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Weekender Fringe: Sheffield Access Trail led walk

Join us for a special guided walk into the history of Sheffield’s Access Campaigns, as we launch the Sheffield Access Trail- a new short easy-going route devised by former Chair of Sheffield Ramblers, Dave Sissons.

Part of The Outdoor City Weekender Fringe programme, over 90 minutes you’ll discover the people, places and events which played a significant part in the national Right to Roam Act (CRoW 2000), which gives the general public the conditional right to walk in areas of the countryside.

Meeting at the entrance to Weston Park Museum, this short walk will take in key locations such as the Ebenezer Elliot Monument, Firth Court, Paradise Square, Montgomery Monument, Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street and the Upper Chapel, before finishing at the Town Hall.

Full of fascinating insights, the walk will be led by Terry Howard and Les Seaman, from Sheffield Ramblers.

The trail perfectly complements Museums Sheffield’s 2018 Protest & Activism season which includes two new exhibitions; Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest in Sheffield at Weston Park Museum and Hope Is Strong at the Millennium Gallery.

Changing Lives explores Sheffield’s remarkable history of protest and activism, from the Radical Press of the 1700s, through to the miners’ and steelworkers’ strikes, and causes championed in the city today. While Hope is Strong delves into the power of art to question and challenge the world we live in.

If you’re not busy with other Weekender activities, why not make a day of it and take in one or both exhibitions before/after your walk on Sheffield’s Access Trail.

The walk is completley FREE to take part. Anyone can turn up for the walk on the day, however if you would like to take part it would be great if you could please register your interest so we can keep track of numbers.
Please email Terry Howard: tmhoward@live.co.uk

This guided walk marks the launch of the Sheffield Access Trail, so even if you can’t join us you’ll still be able to do the trail itself with our online guide (coming very soon), supported by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport.



Date: Sunday 11 March
Start: 10.30am
Meeting point: Weston Park Museum entrance, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP
Duration: 90 minutes
Length: 1 mile

Price: FREE to attend
Register: please email Terry Howard tmhoward@live.co.uk

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