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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

Jersey Walking Weekend, May Day Bank Holiday


Date: 4-6 May 2019

Details: *** Limited places remaining, please call Mark to check availability before booking flights and accommodation ***

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;

Event Details

Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale Festival


Date: 17-18 May 2019

Details: Join us for Rail Ale 2019, the most atmospheric beer and music festival of the year, held in the surroundings of the unique Barrow Hill Roundhouse, an event enjoyed by thousands every year.

If you would like to let us know you are going, please let either Tracey 07903 440 314 or Paul Thorneycroft 07801 442 818.

Featuring music from jazz and brass in the Marquee Bar through to acoustic, country and rock on the Roundhouse Main Stage.

And that's not all - there's the Roundhouse Gin Palace, the Cider Bar, a range of wines and prosecco and the Rail Ale Food Court with a great selection of food and snacks to suit all appetites and tastes from pork pies to pancakes and hog roast to pizza; not forgetting the chocolate, the cheese and even coffee!
The Rail Ale steam train will also be running from 12 noon to 5pm on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets include:
• entry to the event
• commemorative glass
• programme

Over 350 Real Ales, Ciders, Craft & World Beers, Prosecco Bar and Gin Palace!!

Plus Train rides and Live music.

Barrow Hill is located in the centre of the country just off junction 29A or 30 of the M1 motorway.
Friday 17th May 12 noon to 11.00 pm (Tickets £8.50 in advance, £11.00 on the door)
Saturday 18th May 12noon to 11.00 pm (Tickets £8.50 in advance, £11.00 on the door)

See the website for paying in advance this outlet accepts all major credit / debit cards. Also pay with PayPal or Master Pass.

You will be able to collect your tickets from the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Box Office on the day of the event.

Entry to the Festival also includes entry to the museum and the new exhibitions and interactive displays provided courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund project that was completed in September 2017. The dedicated FREE bus service will also be running from Chesterfield railway station into the Festival on all three days. There really is something for everyone at Rail Ale!

Location: Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, Campbell Drive, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 2PR.

The nearest main line railway station is at Chesterfield

• East Midlands Trains provides a direct service to Chesterfield from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough Leicester and London St. Pancras
• Newcastle - York - Doncaster - Sheffield - Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)
• Manchester - Stockport - Sheffield - Chesterfield (East Midlands Trains)
• Lincoln - Sheffield (Northern for connections to Chesterfield)
• Leeds via Barnsley to Chesterfield (Northern)
• Bristol - Birmingham - Burton - Derby - Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)
• Leeds - Wakefield Westgate - Doncaster - Chesterfield (Cross Country Trains)
• From the railway station there is a FREE bus service to Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Bus Routes:

Stagecoach service 90, buses run from Chesterfield (New Beetwell Street) to Barrow Hill every 30 minutes from Friday and 0710 - 1740 on Saturday

From the railway station there is a FREE bus service to Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Event Details

Dentdale Music and Beer Festival


Date: 28-30 June

Details: Am planning to organise a weekend for this year’s beer and music festival in Dent, am confirming details and will add more information when available. Any queries please text Colin Percival on 07505 936025 by text or email

Thanks Tracey

Event Details

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.

Event Details

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

Event Details

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

Event Details

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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