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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

Hawes Walking Weekend (member organised)


Date: 26-28 October

Details: We’re heading to Hawes for a hiking weekend, 26-28 October 2018.

Friday meet-up is in The Chippie at 8.00pm. Please note, The Chippie isn’t licensed and you can’t BYO, but there are a number of pubs in Hawes where we can go after we’ve eaten to discuss the following day’s walk(s).

Our Saturday evening meal is at the Wensleydale Pantry. The table is booked for 7.30pm

There are a number of places to stay in Hawes - you’ll find a selection below: (dog friendly + tea rooms)

Please contact Anne B on 0778 936 4149 if you are going to Hawes. Please let her have the following information:

- Where you are staying;
- If you would like to eat at The Chippie on Friday evening;
- If you would like to eat at Wensleydale Creamery on Saturdav evening;
- If you would like to lead a walk and, if so, length and grade of walk. Two walk leaders are already signed up for the weekend, with walks planned (details to be confirmed).

Please note, if you are thinking of going to Hawes, 26-28 October is the half-term weekend (the end for some counties, the beginning for others) and it’s the weekend the clocks go back, so book early!

Walk details so far:

Saturday, 27 October 2018
Lovely Seat and Great Shunner Fell

Grade C3:ascent 1411 feet
From Hawes, we follow paths initially, followed by rough walking with likely bogs and groughs, to Lovely Seat (2213 feet). Down to Buttertubs Pass. Up to Great Shunner Fell (2340 Feet) and the Pennine Way back to Hawes via Hardrow
Distance 13 miles
Notes: bring head torch given time of year. The route is weather dependent given there's a lot of off-path walking.
Grade B2: ascent 1030 feet
From Hawes we follow The Pennine Way, Herriot Way, Haylands Bridge, The River Ure, Hardraw, Hardraw Force, Shaw Gill Wood, Simonstone Hotel, High Shaw, Shivery Gill, Pike Hill, Abbotside Common, Low Clint, High Pasture Gate, Shutt Lane, Sedbusk and back to Hawes
Distance: 8.5 miles

Sunday, 28 October 2018
Dodd Fell Hill and Cam High Road

Grade C3: ascent 1411 feet
From Hawes to the side of Dodd Fell Hill to Cam High Road. Wether Fell, onto Burtersett and back to Hawes.
Distance 13.5 miles
Notes: will be done at a reasonable pace.

Grade A1/2: ascent 750 feet
The walk begins in Askrigg, a short drive from Hawes and in the right direction for the drive home! The walk incorporates Nappa Hall and Whitfield Gill Force.
Distance: 6 miles

See you in October!

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Date: Monday 5th November, 7:15pm

Details: FIREWORKS FIREWORKS - Dam House, Crookes Valley Park Sheffield

Meeting 7.15pm at the Nottingham House 164 Whitham Road Broomhill Sheffield S10 2SR.

At 7.30pm 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 8pm.

Contact Tracey Lyne for further information on 07903 440314

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New Year Weekend Away in York


Date: Sun 30 Dec 2018 - Wed 2 Jan 2019

Details: New Year Weekend Away in York

The weekend will be for 3 nights, with the possibility of staying an extra night for an extra £20. We are booking a large old townhouse (circa 1870) in the city centre, with 2 or 3 people sharing rooms.

The cost will be £180 for the weekend per member, or £200 if you stay the extra night.

There is a B&B, Bowen House next door for anyone wanting to book their own accommodation. This B&B allows dogs.

Everyone is welcome, including non-members.

We intend to put on a variety of walks in the local area such as the scenic Howardian Hills / Castle Howard country, Pocklington Canal and nearby villages/abbeys (all weather dependant). Needless to say there are lots of options for restaurants and pubs as well as other things to do.

We need to know as soon as possible if you are interested - there are two places left in the house.

The house is a large spacious townhouse within easy walking distance of central York and all the main tourist attractions.

Totally refurbished in 2017, this period townhouse can comfortably host up to 12 people with a large kitchen, connected living and dining room, 3 bathrooms and a downstairs toilet. There is a private outdoor patio garden with seating and a brick BBQ. Not suitable for pets.

To ask questions or to book please ring Tracey on 07903 440 314 or email at ASAP

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Jersey Walking Weekend, May Day Bank Holiday


Date: 4-6 May 2019

Details: I joined S40 in May 18, having relocated from Jersey, and I have been made truly welcome, thank you all. I would love for you to join me on a walking weekend in Jersey, an island I have enjoyed calling home for the past 12 years.

We are heading off to Jersey, to enjoy the coastal paths, and some Jersey Hospitality. We will plan at least two walks over the three days – on the very rugged coastal paths of the island. We will arrange walks – distances, etc when we have a clear idea of the interests and abilities of the group.

There will be opportunities for a little sight-seeing for those who don’t want to walk on all three days.
Flights are available daily from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with Flybe ( You are welcome to fly out to Jersey Friday 3rd and back on Tuesday 7th, or if you can only spend a shorter period on the island, you will still be most welcome.

You will need to arrange your own accommodation.

I will probably BBQ every evening either on the beach or somewhere convenient.

We will look at our transport needs on the island once we know who is joining us, where people are staying and where we will walk from and to. In general the island is serviced by excellent bus services.

For more information, help and advice about accommodation, the weekend in general and the likely walks contact Jersey Mark 07850 335588;

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