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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the 1949 National Parks Act a rally is being held in the historic Winnats Pass, scene of the 1932 mass rally, from 2.00-4.00.

Speakers will include: Jarvis Cocker, David Blunkett (President SYNED) and Andrew McCloy (Chair of the Peak Park National Park) who will chair the rally.

LED WALKS: - To mark the occasion, and to take part in the rally, There will be a number of walks:
Doncaster Ramblers - will start an 8 mile leisurely walk at 10.15 from Hope and visit the iconic Ward's Piece and the Great Ridge to Mam Tor before descending to Castleton for toilets and lunch. After lunch members can make their own way to the rally, where there will be marquees and a band as well as the speakers. The return walk will follow the path via Gooosehill Hall into Castleton and the the path alongside Peakshole Water back to Hope.
Meet: Hope Public Toilets - S33 6RD - SK 170835 . Parking in the centre of Hope is likely to be difficult so please park away from the centre. Train Sheffield-Hope  9.14 - 9.40. Leader David Gadd Tel:07754 248879

Sheffield Ramblers
- are leading a walk (details later)

Other walks - may be available (details later)

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0114 2665438. 


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  • Ward's Walk

    The GHB Ward Commemorative Walk: Holmesfield to Longshaw Circular

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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.


Carl Wark - South Yorkshire (above) and Milthorpe Ford NE Derbyshire (left). Maps and directions for walks in these areas and many others throughout Britain can be found on the Ramblers website. Simply go to Ramblers Routes

LORD DAVID BLUNKETT (and Barley the guide dog) Launch Rotherham Ring Route Revival 

The launch of the ROTHERHAM RING ROUTE REVIVAL, a 50 mile ring route around Rotherham which now includes circular walks within most sections, took place at Wentworth Village on Friday 27th July.

Lord Blunkett (the President of South Yorkshire & North East Derbyshire Ramblers) and The Mayor of Rotherham (Alan Buckley) launched the booklet, after an introduction to the project by Rosemary Boyle. They both then joined the ramblers from Rotherham and other groups in the area in a walk along part fo the route. 

After the walk the thirsty walkers returned to the George and Dragon at Wentworth for refreshments and a mouth watering arrangement of pastries provide by Rotherham Metro Ramblers.

The Ramblers Chief Executive Vanessa Griffiths visits our area

Vanessa is touring the country meeting Groups and Areas to listen to the things they have to say, and on Wednesday 25th October she visited our area.  David Gadd (Doncaster) organised two walks for us, starting from Longshaw. The routes were mainly within Peak District National Park that is part of South Yorkshire.  Members from each group were represented, and our Vice President, Roly Smith, the well known local author also joined us.

    Gathering at Longshaw. Terry Howard informed us that 
         this is the spot where the Ramblers movement began

           Our Chief Exec, in discussion with a member 
            of Sheffield 20s 30s Walking Group
Vanessa says that she wants to hear first hand about life on the front line of the Ramblers. One part of that is to bring Central Office closer to that front line, supporting the work that Ramblers do locally. We are very pleased to see how our new Chief Executive is working hard to bring the organisation together, to build a closer working relationship between the volunteers and central office staff.

Standing on the top of Carl Walk, we listened to a Dearne Valley member explaining how a glacial flow had created the valley ahead towards Chatsworth. 

It wasn't all work though. In the afternoon some of us decided to take the alternative route over Burbage Brook. 

          And not to be out done, Vanessa had a go too!

Terry is not amused