RambAles return for 2022

Join us for rambling and ale!

Due to lockdowns and ongoing Covid restrictions we were only able to do four RambAles last year, but that was still four more than we expected and the previous year. We’re pleased to say that all of them proved enjoyable and it was great to get out and enjoy visiting many of our local pubs again for a drink whilst enjoying a not too strenuous walk with friends.

We shall be visiting more of them through the next few months and also going further afield to some of the many local villages in the easily reached surrounding countryside which have great pubs in them too – all worth visiting. Many of them are within walking distance and we shall have the back up of the city’s public transport system to help get us there and back.

Sheffield has many great pubs and green spaces within, and around, its boundaries. Now they are open again it’s time for us to get our boots on and make the most of them – do join us!

Redmires Circuit

Sat 12 Mar

Third time lucky! Catch 11:18 51 bus at stop from Arundel Gate (AG11) behind the library as far as the Shiny Sheff at Lodge Moor for a walk to Three Merry Lads and Sportsman.

Bluebells & Beer

Sat 30 Apr

Meet at Fox House by 12:10 (11:20 272 or 11:35 65 buses) for walk via Hay Wood to Hathersage (bus or train back).

Great Hucklow-Bradwell

Sat 21 May

11:35 65 bus to Great Hucklow (12:30) for linear walk via Little Hucklow to Bradwell (return on 272 bus).

One Valley Beer Festival

Sat 4 Jun

11:21 43 bus (AG12) to Unstone. 12:10 at Drone Valley Brewery stop. Then Miners Arms at Hundall; Traveller’s Rest at Apperknowle; Gate Inn at Troway; SCW (Sheffield Country Walk) to Coal Aston; Green Lane (B6158) to Dronfield pubs or Holmley Lane (B6056) to Coach & Horses and buses back to Sheffield.

Penistone-Thurlstone Circular

Sat 25 Jun

11:35 train from Sheffield to Penistone 12:19 Walk to Crystal Palace brew pub in Thurlstone and then the Huntsman. Back to Whitefaced Brewery Tap & Brewhouse and other pubs in Penistone (return trains at 15:43, 17:43, 18:26, 18:46, and 21:43).

Wortley Beer Festival

Sat 16 Jul

11:35 Yellow tram from Castle Square to Middlewood, then bus to King & Miller at Deepcar for 12:15. Walk up to Wortley (bus back to Sheffield).

Castleton-Hope

Sat 27 Aug

For beer festival at Old Hall Hotel, Hope.

We already have a number of ideas for more RambAles in September and October but we’re waiting for the football fixture lists and dates of local beer festivals to come out so we can fit our walks around them.

We aim to provide a series of walks which we hope people won’t find either too long or too strenuous and most will feature a number of pubs and drop-out points where people can leave and make their own way back by bus or train 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. Most timings and fares will be given in the walks listing. Any additions or amendments will also be published in new leaflets, future editions of Beer Matters and the branch website. Contact the RambAle coordinator on 07842 530 128 or rambale@sheffield.camra.org.uk if you need more information on any of these walks.

Everyone is welcome to join us but please come suitably equipped for changeable and inclement weather and walking conditions which may be rough, wet and muddy in places. In most cases you will also need to bring (or be able to buy) sufficient food and drink.

PLEASE NOTE: bus, tram and train times are subject to change and last minute cancellation. Please check before setting off.

Malcolm & Jenny

Local, Travel

About Malcolm Dixon

Malcolm is a longtime CAMRA member. Following retirement after a lengthy railway career, latterly in York, he and his wife, Jenny, moved back to Sheffield. Since then they have enjoyed various branch activities and currently help devise and lead the RambAles along with Dave Pickersgill. In recent years, Malcolm has become the Staffing Manager at our Steel City Beer & Cider Festivals, a role he's also taken on for the upcoming 2021 National AGM in Sheffield.

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