Next Sheffield Drift: Dore and Totley Station to ?

I plan to do a Drift on
Friday April 19 2019 – which is Good Friday, so if you’re around you are welcome.
Start at Dore and Totley Station at 18.30 (18.14 train from SHF)
and depending on our interests and the weather we could
either
* walk the Sheaf to Castlegate
or
* walk the Round Sheffield Walk to Meersbrook via Graves Park

Sunset about quarter past 8 so bring a torch
Plenty of hostelries if we want a break/stop
Plenty to talk about about wrt SHF, its rivers, property development, SCC winning the right to “asset-strip” Grave’s Park and so on ….
Maps below
I am taking a break for a while and will be exploring NZ with Lyn.

Soz the route below is plotted in the opposite direction to which we will walk it – basically we will be heading towards a greater density of pubs

OR we walk this

Next Sheffield Drift: Platform727x7

Fri 15 Feb 2019, 6.30pm, Platform 7, SHF station

Singles Night – 7DJs each play seven (7×7) 7″singles for the delight of all

A Drift which will start on Platform 7 at SHF station and we walk 7km to the Bay Horse Inn in Pitsmoor crossing 7 bridges around Park Square, walking past 7 hotels and across another 7 bridges across the Don, passing 7 pubs and a 7th Day Adventist Church to finish at Singles Night (7X7) where 7 DJs each bring seven 7″ singles to play for the entertainment of all. And it is the 1st (or 7/7) birthday of 7×7
There is dancing and drinking.
That is 7 ‘seven’s on the walk to match the 7×7 at the pub.

Map below

Next Sheffield Drift: S727X7 Fri 15 Feb

Singles Night: 7DJs each play seven 7″ singles (7X7)- to the delight of the crowd


This is a Drift on the theme of “7”. It will start in S7 and we will walk 7km to the Bay Horse Inn in Pitsmoor to finish at Singles Night (7X7) where 7 DJs each bring seven 7″ singles to play for the entertainment of all.
There is dancing and drinking.
I’m working on the route but we will deffo walk over 7 bridges and pass a Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Any more “sevens” we cd do? (nb soz, haven’t got time for drinks in 7 pubs)

Start 6.30pm, place tbd – more news soon.
On facebook? then get “interested” here

Parkgate to Meadowhall

Hi Folks, after an entertaining tram-train ride from Cathedral to Parkage at least 12 of us drifted on Friday night along the Navigation from Parkgate to Meadowhall and those photos of the underside of the magnificent Tinsley Viaduct show the beauty of edgelands.
We all walked on to the The Wentworth Hotel in the shadow of Forgemasters – which was shut! Boo! So we made our separate ways back from there.
Five of us walked back to the Bay Horse Inn in Pitsmoor for a final pint – which was a total of 6 or 9 miles depending on which Garmin watch one was wearing. (According to Ride with GPS its 8.39 miles – see map below)

Excellent!
(thx Dave for the photo)

Next Sheffield Drift: Parkgate to Meadowhall South Fri 11 January 2018

Drifters will catch the 18:27 tram-train to Parkgate Rotherham. We arrive just before 7pm and set off down the Sheffield Canal & Navigation towards the centre of Rotherham and on to all points east and get on a tram-train back at Meadowhall South (or Arena) and finish back at Cathedral. Many points of interest eg. Swans at the garden centre, Rotherham; Old Wharves at Rotherham central; The Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge, River Don, Bridge St, Rotherham; Rotherham Central tram-train Station; Centenary Park; Blackburn meadows nature reserve; Magna; Jordan weir and fish pass; Sewage works and biomass power station; Tinsley viaduct.

Bring torches, dress appropriately.

Map below

nb the route marked goes as far Pitsmoor which is where some of us stopped walking. You can follow the route to near Meadowhall South – its only about 4.5 miles South

Next Sheffield Drift. Uncertain Spaces: A City at Night Fri 16 Nov 2018

Next Sheffield Drift.
Uncertain Spaces: A City At Night
Friday 16 November 2018
Start 6.30pm
Atrium Sheffield Station opp WH Smith
Finish approx 9pm probs nr Gardener’s Rest as M&J Blues are playing there

We will be walking through the city to some of the places painted by Andy Cropper
The exhibition was on until 5 Nov at APG Works and the originals were a bit better than the thumbnails(!).
Fortunately the paintings are on-line.
and can also be seen on Facebook.
NB those originals not yet sold and prints of the works are available.

Andy will be drifting with us all too and it will be a good opportunity to chat and learn about his work.
The locations are on the map and each location is linked to its respective painting and street view.
Please take a dekko, if you have the time.

I came away from the exhibition seeing my city in a new light.
Imitating Andy’s style I took this photo of Scott Rd Store using my phone camera.
The definition is not super sharp so I think the picture takes on the look of a painting
Bring a phone or camera to take your own photos and we can make our own exhibition to post here!
Get your inner artist out …!

Scott Rd Store

Put this active, aesthetic, psychogeographic experience in yr calendar
All welcome. Hope to see you there!

Next Sheffield Drift: Sheffield Modern Saturday 27 Oct 2018 3.30pm

Sheffield Drift through Sheffield Modern
Meet outside Victoria Hall, Norfolk St

Start 3:30pm PROMPT
Free – no need to book

In the spirit of the flâneur, Sheffield Drifter aims to bring together “strollers, saunterers, wanderers and meanderers who love to feel the urban landscape beneath their feet.”
Drifters will be taken on a route that take a critical view about urban walking for transport or leisure have been affected by modernism and its subsequent development (or corruption?).
For Sheffield Modern, the drift will follow a route critically admiring and discussing why modernism makes walking so difficult?

Story-sharing and conversation is encouraged.
Map

More information, the route, and food for thought as you walk will be posted here and on the Sheffield Drifter fb page – in good time.
The drift will end no later than 5pm at South St Kitchen, Park Hill flats where there will be events and exhibitions to view.

Apologies(!) and news of an October Saturday Drift

Apologies folks.

I haven’t updated the website for ages – personally busy
and
been publicising events on our Facebook page

Just to announce we have been invited by Our Favourite Places
to provide a Drift for Sheffield Modern

Sheffield Drift through Sheffield Modern
Saturday 27 October

Meet outside Victoria Hall, Norfolk St

Start 3:30pm PROMPT
Free – no need to book

In the spirit of the flâneur, Sheffield Drifter aims to bring together “strollers, saunterers, wanderers and meanderers who love to feel the urban landscape beneath their feet.”

Drifters will be taken on a route that take a critical view about urban walking for transport or leisure have been affected by modernism and its subsequent development (or corruption?).

For Sheffield Modern, the drift will follow a critical route critically admiring and discussing why modernism makes walking so difficult?

Story-sharing and conversation is encouraged.

More information, the route, and food for thought as you walk will be posted here and on the Sheffield Drifter fb page – in good time.
The drift will end no later than 5pm at Park Hill flats where there will be events and exhibitions to view.

Thanks and possible drift dates

City view from Meersbrook Park – through the mist!

Hi Folks, 14 of us met up at the station and walked on a dryish mild night through twilight, dusk and into the night through Norfolk Park, Arbourthorne, Heeley, Meersbrook, alongside Gleadless to Graves Park, returning through Norton Lees, Meersbrook Park and finishing at The Sheaf View in Heeley.
We walked and chatted getting to know each other and getting to know different layers of time and place in our city. Plenty of adrenalin and dopamine and great bonhomie.
I really really enjoyed it the Drift last Friday – good walk and great atmosphere – and great conversations and happiness at The Sheaf View.
Thx for all the suggestions for possible Drifts – I have at least three ‘possibles’ already.
I am away in May and August but if anybody wants to lead a Drift then get back to me and I can share admin permissions for the website, emails and fb.
I looked at my calendar and I have set the following dates when I can lead Drifting on a Friday night
Friday 8 June
Friday 6 July
Friday 14 Sep
Usual start time, 6.30pm, and, again, thx for all the suggestions and I will post again soon.

Anyone can join in!
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Sunset on the Drift recce

Next Sheffield Drift Fri 13 April 2018 Arbourthorne/Gleadless/Graves Park/Meersbrook Park/pub

When: Friday 13 April (whoo – scary 13th)
Start: 6.30pm Sheffield Station meet at WH Smith
Arbourthorne, Gleadless, Graves Park, Meersbrook Park, pub
6 miles

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26913545
Recce: just to check it out
Fri 30th March (Good Friday) during the day.
Want to join me? email me at hello@sheffielddrifter.org.uk -Ta