Moss Valley Forum anybody?

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are holding a forum on Thursday 12th September at Coal Aston Village Hall, 6 – 7pm, or arrive at 5.30 for tea and biscuits..

for more details: email

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:

However, if you have any queries about this role or need more information to distribute to your members, do please email 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


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.


Christmas in Dronfield

Hello DFBS walkers.

Dronfield Parish Church is having a Christmas Tree Festival, 30th November to 9th December. DFBS is taking part. Our tree is now up and decorated, so please pop along, and have a look at this, plus 99 others! We have had some absolutely superb decorations made by many of our members, thank you all very much. We had great fun decorating it, so your task now is…..go to the Church and find it! Anyone with an hour or so to spare will be very welcome to join the band of our members who are already stewarding….and close by the tree are some cards to hand out to any prospective joiners to our walking group.


Richard S

The Winter programme

The Winter Programme, first walk Tuesday October 16th, has been posted on all (?) the local notice boards….it’s bright orange. If you know of a notice board that still has a Summer (green) prog, and not an orange Winter one, please let me know. I will get one pinned up.