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

Edensor Day with short walk from Baslow. Saturday 15th June


Date: Saturday 15 June 2024

Details: Meet at Baslow bus shelter by the car park at 10.00am. Nearest postcode DE45 1SB
Text Mandy 07586842361 before 8pm on any day if you joining the group.
Baslow car park

We walk from Baslow to Edensor to have a day viewing the gardens or just relaxing on the green with a pimms or a pint. You will be free to do as you please and leave at any time. I have not planned a time for the group to walk back to Baslow as this will be weather dependant.

It is 4 miles to Edensor and back and if you are walking round the gardens add extra mileage. Please bring your pack ups as there could be queues at food stalls. Walking boots not necessary

Open from 11.00am with £5 entry fee

The event will be offically open at 12.00 noon by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Stalls include cakes and preserves, toys, bric a brac, plants, vintage and classic cars.
Entertainment includes Powder Keg Morris Dancers, Holymoorside Brass Band, Cook & Sons Traditional Organ Grinders. Also Punch and Judy, wood bodgers and turners demonstration and Patrick's traditional barrel organ.

Cream teas in church, beer tent: local ales, Pimm's bar, prosecco. Outside Catering by Derbyshire Eats.

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Short 5 mile walk and open gardens in Parwich. Sunday 23 June.


Date: Sunday 23 June 2024
Time: 10.00am

Details: Short circular walk, 5 miles, to Tissington followed by open gardens at 1pm.

We will meet at 10pm in the carpark and walk along the Peak district boundary walk to Tissington. We will have a break at Tissington before heading back to Parwich on the Limestone way.
Parwich Car park

Gardens open 1pm to 6pm £5 entry

Please add a little extra mileage if you are looking around the Pretty Parwich Gardens. Hopefully it's going to be a lazy summer day in a pretty peak district village.
Free to leave when you please.

Text Mandy 07586842361 if you are coming along.

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Summer Social at Nether Edge Bowling Club


Date: Friday 2 August 2024

Details: TIME 7pm cost £10.
Bookings open on 24 June 2024

Come along and join the fun at our summer social.
We have a quiz (teams of two), food and dancing later in the evening.
Dont be afraid to come alone as social members will help you find a partner for the quiz if necessary.

Text Mandy on 07586842361 before 8pm on any day with your full name for payment instructions and to book a place.
If you are vegetarian or have any dietary requirements please confirm in your text message.

We have arranged a BUFFET From 8.00PM.
The Buffet will include, various sandwiches, savouries and mini cakes. Bring a tub for any leftovers if you like.
BAR serving drinks and cask ale 7PM to 11PM.

D.J Dr Lyn will be taking her laptop and playing some top tunes to spin to later in the evening.
To request your favourite dance tunes text Lyn on 07989 670540. All requests must be in by 30th July

7pm - 8pm Quiz. Teams of 2. Quiz on the tables
8pm - 9pm Buffet and Quiz Answers
9pm -11pm DJ Dr Lyn

Open to Ramblers members, partners welcome. New members please come and join the fun

Refunds can only be given up to 25 July. Once the order has been placed we can not pay refunds unless someone can take your place.
Bookings close 25th July.

ADDRESS : Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road, Sheffield S7 1RU.
Go through the outdoor purple gate (opposite St Lukes shop) and up the steps to get to the lounge.
You may have to park a few streets away.

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Calver, Curbar and Froggatt Open Gardens


Date: Saturday 3 August 2024

Calver, Curbar and Froggatt Open Gardens £5 entry
Tea and cake available

A relaxing day walking and browsing around the gardens which are open 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
You are free to leave at anytime...... its go with the flow

Meet up details nearer the times

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Walking Weekend at Chamois Club, Snowdonia National Park 20-22 September 2024 1 place available.


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
Full payment due on 30th May

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.

Anyone trying to find a transport lift please ask on our Facebook page

Chamois mountain club

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

Saturday 9.30am
Title Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) South Ridge, Ascent 3182 feet (Amended version)
Distance 8 miles, Time 8 hours
Start, Rhyd-Ddu railway station car park GR SH 571525
From the station we follow the Rhyd-ddu path to Pen ar Lon. We then follow the track to the old quarry at Blwch Cwm Llan. Amazing views down to the Watkin path. Then up some steep steps onto the a broad ridge. There is some very straight forward scrambling ( 3-point contact etc). Then onto Blwch Main and onto the summit ridge. The main ridge is safe but a little exposed in places. The footpath is very good. Then onto the summit and the no doubt the heaving crowds. There is a railway station at the summit for any train spotters! We trace our steps down Blwch Main to the fork for the Rhydd-Ddu path. We take that back down to Rhydd-Ddu.
Notes. No Dogs. Dogs are not allowed in the hut we are staying at. Although the walk is 8 miles it is as an ascent onto the highest peak in Wales. As I said the ridge is a little exposes but the views can be amazing. We did the route a few years ago when we last visited the hut and I have redone it recently with another group I was helping with. Prompt 9.30 start. Be better to car share to the start
Walk leader James Scott. No mobile signal at start of walk. Parking can be difficult so please leave plenty of time to find a space either in the pay and display at the station limited road parking in the village or B4418 Nantlle road.
Walk Leader James

Sunday 9.30am
Title Moel Eilio Horseshoe and the bumps. Ascent 2650 feet (Amended version)
Distance 8. miles. Time 7 hrs
Start. Chamois Mountaineering club hut. ( change of starting point) GR SH532 608. Post code LL55 4SA. Has a car park
From the hut we make our way across rough ground to the whistling gate. From there we ascend Moel Eileo. the views from the top are amazing. IF people can not do anymore the WHOLE group will return the way we came up. Hopefully everyone will be recovered at the top and we do the bumps ( 4 in all) till we meet the track. We follow this round back to the whistling gate and back to the hut.
No dogs. If the weather is kind to us there are amazing views again. This is quite tough walk as the waling group I helping with recently discovered!
Walk Leader James

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