Wyvern Walkers Programme of Walks

Morning walks between 5 and 6 miles

Details of the forthcoming walks are set out below. As usual, the walks have been arranged on different days of the week.

New walkers are encouraged to join and will be warmly welcomed. The norm is that these walks are circular morning walks with a distance of no more than about 6 miles. We return to the village by lunch time and usually not later than 1.45pm. A modest pace is followed. Any walks which differ from this approach are clearly marked. A mixture of walks has been prepared, all of which start at the Old School in Dore at 9.30am unless otherwise shown. For those walks which involve a car journey to the start of the walk we will organise car sharing on the day.

Please note that everyone joins walks at their own risk as the group does not have its own insurance. Please be sure to wear stout footwear, appropriate clothing and to bring some water.

The telephone number and walk leader is shown for each walk and is the first port of call for any inquiries.


Monday 8th January
Roger and Beverly Drew : 07588 833585
A walk for all weathers! From Doe Lea to Heath Village, then to the Five Pits Trail and Williamthorpe Nature Reserve. Return via Holmewood Woodlands, Stainsby and Hardwick Park. Lunch possibility at the Plug and Feathers, a 2 minute drive from Doe Lea, but check Monday food options!
Approx 5 miles. Late finish. Dore approx 2pm.

Sunday 28th January
Keith Shaw : 0114 2363598
From Calton Lees through Lees Moor Wood to Rowsley and back along the river Derwent, where otters were seen last February. Lunch perhaps at Calton Lees garden centre.
5.5 miles

Wednesday 14 February
Godfrey Wilkinson : 0114 2366319
An easy walk following the river Wye from Ashford-in-the Water to Bakewell. Near Hassop Park, we head north towards Longstone Edge to join the Monsal Trail and return.
5.5 miles

Tuesday 6th March
David Bearpark : 0114 2369100
From Ashford-in-the-Water over the fields to Monsal Head and returning through Taddington and Great Shacklow to Ashford.
About 6 miles

Saturday 24 March
Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821
Calver Village, Curbar Village, across the fields to Baslow, returning via Bubnell.
5 miles

Thursday 12 April
Philip Hetherington : 0114 2367647
From near Curbar Gap to Gardoms Edge to view bronze age antiquities, then onto Birchen Edge for Nelson’s monument and the Three Ships. Past Jubilee Rock in Chatsworth Park to Baslow and returning via Wellington’s monument.
7 miles. Late finish, Dore approx 2pm.

Friday 27 April
Chris Cave : 0114 2364648
Starting from Cromford canal wharf (pay and display) we walk to Wood End and Bow Wood where there should be a glorious display of bluebells and wood anemones. Continuing to Lea Bridge and Lea Hurst to the canal and High Peak Junction to follow the old High Peak Railway incline to Cromford. Possible lunch at Wharf Cafe or at Cromford Mill.
6.25 miles. Late finish, Dore approx 2pm.

Walks leave the Old School, Savage Lane, Dore at 9.30am, unless clearly state


General enquiries to Stephen Willetts 0114 236 2821 or by email to sfwilletts@gmail.com.

The mailing list for these walks has grown longer over the months and clearly it is more time-consuming to post the newsletters, as well as it being a cost to the DVS. After each Newsletter I receive a few more email addresses; and I would again ask any more recipients who have email to let me have an email address as an alternative to receiving hard copy. Please email me at sfwilletts@gmail.com with your email address and in future I will email you rather than write to you. As usual I would ask that you let me know if you no longer wish to be on our mailing list. 

Finally, if you would be interested in leading a walk for us at some stage, do please let me know as we need more leaders so as to be able properly to rotate the leading of walks. 

Please remember that walkers partake at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Final Reminder: For all walks please meet at 9.30am at the Old School unless otherwise stated.
We organise car sharing to take walkers to the starting point so, if possible, please bring your car for those walks. Please remember that walkers partake at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. The group does not have comprehensive insurance. Finally, please be sure to wear stout footwear, suitable clothing and bring some refreshments.

Stephen Willetts - 0114 236 2821