An exhibition at the Sports Centre where we had a table….this day was set up for the over 55s in the area to seek out new possibilities and activities. We chatted to lots of folk, gave away quite a few leaflets, and have developed ideas for the next walking programme. One of our members was also in the choir that gave an excellent half an hour gig. See if you can spot the member!

Jane and Keren ready to meet the public
spot the DFBS member

Dronfield 2gether

We will be taking part in this year’s Great Dronfield 2gether show, at the main sports hall, Dronny Sports Centre, 10am to 2pm, Tuesday 8th October. Come along, and help person the stand, for this friendly, free and fun event.

who wears short shorts?

as in the old song… Personally, with my legs, I don’t wear shorts. Some walkers have recently been caught out, as we waded through brambles and nettles on an overgrown section of a walk, and some folks were bitten by bugs….

But, of course, it is up to you…..

Opportunity to help others

ARUK Explorer is a 26-mile hike and walk across the Peak District, with the inaugural event taking place on Saturday 21 September 2019 (World Alzheimer’s Day).  Some of your members may already have signed up to take part in the event, but others may just want to be involved because they love walking or running, love the Peak District, like meeting new people and/or because they have personal experience of Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia and want to help in some way.  If so, we’d love to have them volunteer with us to help make this new event a success!

For more information and to apply, please visit:  www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/volunteering/event-volunteer

However, if you have any queries about this role or need more information to distribute to your members, do please email volunteer@alzheimersresearchuk.org or contact me on my direct number below.

Kind Regards,

Lorraine Silk

01223 824 535

Adopted Path Tidy Up

on Saturday 15th June

The weather will NOT put us off….we will be there, 10am, near the Talbot on Barnes Lane…Bring gloves, shears, secateurs…and we will see you there!

Later….1pm, Saturday….7 of us turned out to chop, cut, prune, rake, tidy….

SO WHERE WERE THE REST OF YOU??? I know you all appreciate nice pathways to walk along safely, but so sad that so few of us put so much effort to help make our pathways so pleasurable for all to walk along.

Summer Walking…

click on the link on the 2019 Summer walks programme page…

There is to be an emergency closure of Unstone Footpath 17 between 11th June 2019 and 1st July 2019. This links the driveway past Siscar through the woods and across the field to meet the pathway from Hundall to Mill House.

I received this: Please help if you can


I dont normally bother with petitions, which overall are ineffective. But I am making an exception  in this case. I know the family of the young man concerned,have met him on a few occasions and would like to encourage him.  His aim  of trying to reduce litter is , I am sure , one we  are all in favour of.

I am bringing the topic to your attention in case you feel its one you might feel able to publicise via RA/ DFBS websites.

 A  letter from Osian ( its a Welsh name) is attached and a summary from the Government petitions website is copied below. You can access the website by going to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/232897


Make education about littering and its effects compulsary in all schools.

My name is Osian, I am 17 and have Autism and anxiety. I have volunteered in the Peak District for 4 years. The peace of the moors has saved my life and I want to do all I can to protect them. The epidemic of littering and fly tipping is ruining the countryside and is a danger to wildlife.

More details

I am the National Trust Youth Volunteer for 2018 and want to use my award to promote my campaign. I believe that the only way to make a real difference with litter is to start with children. I hope that they will grow up and teach people around them to also not drop litter. What we learn as a child we never forget. I want every child to participate in an education programme that will result in a Certificate from the Government and sign a promise to not drop litter and look after their world.