Route Amendment to Hope to Grindleford Walk

Posted 17/12/2018
DVWGs final walk of 2018, our traditional Anti Meadowhall Walk is on Saturday December 22nd, an 8 miles walk following the Rivers Way from Hope.
The route is 8 miles, Moderate 
Unfortunately due to the escalation of the weekend rail strikes it has been necessary to amend the route slightly as there are now no trains running between Hope and Grindleford whatsoever.
The route has been amended in order to walk a circular route of the rivers way between Hope and Bamford, returning to 
Hope on footpaths and tracks through The villages of Thornhill and Aston.
The walk starts at 11am from 
Hope Railway Station
Station Road
S33 6RR
Please bring festive attire and Christmas goodies if possible.

New Diary Online

Posted 11/12/2018

For a variety of reasons, the diary has been somewhat delayed again this time.  Those on the SMS mailing list will have received a sneak preview yesterday but as of today all events are on this site and the new diaries are in the downloads section.

I would draw the attention of those who downloaded the preview to a couple of errors, which have now been corrected, so please re-download if this is a resource you rely upon.  The most glaring was the incorrect date for our annual night walk!!!

Anyway, if we've made any other blunders please let me know, otherwise we hope to see you out and about on a walk soon

Nick - Webmaster

Roy Smith

Posted 2/12/2018

Everyone at DVWG has been saddened today to hear of the death of one of our walkers, Roy Smith.

Roy sadly passed away on Tuesday November 27th.

Roy was a regular walker with DVWG until he fell ill in 2017. 

Despite his advancing years he was a capable and adventurous walker with DVWG. He was also a true gentleman and was very popular with everyone he walked with.

All of our thoughts are with Denise and his family at this very sad time.

Anyone who wishes to attend Roy’s funeral please contact David Kirk for the details.

IMPORTANT - Change of start point 11th November

Posted 7/11/2018

Unfortunately it has been necessary to move the start point of the Sculpture Park Walk on Sunday November 11th due to the eye-watering £11 car parking charge at the YSP.

The new start point is:

Junction Inn
Langley Lane
Clayton West
West Yorkshire

Please meet at 11am, the walk is still YSP

New Events Added

Posted 27/9/2018

Due to other commitments, it proved impossible to assemble the group's committee for the Oct/Nov/Dec walk planning meeting until 25th September!  Whilst it will take us a few more days to get the finished diary out, given the short notice, we have added the first month's events to the Events page for your perusal.  The rest of the diary will follow in the coming days.

Whernside Walk - Important Information

Posted 25/9/2018

To anyone considering travelling to the Yorkshire Dales for our Whernside Walk.


It is very important that this walk starts punctually, therefore we ask everyone to be on time and assembled at the start point at the stipulated time.

Furthermore, to anyone who is still deciding whether to attend, it is important that DVWG are contacted by Friday September 28th to confirm your attendance. 

We ask that people observe these requests in order to maximise daylight and to ensure that no one is left behind by arriving late or due to our walk leaders not knowing someone is attending.

Please be aware that the mobile phone signal in the Yorkshire Dales is erratic.


Thank you for your co-operation.

David Kirk

Chairman - DVWG

Additional Family Walk

Posted 27/8/2018

It has been brought to our attention that September is lacking a family walk! We apologise for this oversight and have added a Green Moor and Hunshelf route on Sunday 23rd September. Please see the events page for details.