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

Jazz in the Gardens


Date: Saturday 2 July 2022

Details: Jazz in the Gardens at the botanical gardens in Sheffield

It’s best to get tickets in advance as it will sell out if the weather is sunny
Bring food and drink (we don’t get frisked so that includes booze) or there are quite a few stands to buy from.


Don’t forget a chair! And fingers crossed we don’t need waterproofs!

WhatsApp Debby on 07791 143494 to arrange a meeting point.

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Visit to Hope Valley Cement Works at 10.30am


Date: Wednesday 6 July 2022

Details: Time: 10:30 am

A visit to the Cement Works in Hope Valley has been arranged and will include a talk by one of the site managers, Q and A, visit to the Quarry and an onsite lunch. We will meet at the works 10:30am and the visit will take approx 2.5 to 3 hours. The works are not charging for the visit but we have agreed a donation by each person to the sites preferred charity of a sum of £5. The visit is limited to a maximum number of 14 people so early booking is recommended.

To book, please text Julie on 07803 255350 giving name/s and email address where directions can be sent. Payments instruction will be forwarded to you and a £5 donation must be paid to secure your place.

A waiting list will be available should someone cancel.

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Curry Night in Dore at Radjhani Indian restaurant (fully booked)


Date: Friday 8 July 2022
Time: 7.15

Details: Lucia and Roy have booked tables for 16 people at the Radjhani Indian restaurant on Abbeydale Road South.

This is the old Dore & Totley railway station building so it’s right next to the railway station and there’s a bus stop nearby.
There is also a large free car park.
The postcode is S17 3LB.

Rajdhani MENU

It’ll be first come, first served so please text Lucia on 0779 082 0831 by the end of June if you’d like to come along.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Graves Park Walk and Fun Day at 11.30AM


Date: Sunday 21 August 2022

Details: Graves Park Walk and Fun Day with Dave and Jillian

We start at the Pavilion (parking here is free) with a short 3-4 mile walk around the outskirts of Graves Park following tracks and paths along the way. You can visit the farm after the walk if you wish. There are toilets at the cafe (not too far from the Pavilion). Bring your own picnic and any games if you wish. We will have a variety of team games including cricket, croquet, egg and balloon or something similar with tug of war and maybe more.
The Water Tower pub is nearby for a beer and/or food at the end. Hope to see you there, members can bring a friend/partner

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Weekend Away Alnmouth. (Group Accommodation FULL). Book your own


Date: 2-5 September 2022

Details: We are planning a weekend in Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Alnmouth is a coastal, picture postcard village with a tranquil beach and colourful cottages.

Walks will be added at a later date. We can assure you we will find some excellent routes in the area. If you would like to lead a walk please contact Mandy email S40WG

GROUP ACCOMMODATION is now full. Go on the waiting list or book your own

Sefton house group accommodation

A three night stay 2nd Friday, 3rd Saturday 4th Sunday

14 people = £106 full occupancy
10 people = £146 for 3 nights

3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single, 1 triple

A non refundable deposit of £35pp will be charged to secure a place.

The deposit is non-refundable except if the booking is transferred to another member of Sheffield 40s.

When all places are taken there will be a waiting list, should someone cancel. You may prefer to book your own accommodation and join us for the walks. If you are joining the group for walks let us know or you may be excluded. Please text Mandy 07586842361

Always add your name to the waiting list if you would like to be considered

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Weekend in Shipley. Book your own


Date: 21-23 October

Details: We are planning a weekend staying in Shipley, West Yorkshire, but accessing walking in the Yorkshire Dales via the famous Settle to Carlisle train route.

For up to date details of the weekend please follow this LINK which will be updated as details emerge.

ACCOMMODATION: BOOK IBIS HOTEL A two night stay in a double or twin room is £122 at the time of writing. Same price for single occupancy. Please book your own room. Other accommodation also available according to taste.

Friday afternoon: A walking tour around Saltaire and Shipley taking in the local Baildon Moor trig point 6 miles
Saturday: We will get the train to Clapham and walk over Ingleborough to Ribblehead.
Sunday: We will walk to Ilkley and have lunch there before getting the train back. [Or keen walkers can continue on to complete the 12 miles of the first leg of the Dales High Way, to Skipton, which also has frequent trains back to Shipley].

Please volunteer if you would like to lead additional walks

Saltaire, the historic village and world heritage site hosting the David Hockney gallery at Salts Mill is less than a mile away down the canal. See BBC clip with the history of the area via BBC If there is sufficient interest we can book a historic tour of Saltaire with the local history society see Salts Walks and Talks at Saltaire

Please email Liz Sharp on

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