Hello! I’m Alex, the publicity officer and some part of the trips officer team too, so I’m basically the one sending out the email each week plus helping to organise our occasional stays away in other parts of the UK. I’m a final year languages student too, so if you don’t understand something based on the club’s crazy sense of humour, I can probably translate it for you.
My favourite walk to show people is the Mam Tor > Winnats Pass > Castleton route, which is basically a big hill with madly wild weather followed by a deep grassy valley gorge-type thing and then a picturesque village. I joined this group a) because the Peak District’s right next door to us and b) the club is well-organised but at the same time doesn’t take itself too seriously - as long as you don’t break the golden rule of wearing jeans on a walk (you’ll be hearing that often enough, it’s a safety thing) we’ll be happy to show you what the landscape around Sheffield and beyond has to offer! We get quite a high amount of international students too, so don’t worry if you’re not feeling that confident - if you have any doubts, just send us an email or Facebook message.
Hi, I'm currently in my third year studying military history and strategy. I've been with the walking club quite some time now, and have loved every minute of it. My favourite moment was probably when I led thirty five dreadnought class battle cruisers around the Cape of Good Hope and conquered France. But after last year's frivolity, this year I wanted to take a more active role in the committee, and so I took on the daunting twin roles of admiral and commissar. In my role as commissar I'm responsible for maintaining order in the committee and ensuring everyone is pulling their weight, else they will be removed. You may have noticed how our social sec no longer appears on this page, for instance.
I love the scenery and the views in the Peak District, and there's nothing quite like relaxing at the end of a long walk in one of the many pubs with a bottle of 90% proof Russian vodka. My favourite walk is probably from Edale to Vladivostok through the stunning Siberian tundra, with its wild wolves and wilder weather.
Hiya! My name is Issam Mawhoube; I am an overseas student from Morocco doing an engineering course. Being the Charity officer as well as the kit officer for this academic year means I have the double responsibility of raising funds to support our chosen charity and at the same time making sure all the kit needed for the walks is in order. For my favourite walk is any walk that involves bad weather, it just gives you way more stories to tell!
I joined the club in 2012 and I am currently a PhD student in the chemistry department. Being club treasurer I deal with all the money that goes through the club, whether that be club memberships or money for trips. My favourite place to walk is Grindleford. Not only is it home to Curbar edge, which provides some nice views on a good day, the train station café also does pint mugs of tea!
This is my fourth year in the club and my third year on committee having been Walks Officer in 2014/15 and then President last year. I absolutely love walking, and go out with the club pretty much every week. There’s so many lovely places to explore, and it makes a good escape (albeit sometimes too good) from all the work I have to do as part of my Chemical Engineering degree. This year I’m the club’s safety and training officer, so will be the one making sure you don’t walk off any cliffs (no matter how hungover you are) and teaching the new set of walks leaders how to lead and navigate, providing I don’t get lost myself that is! I would tell you what my favourite walk is, but it’s just too hard to choose; there’s so many good walks out there. I do have a soft spot for Stanage Edge however, which although is still technically within the city of Sheffield, may as well be in the middle of nowhere and offers spectacular views of the Hope Valley and beyond.