Wyvern Walkers Programme of Walks

Wyvern Walkers

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.


Saturday 14 January

Keith Shaw : 0114 2363598

Chosen with winter in mind, a gentle walk along disused railway lines and good footpaths in and around Pleasley Country Park, which is reclaimed mining terrain and on the edge of Hardwick Hall grounds. Free parking!

5.5 miles

Tuesday 31 January

Jean Stevens 0114 2369156

A local walk following Coit Lane to Ringinglow, down to Forge dam (toilets and café) and up towards Porter Clough and a little suburbia! We return up the old skiing field to the Norfolk Arms and Limb Valley.

5 miles

Thursday 16 February

Sue Severs : 0114 2368095

From Bakewell Station, we head for the Agricultural Showground, then uphill through Manners Wood with good views of Bakewell through the trees. Skirting the Chatsworth Estate, we go down through woodland, across the golf club and back to the station.

5.5 miles

Sunday 5 March

Godfrey Wilkinson : 0114 2366319

A scenic walk starting in Eyam and descending to Stoney Middleton, famous for limestone and fluorospar quarrying. We make our way along tracks where Black Harry, the 18th C. highwayman, terrorised travellers around Longstone Edge and Coombs Dale. Lunch opportunities, NT, church and visitor attractions on our return to Eyam.

5 miles.

Friday 24 March

Chris Cave : 0114 2364648

Another walk around the popular Winster area, but with no chance this time of getting lost! We explore Bonsall Moor, Wensley, Cowley Knoll, Uppertown and Winster. Lunch at the Miners Standard?

6.15 miles

Monday 10 April

Philip Hetherington : 0114 2367647

The walk starts and finishes near Brimington. We walk by a lake, through woods, along lanes, (passing Tapton Grove) and field paths to the Chesterfield Canal. We return to our starting point along a pretty section of the towpath.

about 6.5 miles

Wednesday 26 April

Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821

From Low Bradfield, this beautiful walk follows old lanes, bridle paths and woodland with spectacular views of the reservoirs and moors. There is some road walking (take care) and muddy sections, if wet. We hope to spot wood anemones, king cups, and bluebells!

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

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