Wyvern Walkers Programme of Walks
Morning walks between 6 and 9 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 between 6 and 9 miles. We return to the village usually between 1:30pm and 2pm. 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 appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring refreshments and drinks if you need them.
The telephone number and walk leader is shown for each walk. Car sharing will be organised on the day if we are not starting the walk in Dore.
WYVERN WALKS PROGRAMME 2023
ALL WALKS START AT THE OLD SCHOOL DORE @ 9:30 am
Tuesday 5th September
Ladybower Reservoir and Alport Castles.
The walk commences at a free roadside car park on the right just before you reach the visitor centre (grid ref SK 17370 88915). Then we ascend to Woodcock Coppice via Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre and walk via Rowlee Pasture to Alport Castles. Then descend and detour to see The Tower, an impressive outcrop that is the result of England’s largest landslip. Then descend to Alport Castles Farm and walk back along the river to the Snake Road and Rowlee Farm. Returning via Woodcock Coppice to the car park.
8 miles and about 5 to 6 hours depending on lunch stop and detours to look at scenery. This is a demanding walk because of its length and the nature of the terrain but it has splendid views and wild scenery to compensate. Walking poles should be taken. Also take warm clothing and waterproofs in case of a change in the weather. Bring food and drink.
Contact - Keith Shaw 07778 422 910
Sunday 01 October
Bradwell, Hazelbadge Hall, Hucklow Edge, Abney Moor
Starting from Bradwell Church we walk across Bradwell Hills to Hazelbadge Hall before a fairly gentle climb to Great Hucklow from where we cross fields before a short steep ascent to Hucklow Edge where we will stop for coffee etc and, hopefully, watch the gliders. Refreshed we walk across fields and Abney Moor before a steep descent back to Bradwell.
This walk is about 5.75 miles long. The only steep climb is the one mentioned. Expect to be back in Dore by 14.00.
Contact - Chris Cave 07908 364925
Wednesday October 11th
Rutting walk: Grouse Inn, White Edge, Curbar and Froggatt Edges
Drive to the Grouse Inn at Longshaw, park in spaces along the road. We walk across the road and up to and along White Edge, hoping to see Deer rutting along the route so bring your binoculars. Returning via Curbar and Froggatt edges to the parking near the Grouse Inn.
Short climbs but generally easy walking and, if clear, excellent views. There will be a break for coffee and light snack at the Curbar Gap picnic area. Those who want can remain at the Grouse Inn after the walk.
Car sharing will be available, subject to who are stopping at the Grouse Inn for refreshments. (Open till 15.00)
Contact - Chris Goldie 07443 944401 & John Proctor 07960 791879
Wednesday 8 November
Walk from Redmires along Stanage Edge
Starting from the top of Redmires car park on Redmires Road, heading for Stanage Pole with glorious views from Stanage Edge. Head back to the car park along Rivelin Brook.
Easy walk about 7-8 miles. Bring some lunch.
Contact – either Rosemary Newton 07751723335 or Sue Proctor. 07919 398036
Please contact Keith Shaw (07778 422 910) if you are interested in becoming a walk 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.
General enquiries to Keith Shaw - 07778 422910 or by email to email@example.com.