Supporting Christian Aid and CAFOD
May Day Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May 2019
registration opens at 9:30am for 10am start
Registration is currently closed for 2019, and will open in February 2019.
The Sheffield May Day Trek is an annual sponsored walk to raise money for Christian Aid and CAFOD. Starting on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park the walks take you past some of the most beautiful scenery on the Yorkshire/Derbyshire border.
Since it began in 1966 the May Day Trek has raised thousands of pounds to help some of the poorest communities in the world along with its fellow walk the Sheffield Night Hike Challenge (held in June).
Each year approx. £15,000 is raised by the two events helping to support long term development projects for some of the worlds poorest people.
The walks start and finish at St. Luke’s Church taking in parts of the beautiful Peak District. There are two circular walks of 6 and 11 miles into and through the Hallam moors to the west of Sheffield.
The 6-mile walk is family friendly for those with young children, though it is not suitable for buggies. This walk goes out and back along Redmires Conduit, and around Redmires reservoirs via Redmires Road along the north side and the Yorkshire Water concessionary path along the south side.
The 11-mile walk is suitable for those who want something longer, though probably unsuitable for very young children. This route goes along David Lane, past the Mayfield Centre, crossing the Porter Valley, upto the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow, and follows the track over Houndkirk Moor. About 1/2 mile before the A57 and Fox House, the route turns right across Burbage Moor to Upper Burbage Bridge, upto and along Stanage Edge, and turns right again to join the track to Stanage Pole, follows the Yorkshire Water concessionary path along the south side of Redmires reservoirs and back along Redmires Conduit.