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

13.01.18

AGM

 Steve Attwood

Hollis Room 11.00hours

February 10.02.18 Clifton Park, Rotherham Linda and Bill Koncowoj / Graham Hague Circular

March

03.03.18

Manor Fields Park, Sheffield

Judy Hague

Linear walk with refreshments at the Novak's Granville Road home.

April

14.04.18

Mindfulness walk in Fulwood

Mike Pupius / Ernst Betts(for FOC)

Circular

May

12.05.18

Upper Don Valley (suggested by Phillip Cooper)

Steve Attwood and Rita Fletcher

Circular

June

09.06.18

Malcoff(The Wash to the Buxworth Canal Basin)

Rachel Bryne & Steve Conway

Circular - plus afternoon tea at Malcoff

13.06.18

Evening event  - Dore grill

Steve Attwood

3 course meal £20 - optional walk prior to meal

July

07.07.18

The Bill Emmingham Youlgreave Walk

Anne and Mike Ramsay

Circular

August

11.08.18

Wentworth Woodhouse Estate

Jean and Powel Nowak

Circular (excludes tour of the house)

September

01.09.18

Eyam/Great Hucklow

Daryll Bennett/Rev Andy Phillips

Linear

October

13.10.18

Roche Abbey

Margaret and Richard Slater

Circular

November

10.11.18

Gleadless Valley/Norton

 Graham Hague/Daryl Bennett

Circular

December

01.12.18

Christmas Lunch

Steve Attwood

Optional Local walk prior to meal

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

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