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Programme of Walks from 1 January 2011 to
31 December 2011

2011    
January    
Wednesday 12th
(midweek walk)
Norfolk Park
Leaders:- John and Helen Ensor
Meet 10.00am, Norfolk Park Car Park

22 attended. Total species seen 21. Including Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Song Thrush, Long Tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush. Also Redwing and Waxwing from the cafe.
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February    
Wednesday 9th
(midweek walk)
Moss Valley
Leader:- Peter Wingfield
Meet 10.00am, Ford Pond Car Park next to Bridge Inn, Ford, near Eckington.

34 attended. Total species seen 31. Including Song Thrush, Grey Heron, Yellowhammer, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Redwing, Fieldfare, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.
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March    
Wednesday 9th
(midweek walk)
Beauchief
Leader:- Robert Firth
Meet 10.00am, Beauchief Abbey, Beauchief Abbey Lane
(Turn 2nd right off Abbey Lane from traffic lights at Abbeydale Road South junction)

26 people attended - weather: showers & sunny periods - 26 species.
Highlights: Mandarin Duck, Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Sparrowhawk.
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Saturday 26th
(weekend - one walk or two)
Clumber Park
Leaders:- Geoff and Lyn Facer
Meet 9.00am, main Car Park. Morning walk returning to Car Park for a packed lunch or visit the cafe, followed by an afternoon walk if desired.
(Turn left off B6034 Worksop Road)

10 people attended - 49 species seen.
Highlights:-  Whooper Swan, Green Woodpecker, Sand Martin and Chiffchaff.
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April    
Wednesday 13th
(midweek walk)
Ewden Valley
Leader:- Peter Wright
Meet 10.00am, 1/2 mile up Brightholmlee Lane, Wharncliffe Side.
(Turn left off A6102 Oughtibridge to Stocksbridge road , just before the Blue Ball Public House)

24 people attended - 31 species seen - Highlights:- Swallow, Blackcap, Sparrowhawk, Great Crested Grebe.
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  NOTE. Environment Weeks in Sheffield takes place from the Launch, in Fargate, Sheffield City Centre on Saturday 23 April 2011 until Sunday 5th June 2011.
Over 70 local Groups put on a programme of events, for which a printed programme will be available from early April. Also the website
www.sheffieldenvironment.org
will have the programme details.
 
Saturday 30th
(weekend walk)
Bakewell
Leaders:- John and Helen Ensor
Meet 10.00am, Coombs Road, Bakewell, just past the Showground.
(Turn left of A619 just before the bridge, continue along Coombs Road towards the Showground)

19 people attended on a lovely April day. 28 species were recorded the best being a pair of nesting Dippers and Bullfinch foraging on the floor. Everyone also took great delight in the wild flowers especially the Bluebells.
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May    
Saturday 7th
(weekend walk)
Padley (Famous Bird Song Walk)
Leaders:- Mike and Chris Jackson
Meet 8.00am, Grindleford Station Car Park
(Turn right off B6512 Fox House to Grindleford road)
 
24 people attended the walk and 39 species were seen or heard, including 13 summer migrants. The weather however could have been kinder to us, as we all ended up getting soaked.
Highlights were: Pied flycatcher, Whinchat, Stonechat, Tree Pipit and Wood Warbler.        
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Wednesday 11th
(midweek walk)
Coal Aston
Leaders:- Alan and Chris Tomlinson
Meet 10.00 am, Coal Aston Community Hall Car Park
Turn left off B6056 Coal Aston to Eckington road)

31 people attended and 32 species were seen or heard. Mostly sunshine we just managed to stay dry.
Highlights: Blackcap, Whitethroat, Linnet, Skylark, Lapwing, Yellowhammer, Common Buzzard and Lesser whitethroat. But today's star bird was Quail, a first for our walks checklist!
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Saturday 14th
(weekend walk)
General Cemetery
Leader:- Peter Wingfield
Meet 10.00am, at Cemetery Road entrance.
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June    
Wednesday 8th
(midweek walk)
Bolton Ings/Old Moor RSPB Reserve
Meet 10.00am, Old Moor Car Park
(Leave M! at Junction 36. Take A6195 signed Doncaster, after several roundabouts take A6023 (Brown signs for Reserve) Old Moor is on the left at first roundabout)

18 people attended and 45 species were recorded.  Highlights: Grasshopper Warbler, Common Tern, Mediterranean Gull.
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Saturday 11th Treeton Dyke
Leader:- Christine Hobson
Meet 10.00am, Falconer Lane, Woodhouse.
(Turn left off B6200 (formerly A57) Sheffield Road

12 people attended and 38 species were recorded.  Highlights: Green woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat.
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September    
Wednesday 7th
(midweek walk)
Wyming Brook
Leader:-
Volunteer required
Meet 10.00am, junction of Wyming Brook Drive and Redmires Road
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Saturday 10th
(weekend walk)
Blackburn Meadows
Leader:-
Volunteer required
Meet 10.00am. Meadowhall South/Tinsley tram stop (the stop before the terminus)
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October    
Wednesday 12th
(midweek walk)
Wentworth
Leaders:- Trevor and Ann Shaw
Meet 10.00am,Wentworth Parish pay and display Car Park, Main Street.
(Turn right off B6090 near the Rockingham Arms)
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November    
Wednesday 9th
(midweek walk)
Damflask
Leader:- Ken Knowles
Meet 10.00am, Low Bradfield village Car Park, behind the cricket ground.
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December    
Wednesday 7th
(midweek walk)
Graves Park
Leaders:- Barbara Hicks and Kitty Fidler
Meet 10.00am, Hemsworth Road Car Park (opposite Warminster Road)
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Saturday 10th
(weekend walk)
Poolsbrook/Staveley
Leaders:- Paul and Janet Medforth
Meet 10.00am, Poolsbrook Country Park Car Park, Poolsbrook.
(Turn right off A6135 at Renishaw onto B6053 Staveley Lane. At roundabout in Staveley, turn left onto A619, then turn right into Fan Road which becomes Erin Road. Turn right along Meadow Drive into Poolsbrook Country Park)
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Volunteers to lead walks are always welcome.
Contact John Robinson on 0114 234 8472