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.


Wednesday 13 September

Keith Shaw : 0114 2363598

Something new - a walk in the Upper Derwent Valley from Howden Reservoir for about 2.5 miles and then returning along almost the same route. This is wild and open country. The views are very different in the opposing directions which make the return trip very rewarding.

5.5 miles

Friday 29 September

Godfrey Wilkinson : 0114 2366319

From Barber Booth (near Edale) we climb the Chapel Gate track to the summit of Rushup Edge with its superb views. Walking easterly along the ridge we pass the Lord’s Seat tumulus before approaching Mam Tor and descending to Edale. We check out the excellent National Park Information Centre and return to Barber Booth.

5.5 miles

Tuesday 17 October

David Bearpark : 0114 2369100

From Holmesfield we pass Cartledge Hall before descending to Millthorpe. From there we proceed through woodland, quiet lanes and open farmland with good views and return via Unthank.

5 miles

Thursday 2 November

Sue Severs : 0114 2368095

Starting in Pilsley and climbing gently up Handley Lane, we follow a stone track down to the village of Edensor – perhaps the cafe will be open for coffee or view the churchyard. From the village we walk through Chatsworth Park towards Baslow and fields back to Pilsley. This includes a scramble down a hill to cross the Baslow to Bakewell road and then up a short but very steep hill. Not as muddy as my (infamous) February walk!

5.5 miles

Sunday 19 November

Chris Cave : 0114 2364648

From Fairholmes Visitor Centre (toilets) we will walk along to Wellhead, up to Lane End, then across Pike Low and Abbey Bank to Abbey Tip. We return beside the dam.

5.7 miles

Monday 27 November

Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821

An autumnal walk chosen to be attractive to those Wyvern Walkers that we have not seen for some time! We will explore Whirlowbrook Park and check out the new cafe and recent improvements to the rockeries and ponds. We return via the “Beech Walk” to the Quarry Gardens. Bring your bus passes as, depending on numbers, we might catch the 9.44am 82 bus from the Co-op. But we still meet at the Old School for a 9.30am departure.

2 to 2.5 miles

Thursday 14 December

Philip Hetherington : 0114 2367647

Philip’s very popular “End of Year Urban Walk,” exploring the canal basin at Victoria Quays and following the canal to around Darnall Road and across via Attercliffe cemetery to the Five Weirs Walk and back to Sheffield. The extra option includes the Upper Don Valley Walk to Ball Street Bridge with the possibility of exploring the Green Lane Works’ new “Eco Village” and finishing at the Fat Cat for lunch. For this walk we are meeting at 10.15am at the Arundel Gate Interchange (by the Crucible Theatre). The 9.44am 82 bus from Dore Co-op is due at Arundal Gate Interchange at approx 10.15am!

5.5 miles, with an optional extra 1.5 miles

Wednesday 27 December

Martin Stranex : 0114 2353522

The Dore Village Society’s very popular annual Wassail Walk for all the family – onto and around Blacka Moor (a Site of Special Scientific Interest). This is a chance to clear your head and fill your lungs with fresh air and is followed by seasonal refreshments. Please note that this walk will start at 10am from the Old School.

about 5 miles

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


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