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

11.01.20

AGM

 Steve Attwood

Hollis Room 11.00hours

February 01.02.20 Carbrook Hall/Hilltop Chapel Graham and Judy Hague By Tram - Linear

March

07.03.20

Walkley

Daryl Bennett

By Bus - Linear

April

04.04.20

Grindleford to Calver

Graham Jones

By Bus - Linear

May

02.05.20

Old Moor, Dearne Valley Revisited

Ruth Parish

By Car - Circular

June

06.06.20

Malcoff, Near Chapel-en-le Frith

Rachel Bryne & Steve Conway

By car - Circular 

10.06.20

Evening event  - Dore grill

Steve Attwood

3 course meal  & coffee £20.50 - optional local walk prior to meal

July

04.07.20

Nine  Ladies - Birchover

Diane Day

By car - Circular

August

01.08.20

Glapwell

Steve Attwood and Rita Fletcher

By car - circular

September

05.09.20

Newstead Abbey

Judy Hague

By car - Circular

October

03.10.20

Gainsborough

Graham Hague

By train - town centre walk

November

07.11.20

Woodhouse Mill (Treeton Dyke etc)

Graham Jone

By car or bbus - Circular

December

05.12.20

Christmas Lunch 

Steve Attwood

3 course meal £21.95 per head -

Optional Local walk prior to meal

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

Upcoming Events

  • Lunchtime Opening : Weds 15th January 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Discussion Group: Weds 15th January 7pm-9pm More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 17th January 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Services: Sun 19th January 11am & 6.30pm 'An Unexamined Tradition' More events
  • Alternative Gathering (Enter from Surrey Street): Sun 19th January 5pm 'Creativity' More events
  • Lunchtime Opening: Weds 22nd January 11.30am-1pm More events
  • Lunchtime Silent Meditation: Fri 24th January 12noon for 12.10pm prompt (30 mins) More events
  • Service: Sun 26th January 11am & 6.30pm 'Health, Healing and Wholeness' More events
  • Upper Chapel Strollers (Carbrook Hall/Hilltop Chapel walk): Sat 1st February 10am UC or 11am start More events
  • Games Evening : Weds 12th February 7pm More events