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

Walk 'n' Cheese


Date: Sat. 9th March
Time: 1pm (walk), 6pm (meal)

Details: Please join us for a meal at 6pm at The Travellers Rest, High St, Apperknowle, Dronfield S18 4BD

The cheese boards and pork pies are their specialities however there are also pies and mash, stews, goulash and other hot food available. Food is ordered at the table - no need to order in advance. Good beer and cider! Menu page 1     Winter Warmers They also have lovely ice cream.

There is an optional walk starting at 1pm from Apperknowle - approx 8.5 miles and only 1200 ft of climb, with great views over the Drone and Moss valleys. More details in the walk programme.

If you would like to join us for food - £5 deposit - please pay into group bank account - Account: 20198167, Sort Code: 60-83-01, reference: Cheese.

Please text Bev on 07737 739 183 if you would like to join us for the meal as we need to book a table.

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Pub & Food Hall Crawl Around Neepsend


Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 8pm

Details: Pub & Food Hall Crawl Around Neepsend - 8.00 pm Friday 5th April 2019

Starting at the The Gardeners Rest 105 Neepsend Lane Neepsend Sheffield S3 8AT

Moving onto Cutlery Works Food Hall 73 - 101 Neepsend Lane Sheffield S3 8AT (card payments only)

Afterwards taking in The Church Temple of Fun (Vegan Bar) 4A Rutland Way Kelham Island Sheffield S3 8DG and The Old Workshop 10 Hicks Street Neepsend Sheffield S3 8BL

we could just go back and sit in front of the fire in the Gardeners yard.

For further information contact Tracey 07903 440314 or Jean 07795 203867

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Date: Sunday 21st April

Details: Information only.

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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;

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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 Paul Thorneycroft (who will go on Friday) 07801 442 818 or Tracey (who will go on Saturday) 07903 440 314.

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

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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

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