New Walks Online

Posted 8/4/2019

With the forthcoming festival, work commitments, and other issues, the diary is a little late this time.

However, the quarterly bulletin is now downloadable in the usual formats on the Downloads page and the Events page is stuffed to the brim with three months worth of walking fun.

The last quarter was an outstanding success for Dearne Valley Walking Group and we hope this crop of walks will have both established participants and those who haven't stepped out with us before, reaching for their boots. See you all soon

Dearne Valley Walking Festival 2019 -Official Opening

Posted 31/1/2019

Dearne Valley Walking Group are delighted to announce that the Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steve Green will conduct the official opening of the Dearne Valley Walking Festival 2019 at 11am on Saturday April 13th 2019.

Watch out for details of the first day’s walking event. Please come along and help our first day be successful.


Dearne Valley Walking Festival 2019

Posted 31/1/2019

Dearne Valley Walking Group will be holding a walking festival to celebrate our groups 10th birthday.

The festival will be kindly sponsored by our main group sponsor, Allied Glass.

The festival will commence on April 13th and run until April 20th with a walk around part of the Dearne Valley being organised each day.

After the end of the final walk on April 20th the festival will end with a social event.

All profits from the festival will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance fund.

A full programme of events will be published shortly on our website for the event.

Keep checking the website for updates and how to book.

Swinton to Denaby Walk - Sunday Lunch - Important Information

Posted 13/1/2019

Bookings for Sunday lunches at DVWGs Denaby to Swinton Walk on January 27th are now closed.

DVWG have received 24 bookings for the event which have all been accepted by the venue.

In order to ensure the smooth running of this event, DVWG will require everyone who has a booking for Sunday lunch to pay their £5 per person for the meal a minimum of 7 days before the event.

Payments not received will result in cancellation of the respective bookings and payments received are strictly non refundable.

We will contact the people who have booked meals by text message in order to give instructions of how to pay for your meal.

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.