EVENTS AND LATEST NEWS:
 LATEST 

The next SYNED meeting will be on 21st November, 2016
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SYNED AREA AGM 28th January 2016 will be organised by the Sheffield 40s Walking Group and will be held at Bradfield Village Hall, The Sands, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LB.  More details shortly. 

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SPIRIT OF KINDER 2017 - The event is at Edale Village Hall, at 2pm on Saturday,22nd April
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Mass Trespass and the theme of the conference will be the work being done buy the National Trust and others in the re-wetting and re-wilding of Kinder Scout.

It is also hoped that the launch of a book 'Clarion Call', which consists of some wonderful old photos of Clarion Ramblers' members, and items on the early development of walking in our area, will be launched at this event.
PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY NOW!
SPIRIT OF KINDER EVENT 2016 Report  Roly Smith Reports...  

            

Alan Edwards and Jan Gillet (above) unveil the commemorative plaque which will be placed on the outside wall of The Royal Hotel 


 Carey Davis "a sense of space and a sense of place".

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SYNED AGM 2016 - THE AREA PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
In his President’s Address, the writer and campaigner, Roly Smith expresses ‘great sadness’ at the demise of the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers, and on moorland management, asks if ‘it’s time for the Ramblers, the largest walkers’ rights organisation in Britain, to make its voice heard on this matter of national importance, not only to walkers, but to everyone in this country?’ 
President's address, SYNED AGM 2016.pdf

WALKING FESTIVALS 2016

Sheffield Walking Festival 10th to 18th September - in support of sheffield's 'Outdoor City' initiative. Full information at: http://www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/walk/walking-festival

Booking for the Sheffield Walking Festival is available at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom/sheffield-walking-festival

GENERAL COUNCIL 2016  Details
SYNED GC MOTION 2016
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THE SAD LOSS OF DAVID HEY
David Hey was a long time member, President and Vice President of the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Ramblers, who sadly died recently. Although a well renowned researcher and writer of local history, he had an exemplary professional career. To the Ramblers he was always willing to share his vast knowledge of local history and interest, giving very many presentations to our local groups and to the Area. Nothing was ever too much for him - he gave frequently and enthusiastically. His many published books always gave inspiration and relevant information for our rambles. His wide knowledge of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire remains unsurpassed, whether it’s the interpretation of a personal surname, or who really were the Kinder heroes. We will miss him but his work will live on and on.

Terry Howard (Vice President SYNED Ramblers & Chairman Sheffield Ramblers)
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CAN YOU HELP - FOOTPATH NEAR CALVER?
see Rights of Way News page
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A Friendly Bull! However, on some footpaths bulls can be intimidating. Please report any incident to your local authority.
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Volunteer Expenses Guidance
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MOUNTAIN LEADER FIRST AID KITS ARE HERE! They are £22.50 plus VAT and have everything you need to treat a casualty in the outdoors.  Further information can be found on the latest news section of our we site where you can see the contents of the kit.  If you would like to order, we have a car payment machine in the office and we can post it our to you or you can collet in working hours to save on postage.  Visit their website www.highpeakfirstaid.co.uk/
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Why not share other Rambler's walks or your your own walks with other ramblers? Go to RAMBLERS ROUTES http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/about-ramblers-routes.aspx

THE LATEST USER GUIDES 
Ramblers Routes Wizard User Guide 2014
Ramblers Routes Advanced Builders User Guide 2014
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Only £2  - each section now has a circular option.
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OTHER NEWS 
DEVELOPMENT OF THE OLD ORGREAVE SITE received from RMBC. It shows the current path network in a way the relevant O.S. map doesn't and won't for years to come. Also O.S. don't show permissive paths usually. John Harker  PLAN
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Interested in 'Discovering Lost Ways'? See Rights of Way News page
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newsletter@ramblers.org.uk
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FOOTNOTES
  • Ward's Walk

    The GHB Ward Commemorative Walk: Holmesfield to Longshaw Circular


 Welcome to our Area Website 
South Yorkshire and NE Derbyshire are unique in having such glorious countryside on our doorsteps so easily accessible for everyone to enjoy.  Why not join one of our group's walks and see for yourself! 

    
Carl Wark - South Yorkshire (above) and Milthorpe Ford
NE Derbyshire (left). Maps and directions for walks in these areas and many others throughout Britain can be found on the Ramblers website. Simply 
go to Ramblers Routes

http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/routes-and-places-to-walk/about-ramblers-routes.aspx

 

 LATEST FOOTPATH NEWS   ……..       

  •  URGENT - FOOTPATH CLAIMS IN NORWOOD KILLAMARSH REQUEST

HAVE YOU WALKED IN NORWOOD KILLAMARSH?


Jack Burling of the Ramblers would like anyone who has walked in Norwood, to contact him regarding which footpaths they have used.  Please contact:
 
Jack Burling - 0114 236 0462 or email jackburling1935@gmail.com

 DONCASTER- SYNED AGM 2016
  SYNED's Area secretary, David Gadd, leading a walk around the Doncaster village of Tickhill 



Pointing out the many sites of earlier settlements around Tickhill - including Tickhill Castle.

A GREAT DAY AT LONGSHAW
The Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act in the Peak District, was held at the Moorland Discover Centre, Longshaw Estate on Saturday 27th September 2014.  All groups in our area were invited to attend the celebration event, where we thoroughly enjoyed listening to the invited speakers.

Roly Smith told us about the early campaigners and the hardships that many of them were willing to undertake to improve our access to the countryside. 

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Terry Howard  commended the more recent campaigns leading up to the Right to Roam.  However, he also compared the limited access of England to that of Scotland.

Cath Mackay presents a 'roll call' of accesscampaigners.




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Nicki Speakman
 took the access campaigns into the future - for instance the need for improve-ments to our woodland and coastal access.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THE RAMBLERS? 
 Membership Department - the Ramblers, 2nd Floor Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW   www.ramblers.org.uk