The Sheffield May Day Trek is an annual sponsored walk to raise money for Christian Aid and CAFOD.
The walks are on the edge of the Peak District from Lodge Moor, Sheffield.
6 mile route : Walk Guide , Live Map
With deep regret we have to cancel the 11 mile route option for 2018.
The 11 mile route includes sections on the route through Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), and not Public Rights Of Way (PROW) where permission from the landowner is required for organised events.
After months of negotiations with Peak Park, Eastern Moors Partnership, Natural England and RSPB we have not yet been given permission for this walk on the 11 mile route.
Though saying that they are sympathetic to our cause, and that organised events cause them much less trouble than most visitors, the issue is that we are now into the nesting season of some rare birds. Natural England and the RSPB have concerns on the grounds of disturbing these nesting birds.
A member of the public can choose to walk the 11 mile route, but we (the Sheffield Christian Aid Walks Committee), as an organisation, cannot support an organised walk on this route.
For 2019 we will replace this 11 mile route with a new route using Public Rights Of Way and avoiding SSSIs.
If you would like a longer walk, to raise money for Christian Aid, please consider the 9 and 17 mile route options on the Sheffield Night Hike.
Please keep safe, and enjoy your walk next Monday,
Thank-you, the Sheffield Christian Aid Walks Committee. (Thursday 3rd May 2018)
What is the Sheffield May Day Trek...
It is an annual sponsored walk to raise funds for either Christian Aid or the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), according to the choice you make when you register.
Since it began in 1966 it has raised many thousands of pounds to help some of the poorest communities in the world. The Sheffield May Day Trek, and the associated Sheffield Night Hike, together raise about £15,000 each year for Christian Aid and CAFOD. The money raised is used by both charites to support long term development projects.
In this time of global recession, the need for these funds is as great as ever and any money we raise will be highly valued.
Where is the Sheffield May Day Trek...
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.