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

Behold Ye Ramblers at the Lantern Theatre, Thursday


Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Details: BEHOLD YE RAMBLERS - a new play by Neil Gore

From the voices of ramblers and campaigners to the songs and poetry inspired by past and current struggles, “Behold Ye Ramblers” is a new play about The Clarion newspaper and the organisations formed by its readership, including the famous rambling club, The Sheffield Clarion Ramblers. Along with the Clarion Cyclists, these early Edwardian pioneers promoted healthy outdoor pursuits, organising expeditions across open moors and mountains whilst campaigning for the right to roam, bringing them into conflict with landowners’ hunting and shooting activities and laws that prioritised private property over the wellbeing of others.

A few S40WG members have booked tickets for Thursday evening

Tickets £12 or £10 concession


The play starts at 7.30pm

We have a cancellation so if you would like to go, text Mandy on 07586 842361

Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF

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Sheffield Adventure Film Festival


Date: 15-16

Details: Sheffield Adventure Film Festival takes place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March at Sheffield Cathedral.

The festival features:

7 of your favourite Film sessions comprising the best films from the last year
A great range of panel talks
An all day screening of an immersive Adventure Bites loop in the Crypt
The Patagonia Worn Wear crew will be on hand providing free repairs on any over-loved outdoor clothing
The delicious Sunshine Pizza oven
The ever-popular Alpkit Kit Swap
Live choral music
A selection of Exhibitors on the forecourt (including us)
More details and tickets are on the website AdventureFestival

Ramblers 20s/30s will have a stand at the festival. If you’re interesting in manning the stand for an hour or more during the festival, email

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Karaoke Night at the Bridge inn pub, Chapeltown


Date: Saturday 13 April 2024

Details: More details coming soon

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Walking Weekend in Coniston, Lake District 16-19 May 2024.


Date: 16-19 May 2024

Details: We are having a weekend away in Coniston in the Lake District on Thursday 16th May to Sunday 19th May 2024.

THE GROUP ACCOMMODATION IS FULL. Please join the whats app group to share with other members

The accommodation will be booked with members paying a non refundable deposit of £70 per person. Followed by £70 in March 2024. The cost is £140 for a three night weekend in a shared room. Places are only secured when payment has been received.
Please note the group accommodation is for S40 Ramblers members only.
The accommodation is for 16 people (4 doubles and 4 twins) Most of the bathrooms are shared.


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.

There is a WhatsApp group for group members that would like to book a cottage together (this can work out cheaper than a Guest House. Please contact Mandy if you like to join.

There are other accommodation options available in Coniston if you prefer to book your own including YOUTH HOSTEL , Guest Houses, Hotels, Self Catering Cottages and Camp Sites nearby.

WALKS will be planned at a later date and will include a walk to the Old Man of Coniston.
Walk Leaders wanted for A and B walks. Please contact Mandy.
C/B walks will be led by Allen H

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

Waiting list available for any cancellations in Kirkbeck House

If you are booking your own accommodation please text in so that you will be included in all communications for walks and meals etc.

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Summer Social at Nether Edge Bowling Club


Date: Friday 2 August 2024

Details: More detail coming soon

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Walking Weekend at Chamois Club, Snowdonia National Park 20-22 September 2024


Date: 20-22 September 2024

Details: We are having a weekend away at Chamois Mountaineering club in North Wales on 20th to 22th September 2024. The weekend has been organised for people that are not familiar with the area.

Bookings now open. Only 20 places available for accommodation and walking. FULL
Text Mandy on 07586842361 to book a place. Closing date 30th March 2024

The Centre is located at Ceunant and has lovely views across Snowdonia national park.. It offers a large communal kitchen, dining area, comfy lounge and dormitory bunk rooms.
The cost is £15 a night per person for two nights and you will need to bring your own sleeping bag/duvet, pillowcase and towel. The accommodation is in dormitory rooms and you may be sleeping in a top bunk.
You will also need to bring your own food (breakfast, pack up and food for the evening meal). There are small shops and pubs in Llanberis which is a 15 minute drive away.

Refunds can be given up to 30th March. Once the deposit has been paid we can only give you a refund if someone else can take your place.

Chamois members who have booked on the weekend need to settle their night fees directly with the club
If you prefer to book your own accommodation please get in touch before booking due to limited places on the walks.

Chamois mountain club

Some terrain may be difficult and James will be leading the walks with a maximum of 20 people.

Saturday 10.00am
Title Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) South Ridge, Ascent 3182 feet
Distance 8 miles, Time 5 to 6 hours
Start, Rhyd-Ddu railway station GR SH 571525
route From the station (Welsh Highland Railway) up Rhyd-Ddu path to Pen ar Lon.Path to quarry at Bwlch Cwm Llan. Amazing views down. Then up hill some steps to the ridge. Some easy scrambling involved.Then onto Bwlch Main.Follow this ridge to summit. It is a little exposed but has a very good path. From the summit we go back down Bwlch Main to the fork for the Rhyd-Ddu path which we follow down back to the start.
Notes NO DOGS. Although the walk is 8 miles as can be seen from the route half of it is the ascent. Bwlch Main (South ridge )is a little exposed but quite safe and amazing views.(Weather permitting). We did this route several years ago on our last visit to "the hut".
Walk Leader James

Sunday 10.00am
Title Moel Eilio Horseshoe. Ascent 2650 feet
Distance 8.5 miles. Time 4.5hrs to 5.5 hrs
Start. Junction of the main street in Llanberis with road called Ffordd Capel Goch GR SH57746040. Opposite the Padarn lake hotel
route. From Llanberis walk up some lanes and then climb over a stile eventually reaching Bwlch y Groes. We then climb the north ridge of Moel Eilio 2381 feet. Then to Foel Gogh (1984 feet) via Foel Gron (1945 feet). We descend to a col and take the path back to Llanberis.
Notes NO DOGS. A less popular route but with amazing views.( Weather permitting) Several ascents when following this route
Walk Leader James

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