Steel City Wanderers

The rumours are true!

The Steel City Wanderers series of walks will return in 2022. We intend to continue on from the previous, and excellent, Urban Adventures organised by Pat & Clare Ryan. Our aim is to arrange walks that are a little bit off the beaten track (ouch!) with wanderings devised around specific themes. We will look to entertain and educate – we see the latter as a ‘two way street’ and always welcome input from participants sharing their own memories and knowledge. There will be Sheffield Music themed walks and wanderings that highlight current and potential Sheffield U3A shared learning projects. Each walk will be open to all U3A members on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Watch this space!
 

A Walk Around Owlthorpe

Thursday 23 June 2022
Lead by Gary Monaghan of the Owlthorpe Fields Action Group, we meet at 11:00am on Moorthorpe Way, just below the Donetsk Way tram stop, and where Street parking is also usually available. Gary, and the other Walk Stewards (including myself) will be there to meet you.
This is a ‘circular’ walk taking in Hanging Lea Wood and Ochre Dyke Wood and the walk leader will highlight aspects of natural and industrial history throughout.
The walk will be of approximately 90 minutes duration. Please note that the walk is unsuitable for wheelchair users and that some of the route is uphill. Stating the obvious – you should look to wear suitable footwear! Bring binoculars, if you have them.
We are looking to welcome eighteen (maximum) enthusiasts, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served’ basis.
Please lodge your expression of interest (one per person) by emailing:
soundsheffield@gmail.com
It’s essential that you remember to include your email address in the correspondence.
I will attach a map of the route with the replies confirming allocated places.
May I also recommend that you find out more about the important conservation work being done by the Owlthorpe Fields Action Group –
• by visiting their website: https://www.owlthorpefields-actiongroup.org.uk/
• on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Owlthorpe-Fields-Action-Group-476779306142625/
• on Twitter: https://twitter.com/save_our_fields
• or Instagram
 

Pub Heritage Walk – From Fagan’s Bar to the Bath Hotel

Thursday 26 May 2022

Lead by renowned Sheffield author Dave Pickersgill, we meet at 12.30pm in Fagans Bar on Broad Lane and wend our way – stopping for refreshments (if required) on Trippet Lane. From there we move up to West Street and, finally, to the Bath Hotel.

The walk will be of approximately 90 minutes duration, and please note that the ‘Fagans to West Street’ section is uphill.

We are looking to welcome eighteen (maximum) enthusiasts, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served’ basis.

Please lodge your expression of interest (one per person) by emailing:

soundsheffield@gmail.com

It’s essential that you remember to include your email address in the correspondence .
 

 

Steel City Wanderers is an open group which explores the culture, geography and energy of Sheffield in the form of short, guided walks. The objective of the group is to explore areas of Sheffield and subjects not usually familiar to u3a members. These include; street art, poetry, music, industrial history and the natural and built environment.

 

Walks are usually in the period April – September. In the winter we have non-walk events such as original literature productions and visits that may challenge cultural preconceptions. Explorations coming up include; murder, art, vegetation, fame, families and alcohol. Walks are limited to 20 -25 people so early booking is advisable! Popular walks may be repeated.

 

For info please contact Brian Clark, blclark9@hotmail.com
 

If you were unable to join a particular walk you will find the details below:

 

Street Art revised route February 2019
Experiencing the Architecture of Flockton: Weston Park to the City Centre”,  September 2018   Sheffield’s Football Heritage June 2018
Plaques, stone, bronze and brushed – April 2018 Stained Steel. Off the Shelf Creative Writing walk 2017
Sons and Daughters – May 2017 Sheffield in Microcosm 2016
Street Art Walk 2016 Street Art Walk- the original one 2015
Poets and Poetry – 2014