Newsletter Dec 09 (PDF) by liuhongmei


									             The Music Train

                                                                                                  Penistone Line Express
                                                                                                                           Issue 51
                                                                                                                           Winter 2009
This year s Music Train season has been one of the most successful ever. We have operated
a great programme offering a variety of different bands and musical themes and support for
the trains has been high. We have also seen a marked increase in the number of bookings
being taken for Private Music Trains. If you haven t been on a Music Train yet why not join us
on one of the Music Trains on offer this Autumn ?
Alternatively if you have a group of 30 -40 we can provide a Private Music Train just for your
group in your own reserved carriage aboard the 19.18 Huddersfield to Sheffield and return
(arrives back at Huddersfield 21.55). Fares start at £10 a head which includes Train Travel and
band costs. Email or contact Neil Bentley 07793 235991 for further

                     Monday 25th January 2010
             Burns Night Music Train - Enoch’s Hammer
                       Monday 26th April 2010
                  The Jazz Train with The Train Gang
                            Monday 17th May 2010
                                The Jazz Train
                             with The Train Gang
                            Monday 7th June 2010
                           ABBA Night Music Train
                            The Moorland Singers
                      Monday 5th July 2010
              American Independence Day Music Train
                         The Train Gang
         All music trains depart at 19.18 from Huddersfield calling at all                                                                  Inside this Issue
                      stations to Sheffield (except Elsecar)
              Return at 20.41 from Sheffield arr Huddersfield 21.55
                                                                                                                                    Winter Guided Walks Programme
                       The return fare is £7.40(Dec 2009)                                                                                     Music Trains
                                                                                                                                         Station Adoption News
Penistone Line Station Adoption                    Dodworth                                                                                     Why not get involved?
Developments                                       l Provision of a Community Rail Notice             The Penistone Line Partnership is a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes com-
A big thank you to all who braved the wet and      Board                                              munity involvement along the Huddersfield to Penistone and Sheffield railway and has a good
windy weather of the evening of Monday             l Repainting of the waiting shelter                time in the process!
October 18th in order to attend the first          l Provision of station planters/tubs               We welcome new members and encourage everyone to be involved somehow or other.
Station Adoption Public Meeting at                 l Creation of a small station garden area          Membership costs £7.00 (or £3.00 if you are a pensioner or unemployed)
                                                   adjacent to the station car park                   Family rate for two people or more at the same address £10.00 (£4.00 concessions)
Stocksmoor Village Hall. Representatives                                                              Corporate Membership is £25.00
from Northern Rail, The British Transport          Silkstone Common
                                                                                                                                        Membership Application Form
Police and The Penistone Line Partnership          l Improvements to the station gardens
answered questions, addressed concerns             l Provision of a Community Rail Notice               Name ..........................................................................................................
and developed ideas for many of the stations       Board
along the line and proved a keen desire to         Penistone                                            Address ........................................................................................................
see improvements made; indeed offers of
help were received from Silkstone Common           l Repainting of the waiting shelters
                                                   l Investigate the possibility of artwork on the
for improvements to the station gardens and
from Denby Dale and District Rotary Club           shelters
who are keen to sponsor and become                 l Cosmetic restoration and replanting of the
involved with projects within their local area -   planters on the station                              Email ............................................................................................................
a big thank you. Anymore offers of help and        l Clearance and improvements to station
assist are most welcome. Since the meeting         gardens on Huddersfield-bound platform               I could help with............................................................................................
a list of possible improvements has been           Denby Dale
made and work has already begun on some                                                                   Return to: Janet Goldsmith, Secretary PLP, 78 Ridings Fields, Brockholes,
                                                   l Restoration of the Artwork on the Old
of these ideas and suggestions. The next           Goods Warehouse - investigate the possibili-                              Holmfirth, HD9 7BG 01484 660560
stage is to start work with volunteers at the      ty of illuminating the artwork which would also             Please make cheques payable to the Penistone Line Partnership
stations on things such as clearance and tidy-     improve lighting levels in the station car park.
ing of the existing gardens and planters with      l Cosmetic Restoration and replanting of the                               Engineering Work in the Penistone Line
a view to replanting in the spring to provide a    planters on the station platform - possible
colourful display during the summer months                                                              Network Rail will be doing major work in the Barnsley Station area during January
                                                   addition of artwork to the planters.
and other small scale painting works to            l Repainting of the station subway.                    2010. This will result in Penistone Line services each weekend, Saturdays and
improve the look of the stations.
                                                   Shepley                                             Sundays 2/3, 9/10, 16/17, 23/24 January 2010 being replaced by buses from south of
Saturday 9th January 2010
                                                   l Cutting back and clearance of much of the
                                                                                                            Penistone. Details of these services are available on the Metro website at
This date has been chosen for representa-          vegetation on the Sheffield-Bound platform to   and from posters on stations or National Rail Enquiries.
tives from Northern and The Penistone Line         improve all round visibility. This would open         Trains will run as normal between Penistone and Huddersfield and a shuttle train
Partnership to go and meet would-be volun-         up the station area greatly making all parts of                     service will operated between Meadowhall and Sheffield.
teers at Denby Dale, Shepley and                   the platform visible and hopefully discourage
Stocksmoor to put together a programme of          youths from loitering.
working parties and working days to get the        l Regular visits by both The West Yorkshire
work underway - please come along and help
transform your local station. A similar date is
                                                   and British Transport Police to disperse                                                Contacting the Partnership
                                                   youths who gather on the Sheffield-bound
to be set for Penistone, Silkstone Common          platform. This has already started and is                                                Membership & Sales
and Dodworth Stations.                             proving successful.                                       Janet Goldsmith, 78 Ridings Fields, Brockholes, Holmfirth HD9 7BG 01484 660560
Projects Identified                                l Painting of the Station Building on the                                                     Music Train
                                                   Huddersfield-bound platform.                                                       Neil Bentley on 07793 235991 or
                                                   l Painting and replanting of the planters on                                       email:
l Repainting of dragon artwork on Sheffield-       the Huddersfield-Bound platform.                                                               General
Bound platform                                     l Work towards finding a solution to prevent-               email or via ACoRP, The Rail and River Centre,
l Installation of a Community Rail Notice          ing debris being washed down the
                                                                                                                                   15a New Street, Slaithwaite HD7 5AB
Things to do along the Line and beyond   Penistone Farmers Market                                    Kirklees Light Railway                               Huddersfield-Bound platform access ramp               access between Beaumont Park and the Station
                                         2nd Sat each month Retail Market                            Operates each day throughout the summer.             which regularly blocks the drains on the plat-        by working in partnership with friends of
                                         Nearest Station Penistone. Walk into town or take the 300   Contact 01484 865727                                 form and causes it to flood. This will be taken       Beaumont Park and Kirklees Council etc.
                                         Taxibus                                                     or                    up with both Northern Rail and Kirklees
                                                                                                     Nearest Station Denby Dale, then 935 bus.                                                                  Huddersfield
                                         Penistone Country Market                                    right. Walk down hill to Heritage Centre.            Council who have expressed desire to
                                         Each Thursday 10am St. John s Community Centre                                                                                                                         l Develop platform two at Huddersfield as not
                                                                                                                                                          improve access to Penistone Line Stations.
                                         Penistone                                                   Elsecar Heritage Centre                                                                                    only Gateway to The Penistone Line but also
                                         Nearest Station Penistone. Walk into town or take the 300   The heritage centre holds various events through     Stocksmoor                                            Gateway to Huddersfield
                                                                                                     the year
                                         Taxibus                                                                                                          l Clearance of vegetation on the Huddersfield-        l Installation of artwork and planters to platform
                                                                                                     For more information telephone 01226 740203
                                         Holmfirth Farmers Market                                    Nearest
                                                                                                                                                          Bound platform and approach path which has            two
                                         3rd Sunday each month                                                                                            become overgrown and look at replanting less          l Work towards providing improved waiting facil-
                                         Nearest Station Huddersfield. Then 313.310.312 bus
                                         Station Elsecar. Leave station via ramps and turn right
                                                                                                     Timetable Changes                                    invasive plants. Work on this has already begun.      ities on this platform.
                                                                                                     Penistone Line                                       l Clearance of the garden area on the Sheffield-
                                         Penistone Paramount                                                                                              Bound platform and replanting.                        This list is by no means complete and further
                                         Shrewsbury Road, Penistone                                  The new train timetable comes into force on
                                         Compton Paramount Cinema Organ Concerts,                    the 13th December 2009; there are no                 l Repainting of the Station Building/waiting shel-    ideas and suggestions for improvements will no
                                         Movies, Live Events                                                                                              ters on both platforms.                               doubt be raised, but it is a start. These improve-
                                                                                                     changes to Penistone Line train services
                                         Live Events
                                                                                                     except the reversion to the normal times             l Provision of a Community Rail Notice Board          ments might only be small and mainly cosmetic
                                         17th Jan 2010                                                                                                    on the Huddersfield-Bound platform.                   but it will improve the look of the stations and
                                         Mercury The best Queen Tribute Ever                         rather than the irritating leaf fall version. This
                                                                                                     means train will leave Huddersfield at xx13          l Provision of planters/tubs on both platforms        hopefully act as a catalyst for encouraging more
                                         28th Jan - 6th Feb
                                         Penistone Theatre Group present
                                                                                                                                                          with flower displays to add colour to the station.    people to get involved in making improvements
                                                                                                     most of the day.
                                         Puss in Boots The local organic Panto                                                                            l Investigate improvements for car parking in         to their local station. Station adoption groups can
                                                                                                     East Midlands Trains                                 the long term.                                        be very successful in lobbying for improvements
                                         27th Feb 2010
                                                                                                     This train operator will be adding an extra                                                                from both the railway company and the local
                                         C mon Everybody The Rock and Roll show                                                                           Brockholes
                                                                                                     Sheffield departures to London St Pancreas                                                                 councils - make that difference; come along and
                                         Box Office 01226 762532
                                                                                                     from the new timetable. High Speed services          l Repainting of Community Rail Notice Board
                                                                                                                                                                          get involved
                                         Nearest Station Penistone. From the bottom of Station       will depart Sheffield at xx27 and xx 47 min          l Provision of planters/tubs on platform under
                                         Approach turn left up Shrewsbury Road to Cinema             past the hour giving a comfortable 10 min            station name signs.
                                                                                                     connection at Sheffield for Penistone Line           l Repairs to the station fence and complete
                                                                                                     passengers. These extra trains will also call at     repaint                                               Huddersfield Station to get its lifts!
                                                                                                     East Midlands Parkway giving good bus con-           Honley                                                Work has started at Huddersfield station on the
                                                                                                     nections to East Midlands Airport. Details of                                                              installation of passenger lifts. This will make the
                                                                                                                                                          l Repainting of waiting area at top of stairs
                                                                                                     the new series can be found on the EMT                                                                     island platform accessible for the first time and avoid
                                                                                                                                                          l Look at how we can involve Honley High
                                                                                                     website at                                                                   the long walk to the barrow crossing and back for
                                                                                                                                                          School in projects at the station to engage stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                passengers that find the stairs a barrier. The lifts
                                                                                                                                                          dents with their local station
                                                                                                     Arrivals and Departures - Stop Press                                                                       have been funded by the Government s Access for
                                                                                                                                                          l Investigate improvements for provision of car
                                                                                                     As we closed for press it was announced at           parking in the longer term                            All Fund and First Trans Pennines Express
                                                                                                     Heidi Mottram the md of Northern Rail would          Berry Brow
                                                                                                     be leaving the company in March 2010 to go                                                                 Tram Train Update
                                                                                                     to a post in the water industry and that Dr          l Cutting back of vegetation behind the station
                                                                                                                                                          platform                                              During September it was announced by the
                                                                                                     Paul Salveson would also be leaving to join                                                                Department for Transport that the Tram Train project
                                                                                                     open access train operator Grand Central.            l Repainting of Community Rail Notice Board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                would not be coming to the Penistone Line after all.
                                                                                                     We wish them both all the best in there new          l Investigate and raise funds to possibly install a
                                                                                                                                                          replica version of the stone carving of the           Instead it will start on a route to Rotherham used
                                                                                                     roles.                                                                                                     currently by freight trains and linking into the
                                                                                                                                                          Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Locomotive
                                                                                                                                                          that used to be on the old Berry Brow Station.        Sheffield Super Tram system. This is more in line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                with continental practice, where tram lines are linked
                                                                                                                                                          Lockwood                                              to other locations over main line railways. The DfT
                                                                                                                                                          l Creation of a small garden area adjacent to         has suggested that diesel Tram Trains will be tested
                                                                                                                                                          station entrance.                                     on the Penistone line at some point in the future.
                                                                                                                                                          l Investigate possible development of better          We await further developments.
                                                                          Penistone Line on the web
SKIPTON YULETIDE FESTIVAL                                                                                                               NETWORK ALE
SPECIAL                                                                                                                    The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield Midland Station
SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2009                                                                                                                          By Neil Bentley.
By Neil Bentley                                                                                           The Sheffield tap is                                                      that evening the real
Much midnight oil is being burnt writing this arti-                                                       situated     in     the                                                   ales on offer were all
cle, having just returned from running the very                                                           restored       Midland                                                    from the Thornbridge
first Penistone Line Partnership Private                                                                  Railway Refreshment                                                       Brewery - Wild Swan,
Excursion Train, a major achievement for a                                                                Rooms on platform                                                         Hark, Japiur, Kipling,
Community Rail Partnership by any standards.                                                              one at Sheffield s                                                        Merrie, Brock, Hopton
Personally I have always had a desire to run a                                                            Midland        Station.                                                   and Raven. The plan
private Charter/Excursion Train but in today s                                                            Dating from 1905,                                                         is to keep four regular
difficult economic climate this is not something                                                          This Grade 2 listed                                                       Thornbridge        ales
to be under estimated, as recent years have                                                               building is one of the                                                    whilst having four
witnessed several charter train operators,                                                                finest      preserved                                                     rotating     seasonal
some of which were well established in this                                                               examples of a Midland                                                     beers             from
field falling by the way side.                        the                                                 Railway Refreshment Room. Closed in 1976          Thornbridge plus other Breweries.
The big advantage that the Penistone Line             train free. This                                    it has been fully restored and reopened for       Talking to Jamie, his genuine enthusiasm for
Partnership has is its volunteers, which combine      allowed us to operate what would                    business on Saturday 5th December.                this project really does show through clearly;
experienced railway staff including Drivers,          otherwise have been a non profitable train for      The driving forces behind the project have        it really does make sense to restore old rail-
Guards, Operating and Retail Staff with a dedi-       the benefit of a local charity, in this case        been Jon Holdsworth and Jamie Hawksworth          way buildings and bring them back into every-
cated number of non railway staff to assist with      Kirkwood Hospice, and the Penistone Line            who also own the Pivo Cafe Bar in York which      day use and this been a prime example. He is
the non operational but equally important parts       Partnership.                                        was recently awarded Beer Range Pub of the        looking forward to working on projects with
of running an excursion train such as taking          The destination of the train was Skipton for the    Year in the November Publican Food & Drink        the local Community Rail Partnerships such
bookings, producing posters, leaflets, organising     annual Yuletide Festival and Christmas Market       awards.                                           as the PLP. The Sheffield Tap is going to be a
the on-board entertainment, refreshments etc.         which is now in its 15th year. Skipton also has     Since the Refreshment Rooms closed in             firm addition to the Penistone Line Pub Trail
Our train differed too from your typical excursion    much more to offer such as Skipton Castle, the      1976 the building had suffered much weather       Leaflet which is due to be fully updated and
train; no steam or big diesel locomotives and         Leeds & Liverpool Canal and a wide range of         damage and vandalism and it has required          published during 2010. The Station based
carriages, just a simple four coach train that        shops, restaurants and bars making this an          careful restoration to transform the building     venue could be used as part of other PLP
would otherwise be sitting spare on a Sunday          ideal destination.                                  back to its former glory whilst retaining its     ventures such as the Music Trains (especial-
and of which we had been kindly granted the           So very early on a very wet Sunday saw a dedi-      vaulted ceilings, tiled walls, mahogany bar       ly with the planned Music Trains from
use for the day by Northern Rail. The train s         cated band of volunteers descend on                 and terrazzo flooring. The Railway Heritage       Sheffield to Huddersfield in 2010) or perhaps
destination was not too great a distance away,        Huddersfield Railway Station to prepare our         Trust has donated £60,000 towards the             Railway Evenings with guest speakers etc to
with a departure time of 09.00 and a                                                                      restoration of the building which has been        build up the profile of the Penistone Line
journey time in each direction of                                                                         carried out to a very high standard and has       Partnership at the South Yorkshire end of the
approx two hours, giving around five                                                                      already received commendation.                    line. Jazz evenings at The Sheffield tap are
hours at Skipton and then returning                                                                       The opening of the Sheffield Tap is the culmi-    planned - this could be something to which
passengers home for tea-time and                                                                          nation of 17 months of hard work from the         we run a Special Music/Ale Train to?
all for a reasonable price. A formula                                                                     planning stages through to the finished prod-     The Sheffield Tap will also become a regular
that will be followed for future excur-                                                                   uct. The restoration and building works were      outlet for the Penistone Line Express
sions, keep it simple and give pas-                                                                       undertaken in just 8 weeks - which shows the      Newsletter.
sengers a great day out.                                                                                  true commitment to get this project completed     The Sheffield Tap is open 11.00-23.30
And this is why our train is special                                                                      and up and running.                               Sunday to Wednesday and 11.00-01.00am
Northern Rail allowed us free use of                                                                      The Sheffield Tap will boast 20 draught beers     Thursday to Saturday. Bar Snacks are avail-
the train for the day; Network Rail                                                                       on tap (8 hand pulled real ales) and a large      able. Children are welcome up until 8pm
the infrastructure owner waivered                                                                         selection of 250 bottled beers from around        (20.00), the pub is Dog friendly and an out-
the Track Access Charges for the train; all the       train for its journey. The train was to be formed   the globe.                                        side seating area is planned.
Railway Staff (many are also                          of four coaches in this case two Class 150/2        At the time of my visit, whilst the last minute   Enjoy it - because I know I will, sampling
PLP volunteers) gave their time up and worked          Sprinter type train (150 202/272 for the number    preparations were been made for the opening       beers in a gem of a building.
tions such as Blackpool for the illuminations.     raised for The Penistone Line Partnership will                                                             ing this publication.
I would like to thank everyone who volunteered     be put back into projects along the line such as                                                           Once we arrived at Skipton we had arranged a
and helped make this train happen - there really   arranging Station Open Days and future Special                                                             Heritage Bus for those not wishing to visit the
are too many to name everyone individually -       Trains which will in turn raise more funds for                                                             Yuletide Festival and take passengers to The
but you know who you are.                          local Charities and ensure we can continue                                                                 Embsay Steam Railway for the Santa Steam
What we achieved was great - giving people         arranging Special Events along the line and                                                                Specials or the delightful Yorkshire Dales
from Kirkwood Hospice and residents along the      continue to keep these free. Many Thanks again                                                             Village of Grassington. Thanks to The Brass
Penistone Line a day out on a Special Train        to everyone helped and those who joined in                                                                 Monkey Brewery for sponsoring some of the
complete with refreshments, entertainment,         what we hope is the first of many Special Trains                                                           costs of providing this bus link. Otherwise it
whilst raising funds for both Kirkwood Hospice     from The Penistone Line.                                                                                   was a short walk into the town for a stay of five
and The Penistone Line Partnership. Funds                                                                                                                     hours to look round and enjoy the festivities.
                                                                                                                                                              Approaching 4.00pm a steady stream of peo-
                                                                                                      crunchers). These had to be embellished with          ple made their way back to Skipton Station as
                                                                                                      seasonal decorations, and loaded the sound            the daylight faded and once again the weather
   Santa on the Penistone Line                                                                        system to provide musical entertainment, both
                                                                                                      bars and all the beer, wine etc. Geraldine &
                                                                                                      Chris Smith from the Huddersfield Station Buffet
                                                                                                                                                            started to close in, ensuring the complimentary
                                                                                                                                                            Mince Pies, Sherry & Christmas crackers that
                                                                                                                                                            passengers received when they boarded were
Santa and his helpers visited the Penistone line on the 12th December bringing
                                                                                                      had kindly offered to run a tea/coffee stall on the   well received.
festive cheer to passengers on the line. We understand that Santa made it back to                     train,so all the tables, hot water vessels etc too    The train returned by the reverse of the route
the North Pole on time for Christmas!                                                                 had to be loaded onto the train with military pre-    taken outbound; the bars manned by our PLP
                                                                                                      cision, but come 08.50 the train was positioned       volunteers sold beer donated by The Mallinson
                                                                                                      into platform one; Gledholt Male Voice Choir          Brewery and Brass Monkey Brewery plus an
                                                                                                      sang to welcome people aboard and the train           Empire Brewery beer donated by Jonny of the
                                                                                                      departed bang on time at 09.00.                       Swan/Commercial at Slaithwaite. Again people
                                                                                                      Once the train was underway people were               were entertained by the on-board Music System
                                                                                                      entertained by the Choir and a Magician who           playing seasonal and perhaps not too seasonal
                                                                                                      left people quite literally spellbound with tricks    music and in the other coaches the choir sang.
                                                                                                      that included much audience participation! All        PLP volunteers had also arranged a Lucky Dip
                                                                                                      the children on board received complimentary          and a Raffle to raise funds for the forthcoming
                                                                                                      Goody Bags and a Chocolate Santa. Tea and             Penistone Line Santa Trains - a big thank you to
                                                                                                      Coffee Sales went very well and were gratefully       all who donated prizes and to all who took part.
                                                                                                      received by passengers and staff alike. A mas-        All in all everyone seemed to have a great day
                                                                                                      sive thank you to The Station Buffet for all their    out direct from their local station and many posi-
                                                                                                      help and sponsorship with this. The train ran via     tive comments and suggestions on how we can
                                                                                                      the Penistone Line to Barnsley where the train        improve things for the next excursion train were
                                                                                                      made its first reversal; it was then a fast run via   received along with requests for new destina-
                                                                                                      Wakefield Kirkgate, Normanton &
                                                                                                      Woodlesford to Leeds where we
                                                                                                      reversed direction again. With a new
                                                                                                      crew in charge of the train we were in for
                                                                                                      a quick run up the Aire Valley to the mar-
                                                                                                      ket town of Skipton. Passengers on-
                                                                                                      board were able to track progress of the
                                                                                                      train and read about what to see from the
                                                                                                      window in the specially commissioned
                                                                                                      Rail Tour Brochure, a copy of which
                                                                                                      everyone received once they boarded. A
                                                                                                      thank you to The Mallinson Brewery for
                                                                                                      contributing towards the costs of produc-
                                                        Guided Walks Winter 2010
Our guided walks are intended to encourage people to use the train to see some of Yorkshire s finest scenery. Join      Saturday MARCH 6th 2010                              Saturday APRIL 17th 2010 -
us for an enjoyable day out and learn about the history of the Penistone Line and its surroundings. Bring along a
flask and sandwiches for the all-day walks. Good footwear and waterproofs are recommended. All walks are at an          The Shelley Welly Walk !                             Revolution In The Drone Valley !
easy pace; accompanied children are welcome. All dogs to be on a lead.                                                  Join us for this aptly titled circular walk around   After a delightful walk last year we return to
Please note:                                                                                                            Shelley via Kirkburton and Roydhouse.                North East Derbyshire, a destination made
A) On our usual linear walks, which start at one Penistone Line station and finish at another, it is cheaper to buy a   Dramatic views along the way. It may live up to      possible by using Northerns excellent Leeds to
return ticket to the more distant station, rather than purchase two single tickets.                                                                                          Nottingham hourly-service linking Yorkshire
                                                                                                                        it s name so good footwear is essential.
B) All our walks are carefully planned, but we must point out that you are responsible for your own safety.                                                                  with the East Midlands .
                                                                                                                        Star       9.35 am at SHEPLEY.
                                                                                                                        Finish     Shepley.                                  Leaving Dronfield via park and woodlands, we
Saturday JANUARY 2nd 2010                                   Depart        Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,               Distance   9 miles.                                  stroll along rolling hills around the Drone
                                                                          Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,             Leader     David Cook                                Valley. A visit to the historic Revolution House
Across The Border To Wales !                                              Huddersfield 09.13                            Depart     Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,           at Old Whittington is a must, then follow along
This walk starts in Sheffield but ends in                                                                                          Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,
Rotherham via Wales - not that Wales, but the                                                                                                                                the Cuckoo Way beside a fully restored section
                                                            Saturday FEBRUARY 6th 2010                                             Huddersfield 09.13,
                                                                                                                                                                             of the Chesterfield Canal, pausing at Tapton
village of Wales . Beighton used to flood regu-
                                                            Head Back To Huddersfield !                                                                                      Lock Visitor Centre, before heading to the
larly but the Rother is tamed now as we pass                                                                            Saturday MARCH 20th 2010
                                                            We meander our way to Huddersfield from                                                                          start of the canal near to the railway station in
through the Rother Valley Country Park and
                                                            Stocksmoor by way of the green cross-country                Holme From Home !                                    Chesterfield.
along the Chesterfield Canal, pass under the
                                                            route! (joint walk with the Kirklees Countryside            A pleasant walk through Mag Wood, Mag Dale           Start      10.15am DRONFIELD station.
M1 to Wales and on via the newly landscaped
                                                            Volunteers )                                                and onto Spring Wood, Honley Old Wood                Finish     Chesterfield .
community woodland park at Kiveton.
                                                            Start         9.35am at STOCKSMOOR.                         along the Meltham Way and footpaths to               Distance   9 miles.
(part of the Ramblers Festival Of Winter                    Finish        Huddersfield .                                                                                     Leader     David Blackburn
                                                                                                                        Netherthong, Mytholm Bridge and Fulstone
Walks. For other Festival Walks see www.ram-                Distance      8 miles                                                                                            Depart:    Huddersfield 08.10 (change Barnsley),
                                                                                                                        before a final trek on the Kirklees Way taking                                               Leader        Liz Colquhoun                                                                                                 Leeds 09.05, Wakefield Kirkgate 09.23,
                                                                                                                        us to the station at Shepley.
Start        9.55am at WOODHOUSE.                           Depart:       Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,                                                                               Barnsley 09.40, Meadowhall 09.52,
                                                                                                                        Start      9.45am at BERRY BROW
Finish       Kiveton Park .                                               Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,                                                                             Sheffield 10.05, Lincoln 08.27 (change
                                                                                                                        Finish     Shepley.
Distance     10 miles.                                                    Huddersfield 09.13                                                                                            Sheffield)
                                                                                                                        Distance   10 miles.
Leader       John Harker
                                                                                                                        Leader     Geoff Ryder
Depart       Huddersfield 08.10, Barnsley 08.58,            Saturday FEBRUARY 20th 2010                                 Depart     Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,
             Meadowhall 09.33, Sheffield 09.44
             Lincoln 08.27                                  Penistone Line Trail : Part VI !                                       Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Please check the PLP
                                                            Now on the final stage following our trail set-                        Huddersfield 09.13,
Saturday JANUARY 16th 2010                                  ting out from Brockholes and heading off via                                                                        website for future walks
                                                                                                                        Saturday APRIL 3rd 2010
Pottering Round Pool !                                      Honley, Berry Brow, Lockwood to finish at                                                                   
                                                            Huddersfield and a well deserved pint!                      - A Long Lost Line !
A delightful circular walk on lanes, field paths
                                                            Start         9.40am at BROCKHOLES.                         A moderate walk to Chapeltown via
and a few roads in sight of Pool Hill from                  Finish        Huddersfield .                                Thurgoland, Wortley, Bromley and Westwood.
Denby Dale via Upper Cumberworth, High                      Distance      8 miles.                                      Start      9.15am SILKSTONE COMMON
Flatts, Upper & Lower Denby, Bagden and                     Leader        Stuart Parker                                 Finish     Chapeltown.
Edge of Shat.                                               Depart        Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,               Distance   11 miles.
Start        9.45am at DENBY DALE.                                        Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,             Leader     Pete Watson
Finish       Denby Dale                                                   Huddersfield 09.13                            Depart     Lincoln 07.04, Sheffield 08.36,
Distance     9 miles.                                                                                                              Meadowhall 08.42, Barnsley 09.01,
Leader       Tony Pogson                                                                                                           Huddersfield 08.10,

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