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

WORTLEY Night of the Hunters Moon with Mister Fox


Date: Saturday 8 October 2022

Details: Spectacular and eerie, Mister Fox are a troupe who perform dances with burning torches in the dead of the night.
Listen to the beat of the drums, look for the flames.

Saturday 8th October at 8.30pm. Meet outside Wortley club by the door at 8pm

Free Event at Wortley Mens Club, Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB.
Across the road from Wortley Church

Text Mandy on 07586842361 if you are joining the group for this event.

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Weekend in Shipley. Book your own


Date: 21-23 October

Details: We are planning a weekend staying in Shipley, West Yorkshire, but accessing walking in the Yorkshire Dales via the famous Settle to Carlisle train route.

For up to date details of the weekend please follow this LINK which will be updated as details emerge.

ACCOMMODATION: BOOK IBIS HOTEL A two night stay in a double or twin room is £122 at the time of writing. Same price for single occupancy. Please book your own room. Other accommodation also available according to taste.

Friday afternoon: A walking tour around Saltaire and Shipley taking in the local Baildon Moor trig point 6 miles
Saturday: We will get the train to Clapham and walk over Ingleborough to Ribblehead.
Sunday: We will walk to Ilkley and have lunch there before getting the train back. [Or keen walkers can continue on to complete the 12 miles of the first leg of the Dales High Way, to Skipton, which also has frequent trains back to Shipley].

Please volunteer if you would like to lead additional walks

Saltaire, the historic village and world heritage site hosting the David Hockney gallery at Salts Mill is less than a mile away down the canal. See BBC clip with the history of the area via BBC If there is sufficient interest we can book a historic tour of Saltaire with the local history society see Salts Walks and Talks at Saltaire

Please email Liz Sharp on to let her know that you are coming. Any changes can be forwarded to you if you are on the list

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Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022
Time: 7:00pm

Details: Our AGM will be early this year, and 'in person' at The Fat Cat.

Any one can stand for any position, but we are particularly looking for an assistant treasurer to learn the ropes from Mick, and a new Footpath Secretary, and the rest of the committee will be standing again.

We also would like to have two Social and Walk coordinators, to help out, so we are looking for people to jobshare.

The formal invite will come out by mid October, but this is to give you a heads up.

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Lincoln Christmas Market on Friday £22 one place left


Date: Friday 2 December 2022
Time: 3.30pm

Details: Lincoln Christmas Market runs for one weekend a year, always the first weekend in
December. In 2022 this is from Thursday 1st December to Sunday 4th December.

We are going on a S40s members trip to Lincoln Christmas Market on Friday evening, leaving Sheffield in the afternoon.

This is where your Christmas starts, a fabulous night out in the cold under the stars between the Cathedral & Castle, Bratwurst in one hand and mulled wine from the Rotary Club tent in the other. A one way system around the market ensures everyone gets to see everything in a relaxed manner. Friday has been chosen as it is less busy than Saturday & Sunday and you need to go in the dark to get the full atmosphere. Also, you will be able to visit the Medieval market where arrowheads are £5 a shot.

Travel would be on a 16 seater minibus, cost approx £22, to leave at The Penny Black Pub, Pond Street Bus Station, Sheffield, S1 2BG at 3.30pm and return to Pond St around 10.30 to 11pm. The bus would leave Lincoln at 9.30pm The Tap & Spile, 21 Hungate, Lincoln, LN1 1ES

If you would like to go or are interested then text Jean on 07795203867. Payment instructions will be forwarded to you once we have a number of people interested.

All payments to be made by 24th September.
Once you have paid no refund will be given unless someone can take your place.
Bookings will be on a first come basis with a reserve list in case of cancellations.
Wikipedia Lincoln market

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CHRISTMAS MEAL at The White Lion Pub


Date: Sunday 4 December 2022

Details: Details will be added when we have info from the White Lion

Walk leaders wanted.
Contact Mandy if you would like to lead a walk 07586842361 Meal places reserved for leaders

Please do not contact committee members about the meal until the info is posted.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY at Neither Edge Bowling Club


Date: Friday 16 December 2022

Details: BOOKINGS OPEN on FRIDAY 4th November at 6PM

Please do not contact committee members until the info is posted

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Weekend in Reeth. (1 twin/triple/double room) available


Date: 31-2 March to April

Details: We are planning a weekend in Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales.

A two night stay Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April with option to stay and extra night such as Thursday.

From £35 per night per person room only based on sharing ensuite room with another member.
No single rooms available.


Family room with partition wall £40 pp per night Double or twin ( three bed room cheaper if 3 share £32 pp)
There are NO SINGLE rooms. (please book your own)

£12 breakfast full English with cereal and tea/coffee (limited places). book in early
There are other accommodations available in Reeth so that you can join the group for walking.


The accommodation will be booked with members paying a non refundable deposit.
Rooms will be allocated depending on availability, eg doubles and twins, males and females
If a deposit has been paid we can only refund you if another group member can take your place.
Refunds can only be given for the full payment if another member can take your place.

Limited places available on first come basis

Please note this is a small guest house and they have not released any rooms for 2023 and prices maybe subject to change. This will be confirmed before any payment is made.

Bookings will be arranged with the owner. Text Mandy 0758 6842361 with your full name.
You will be contacted with payment details and cost of the deposit once we have confirmed the booking.
If you wish to stay an extra day such as Thursday please let me know in your message.

Add your name to the waiting list for any cancellations.

If you are booking your own accommodation, please let me know and I can add you to list.

Camper vans, tents, caravans and pods
Camping and Caravan site

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Weekend in Hebden Bridge.


Date: 19-21 May

Details: We are planning a weekend in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Hebden Bridge is one the greatest towns in Europe. This pleasingly peculiar market town boasts a lovely canal, cinema, music venue, cafes, restaurants and has been built on creativity since the 1970s.

Over 20 people have show interest for this weekend and there are only a few places left

A two night stay on Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st May for £60 (what a bargain) based on 2 people sharing.

This would be a private booking for S40WG only and we would hire the whole hostel if there is enough interest. Please let me know as soon as possible or we could loose. It will only be on hold for a short time.
There are 14 ENSUITE ROOMS at the hostel for us to use.

Hebden Bridge Hostel
Run by West Yorkshire-based arts charity IOU, the not-for-profit hostel provides accessible accommodation for visitors to stay, create and explore

£60 per person for a 2 night stay on Friday and Saturday night (£30 a night) and based on sharing with one another member in an ensuite room.
Single rooms may be considered and will be £120 for Friday and Saturday night (£60 a night) but only if we can not fill the rooms.
Rooms are ensuite and basic, bed linen is provided. You must bring your own towel.

The accommodation will be booked with members paying a non refundable deposit.
Rooms will be allocated depending on availability, eg Singles/twins males/females
When a deposit has been paid to the hostel we can only refund you if another group member can take your place.

Please note this is a hostel type accommodation with a shared kitchen and dining area etc and is vegetarian only. Nothing has been confirmed with the hostel and prices and dates maybe subject to change. This will be confirmed before any payment is made.

There are plenty of places to walk in the area such as Stoodley Pike, Hardcastle crags, Bride stones Todmorden, Heptonstall.

To book a place please text Mandy 0758 6842361 with your full name.

Once the places are full we will hold a waiting list. Always add your name if you are interested as people have cancelled in the past.

There are other accommodations and cafes available in Hebden Bridge but DONT book any alternative accommodation until the hostel has been confirmed.

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

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