Strollers Walking Group

Information & Objectives

Strollers walking group Sheffield

Our walks, generally attended by 10-20 members and friends, are led by a variety of our members and friends who provide a diverse range of geographic and historic information.

Attendees meet at Upper Chapel at 10am on the date of the monthly Saturday departure or alternatively at a pre-determined starting point given by the walk leader for the specific walk (usually at about 11am dependant on location). Return transport from the Chapel to the starting point is generally available but is subject to advanced notice being provided so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

We continue to encourage other members of the local congregations, friends, acquaintances or other interested parties to join us on our gentle walks which are normally designed to avoid difficult, very steep walking conditions and may be centred on an area of historic, engineering (including railway infrastructure) or architectural interest. We are increasingly making provision for our less mobile attendees to have a base in the area of the walk to enable them to limit their walking distance as required.

These walks usually last about 3 to 4 hours (2 to 4 miles) punctuated with a packed lunch in a carefully chosen location. We usually return to Sheffield in mid to late afternoon
As an example the 2014 Strollers’ monthly programme included the walks centred on the following locations: 

  • Sheffield Broomhill Villas
  • Heeley (including City Farm) 
  • Porter Valley (From Fulwood Old Chapel) 
  • Creswell Crags
  • Malcoff, Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Edale 
  • Totley to Holmesfield 
  • Conisbrough (Castle & River Don Railway Viaduct) 
  • White Edge/ Froggatt Edge
  • Wakefield (Ancient & Modern Buildings)

Our ‘Hall & Dine’ summer evening visit to Wortley Hall was held in late June – An informed guided tour of the Hall was led by John Keyworth, a Wortley Hall Board member. This was followed by the formal dinner in FBU Room attending by 14 Strollers.

The 2014 UC Strollers programme culminated in Great Hucklow when a hosted visit to GH Old Chapel and a short walk up to the gliding centre above the village was followed by Christmas lunch at the Queen Anne (24 attendees).

Upper Chapel Strollers Programme 2017

MONTH

TARGET DATE

DESCRIPTION OF WALK/EVENT

LED BY

COMMENTS

January

14.01.17

AGM

Bill Emmingham and Steve Attwood

Hollis Room 11.00hours

February

 

 

February

 

04.02.17

 

 

25.02.17

 

Sheaf Valley

 

 

Curry Night

 

Rita Fletcher and Steve Attwood

 

Manju Ray

 

Linear walk from Woodseats to City centre ending with refreshments at the Novak's Granville Road home

Hollis room 6.30pm £6 per head

 

March

04.03.17

City of York

Graham Hague

City centre tour(travel to York by rail)

April

08.04.17

Bagley Dyke ( Nothern General towards Ecclesfield)

Graham Hague

Linear walk

May

06.05.17

Malin bridge/Loxley Valley/Wadsley Common

Anne & Mike Ramsey

Linear walk with possible organised visit to Stoneface Sculpture works

June

03.06.17

Malcoff Coombs Edge

Rachel Bryne & Steve Conway

Circular

14.06.17

Evening event (Granville college or the Dore grill)

Steve Attwood

Optional Local walk prior to meal

July

08.07.17

Longshaw Estate

Diane Day

Circular

August

05.08.17

Sprotbrough

Valrie Grove

Circular

September

02.09.17

Huddersfield Town

Judy & Graham Hague

Town centre tour in conjunction with the Victorian Society (Travel by rail)

October

07.10.17

Newmillerdam Country Park

Jean & Pawel Novak

Circular

November

11.11.17

Sheffield City Centre Tour (Catherdral area)

Patrick Smith & Graham Hague

Circular

December

02.12.17

Christmas Lunch Plough Inn Low Bradfield

(The Barn - Booked)

TBA

Optional Local walk prior to meal

OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL SHEFFIELD DISTRICT CHAPEL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Upcoming Events

  • Amick productions presents: A vocal concert series here live at Upper Chapel. 3 absolutely fantastic concerts starting off with Mike Christie X factor star from the vocal harmony group G4 on Thursday 12th October. For more information regarding these fabulous concerts please click on events and groups More events
  • Off the Shelf: Presents an evening of New responses to Jane Austen on the 27th October - Doors open at 7pm - for more information please click on events and groups. More events