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WALC Diary 2017, 2018

Please scroll down to see WALC Work Days, Walks, Talks
and other Events

WALC Committee Meetings and Events

Next WALC Committee Meeting
To be announced.


WALC Work Days

WALC need more people to become involved, so,
if you enjoy the Commons, please come along and volunteer
to be on the committee and/or join our working groups.
It doesn't take up too much time, and you would be helping to preserve
the Commons for the good of local residents and wildlife.

Work Days on the Common
With WALC and Sheffield Conservation Volunteers


Sunday 10.06.2018 10am – 3pm
Task - Heathland management with SCV
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park


Saturday 21.07.2018 10am – 12 Noon
Task - Heathland Management
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park


Sunday 16.09.2018 10am – 12 Noon
Task - Mowing Fields
Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park



Sunday 28.10.2018 10am – 3pm

Task - Removing Birch with SCV

Meet at 10am, Long Lane Car Park


WALC Talks & Walks

All our talks are in Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Rd. S6 4BA at 7.30pm
Free refreshments, which usually include
delicious home made cake, and a cup of tea or coffee.


Monday 14th May 2018, 7:30pm
'The Making of our Local Landscape and Scenery.'
The Geology of the Eastern Dark Peak - Sheffield area.
An illustrated talk by Brian Whalley

Brian is a lecturer in Geology with Sheffield University,
and a member of WALC.
Entrance fee £3.00 members, £3.50 visitors
Includes cake and refreshments.


Wednesday June 6th 2018
Evening Wildflower Walk
guided by Alan Smith

Meet at 7pm in the Rural Lane car park.
About 2 hours, return to car park at any time


Tuesday 12 June 2018
Bradfield Walkers are Welcome
Local History Evening Round Walk on Wadsley/Loxley Commons

Start 7.00pm from Rural Lane car park, Wadsley.
Return around 9.00pm, 2337463


Sunday 17th June 2018
Robin Hood Day
Unfortunately we aren't staging a Robin Hood Day this year,
due to a lack of potential participants. We hope to have a
Robin Hood Day
next year.


Monday 25 June 2018
‘A visit to Sicily’
a talk by Norman W Jones

Visiting Palermo, Taormina, Mount Etna and the Valley of the Temples.
Entrance fee £3.50 members, £4.00 visitors,
includes refreshments and home made cake,
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, S6 4BA


Friday 29 June 2018
Ganister Mining on Wadsley Common.
A guided walk led by Ray Battye
looking at the mining heritage of Wadsley Common.

Ray's knowledge on this subject is second to none,
and he has published a book on this topic
which people will be able to buy.
Meet: 7pm Top car park, Long Lane.


Saturday August 18th 2018
'An Insect Safari!'

A family-friendly walk to see what insects we can
find flying, buzzing and lounging around on the
heather and grasses in the open areas of the Commons.
Guided by Alan Smith.
Meet at 10:30am in the Rural Lane car park.
About 2 hours, return to car park at any time.


Mon 24th Sept 2018
‘My work on ”ecosystem services”
and the importance of Wadsley Common,
Sheffield Lakeland, and the City in supplying them.’
a talk by Alison Holt,

Entrance fee £3.50 members, £4.00 visitors,
includes refreshments and home made cake,
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, S6 4BA


Mon 22nd Oct 2018
‘Curiosities and Connections, in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire’
a talk by John B Taylor.

Providing a unique look; strange, happy or tragic,
at some of the locations we simply take for granted.
Entrance fee £3.50 members, £4.00 visitors,
includes refreshments and home made cake,
7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, S6 4BA