Sustrans Sheffield

Activities of the Sheffield Sustrans Ranger group.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Family Fun and Work Event Advirtisement

 Greno Woods Family Fun and Work Day Saturday 6th July 10 AM

Trail maintenance and family funday

Help us carry out drainage work whilst the children join our organised woodland activities.
Located at Sandy Lane at the top end of the Trans Peninne Trail in Greno Woods 10 AM to 3 PM Saturday 6th July

Bring spades, sturdy boots, gloves, the kids and enthusiasm. Children to be accompanied by adults.

Childrens activities include:
- Den building
- Treasure hunt
- Campfire building
- Bread making
- Plant and bug search
- Make and decorate twig stars
- Butterfly spotting



Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Signs removed on NCN6

I Went out last night to check the signing between Ringinglow but unfortunately all signs have been removed on Burbage and Stanage. We had tried to do this signing sensitively and only put up signs where there is a need to ensure that cyclists who are following the route go the right way, but would be happy to discuss with any concerned parties how we can make them less intrusive. 

On the plus side the rest of the signing looked OK and I have started to nail up plasticised signs in locations where there are no convenient sign posts such as the Thornhill trail. 

On another plus side, the moors are looking stunning at the moment! 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Miracle on the trail in Shiregreen, Sheffield

On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th June, volunteers transformed the Trans Pennine Trail between Barnsley Road and Ecclesfield Road in Shiregreen. The Scouts supported the Trans Pennine Trail and Sustrans route by litter picketing a 1 mile stretch of green way through Hartley Brook. Over 40 volunteers  turned up and in a very short time brought the area back to being a treasured green space. During the clear up the group even found a dumped surf board. Over the two days we cleared 40 bags of rubbish.

The route through Shiregreen is often forgotten and neglected by all and this green space in the centre of a residential area and full of rubbish waiting for rejuvenation. After the two evenings we managed to clear a 1 mile length of trail.

The voluntary work the 231st Shiregreen Scout Troop and Don District Explorer Scouts did follows a very busy time for the group having just cleared fly tippling and litter in Beeley Wood as part of the Scout Association's Community Week.

 Wendnesday Evening the 12 -14 year olds

Wendnesday Evening the 14 -16 year olds

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Beeley Woods Public Bridleway

In timely manner given that a bunch of us cycled through it last night, I received notification from the Council this morning that the Beeley Woods Public Bridleway creation order has now been created. 

If confirmed, this means that the Sheffield North Rangers can start talking to the Council about signing as part of NCN627 . 

The Bluebells are out...

Saturday, 1 June 2013

NCN6 to Castleton now Signed

A small group of us have signed the NCN6 alignment through the Hope Valley. Doing it reminded us what a fabulous route it is.

The hard climb out of Sheffield is rewarded when you reach Derbyshire.

And are rewarded by a sea of heather. Come in the Autumn when it is bright purple, or any time!

Further rewards are given as the Hope Valley comes into view and when you swoop down to Yorkshire Bridge. Our route takes you across the Ladybower Dam before joining a lesser-known trail for a short while and then along tiny lanes to Hope. A harsh reminder of the modern world lies at Pindale Quarry but the tourist trap of Castleton and the Shivering Mountain await you...if you make it to Manchester will a Rusholme curry ever taste this good again?

Anyway, here we are putting up some signs (following the Sustrans guide of course)

read a route description here.