Merry Christmas from DVWG

Posted 23/12/2019

DVWG's final walk before Christmas 2019 has now taken place and what a year 2019 has been.

Thank you to everyone who has walked with DVWG during this year and supported Dearne Valley Walking Festival 2019 too, don't forget we have one more walk on December 29th!

All that remains is to wish you and your families a very merry Christmas.

New Diary Online

Posted 18/12/2019

The events page and download page have been updated with the new crop of walks.

We think we have come up with an interesting and varied winter programme and hope to see faces known and new on these walks

Thanks in advance for your continued support of the group.

Merchandise Order in November

Posted 5/11/2019

We are taking orders for various items of club merchandise at very reasonable prices.

Items for sale are:

Classic Cuffed Beanie Hat

Embroidered Baseball Cap

Water Bottle

2020 Calendar

DVWGs new online shop is now up and running - click on the Buy section for details, or orders can be placed in person with committee members on walks.

The shop page is live until November 24th to allow time for pre Christmas delivery of items ordered.

New Walks Added

Posted 15/9/2019

With a couple of finishing touches outstanding with regards the new diary, this should be online midweek, all being well.

In the interim, the first 5 walks have been added to the events page, to give people a little extra notice. We hope to see you all stepping out with us on a busy autumn programme.  Details of our Christmas walk and social and After Dark 10 will be coming soon.

Lake District Weekend 2020

Posted 4/9/2019

Following the success of 2019’s Lake District Weekend, Dearne Valley Walking Group will be reprising the trip in 2020, running from Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May. This is due to the May Day Bank Holiday being moved to Friday 8th May 2020.

As with 2019’s trip, we will be basing ourselves in Keswick and will be organising a walk on each day with these following the same format as before. The Friday walk will be a fairly flat, leisurely walk of around 9 to 10 miles with the Saturday walk planned to be a strenuous ascent of Blencathra and the Sunday being a short 4 to 5 mile walk before we return home.

More definite arrangements will be announced nearer the time but an outline of the current schedule is as follows:

Friday 8th May – Catch the bus from Keswick to Seatoller and walk back via Rosthwaite and Grange which will give several options to stop along the way for refreshments.

Saturday 9th May – Catch the bus from Keswick to Threlkeld and ascend Blencathra via Scales Fell and then descend Blencathra to walk back into Keswick which will be a total distance of around 10 miles and a total ascent of around 3800 feet.

Sunday 10th May – A 4.5 mile circular walk from Keswick via the villages of Applethwaite and Millbeck.

There is no obligation to participate in all 3 walks but we ask that everyone who is intending making the trip lets us know they are attending, along with an indication of which walks they intend taking part in. Accommodation will need to be booked by the individual(s) as DVWG will not be arranging accommodation for this trip.

We will look to arrange a group meal on as many evenings as possible over the weekend so we would also like an indication of which, if any, evening people would like to be included in the booking.  More information regarding the meals and other arrangements will be circulated nearer the time.

We hope as many people as possible will join us and that the trip will be as enjoyable as this year’s!

2018/19 Season - It’s a Wrap

Posted 30/6/2019

Well DVWG’s 2018/19 season is over after our final two walks of the season took place this weekend, 69 walks in total this year by a record 152 people.

All the remains to say to say is thank you to everyone who walked with DVWG and also to those who helped organize walks and other events making our 10th year a resounding success.

We look forward to seeing you at our end of season presentation night which takes place on July 5th.

Our first walk of the new 2019/20 season is on Wednesday July 10th.

New Diary Online

Posted 26/6/2019

As promised, the remaining walks for the next quarter have been added to our events page. The full diary is now available in the usual formats, over in the Download section of the site.  We have kept you all in suspense a little longer than we'd hoped but we hope this jam-packed diary was worth the wait.  Now all we need is the weather!!