On a lovely sunny evening 22 members enjoyed a 4 mile walk in the Moss Valley. The walk went down the valley and then up to the Rotary Bench and onto Hazelbarrow Farm. Everyone was smiling as this was the first DFBS walk for over 15 months. Thanks to Adrian Slome for setting this one up and leading..
Hopefully, we are heading back to ‘normal’, and have now prepared a programme for some walks, but, you will have to wait until July for the programme to start. Paid-up members of DFBS will receive a copy, so we hope all goes well over the coming months.
The DFBS Facebook page has been very active, with quite a few members, and lots of new members there, have send photos and descriptions of the walks they have been doing…
Hope to meet upo again, face to face…or should that be ‘boot to boot’? soon…
right next door to a busy footpath around the Peak Resort…just has to be a baby woodpecker.
Our guidance in light of the latest government advice
clear that Coronavirus has not gone away, and we need to continue to help
control the virus to save lives. Although there are some changes to government
guidance, the lockdown is still in force across the UK and the advice continues
to be to stay at home as much as possible. If you or anyone in your household
has Coronavirus symptoms, you should continue to self-isolate. If you are
clinically vulnerable (i.e. over 70 or with a listed underlying health
condition) you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with
others outside your household.
There are however some differences in government advice, depending on whether you live in England, Wales or Scotland, outlined below.
In England, from Wednesday 13 May:
- You can exercise outdoors as often as you like alone, with members of your household.
- You can also exercise with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres apart.
- You may drive to outdoor open spaces, irrespective of distance, but should follow social distancing guidance whilst you are there.
In addition, the Ramblers urges all walkers in England to:
- Be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home to walk.
- Avoid activities that may result in injury or require emergency services support, especially in remote locations.
- Be aware that popular locations like National Parks or the coast may be very busy, making social distancing difficult.
- Plan ahead, as some sites and facilities may be closed or have restrictions.
In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot.
On our Facebook page, we have recently welcomed lots of new members to the site….most of them are also members of the Holmesfield Bridleways page….As soon as we can start our walking programme, which is elsewhere on this website, we hope you will join us on some (or even all!) of them. Our membership fee is a measly fiver a year, which covers you insurance-wise should anything untoward happen. Dogs under control are also welcome along…and you never know, we might even be accompanied by horses with their riders.
Anyway, a Huge Welcome to them all. Browse this site, read the reports, look at the pictures… and we hope to meet you.
Have a look at Walking in England (http://www.walkinginengland.co.uk) , which has thousands of FREE walks to download and print, plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and loads more information.
For a Walking in Derbyshire link:
<a href=”https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/derbyshire” rel=”nofollow ugc”>Walking in Derbyshire</a> Hundreds of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the country
and/or for Walking in England link:
<a href=”https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk” rel=”nofollow ugc”>Walking in England </a> Thousands of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the country
You may be aware of this footpath issue. I am not aware of any of the background or issues that have suddenly brought the path into the limelight. I am though delighted that the Civic Society is taking an interest and bringing some practical information into play.
I have not personally ever walked the route, but I hope that DFBS will encourage its members to complete an evidence form if they are familiar with the path
If you would like to complete a form, please email me: richard266ATme.com and I will send you a copy
As expected, alomg with just about everything, we have pulled the two last walks of the Winter walks programme….Plans are in hand for the Summer programme, details will be published here soon, but despite that, none of the official walks will take place until we get the all clear. Hopefully, you as individuals will still keep walking…
Look forward to when we can get back to normal!
The lower one, that is, that leads from the car wash to Half Acre Lane, by Metapic Wood. DCC have fixed . Not the complete replacement we hoped for, but certainly safer!
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!