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.


New walkers are warmly welcomed. The walks are circular, around 5-6 miles, nothing too strenuous. We plan to return to the village by lunchtime and any exceptions will be indicated.

One of our most experienced leaders, Philip Hetherington, is moving away and will be sorely missed. Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a leader (only three walks per year) or even an occasional leader.
Whether we start to walk from Dore or whether we drive to the walk, we meet at The Old School, Savage Lane, Dore (where car sharing will be organised) to leave at 9.30 am.

In the event of a severe adverse weather forecast, the walk leader may change or cancel a walk. If you wish to find out if this is likely to happen, please telephone the leader the day before the walk.
I would remind everyone to wear stout footwear, suitable clothing and bring some refreshments. You join our walks at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety as the Group does not have comprehensive insurance.

Tuesday 11 September
Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821
Exploring Blacka Moor’s lesser known paths and surrounding countryside.
5 miles

Saturday 29 September
Godfrey Wilkinson : 07785 280385
Late finish. Dore 2pm.
From Millers Dale, we walk part of the Limestone Way before reaching Wormhill, the birthplace in 1716 of James Brindley, an early canal pioneer. We return alongside the River Wye, a section of the Monsal Trail and past the former Millers Dale Railway Station.
5 miles.

Wednesday 17 October
David Bearpark : 0114 2369100
Walk 9 from “On Your Dorestep” (A Dore Village Society publication.)
Gillfield Wood and Totley Bents. We’ll discover Cannon Hall and the housing development at the Fleur de Lys. Perhaps lunch at The Crown or The Cricket Inn.
6 miles.

Sunday 4 November
Peter Bower : 0114 2366719
Late finish, Dore aprox. 2.30pm.
From Hope village to Peakshole Water, continuing to Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill (fantastic views.) We then descend back to Hope.
6.5 miles.

Friday 23 November
Chris Cave : 0114 2364648
Late finish, Dore aprox. 2.30pm.
Starting at Monsal Head, we will walk to Wardlow via Little Longstone, Cherpit and Rolley Low, returning via Cressbrook Dale and the Monsal Trail. Late finish Dore approx. 2.30pm.
6 miles.

Monday 10 December
Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821
A ramble through Endcliffe Park, Whiteley Wood and Greystones to Shepherd’s Wheel and Forge Dam, including Bingham Park.
This is our traditional Christmas urban walk (after Philip Hetherington.)
Meet at Dore Co-op Bus stop for the 9.45am bus to Hunter’s Bar. Don’t forget your bus passes!
The walk starts at 10am at the entrance to Endcliffe, Park Hunters Bar roundabout. Afterwards there are lots of lunch opportunities at Hunters Bar and Sharrow Vale Road.
About 5 miles.

Thursday 27 December
Keith Shaw : 01142363598 with Martin Stranex and Chris Cave.
The Dore Village Society’s very popular annual Wassail Walk for all the family – onto and around Black Moor (a site of Special Scientific Interest.) This is a chance to clear your head and fill your lungs with fresh air after Christmas. It is followed by seasonal refreshments in the Church hall.
Please note that this walk will start at 10am from the Old School, Savage Lane, Dore.
5 miles.

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