The organisers of the Sheffield May Day Trek reserve the right to cancel the walk because of inclement weather or for other reasons.
While they take all reasonable precautions for the safety and welfare of participants, including insurance cover, they accept as walkers only those who agree to come in their private capacity and entirely at their own risk and who comply with the following conditions:
- Obey the marshalls in all matters.
- To walk between the official 'First Walker' and 'Last Walker'. (This is not a run.)
- Do not collect any money during the Trek.
- Leave no litter.
- Follow the paths.
- [11 mile route] : Dogs are permitted on this route, though please keep your dogs on a short lead and clean up after them.
- [ 6 mile route] : We are sorry to say that dogs are not permitted on this route.
(This is a requirement of our agreement to use the Yorkshire Water concessionary paths on the south side of the reservoirs.)
Check in at St. Luke's Church, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 4LQ, from 9:30am, to start at 10:00am.
The church is located to the west of Sheffield at the junction of Blackbrook Road and Blackbrook Drive.
- if you are arriving by car, please be considerate when parking not to obstruct local residents.
- if you are arriving by public transport (preferable), see bus routes; 51, 83A and 120 are a 10 minute walk
(Click the bus numbers to see their timetables, and here for the south Sheffield bus network map.)
For more public transport information see www.travelsouthyorkshire.com and enter "Redmires Road" (for 51 and 83A) or "Crimicar Lane" (for 83A and 120) in the 'Search timetables:' box.
The walks start and finish at St. Luke's Church. 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 friendy 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.
The 16 mile route option, offered in previous years, is no longer available for the May Day Trek. If you are interested in a longer and more challenging walk, please consider the 9 or 17 mile routes on the Sheffield Night Hike.
Click here to view or download maps and walk guides.
You will be walking to raise funds, by your own choice, either for Christian Aid or for CAFOD.
All walkers must be registered. Walkers under 18 must have their parent's or guardian's consent to take part. Anyone under 14 must be in the care of an adult.
Your sponsor sheet
Please try to get as many sponsors as possible. If you need another sheet call the contact numbers on your existing sponsor sheet. Your sponsors can either sponsor you for an amount per mile walked, or by a lump sum. Before you check-in on the day, add up your sponsorship money as indicated on the sheet. Please remember to bring your sponsor sheet(s) with you for when you check-in on the day.
Please encourage your sponsors to fill in full details and to tick the GIFT AID box.
What to wear
Comfortable boots or walking shoes, as it can be muddy. Bring waterproofs and warm clothing. Be prepared for the weather, which can change during the walk.
What to bring
- Your sponsor sheet
- Spare clothing
- Food to eat & drink
- A print out of the walk guide (if possible)
Refreshments, including hot and cold drinks will be available at the start and finish centre. Cold drinks will also be available at the check points.
There are toilet facilities at the start and finish centre but none on the route.
Provided on route and at the checkpoints.
Radio cover facilitates the organisation of appropriate assistance for any emergency arising en route.
Poster : Boot & Rucksack - good for black and white printers.
Poster : Skyline Walkers - good for electronic copies and colour printers with lots of 'green'.
After The Walk
Collect your sponsor form when you check-in at the end of the walk.
When you have collected your sponsor money, please send your sponsor form with a cheque or postal order to the value of your total sponsorship, payable to "Christian Aid", to the return address to the right;
Sheffield Night Hike The 'Sheffield Night Hike' is a similar sponsored walk, with 9 and 17 mile routes walked during the night, to raise money for Christian Aid. The walk starts and finishes at St Luke's Church, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.