Sheffield University Walking Club

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Who are we?

We are a bunch of (mostly) University of Sheffield students who really love walking in the Peak District and all places hilly. Anyone is welcome on our walks and we'll always do our best to accommodate you.

What do we get up to?

Weekly walks

The club runs walks most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the University semesters. The exact locations are in our weekly emails.

The walks will generally range from 6 to 13 miles and we try to have an easier and harder walk every weekend.

We always welcome new people on our walks whether you're a member or not. As always, we only ask that you turn up with sensible footwear and enough food and water to see you through the day.

Socials

Don't worry if you're too busy to come walking sometimes, you can still join us for our brilliant weekly socials.

These are every Thursday at various places around Sheffield. There's often a big turn-out so it's a great chance to meet lots of new people.

We run both alcoholic and non-alcoholic socials.

For information on these, keep an eye on our weekly email or our Walks and events page.

Trips

The club generally organises three trips a year, our 'Fresher's Trip' in October, an Easter trip, and our summer trip which takes place at the end of the academic year.

Anyone is very welcome to come on these - we generally stay in a bunk barn or similar accommodation for a couple of nights.

Previous trips in the past have been to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Snowdonia.

If you're interested in these, keep an eye on our emails or our Trips page.

News

SUWC Newsletter – 4th October 2022


***Hope to Mam Tor to Edale (Sunday 9th October)***


This is a nice all day walk starting from Hope heading up to Lose Hill, this will be a bit of a steep climb up to the top but once at the top it'll be a casual walk across to Mam Tor. We'll then loop around down to Edale following the ridge line. Sunday's forecast is cloudy with showers in the afternoon, fingers crossed it will brighten up!


Please read: For our standard walks, please wear sensible footwear (ideally walking boots, or something comfortable, hardy and water-resistant). You’ll also need a waterproof coat, warm clothing, lunch, snacks and enough water for the day. Waterproof trousers could be very handy if it rains too!

Speaking of trousers… Please don’t wear jeans!

Seriously though, jeans stay very wet in the rain, which could make you very cold out on the hills. We ask that you follow this simple rule for the safety of our walkers - we really don’t want to turn you away on the day!

Length: 15.15km/ 9.4 miles - Medium difficulty

Where and when to meet: Sheffield Railway Station under the departure boards at 08.45.

Sign up: Please sign up using this form: https://forms.gle/Wu5PpUt9J9rsGrcZA

What to bring: Please bring lunch and water for the day, and wear suitable clothing and footwear (as mentioned above).

Cost: An open return to Hope is £4.80 (with a railcard) or £7.30 (no Railcard) . It is free to come on the walk if you're a member of the club (see details below), otherwise as a non-member please bring £2 in cash to be paid on the day.




Upcoming Training Opportunities:

***Leadership and First Aid Training***

Are you interested in becoming one of our qualified walks leaders? We will be training sessions soon and would like to gauge interest.

As a walks leader you will plan hikes throughout the peak-district as well as organise the overall walk. On the walk, it will be your job to guide and look after the group. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop multiple different skills including leadership, teamwork, mapping and organisation.

The club is currently low on available leaders so we are looking to recruit a lot more into our friendly group!

If this is of interest to you and you would like more information // to sign up to get notified of when we are running training - please fill in this form:

https://forms.gle/FVoUPpDPxSqLFNiB6


***First Aid Training***


Are you interested in becoming first aid trained? We are in need of externally qualified first aiders to join us on each of our walks. In the coming weeks, we will be organising a 16hr Outdoor First Aid and Incident Management course. This will be partially subsidised by the club.

If you are interested in learning more / signing up for this training opportunity, please fill in this form:

https://forms.gle/z3TwLrRchtU5nBvKA