Walk coordinator: EILEEN INGHAM; 07952241775; 01142814414. DOGS MUST BE ON LEADS AT ALL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BY THE WALK LEADER
From time to time we take photos to update our web site and also SRSB's web site. If anyone does not wish to appear on group photos please make it clear at the beginning of the walk.
All walks will follow the Government guidelines on Covid 19 whilst walking for exercise and being guided. Please book in as early as possible for walks so we can sort out the details.
Whilst every effort is taken by walk leaders, members attending do so at their own risk. All members are required to wear good walking boots and bring their own rucksack food and drink as well as waterproofs where appropriate.
If you want to go on any of the walks below, you must first book-in with Hilary by Saturday 3rd October - please phone 01142306604. Let us make sure we can get the group out walking again looking forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Hilary.
TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER - AROUND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS WITH PAUL
MEET: Main entrance to the BOTANICAL GARDENS on Clarkhouse Road at 11 am. If you are using public transport from the city centre, you can catch the 10.30 no 6 bus on Arundel Gate and get off at the Botanical Gardens entrance on Clarkhouse Road. Or you can get the 120 bus from High Street and get off at the Hallamshire Hospital and walk along Clarkhouse Road to the Gardens.
WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER - OUTIBRIDGE WANDER WITH DAVID
A 5 to 6 mile walk lead by David Cadet. Please meet at the Sheffield Interchange by 10 am to catch the 10.20 no 57 bus to Outibridge
THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER - FOX HOUSE CIRCULAR WITH MIKE WILSON
A 6 1/2 mile walk. Details to follow.
We also have another walk planned for November - the date to be arranged. If you wish to go on any of these walks you must first book-in with HILARY by Saturday 3rd October. Phone 0114 2306604.
DOGS ON WALKS...
This is by way of a reminder to everyone about how we should be taking care of dogs on walks. There was an incident on a walk recently where a Guide dog went missing and it took some time and a lot of retracing of steps to find her again. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE LOSING GUIDE DOGS!!!! So - let us just remind ourselves of the rules governing dogs on walks. Firstly, it is up to the leader to say when dogs can be let off the lead. In making their decision leaders will be bearing in mind that dogs should not be off the lead near roads, anywhere where there are livestock, either in the field we are in or adjacent fields. Nor should dogs be off the lead if we are walking on a narrow path where dogs running up and down the line of walkers runs the risk of knocking people over, especially if they pick up a stick in their mouths as some of them are prone to do. Once the leader has said that dogs may be let off the lead it is up to the guide dog owner to release their own dog but they must make sure that a sighted guide takes responsibility for keeping an eye on the dog. If the sighted guide is you - then YOU DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE DOG. Ask the guide dog owner to call the dog back the minute you spot a possible problem and let's be sensible about playing with the dogs. This can just get them over excited and distracts their attention from their owner as well as the potential danger of dogs chasing up and down the line of walkers. Please do not throw sticks, dogs get splinters in their mouths which can be quite dangerous. Finally - remember that dogs must be on leads for coffee and lunch stops. Christine
SIGHTED GUIDE TRAINING...
It is some time now since we have had Sighted guide training. We now have Dyane Fisher one of our members who is well qualified in this field. If any of our new Guides would like to take part in this training (although we do not have a date yet) please contact Chris Hewitt after the 20th October as she is on holiday. Christine Hewitt on 0114 2366685 mobile 07730472606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.