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

Rotherham Real ale and music festival


Date: 27-29 Feb 2020

Details: On the 27th to 29th February the Real ale and music festival will be held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Magna, Magna Way, Templebourgh, S60 1FD

On Thursday open from 6.00PM to 11.00PM (cost £8.00)
Friday open from 6.00 PM till 11.00PM (entrance cost £10.00)
Saturday 12.00 Noon till 11.00 PM (entrance cost £10.00)

Tickets can be bought on the website or on the door.

Music on Friday night starts at 7.00 PM from Ruinetti, then 9.00PM from Handsome Dan and the Mavericks. Saturday will be from 2.00 till 10.00, with various bands throughout the day.

Lots of Real ales to sample, this will be a new festival for us to try. See the website for more details

Any questions you can text Tracey on 07903 440 314 or email the group.

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New Members Night


Date: 6th March 2020, 8pm

Details: We will meet at the Grapes pub, 92 Trippet Lane, Sheffield, S1 4EN, in the back room which is called the Kennedy Room from 8.00 pm.

A good way to get to know us better, come and chat to other new members as well as some of the committee and existing members, we will chat about walks and any weekends away, socials we have been on, as well as get to know each other better.

Maybe move on to the Dove and Rainbow pub (2 Hartshead Square) later on, if we feel up for a dance we can go to the Church house (4 St James Street)to see a Blues band.

All welcome, for enquiries ring or text Tracey on 07903 440 314

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[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.

Full details here.

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Meal and a walk


Date: 25th April 2020

Details: Meal and a walk

Travellers Apperknowle, more details to follow

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Keswick Mountain Festival


Date: 15-17 May 2020

Details: We are having a weekend away in Keswick during May.
The Mountain festival is on 15 to 17 May

If you would like to go to the festival and see the bands and events book your tickets here
the festival is free to wander around in the day time only.

The festival has had publicity recently so accommodation may get booked up. Please organise your own accommodation if you would to join S40WG members for walking and the weekend in Keswick.

Text Jillian on 07771 960531 for more info.

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Pitlochry Walking Week


Date: 21-28 August 2020

Details: We are planning a week away in Pitlochry, Perthshire (the heart of Scotland) on 21 August 2020. Pitlochry is a town with a number of interesting shops, cafes and hostelries and is on the edge of The Cairngorms National Park, which offers some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. We are going for seven days so there will be plenty of time to do lots of walking and sightseeing.

There is a What’s App group for anyone considering going to Pitlochry that can help people to find room shares or other shared accommodation. A number of people have already booked.
Please text Mandy 07586842361 or Jillian 07771960531 to join.

Book accommodation for Friday 21-28 August 2020. There are various hotels, guest houses, YHA and a camp site

You don’t have to stay for the full week to join any of the walks. More info on group walks and evening meet ups will be added at a later date. If you would like to lead a walk please text Mandy or Jillian.

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Edinburgh Walking Weekend


Date: 9-11 Oct 2020

Details: We are organising a weekend to Edinburgh travelling by train on the Friday (or your preferred form of transport). For those getting the train the best time to buy is 12 weeks before and split tickets are usually cheaper.

Book your own accommodation there are plenty of hotels and B&B’s in the new town.

If time permits a short walk to Arthurs Seat (a short walk from Holyrood Park) time to be arranged nearer the time.

We will meet at Wetherspoons (Standing Order) on George Street (or back entrance off Rose Street).at 7.30pm and then move on to other pubs on Rose Street.

A walk in the Pentland Hills. We will get the bus from Princess Street to Flotterstone Inn where the walk will start. (Be equipped with your lunch/drink and normal walking attire including waterproofs). From Flotterstone we will head to Scald Law (one of the highest of the Pentlands) – this popular approach reaches it via a switchback ridge, taking in the shapely Carnethy Hill along the way. The return runs along the side of Loganlea Reservoir and Glencorse reservoir. This is a 7½ mile walk with 609m. (Start time/bus to be confirmed nearer the time).

An alternative if you don’t want to do this walk is to visit Calton Hill, Botanical Gardens, Art Galleries, Royal Mile or shopping on Princess Street.

We will be eating at Bar Napoli, 75 Hanover Street, Edinburgh (Italian restaurant) which serves splendid food. (Let us know if you want to join us for this by 1st September as it is very popular and gets booked up) and we can book a table(s) for around 7.30 - 8pm. Drinks beforehand at All Bar One, on the corner of George Street and Hanover Street (2 mins away) from around 7pm – 7.30pm. (times to be confirmed nearer the time).

Spend the morning visiting the various tourist spots, Castle, or anything else you want to do. Most accommodation will store your suitcase for a few hours if you ask.

Suggest a tea time train back home.

Text Dave on: 07734225446 or Jillian on: 07771960531 if you are coming and we’ll keep you updated via text or whatsapp (let us know if you don’t want whatsapp please).

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