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Walking Group A

Current Walking Programme

Photos on the TPT near Wortley courtesy of Beryl Toplis

Programme for October to December 2017

Co-ordinator: Pat Crook. Telephone 0114 2654731, email

Each walker is responsible for his/her own safety. No member of the Group can be held responsible for the safety of others.

Walks start at 10:30 prompt.

Tues Oct 3rd    Meal at  The Dore Grill. 12.30 for 1.00


Wed Oct 11th   Meet at Cresswell Crags heritage Centre Post code S20 3LH.  Walk to The Harley Gallery where there are two special exhibitions, entry free. We shall also have our lunch break at the Gallery. Distance approximately 4 miles.


Tues Oct 17th   Park on RH side of Redmires Road (SK259857) alongside the top Redmires Dam, almost 1½ miles after the Sportsman Pub,  then we walk northerly for almost 1 mile on easy-going trail and return to Redmires Dams on different path for anti-clockwise circuit of the three dams.  Negligible gradients and good paths for nearly all of the 4 miles


Wed Oct 25th  Padley Gorge. Meet at Longshaw Estate car park. Free to National Trust members. Map Reference SK267801. Circular walk down Padley Gorge and around the Longshaw estate. Just under 4 miles. One steep uphill.

Tues Oct 31st  Meet at the layby just beyond the Grouse Inn on the A625, map ref: 258779. Circular walk, White Edge and Froggatt Edge – about 5 miles. Lower level alternative if wet


Wed Nov 8th   Meet at the Shepley Spitfire pub on Mickley Lane S17 4HE and walk to Woodthorpe Hall, Fanshawe Hall and Gillfield Wood. Distance approx 4 miles.


Tues Nov 14th     AGM Meet at De La Salle car park for a short walk first. We shall be back at the club for our picnic lunch


Wed Nov 22nd    Meet Ashopton Viaduct layby on A57 Ladybower. SK 195 865. Walk on track behind Ladybower Inn into DWT Reserve. Over Moors to Derwent Edge and down through woods back to Ashopton. Distance 4 miles.

Tues Nov 28th    Meet at Longshaw Car Park, ref. 267800. The walk will include part of the Burbage Edge and step down to the lower path and continue back towards to our start. We will follow part of the Burbage Brook and include the start of Padley Gorge. There are no serious ascents or descents. Distance will be no more than 4.5 miles


Wed Dec 6th    Meet on the tram platform at Tinsley/Meadowhall South. Walk along the Tinsley Canal to Lady’s Bridge and on to Kelham Island. Distance approx. 5 miles


Tues Dec 12th  Meet at the TPT car park off Finkle St, Lower Wortley, map ref:994299 .


Wed Dec 20th   Meet at Linacre lower pay car park. Map ref 336727. Walk via Ducksick Wood, Linacre reservoirs, and Linacre woods.. Distance 4 miles.



Members of the group are invited to the DE LA SALLE CLUB behind Beauchief Hall at 8.00 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month to socialise with other U3A and De La Salle members




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