Join us for a RambAle


Sheffield is not only blessed with a great number of innovative breweries, producing delicious beers and numerous & varied pubs to enjoy drinking them in, it also has many green spaces within its boundaries and surrounding it to the south and west. Many of these areas & villages have great pubs in them and all worth visiting. We are also lucky to still have within the city a public transport system that will get you there and back.

Although we as a Branch have organised bus trips to many of these pubs – usually on our way to present one of them with an award – these are limited. To supplement them we are re-launching our RambAles – a series of roughly monthly led walks in the countryside surrounding Sheffield visiting a number of pubs for a drink whilst enjoying a not too strenuous walk.

We hope that people won’t find the walks either too long or too strenuous and most will feature a number of drop-out points where people can leave and make their own way back, by bus, to Sheffield if they don’t fancy doing the whole walk or want to stay for another drink in a particular pub. These will also provide joining points for any latecomers. Some timings and fares are given in the walks listing. Any late changes will be shown on the Branch website  (, future editions of ‘Beer Matters’ or by contacting the walk leader.

Everyone is welcome to join us on one of these walks but they are advised to come suitably equipped for the day’s walking, which may be rough, wet & muddy in places, especially at this time of year. You should also come prepared for the possibility of changeable and inclement weather. In most cases you will also need to bring (or buy) sufficient food and drink for yourself for the day. Our first two walks even start with the chance of a breakfast before setting out, and many pubs that we visit will also have food available, as well as having an excellent choice of beers or ciders.

Planned walks (for more details see the diary section)

Saturday March 25th – Bents Green to Fox House via Ringinglow (about 6 miles) MSD
Saturday April 29th – Loxley Valley & Bradfield Circular (c 8.5 miles) MSD
Monday May 29th Hope Valley May Bank Holiday Meander (c 6.5 miles) MSD
Saturday July 1st Wortley Beer Festival (c 5.5 miles) DP
Saturday August 19th Peakender RambAle (c 4.5 miles) MSD

MSD – led by Malcolm Dixon
DP – led by Dave Pickersgill


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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