We have started walks and picnics again now that we are allowed to meet outside in small groups

Some of the keen walkers did a 10 mile walk from Elsecar in August, organised by Daniel. We saw an amazing amount of wild fruit on the way, including wonderful sloes. We also came across this stone structure called the Eye of the Needle. It was constructed approximately in the mid-late 18th century and believed to have been made in order to win a wager, where the second Marquess of Rockingham claimed he was able to “drive a coach and horses through an eye of a needle“, which when it was built, he could!!



Walk up the Loxley Valley and back down the Rivelin Valley on a very hot day in August 2020

In August we were fortunate to secure some funding from the National Lottery Community                                                                      Fund to help fund our activities between August 2020 and February 2021



Circular walk from Hope Station up Win Hill, July 2020 (sadly we didn’t see the vulture!)

– entertained for a coffee and a loo!

Picnics in Sheffield


Photographs for our Calendar 2021 which members have taken during lockdown in Spring 2020

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During our on-line sessions, members have participated in many different activities including:

a weekly quiz, each week devised by a different member of the group. 

and a weekly social activity.

During the social activity we have played games, made face masks…


….done a wide range of origami…



…made blackbirds…


….written Haiku poetry about Isolation and about Friends….



…. completed paintings without paint but using tissue paper



During the Covid-19 lockdown, some people have been part of the ongoing Craft Group, with Craft packs being posted out to individuals.

Some of their results are shown below:

   Easter Crafts        Bead bug Mobiles




Lollipop Letters



Sand Art



Fabric Painted Shopping Bags




Bird Feeders


Some members took part in a ‘Grow a Sunflower’ challenge.

Here are some of their pictures.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been fortunate to receive funding from the Clinical Commissioning Group and from South Yorkshire Community Foundation to continue our activities remotely. This has made a huge difference to our ability to continue to operate a wide range of social activities.



At the end of November 2019 we held our annual Christmas Craft event, making chocolates, gift boxes, candle holders and baubles.


On a wet and misty November Sunday we set out to do a circular walk from Hope, through Castleton and back to Hope.

The train was cancelled and it was raining so we caught the bus to Castleton and spent the day there, visiting either the Castle or the Caves.

We also went to see the Christmas Tree Exhibition in the local church  (Supported by BOOST)


Walk from Stocksbridge to High Bradfield in the rain! October 2019 (Supported by BOOST)


Origami Craft Evening October 2019

Walk from Chinley to Edale (10 miles!) September 2019 (Supported by BOOST)

A Gentle walk up the Porter Valley July 2019


Walk from Treeton to Kiveton through Rother Valley Country Park June 2019 (Supported by BOOST)

Bowling and meal out April 2019

Walk to Elsecar April 2019 (Supported by BOOST)

Our new Yoga Group February 2019  (Supported by BOOST)

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Walk around the Chatsworth Estate in the sunny warm February weather 2019 (Supported by BOOST)

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In January 2019 our first walk was organised by Daniel Pallordet and took us to Kiveton Bridge. We did a circular walk and then had Sunday lunch! (Supported by BOOST)




At the end of 2018 we took the train to Penistone and walked the Pen-Den Trail to Denby Dale then caught the train back to Sheffield. (Supported by BOOST) 

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Our Christmas Pizza Party December 2018

Christmas Craft Activities November 2018

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Isabel Ginty took us up Derwent Edge in October 2018


Chris Grewster took us up Mam Tor one evening in September 2018


Walk from Rotherham to Wentworth and back, organised by Daniel. June 2018

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Trip to the bowling alley and a meal afterwards – May 2018


Longer walk – Edale Valley and Jacob’s Ladder – May 2018

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Easter Craft – Making vases, baskets and sewing cards

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                                      2017 and earlier


Board Games 2017: Members spent and afternoon at a local board games café



Christmas Party 2016

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Craft Events 2016 and 2017: Craft activities around Easter and Christmas time

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Yoga: Members had a yoga taster session at a local Yoga Centre

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Cooking : Members met at a local Community Centre and learned how to make Pizza. Then everyone cooked and ate their pizza together.

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Snooker : Members playing snooker at Riley’s Snooker Club

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Walking : Members out on walks in the local area

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World Autism Day 2016: Members mounted an exhibition in Sheffield City Centre

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