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.
Rother Valley Walk and fun day
Date: Sat 22nd June, 12:30pm
Details: A short walk with Lyn and Jillian around the lakes of Rother Valley (4-5 Miles A1) followed by games (cricket, rounder’s, 3 legged race, boules, egg and spoon etc., and Jean’s tug of war) followed by a barbecue with Colin.
There will be a charge for the barbecue (burgers/hot-dogs) of about £3 - £4 so let us know if you are staying for this. For people who want veggie or other option – please bring your own food (this can be put on a separate barbecue). Bring your own drink.
Rother Valley Country Park (meet by the mini train station for the walk). We will have a gazebo.
From M1 Junction 31 take the A57 towards Sheffield. At the roundabout take the A618 towards Mansfield, Wales Bar and Clowne. At the traffic lights go straight on. The park entrance is at the bottom of the hill on the right.
Parking costs £5 per car (cash only) so please car share where possible.
Toilets are at the park. The fun day is weather dependant i.e. games and barbecue so we will be keeping our eye on the weather.
Please text by 6pm Thursday 20 June: 07771960531
Dent Music & Beer Festival
Date: 28-30 June
Details: The 10th year of this fantastic festival of music with approx 25 Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz over three days in June - all free.
Accompanied by a tent offering a range of over 30+ real ales from all over the country, ciders and prosecco or pimms cocktails. Purchase a wristband to get discount on all drinks throughout the festival.
There's various street food and country fayre to be had to eat. Two pubs in the village offering further entertainment and to extend the evenings on to a reasonable hour.
Camping is the prime accommodation, there are currently 12 pitches booked for the occasion (first come first served). Costing :- £22.50 per night (car, tent, 2 persons) less for single occupancy, motor homes & caravans please book independently for location purposes, costs approx same or less.
Dentdale is set in tremendous walking country, excellent to try the Yorkshire three peaks for those who want more, hopefully we'll be able to arrange and lead a couple of walks over the weekend too enjoy the whole experience.
Weather permitting, it usually doesn't bother me, a barbecue will be put on by myself, all welcome.
To book please text me on 07505936025, or email on email@example.com
Colin Percival organiser
Flamborough Head to Filey including Bempton Cliffs
Date: Sunday 7th July
Details: We are walking from Flamborough Head to Filey, stopping off at Bempton Cliffs, an RSPB Reserve.
Peter is doing a walk that is starting at 10.30am; we are putting a bus on from Sheffield Bus Station leaving at 8.00am. This will be a linear walk to Filey, were we will have Fish and Chips and a pub visit before getting on the bus back to Sheffield to be back for about 10.00pm.
The cost for this is £5.00, if you wish to get on the bus, please send a text to Peter by WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY on 07484 884 089, to give us time to book in numbers and pay the £5.00 into the group Account: 20198167, Sort Code: 60-83-01 with the subject ‘Birds’
If you are not getting on the bus but you are taking your car, you will need to go to the visitors Centre with everyone else but after lunch; you will then need to return back the way we came so you can get to your car.
There will be time to view the seabirds at the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs. Binoculars are recommended. The seabirds will be nesting and fledglings should have hatched. The seabirds should include Puffin, Kittiwake, Herring Gull, Gannet, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar and Shag.
Sun Fest Beer Festival
Date: 11-14 July 2019
Details: The festival runs from Thursday 11th July to Sunday 14th July.
We are intending meeting up from 5.00 pm in the Car Park on Saturday 14th July, though some of us will be there on Sunday if you would like to meet up then as well.
Location: The Rising Sun, 471 Fulwood Road, S10 3QA
More details: SunFest
Sunfest is now a well-established and much anticipated annual event which draws in lovers of real ale & cider from across the country. Over 100 real ales and ciders can be found in our outdoor beer tent, with Abbeydale Brewery regulars available on the bar. The weekend also features a selection of live music and entertainment.
Opening times midday-11pm Thursday & Sunday and midday-11:30pm Friday & Saturday. Both the pub bar and festival will shut simultaneously.
If you have any questions you can text Tracey on 07903 440 314
Tramlines Music Festival Blues & Ale Stage, Sheffield
Date: 19-20 July
Details: We will be attending the Blues stage for Tramlines again.
Blues & Ale Stage, Tramlines @ CADS, 7 Smithfield, Shalesmoor, S3 7AR.
‘Another Waltz in the Courtyard’, this is Free Entry. The Bands Line-up will be:
Friday 19th: Slim Wilson + the Swamp Brothers at 7.00 pm and Dosch at 9.00 pm.
Saturday 20st July: Andy P Davison at 2.00 pm, The Bearcats at 4.00 pm, The 88’s at 6.00 pm, 32-20’s at 8.00 pm and The Chris Wragg blues band at 10.00 pm.
There will be Real Ale, Cider, Wines and Food Available.
Tramlines itself is running Fri, Sat and Sun, some events you will need tickets for (Hillsborough Park, Leadmill, T’Other Stage, Library Stage), Other events are free, a great way to see live music in the city, with various venues offering Fringe events all over the city. Peace Gardens, Barkers Pool, Green Room, Shakespear’s, Devonshire Green, The Washington, The Fat Cat, Yellow Arch, The Folk Fest@ Endcliffe Park to name but a few, there will be a free magazine with all the available info called ‘The Fringe at Tramlines, available at most pubs in the centre as well as the city hall, closer to the time.
Tramlines website: https://tramlines.org.uk/lineup/
For any more information contact Tracey on 07903 440 314.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Nick Bennett Trio
Sunday 15th September
The Tom Killner Band
James Taplin Band
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.
We will be staying at Eastfield Lodge: https://www.eastfieldlodge.co.uk/ where we will enjoy B&B accommodation and our first evening’s meal (Friday, 11 October 2019)
Currently, the planned walks are:
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.
Full details about the weekend will be available in June when a deposit of £40 per person will be required to secure the accommodation.
In the meantime, however, if you would like to register interest in going to Leyburn, please contact Anne B on 0778 936 4149.
Watch this space for further details!
Date: Tuesday 5th Nov 2019
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
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
[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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org +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 Market...so I assume that you will need your own insurance.
If you want more information please email me on: email@example.com. I hope when I know the number of people going I will be able to produce a plan for the week in Madeira.
Dates for your diary...
More details and full booking information will be available nearer the time.