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

2 reservoirs walk and a pub / meal


Date: 24th Aug 2019

Details: Saturday 24th August - 2 reservoirs walk and a pub / meal

From The Pebley Inn, Rotherham Road, S43 4TH (Rural Pub in 18th-century coaching inn, offering cosy rooms, plus restaurant) we will begin our ramble of 11.5 Miles starting at 10.00 AM, see Walks page for sign up and information on the walk.

After a beautiful walk round Barlbourgh we will end with the meal at the Pebley Inn, where we will have an early dinner and stay for a few drinks. The main menu is served from 5pm, prior to this there are bar snacks available. Please see Pebley Inn website for details:

Please park in the car park to the left of the pub to allow regulars the use of the right hand side car park - Grid Reference: SK 4809 7920 - nearest postcode: S43 4TH

Please sign up by the 21st if you will be eating, or you can text the night before if you’re just going for the walk to Nicola on 07397 882809 by 6pm, state if you are staying for the meal, If you wish to just join us for the meal and a few drinks this is ok but can you let us know by the 21st so we can give numbers to the pub.

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Llandudno weekend


Date: 6-9 Sep 2019

Details: Llandudno weekend

Friday 6th to Monday 9th September £120 for 3 nights (Deposit £40).

We have booked a spacious cottage in Llandudno, Conwy. Seven bedrooms over three floors, 3x king size (one can be converted to a twin room if necessary) 1x double room, 3x twin rooms, the cottage has 3 bathrooms plus small toilet downstairs. Kitchen/Diner with breakfast bar. Sitting room, games room (with pool table) Garden and Patio.

This stylish semi-detached cottage lies between the two beautiful beaches of Llandudno, a wonderful base to uncover the true medieval gems and vibrant attractions of this precious destination.

An excellent variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés are nearby, as well as Venue Cymru, which is North Wales' premier theatrical stage for opera, boasting a programme that is second to none, all this is just a stone's throw from the promenade.

Sorry no pets.

Llandudno lies between two headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme and it is these headlands, and the town's two waterfronts, that give this tourist resort its special appeal. The town offers two superb beaches - the North Shore, with its wide promenade backed by an imposing crescent of Victorian hotels and the quieter West Shore with miles of sandy shoreline backed by sand dunes and superb views towards Anglesey.

For the best views, however, you can reach the summit of the 679ft Great Orme using either the Great Orme Tramway or by taking an exciting cable car ride of over a mile. Just 4 miles away is the town of Conwy - a designated World Heritage Site. A true medieval gem, Conwy is dominated by a splendid castle and completely enclosed by its well-preserved town walls. Discover miles of sandy beaches along the North Wales coast and excellent walking and climbing in the Snowdonia National Park just 20 minutes' drive away.

We will plan various walks around the area, information closer to the time.

If you would like to join us please email or text Tracey on 07903 440 314 once your place is confirmed please pay a deposit of £40 to Account: 20198167, Sort Code: 60-83-01, reference: Llandudno.

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5th Annual Rail, Ale & Blues Festival, Cleethorpes


Date: 13-15 Sep 2019

Details: 5th Annual Rail, Ale & Blues Festival, Cleethorpes. Lakeside station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0AG

We are attending the 4th Blues festival in Cleethorpes, Free Entry.

Friday 13th September from 7pm, finishing Sunday 15th September band finish at 3pm, see program for the great bands.

Over 50 Real Ale and Ciders, food available and the Miniature Steam trains will be running for short trips all weekend.

The Campsite (Cleethorpes Showground Caravan Park, Meridian Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 0AR, 07522 551 877) is right next door, book yourselves in. There are also various B&B and Hotels in Cleethorpes.
Any questions, text Tracey on 07903 440 314


Friday 13th Sept

Steve French Band
David Broad & the Meanwood Valley Stompers

Saturday 14th Sept

Highway Child
The 88s
Tombstone Buzzards
Nick Bennett Trio

Sunday 15th September

The Tom Killner Band
James Taplin Band

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Ceilidh Dance @ Crookes Social Club


Date: Friday 20th Sep, 8pm

Details: We are organising a Ceilidh - traditionally it is a gathering or social event, and it didn't necessarily involve any dancing. These days a Ceilidh is a sociable way to bring people together involving Scottish music and dance, with a caller shouting out the steps to the lively dance.

Location: Crookes social club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD in the large room.

There is plenty of space to dance) from 8.00 pm with a buffet. If you have any dietary requirements please state what type i.e. Vegetarian, wheat intolerant, etc. when booking.

Members and Friends £10.00 (all welcome the more the merrier)
Walk leaders £5.00 (you must have led a walk in the last 12 months to qualify)

[Our walk leaders do a fantastic job of organising wonderful and varied walks, so as a thank you we are subsidising this event, to make it cheaper for walk leaders.]

Music from ‘Pigs Ears’ and Mike Tissington is the caller. Mike brings his own speakers and amp and is completely self-contained, so you don’t have to provide anything for him, other than lots of willing and fun-loving dancers! He’s a great chap and gets everyone involved in the dancing in a fun, informal way.

You also don’t have to have any previous dancing experience and the emphasis is most definitely on having a laugh rather than getting it right. Mike will walk you through all the dances before the music is let loose on you, so rest assured, you won’t be expected to know what you’re doing as Mike manages a crowd in a light-hearted manner.

To book your place, please email the group on Then do a bank transfer of your money to the Account: 20198167, Sort Code: 60-83-01, reference: Ceilidh

If you have any questions you can text Tracey on 07903 440 314

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Return to the Dales – Walking Weekend based in Leyburn


Date: 11-13 Oct.

Details: We’re travelling to Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales, 11-13 October 2019.

Staying at Eastfield Lodge, we will enjoy B&B accommodation and our first evening’s meal (Friday, 11 October 2019). where we will enjoy B&B accommodation and our first evening’s meal (Friday, 11 October 2019)

Please note: Eastfield Lodge is now fully booked; however, six additional people can be accommodated for the evening meal. Please see details below about the meals planned for both Friday and Saturday evenings.

You will find details about alternative accommodation in Leyburn by clicking on the links below. Eastfield Lodge works closely with Oak Lodge, which is less than a five minute walk away:


Currently, the planned walks are:

Friday, 11 October 2019

Gillian and Dave are leading a 9.5 mile walk (B1) from the centre of Leyburn on Friday, incorporating Leyburn Shawl, Preston-under-Scar and Redmire Village, returning along the River Ure via Bolton Hall and Wensley Village. Start time: 11:00. Length of walk and route may change depending on weather conditions. Please contact Gillian nearer the time on 07771 960531.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

10.5 miles from Gunnerside, incorporating woodland, open moor and the interesting remains of a once thriving and vibrant lead-mining industry

Sunday, 13 October 2019

7 miles, Aysgarth Falls from Castle Bolton.


Friday, 11 October 2019

We’re eating at Eastfield Lodge at 19:45. Prices are: £16.00 for one course; £20.00 for two courses; and £25.00 for three courses. Please bring your own alcoholic or soft drinks. For those staying at Eastfield Lodge, there are fridges, ice buckets, glasses and bowls available if you want to bring pre-dinner snacks, e.g. peanuts, crisps, etc. Complimentary teas and coffees are also available, both on arrival and throughout your stay, as well as home-made cake on your arrival and, where possible, on return from walks.

Please contact Anne if you aren’t staying at Eastfield Lodge, but would like to eat at Eastfield Lodge on the Friday evening. Similarly, please let Anne know if you are staying at Eastfield Lodge, but would prefer to eat elsewhere. Menu choices will be emailed nearer the date.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

We’re eating at the Saffron Indian restaurant, table booked for 20:00:

The Saffron serves a small selection of English dishes for those who don’t like Indian food. Please contact Anne if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements, or if you plan to eat somewhere other than the planned venues. Please also contact her if you are travelling to Leyburn for the walking weekend and have booked your own accommodation.

Additional information about Eastfield Lodge

 Packed lunches are available for £5.00 per person. They include bottled water, fruit, a cereal bar or
home-made cake, crisps and a sandwich.
 Parking is available for a maximum of 10 cars.
 There’s an outside boot cleaning area and drying room.
 There is reference material for residents to use, including laminated route cards, OS maps and
reference books about the area.
 Sweets are available on the dresser – please help yourselves, but please leave a donation for the local

Anne B’s contact details are 0778 936 4149.

See you in The Dales!

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Fireworks Fireworks!!


Date: Tuesday 5th Nov 2019
Time: 6pm

Details: FIREWORKS FIREWORKS Tuesday 5th November 2019 Dam House, Crookes Valley Park Sheffield

Meeting first at the Nottingham House 164 Whitham Road Broomhill Sheffield S10 2SR.

For those who would like to eat before the fireworks, please join Jean at the Nottingham House at 6.00 p.m. where Pie & Peas can be purchased over the bar. Please text Jean to let her know you will be dining so she can book a table 07795 203867.

For those not wishing to dine, meet 7.15 p.m. at Nottingham House.

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 Year in Whitby


Date: 29th Dec - 2nd Jan

Details: New Year in Whitby 29th Dec - 2nd Jan - £120 for 4 nights.

We are going to Whitby for New Year!

Hanover Cottage is an impressive 5-bedroom house. The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests and provides everything needed for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Rather unusually for Whitby, the property has private driveway parking for 4 cars, a conservatory and beautiful enclosed gardens. Located on Prospect Hill, you can reach the town centre and harbour by foot in 5 minutes and public transport is easily accessed nearby.

There is unlimited Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels. Access is available from 3pm on a Sunday. The owners provide a lot of items to ensure guests have a hassle-free and home from home experience. Good quality bed linen is provided along with mattress protectors, anti-allergy duvets, pillows, and bath / hand towels. There is a garage storage for bikes if required, just ask for a garage key when you arrive.

We will put various walks on, info to be added at a later time (maybe a linear walk from Staines to Whitby (long walk) or Runswick bay to Whitby (shorter walk), catch the bus there and walk back. Then the other coastal walk is, to Robin hoods bay and back to Whitby via the bus and walking back. (To be decided later) as well as other walks taking us inland.

We will provide dinner in house for 3 out of the 4 nights, probably dinning out for one night. Breakfast and lunches to be provided for by yourselves.

If you would like to go please email the gmail to secure your place and send in a deposit (once your place has been confirmed) of £45, to the Account: 20198167, Sort Code: 60-83-01, reference: Whitby.

We will look at other properties if there is enough interest to fill another house or people can book their own accommodation, just let me know you are coming. If you would like to ask me any questions you can email me at the gmail or text me, Tracey 07903 440 314

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[Fully booked] Introduction to Madeira - 6 days away in the sun


Date: 14-19 March 2020

Details: *** This trip is now fully booked ***

Member organised Madeira trip - by our very own Madeiran, Ze Nobrega.

** So far there is a high number of members interested which is great. However, due to the specific nature of walks in Madeira-"levadas, tunnels, high mountains, transport, etc the number of applicants will be limited to approximately 18 people in order to maintain Health and Safety during the walks. Therefore, could you please let me know if you are thinking to book your flight. **

Hello everybody I am from Madeira and would like to introduce you all to this beautiful volcanic and rugged Island not only with tropical flowers but also with the 2nd highest sea cliff in the world. You will enjoy organised walks and site seeing with amazing views. There will be opportunities to explore the old “levadas”, natural pebbly beaches and tasting exotic fruits and local food and wine.

You will have plenty of hiking thrills when walking above the clouds! The walks, site seeing and activities will take place from Saturday 14th to Thursday 19th March 2020. Most flights to Madeira are on Fridays and Mondays with easy jet and Jet 2 from Manchester and East Midlands. Please note that there is a cheap flight with easy jet from Manchester on Friday 13th March and back on Friday the 20th March 2020. If you are committed going to book as early as you can! I would appreciate if by October 2019 I could have the number of people booked so that I can discuss further the arrangements with Madeira Travel Company in order to arrange transport for some walks.

The accommodation: Try to book your own accommodation, but please note that we will be meeting in Funchal to start most of our walks and sightseeing. Therefore, try to book any kind of accommodation around Funchal. Not too far away from the Farmers Market-Mercado dos Lavradores or the Historical Centre of Funchal ie Cidade Velha. There is the Oudinot Shopping Centre very close to Farmers Market and the Historical Centre. I was told that there will be Apartments T1 T2 and T3 to rent in March. You can mention that you belong to the Ramblers Sheffield group organised by Ze when contacting: +351969496666 Address: Rua Brigadeiro Oudinot 2 9060-209 Funchal

Please note that Madeira has a lot of tourism and have a variety of accommodation to offer from hostels to 5 star hotels so feel free to choose your own accommodation around Funchal. Walks activities I will lead the walks myself, but will get a company to provide transport as necessary for some walks. It will be mainly B2 walks, but due to the nature of the Madeira volcanic terrain, irrigation channels- “levadas” and beautiful scenery across mountains some walks will have high drops but there will be some handrails on the side. However, not advisable for people who suffer from vertigo! Insurance in Madeira is an autonomic region of Portugal, therefore is part of the Common I assume that you will need your own insurance.

If you want more information please email me on: I hope when I know the number of people going I will be able to produce a plan for the week in Madeira.

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