Sheriff Hutton & Mowthorpe Hill Walk - August 19th

Posted 20/8/2017

A party of eight attended this 8.4 miles walk.

Starting from the quaint village of Sheriff Hutton we walked along distinct paths on the Ebor Way before ascending Mowthorpe Hill. From here there were magnificent views of the greater York area and the Howardian Hills.

After a lunch break on the outskirts of Terrington we walked on country lanes to the edge of Mowthorpe Dale to the bridleway known locally as the Centenary Way.

Walking along this path it was necessary to cross a field where a herd of bulls was present, however there was only one of our party who was wearing the latest DVWG regalia, which of course is bright red. It is really quite surprising the speed at which Steve Pennock is still capable of moving at !

Our party returned to Sheriff Hutton on local footpaths for a well earned drink at The Highwayman pub.

It has to be said that this area is well worth some further exploration as there are many path in the area and some great views too.

Well done and thanks to everyone who completed this walk.

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Stanage Edge & Higger Tor Walk - July 23rd

Posted 13/8/2017

A somewhat belated report into this recent walk.........


Today’s walk was a repeat of a walk that was shortened last year only this time we reversed the route, with the most physically challenging part of the walk being in the first half of the walk leaving an easier finish.


Starting from the Norfolk Arms pub at Ringinglow we made a gradual ascent along Houndkirk Road before making our way to Carl Wark Fort, despite some rather muddy pathways which resulted in one of our party getting a bit of a sinking feeling!


We then ascended Higger Tor where we paused for lunch and endured the first of two short rain showers, which stopped almost as soon as our group had decided did out the waterproofs. A gradual descent to Upper Burbage Bridge followed before another ascent to Cowper Stone (where the obligatory group photos were taken at the ‘Trig’ Point) and then along Stanage Edge, with its breath taking views.


Our walk then veered past Stanedge Pole and dropped down to Redmires Reservoirs where we encountered our second short rain shower before our final ascent along Rud Hill and back via Fulwood Lane to the Norfolk Arms where a richly deserved post walk pint (and cake in one case) was taken.


Well done to our group of 18 adults who completed this rather challenging 10.69 mile walk of which the views made it well worth the effort.

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Important - Website correction

Posted 27/7/2017

It has been brought to my attention that the event page for the Sherwood Forest walk in early August had a glaring error in it.  The walk was advertised as being on Sunday 5th August.  This should have read SATURDAY 5th August and has now been corrected.

Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.

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Wortley & Howbrook Walk - July 20th

Posted 21/7/2017

A rather nice, yet challenging evening walk around Wortley and Howbrook tonight, with some beautiful summer evening views. The walk took in Wortley, Bromley and Howbrook through some untrodden paths.

Trust Steve Pennock not to attend when we have a double stile which involved stepping directly from one onto the other.

A swift drink in the Wortley Arms followed, well done to the 14 adults and 2 children who walked.

Scar House Reservoir & Upper Nidderdale Walk - July 15th

Posted 16/7/2017

Once again DVWG unearthed a classic walk with this Yorkshire Dales Walk.

The bulk of our party made an extra early start in order to stop for a breakfast pit stop in the North Yorkshire Brewery town of Masham. After lining our stomachs for the day’s proceedings we headed off across the dales to the small village of Lofthouse on the River Nidd to begin our walk.

We commenced our walk along some beautiful paths alongside the Nidd, part of the Nidderdale Way passing the curious Goyden Pot and watching a team of pot holers commence their descent of Manchester Hole as we walked along.

Shortly afterwards we left the Nidderdale Way but continued alongside the Nidd until we reached Low Woodale where a tough ascent was needed to re-join the Nidderdale Way at Carle Side heading for Scar House Reservoir.

Following a lunch break at the reservoir, there was a further tough climb onto Woodale Scar before continuing across open moorland heading towards the valley where How Stean Gorge is.

How Stean Gorge is a tourist attraction, which cost £7 to enter, however from the parts of the valley we were able to walk upstream from the gorge the views were breath taking. We also paused at the gorge and managed to see some excellent views from the bridge outside the visitor centre.

A short walk back into the village of Lofthouse completed the walk for our now weary party of 10 adults and one child. Mileage was significantly longer than advertised on this one at a final 11.13 miles, with over 1500 feet of ascent too.

After not being able to obtain a drink from the local pub in Lofthouse, some of our party adjourned to The Crown Hotel in nearby Middlesmoor for a beer before our long journey home.

Well done to everyone who completed this beauty, especially Rhys Powell who at just six years old managed this walk admirably.

Watch out for this walk, or a slight variant of it in our diary again giving us the opportunity to explore this beautiful, yet quiet part of the Yorkshire Dales again.

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Badsworth Family Walk - July 9th

Posted 15/7/2017

Sorry for the late write up. A healthy turnout in the mid twenties made it for this enjoyable family caper round the picturesque village of Badsworth. Some local knowledge prompted a late route change, as a path we planned to use is no longer maintained and was overgrown. Our diverted walk did little to improve on that. A machete would have been handy to navigate some of the jungle we encountered!

Nevertheless, although the outward leg was pretty wild, the return was via a well kept path on the banks of the River Went, emerging at Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel and its pleasant bar!

Thanks to all attendees and welcome to newwalkers Barry Lamb and Darren, Fiona and Ryan Smith.





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Adult Presentation Night - July 7th

Posted 9/7/2017

Our adult presentation night was held at the George & Dragon in Wentworth and was a well attended evening of delicious food, chat, beer and prize giving at the end of another busy season for DVWG.

Our season has seen over 5000 miles walked by our adults and following the meal, medals were presented to the people who completed the Peddars Way walk in May 2017 as well as our seasonal 100 mile walkers, cumulative 500 and 1000 mile walkers were rewarded too.


Over the season the main prizes in DVWGs Club Championship were awarded to:

1st - Steve Pennock

2nd - Liz Davis

3rd - Diana Walker.

A presentation was also made to Amanda Bennett, who received flowers and Prosecco as a thank you from the group for her endeavours as Socials Officer over the last three years, Amanda has sadly opted to stand down from her position.

The night finished with one of the longest raffle draws in history due to a bumper haul of raffle prizes being donated by our regular walkers, our club sponsors Allied Glass and by Barnsley's Tesco store. Thank you to all who generously donated prizes.

Whilst the prizes did nothing to dispel the myth that DVWG is a thinly disguised drinking group, our games raised a total of £108 on the night.  A big thanks to all who attended our presentation night and donated generously.

Now that the end of season celebrations are over, the serious business of another years walking has already begun, therefore we look forward to seeing all our regular walkers on a walk with us again soon.

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