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If you have ever been on the TPT and would like to tell us about your experience and where we can improve we would love to hear from you! 
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THE LOST WAYS - our 2nd claim - see RIGHTS OF WAY/The Lost Way Project

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OUR NATIONAL PARKS 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION


Some of the guest speakers at the event (Roland Smith at the front)
(MAIN STORY BELOW RIGHT)
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BRADFIELD ANCIENT WAYS IMPROVEMENT latest - choose Rights of Way News (page) - BAWI link on side panel
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SYNED RAMBLERS 18/19 Annual Report


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A CLARION CALL..... 
For information about where you can purchase this booklet, please contact Terry Howard 

0114 2665438. 

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A Friendly Bull! However, on some footpaths bulls can be intimidating. Please report any incident to your local authority.
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Why not share other Rambler's walks or your your own walks with other ramblers? Go to RAMBLERS ROUTES http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/about-ramblers-routes.aspx

THE LATEST USER GUIDE
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OTHER NEWS 
 
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FOOTNOTES
  • WARDS WALK


    THE GHB WARD COMMEMORATIVE WALK
    (Holmesfield to Longshaw Circular):
     For link see WALKS page (other walks)

    THE DON VALLEY WAY (AND 5 WEIR WALK):  information and links - see WALKS page

    RAMBLERS ROUTES (group and independent walks throughout the country:  links - see WALKS page


 Welcome to our Area Website
South Yorkshire and NE Derbyshire are unique in having such glorious countryside on our doorsteps so easily accessible for everyone to enjoy.  Why not join our group's walks and see for yourself.


Take a look at the new website below and download a walking route!  

   THE DON VALLEY WAY - donvalleyway.org.uk
 
       
 
 

THE DON VALLEY WAY is a 29 mile walking trail                                                                                                             between Doncaster and Sheffield

 
                    The site includes: 
 
 
    • A mapped route (shown in red) - which follows the banks of the River Don and can be viewed as 6 separate sections.
    • Map or satellite views zoom in walk around
    • The ability to elect features - such as nature reserves or fish passes
    • An additional Nine Heritage Walks close to the Don. These sections can be downloaded as audio guides, or numbered directions and maps as pdf files (the heritage routes are shown on the main map in blue). Features covered are: tales of knights and castles, a 15th century merchants house, industrial heritage, nature reserves and lost villages.
    • Things To Do - cycling, visit: Conisbrough Castle, Denaby Ings nature reserve, Rotherham Minster (a mediaeval parish church) or Clifton Park Museum's 18th and its 19th century Rockingham Pottery Collection, and there's much more.
 
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70th Anniversary Celebrations 

On April 27th, the National Trust hosted the 70th anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. The occasion aimed to recapture the atmosphere of the mass demonstrations of the 1920s. Held at the Peveril Centre, Castleton in the Peak Park (the first of the national park to be created), the event was attended by 400 people, including some who braved the weather after joining some of the planned walks (arriving rather wet from battling the gale force winds of Storm Hannah). Music, provided by the Clarion Band led by Mike Rimmington added to the joviality of the celebration.

Jarvis Cocker spoke about going to the Peak District for the first time as a reluctant schoolboy, but being hooked for life. He spoke about his working partnership with the National Trust creating ‘the People’s Landscapes”. A programme this summer to create an art trail from Edale Station to Kinder Scout, working with artist Jeremy Deller. Jarvis hoped this would encourage people to be ‘KINDER’ to the countryside!

Andrew McCloy (National Park Authority Chairman) said that a 40 per cent cut in their budget from central government meant more resources were needed for the National Parks whose budget now is the ‘equivalent to that of a medium sized comprehension school’.

Other speakers who added their hopes for a successful future of our national parks, included High Peak MP Ruth George and Sue Hayman (Shadow environment minister).

We all joined in as the Clarion Band played and sang a number of very welcome rousing songs. Luckily song sheets had been distributed earlier.

Stuart Maconie, front (chair of the Peak District National Park Authority and Ramblers President) introduced the many speakers at the event: Jarvis Cocker, High Peak MP Ruth George, British Mountaineering President Lynn Robinson, and (Back) Peak District National Park Authority chairman Andrew McCloy and Izzy Stewart, a member of the Woodcraft Folk, who gave us a reading. Lord David Blunket, President of SYNED Ramblers, told us how much walking means to him.


Hilary McGrady, director general of the National Trust told us about the Trust’s plans for long term restoration of Kinder Scout and the surrounding moorlands.

There was a symbolic handover of badges (made by the young people of Woodcraft Folk) between the generations.

Allen Pestell (SYNED Ramblers chairman) pointed out ‘that some of us are getting on quite a bit now so it is a great gesture of handing over to the young people’.


Praise really must go to the many local children who took an active part in the event. A group of the very youngest were last seen following their leader, like very wet little duckings, on their way home after the event, in the pouring rain!


Doncaster Ramblers on their way to the celebrations - battling the high winds on the top of Mam Tor.