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    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 one of 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


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Lord David Blunkett to be elected President of the South Yorkshire and North-East Derbyshire Area of the Ramblers Association, at the organisation's Annual General meeting 2017. In response Lord Blunkett said "I’m very pleased to have been asked to be president of the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Area of Ramblers.  I take great pleasure in walking in the countryside and appreciate what Ramblers do to help people enjoy the wonderful network of footpaths we have in this country”.

Area Chairman, Allen Pestell,  responded that "David was ideal for the position and hoped that his involvement would help to raise the profile ofthe Ramblers' work in encouraging people of all abilities and backgrounds to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of walking." He continued "The Ramblers have a proud tradition of joining with others to protect and enjoy the countryside. Our involvement has led to the development of various sub groups with both physical and other disabilities. We have three formal groups of visually impaired members and some groups work with others on a less formal basis. Interacting with visually impaired walkers brings benefits to us all."

The Area Secretary, David Gadd,  added  "All nine local Groups in this Area of the Ramblers work hard to offer a full and varied walking programme as well as working to further the Association’s other charitable objectives.  We are all aware of the benefits of walking to our physical health, as well as to our social and emotional health.  Regular walking is a wonderful way to keep fit and enjoy the company of others " 

 David Blunkett  became the youngest ever councillor on Sheffield city Council and in Britain at the age of 22, having been elected while a mature student. He served on the Council from 1970 to 1988 and was Leader from 1973 to 1977. 


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