Replacing a broken seat at Barlow ponds

As part of our aims, a couple of years back, Graham Gill, Peter Carr and I ventured to Barlow Ponds to replace the broken seat top, placed a dozen years ago in memory of Roy Kitson. The seat now has a nice new top, and overlooks the top pond… a regular stop on our walks out that way. Sadly, since then, all these benches have been removed by the site owners, and out bench is now back with the Kitson family.

DFBS is an active group who, apart from walking the local footpaths and bridleways, report any damaged stiles or gates to the landowners so they may be fixed, and we generally have a pair of secateurs to trim any wayward twigs. We love our walks, and encourage new walkers to join us. Membership is just £5 per year.

Representatives from DFBS presented a cheque for £100 towards the maintenance of the Dronfield Round Walk, formerly the Dronfield Rotary Round Walk, which is now under the auspices of Dronfield Hall Barn. DFBS Secretary Karen Brightmore handed over the cheque to Maureen Taylor, the Lead Trustee from The Barn.

DFBS has also adopted a section of the Round Walk, and makes sure the path is safe to walk, by clipping overhanging hedges.

In the picture: Maureen Taylor and Karen Brightmore, along with fellow walkers and Barn enthusiasts Steve and Ros Sadler, Barry Jex, David Blackburn and Philip Brightmore. Photo by Richard Smith, another DFBS member.