Latest guidelines

Our guidance in light of the latest government advice

It is 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.

New Members!

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.

Walking in England

Have a look at Walking in England ( , 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=”” 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=”” 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

Save our Footpath!

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: and I will send you a copy

Stay Calm!

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!


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.

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…..