Strollers Walking Group

 

Information & Objectives

Strollers walking group Sheffield

This group has been meeting for over 20 years and continues to grow based on a relaxed common objective to explore whilst enjoying each other’s company.

Our walks, generally attended by 15-25 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 2018 Strollers’ monthly programme included the walks centred on the following locations:

  • Clifton Park, Rotherham
  • Manor Fields Park, Sheffield
  • Mindfulness Walk in Fulwood
  • Upper Don Valley near Wortley
  • Malcoff, Chapel-en-le-Frith, The Wash to the Bugworth Canal Basin)
  • The Bill Emmingham Youlgreave Walk
  • Wentworth Woodhouse Estate
  • Calver to Eyam
  • Roche Abbey
  • Norton/Gleadless Valley

Our summer evening dining event was enjoyed at the Dore Grill in mid- June  (24 attendees).

The 2018 UC Strollers programme culminated in our Christmas lunch at the Whitely Hall Hotel in Grenoside (35 attendees)

Please  now refer to our 2019 programme below and note that a Strollers bulletin is issued by email 7-14 days before each walk providing specific details of the forthcoming event.

 

 

Upper Chapel Strollers Programme 2019

MONTH

TARGET DATE

DESCRIPTION OF WALK/EVENT

LED BY

COMMENTS

January

12.01.19

AGM

 Steve Attwood

Hollis Room 11.00hours

February 09.02.19 Wentworth Wodhouse (Snowdrop Walk) Jean and Pawel Nowak Circular

March

09.03.19

Sheffield City Centre West

Judy Hague

Circular from Upper chapel

April

06.04.19

South Yorkshire Tansport Museum, Rotherham

Linda & Bill Koncowoj

By Tram Train from Sheffield

May

04.05.19

Manchester Bridgewater Canal and City Centre

Graham Hague

By Train from Sheffield

June

01.06.19

Malcoff, Near Chapel-en-le Frith

Rachel Bryne & Steve Conway

Circular - plus afternoon tea at Malcoff

12.06.19

Evening event  - Dore grill

Steve Attwood

3 course meal £20.50 - optional walk prior to meal

July

06.07.19

Hartington Mindfulness Walk, Doverdale

Mike Pulpus

Circular

August

03.08.19

Matlock, Lumsadale Valley

Steve Attwood and Rita Fletcher

By bus from Sheffield - Linear

September

07.09.19

Froggat Edge

Daryl Bennett

Circular

October

05.10.19

Beauchief Abbey

Graham Hague

Linear

November

02.11.19

Old Moor Wetland Centre, Dearne Valley

Ruth Parish

Circular

December

07.12.19

Christmas Lunch - Whitely Hall Hotel Grenoside Booked

Steve Attwood

3 course meal £20.95

Optional Local walk prior to meal

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

Upcoming Events

  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 2nd October 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers: Sat 5th October Beauchief Abbey walk: 10.15 am Upper Chapel or 11.00 am at start More events
  • Service: Sun 6th October 11am only 'Harvest Celebration' More events
  • Alternative Gathering: Sun 6th October 5pm 'Title TBA' More events
  • Women's League (all welcome!): Mon 7th October 11am for 11.30am 'Mindful Ageing' talk by John Darwin of Mindfulness Sheffield More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 9th October 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Games Evening (NEW!): Weds 9th October 7pm More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 11th October 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Service: Sun 13th October 11am and 6.30pm 'Animal Service' More events