Walking Group A
Co-ordinator: Pat Crook. Telephone 0114 2654731, email
Each walker is responsible for his/her own safety. No member of the Group can be held responsible for the safety of others.
Walks start at 10:30 prompt.
Wed Jan 3rd Meet at car park on Fulwood Lane, at the top of Porter Clough, SK284840 (about 1/3 mile NW of the Ringinglow Norfolk Arms). Descend the Clough, meander in the Mayfield Valley, ascend to Ringinglow Road, go through Lady Canning’s Plantation, then northerly towards Brown Edge and back to car. Good paths, one stiffish climb and nice views for 4.3 miles.
Tues Jan 9th Meet at North Anston Cpmmunity car park opposite Anston Brook Primary School map ref 842521, post code S25 5DP. Walk viaRackford farm to Woodsets and returning past Lindrick golf course and northern edge of Anston Stones wood. Distance approximately 4.5 miles, an easy walk for the winter with no stiles.
Wed Jan 17th Meet in lay-by on Abbey Lane for a walk through Eccleshall Woods. Map ref 324824
Tues Jan 23rd Meet at Sands car park to saunter around Dam Flask, weather permitting. Suitable for anyone who can manage 4 flat miles. Lunch en route or back at the cars if it's too cold.
Wed Jan 31st Meet outside the Crispin pub, Great Longstone, sat nav ref: DE45 1TZ, map ref: 198718 Circular walk via Cherpit plantation, Monsal head and the Monsal trail. Distance 4 miles
Wed Feb 14th Meet on Ladies Bridge for a walk along the Upper Don Valley via Kelham Island, Wardsend cemetery and on towards Oughtibridge, Total distance 6 miles but as it is a linear walk in can be cut short at any point to catch a bus back to Sheffield.
Tues Feb 20th Meet at map ref 365783. From the large roundabout on the Chesterfield Rd near Dronfield Station take the Callywhite Lane through the industrial estate. A short walk through Frith Wood and Summerley with one steepish incline. Distance 3 miles.
Wed Feb 28th Meet on Birley Moor Road, the B6388, by East Glade Way for a walk past Birley Spa Bath House and round the Shire Brook Valley nature reserve. Distance 5 miles max.
Tues Mar 6th Meet at Whirlow Bridge- map ref. 310 826. Free parking on the loop road just off the A625, Ecclesall Road. We shall walk along the Limb Valley towards the Norfolk Arms Pub and then Forge Dam. On our return we shall go into the Whinfell Quarry Gardens; if time permits.
Wed Mar 14th Meet at the De La Salle club car park Beauchief, map ref 328815. Walk to Graves Park via Park Bank Wood, Chancet Wood and Cobnar Wood. Distance 4 miles.
Tues Mar 20th Meet at Calton Lees Car Park, map ref 258685 (charge – currently £3.00). Walk via Calton Pastures, Ballcross Farm and Edensor – just over 5 miles.
Wed Mar 28th Meet at map ref 338021 nearest postcode S75 3DS for a walk round Wentworth Castle and grounds. From M1 Junction 36 follow Barnsley/Worsborough A61 for approx 300yds then take left turn signposted Pilley into "The Walk" (Obilisk on your left hand side) carry on down road until you pass under Motorway. Parking/meeting on left at Rockley Abbey Farm, enter at the sign for Greenspring Touring Park. Distance approx. 5 miles.
Members of the group are invited to the DE LA SALLE CLUB behind Beauchief Hall at 8.00 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to socialise with other U3A and De La Salle members