The Members' Pages


Welcome from John Wadsworth, your web site editor.

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.

WALK THE ROTHERHAM RING ROUTE IN 2018 (click for leaflet)

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 where possible. It is proposed to have the new booklet published and available for sale by the middle of the year, and to organise a launch event around this time. 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.

This is part of a press release sent to the Advertiser:

Fantastic Success of Walking Festival

Over 500 people enjoy the return of a Walking Festival in Rotherham after 9 years.

  • Walks were between 5 and 10 miles in Rotherham and Dearne Valley area, taking in some of the spectacular parks and woodlands, green spaces and history the area has to offer
  • On Friday October 13th there was a 5 mile walk round Thybergh Reservoir and Ravenfield Ponds dedicated to the memory of Frank Faries at which 121 people took part and this was lead by Beryl, Frank’s wife. A fantastic turn out and tribute to Frank.
  • There was a total of 3500 miles walked by 500+ participants including many from outside the area
  • We are grateful for the support from Area Ramblers Group and several departments of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council who contributed to the success.                                
  • The Festival was supported and financed by the Ramblers organisation
  • £316 was raised for the Countryfile initiative to Ramble for Children in Need

Photographs and video taken on the walks can be viewed on the Group Photos page.

We would like to say thank you to all the walk leaders, marshals, organisers and of course those who took part on the walks.