live music held in colourful marquees there are also craft stalls,workshops, competitions, theatre, poetry, film and much more...

Take a look at the website:-

Early Bird Tickets available now £60 per person for a weekend ticket with free camping thrown in! For those who do not like camping please check the website for alternative accommodation. Motor Homes are allowed in car park only. You can book your ticket through the website but please just let Jane or Kath know so we can keep track on numbers and hopefully pitch our tents as a group.

Any queries please text Jane on 07985011279 or Kath on 07772235306.

A weekend not be missed, hope to see you all there!!

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