Festival Opening and Darfield Boundary Walk

It is not very often that DVWG are in a self congratulatory mood about their achievements, however if there is one day to reflect today is the day.

Today is DVWGs 10th birthday and the start of our Dearne Valley Walking Festival, which after several months of planning all came together superbly and an enjoyable day was had by all.

Our day started outside the Old Moor Tavern in Broomhill where the Mayor of Barnsley, Steve Green attended to meet us all and conduct a brief opening ceremony, which entailed posing for a photo with our group whilst shaking hands with DVWG Chairman David Kirk who presented the Mr Green with a commemorative tankard as a thank you for attending.

Our Darfield Boundary Walk kicked off from Broomhill walking along Old Doncaster Road and crossing fields to reach Darfield Bridge, from here we walked the river bank alongside the River Dearne before crossing field paths part of the Dearne Way to reach Edderthorpe Lane.

From here we continued along the Dearne Way before emerging onto Doncaster Road crossing and walking down fields to Netherwood School.

Our walk continued along the River Dove to the Low Valley area finally walking Ings Lane onto Old Moor Wetlands, a superb walk across this area in early afternoon spring sunshine back to Broomhill where our 6 miles walk ended with a beer back at the Old Moor Tavern.

It was a great day for DVWG with a party of 28 adults and two children completing our walk. It was also great to welcome see x new faces to our ranks, therefore a big hello and welcome goes out to Steve Child, Glenys Peace, Shiela Adams, Marion Russell, Steve Ellis and Robina Crabtree who walked with DVWG for the fist time today.

Finally a big well done to Sue Sanders who chalked up 100 miles season to date today too.