Join the organisers of Sheffield Walking Festival for a celebration of Sheffield's walking heritage in the surrounds of one of the city’s best walking destinations.
Taking place at Bradfield Village Hall on Sunday 30 September, Walking Through Time is set to be a day filled with displays, talks and live music provided by the many organisations and volunteers that play a part in bringing Sheffield Walking Festival to life each year.
Several of the festival’s dedicated historians (many of them walk leaders themselves) will be delving into their archives to present an exhibition including maps, publications, film and slides to tell the story of Sheffield’s walking heritage over the last hundred years and more. On display will also be some exclusive artefacts belonging to Sheffield walking pioneer GHB Ward, on special loan from Museums Sheffield.
In addition to the exhibition, you'll also get to learn more about the organisations involved in the Walking Festival and the valuable work they do in the region as they pitch up their own stalls for the day. We're delighted that the Peak District National Park, Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership, Friends of the Peak District, Woodhead Mountain Rescue, Sheffield Ramblers and Walkers Are Welcome will all be joining us for the Open Day event, while Moors for the Future will even be bringing their Bogtastic Van for the occasion.
There’ll be a number talks from knowledgeable and passionate speakers, plus live music throughout the day. See the full programme below:
11.00 Doors open
11.45 Talk by Ian Rotherham
A guide to the wildlife that may be enccountered by walkers along local routes.
12.00 Live music and projection - Clarion Call
A five piece band inspired by a Century of Rambling, keeping alive the original Clarion Ramblers' tradition of performing songs related to rambling. Many of the songs are drawn from Clarion Ramblers Handbooks.
12.45 Talk by Roly Smith
Roly will take us through Sheffield's heritage in campaigning for access rights.
13.00 Live music - Cocklebread
13.45 Talk by Terry Howard
Terry will be retelling the events and associated struggle that resulted in the CROW Act.
14.00 Live music - Clarion Call
Mixed folk group
14.45 Talk by Helen Jackson
A former MP, Helen will be reminiscing about her involvement in securing rights for walkers.
15.00 Live music - Shaun Hutchinson plus Cocklebread
15.45 Talk by Geoff Nicholson (provisional)
16.00 Live music - TBC
A range of light refreshments will also be available on the day. Like all the walks in the Sheffield Walking Festival this event is completely FREE to attend.