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.


Sunday 14 May

Roger & Beverly Drew : 07588 833585

From Doe Lea (near Hardwick Hall) a steady climb to Heath Village and across fields to join the Five Pits Trail before a break at Timber Lane Picnic Site. Then to the Shoulder of Mutton at Hardstoft, to Astwith and on to Stainsby Hamlet and the Old Water Mill. Lunch possibility at the Plug & Feathers, a two minute drive from Doe Lea. LATE FINISH

6.5 miles

Thursday 1 June

Keith Shaw : 0114 2363598

Somewhere different! We follow the towpath from Cromford Canal basin car park (toilets, pay & display) for about 2.5 miles, ascending above the canal and the River Derwent, following the contours back to the car park. An easygoing walk. Good cafes at the wharf and at Cromford Mill opposite. LATE FINISH

5.5 miles

Monday 19 June

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

Sunday 25 June

Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821

Dore Festival Family Walk : 2pm start from Dore Old School

Tracing the five ventilation shafts (with pepper pot tops) on Blacka Moor that service the second longest tunnel in Britain, opened in November 1893. Number 5 shaft is at the summit of Totley Moss, 800 feet above the railway line. Towards the end of the walk, we pass the Cricket Inn, into which you are most welcome to detour!

about 5 miles.

Saturday 1 July

Stephen Willetts : 0114 2362821

From Tideswell Dale car park (charges and toilet) we follow the River Wye down to Millers Dale and join the Limestone Way climbing (gently!) towards Monks Dale across fields with lovely views. A good path descends into Tideswell Village for our return. Lunch possibilities.

5 miles

Friday 7 July

Sue Lee : 0114 2745844 and David Jones 0114 2367405

Dore Festival Demonstration Health Walk, 10am start on the Village Green, Savage Lane.

Passing familiar landmarks – King’s Croft, Totley Brook Road, the Crown and Cricket Inns and across fields to Old Hay. There are some stiles and gates to negotiate, so it may be difficult for buggies! Refreshments afterwards at the Methodist Church Hall.

2.2 miles

Wednesday 19 July

Peter Bower : 0114 2366719

Starting at Calver Sough crossroads, through Calver Village and Bramley Wood to Longstone Edge. We return via Black Harry Gate and Calver Peak.

about 6 miles

Tuesday 8 August

David Bearpark: 0114 2369100

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

5 miles

Sunday 27 August

Chris Cave : 0114 2364648

From Bradwell over Bradwell Hills to Hazlebadge, then up Jennings Dale, Hartle Dale and Green Dale. We walk along Dirtlow Rake and down Black Rabbit, through the cement works and over Mich Low to Bradwell.

6 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