G.H.B. WARD 'WHO ALONG WITH OTHERS WORKED LONG AND HARD BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE KINDER TRESPASS. THEY WITNESSED MANY FALSE DAWNS AND LOST HORIZONS IN THEIR WORK AND CAMPAIGNS. TODAY WE REALISE AND RECOGNISE WARD'S CONSIDERABLE CONTRIBUTION TO ACCESS LEADING UP TO THE COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY (CROW) ACT 2000, WHILE NOT FORGETTING THE INSPIRATION OF THE KINDER TRESSPASS OF 1932 TO LATER GENERATIONS'  ........ Terry Howard - THE LEGACY OF Bert Ward an extract from the CLARION CALL - Sheffield Access Pioneers (published in April 2017 which 'marked the 60th anniversary of the death of GHB Ward, the founder in 1900 of the Sheffield Clarion Rambler Club, one of the first in the country')

Wards Walk. (link to map)

The GHB Ward 11 mile waymarked Commemorative Walk - Holmesfield to Longshaw Circular.

Below are some of the details from one of the many Clarion Ramblers handbooks (another legacy of GHB Ward). This includes the description of an 18 mile November walk - using public transport, with a possible return time of 8.30 pm (12 hours). (Not allowing much sleep before setting off for work on Monday morning!

SHEFFIELD

CLARION RAMBLERS
1947-8                   Forty-seventh year 


Price 1’6



A Rambler made is a man improved!

The man who never was lost, never went far.



Below one of the walks taken from the 1947-8  Clarion Ramblers booklet


Sunday, November 9th 1947.
Train: L.M & S., 8.30 a.m., to Grindleford. Return from Hope, 6-45 or 8-30
Route: Riverside path to Froggatt Bridge, Stoke Hall, Blind Lane, “Stoke Road” to Riley Graves, Eyam churchyard path to Moor Road, “Eyam Edge Road” (1) over Eyam Moor to Gotheredge and Stoke Ford (Bretton Clough), Hathersage-old Bradwell bridleway by Oaks Farm to Smelting Hill and Robin Hood’s Cross (site), Bradwell Edge and Village (lunch), Hazlebadge Hall, Quarters Farm, Gt. Hucklow, Windmill, Whiterake, Bushyheath House, Bradwell Moor (1,518ft) Old Moor, Cave Dale, Castleton (tea) and Hope. 18 miles. Return fare, 3/11

Leader :  H. Trotter.

The Ramblers Annual booklets not only contained information about walks. On page 148 there is a story of "THE RINGINGLOW MURDER"!!!

 


'Four old Trespassers, and younger ones, on Losehill, 1/9/46. W. Crowther, H.Bragg, A. Shepherd (seated), G.H.B.W.  photo by C. B. Harley' (Clarion Ramblers Handbook). Losehill was given too Bert Ward in 1945 by the Sheffield and District Ramblers. It became known as Ward's Piece. He handed it over to the National Trust.


For other information about GHB Ward see the booklet Clarion Call or  GHB Ward Wikipedia