Please go to 'walk reports' for details of recent walks. Walk leaders are invited to e-mail me their reports and photos (please send as jpeg attachments).
Thinking about our programme for next year, Glenna Briggs's husband Mick has kindly spent much time compiling an index of all the walks for which we have details of maps, routes etc which he has scanned. I have added this to the website to be downloaded under Leading a Walk. For copyright reasons, we cannot include links to the scanned copies so please contact Loretta and she will email them to you. The index also includes walks on PlotaRoute (see separate section) which you can link to.
Two years ago, the Rotherham Metro Group of the Ramblers in conjunction with Rotherham MBC decided to revive this 50 mile circular walk round the boundary of the Borough. The aim was to check all ten sections of the route, and where possible, devise circular walks based on each section. These would all be incorporated in a new booklet.
In addition, volunteers would upgrade the waymarking of the linear route sections and revise the text of the original route description. The Ring Route is a walk of contrasts from the heart of the old steel industry in the west, rolling farmland in the south east, former mining areas in the north east, and the Wentworth Estate in the north west.
During 2018, the Group has incorporated all ten sections into its walking programme also including the circular options on nine of them. The new booklet is in the final stages of proofing and should be printed in early June. A launch event is scheduled for Friday, 27th July, 10:30 am at Wentworth. Our Area President, Lord David Blunkett has been invited to attend. We shall be walking Section 9 of the Ring Route to Keppel's Column and back, much of it through the Wentworth Estate. This will be publicised in local media.
You are invited to join us on any of the walks described in the leaflet and if you can, complete the whole 50 miles during the course of the year.
Wednesday 18 July 2018Starting at 09:30An easy 5 mile / 8 km walk
Saturday 21 July 2018Starting at 10:00A moderate 13 mile / 20.9 km walk
Saturday 21 July 2018Starting at 10:00A moderate 7.5 mile / 12.1 km walk
Wednesday 25 July 2018Starting at 10:00A leisurely 8.8 mile / 14.2 km walk
Saturday 28 July 2018Starting at 10:00A moderate 9 mile / 14.5 km walk
Wednesday 1 August 2018Starting at 09:30An easy 5 mile / 8 km walk
Friday 27 July 2018 at 10:30Exhibition/Show
Monday 17 September 2018 at 19:30Talk/Performance
Monday 15 October 2018Conference/Meeting
Wednesday 7 November 2018Social