After Dark 10 - January 3rd

Posted 4/1/2020

Annual after dark walks usually start DVWG’s year with a buzz,  this years outing, our tenth, being no exception with another large party of walkers enjoying our quirky event.

Starting off from the Milton Arms in Elsecar, we crossed Elsecar Park emerging onto Burying Lane and then walking past Wentworth Old Mill to cross fields and emerge on the outskirts of Wentworth.

Entering the village by the Coach Road, we walked along the long path passing both churches, to reach the Rockingham Arms, where we crossed the cricket pitch to the vicinity of the Wentworth Estate Office.

Here we picked up a footpath leading downhill out of the village which was quite muddy, a pre-planned de-tour to avoid muddy tracks and fields took us onto Barrowfield Lane where we followed a track into Kings Wood, which took us back in to Elsecar and the end of our walk.

Pie, Peas and chips were served to our party at The Milton Arms, very little food was wasted by our party, I can personally vouch for the steak pie being delicious.

Thank you and well done to everyone who cam along to After Dark 10, which covered 4.6 miles of fields, paths and woodland in quite unseasonal mild weather, a lack of rain over the last couple of weeks helped the paths to dry somewhat from their waterlogged state in mid December.

Thank you to our walk marshals David Kirk, Nick Powell, Steve Pennock, Alison Hartley and Diane & Gary Marshall who ensured everyone stayed safe on the night. The biggest thank you goes to Nick Powell who completed the mammoth task of organising the pie and pea supper admirably.

Finally a big  hello and welcome to the four new faces who walked with DVWG for the first time on this walk, Emma Ridley, Rosanna Warnes and Natalie & Stephen Powers, we hope you enjoyed the walk and choose to join us again.

Thank you to everyone for your continuing support of DVWG