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A Dance Around a Barn

Type:Walking Event

Coal Aston Village Hall
Eckington Road
Coal Aston
S18 3AX
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Walking in Moss Valley


A 14 mile route encircling and celebrating the town of Dronfield with the Dronfield Barn project at its heart.

Commencing from Coal Aston, we begin with a short walk down into the beautiful Moss Valley and its associated woodlands. This is followed by a gentle climb to the tiny hamlet of Troway, now well known for its local honey.

We then cross a light aircraft landing strip, which has historical connections to the Sheffield steel industry, used in the heyday of Sheffield’s steel manufacturing. From there, we descend into the Drone Valley to cross the River Drone before climbing to a wonderful view point at the quaintly named Ouzle Bank. A section of delightful fields and woodlands follow then onto another excellent view point at Lees Wood where we shall take lunch.

Refreshed we proceed to another of the delightful hamlets that dot the route. This one, Cowley, includes one of the famous halls of Dronfield. Now to Cartledge and another of the halls before climbing to Holmesfield, which nestles on a ridge, with excellent views across the Cordwell Valley.

Descending through woodland we turn north east before walking along the edge of the manicured Dore and Totley golf course. More farmland follows, crossing the Bradway tunnel, to reach Bowshaw, on the southern edge of Sheffield, before turning south east for the final leg of our route to return to Coal Aston.

Please bring a packed lunch

Walk grading - strenuous (walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level),

Organised by Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Ramblers

Guide Prices

Free of charge. Donations will be gratefully accepted on behalf of local Rescue Services.
Booking essential



  • Children welcome - Young walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs allowed on a lead


  • Accessibility of route - Not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Description of route - Circular walk, 4 rest stops, 11+ stiles
  • Length of route (miles) - 14
  • Typical duration of route - 7½ hours

Opening Times

Season (4 July 2021)
Sunday09:00 - 16:30

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right-hand lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (James Cycles) take 3rd exit (A61). Follow A61 to next roundabout (approx 4 miles) and take 2nd exit B6057. At next roundabout take 3rd exit B6158 (Dyche Lane) towards Coal Aston. After passing BP garage turn left at mini roundabout (Eckington Road) into village.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. Stay in left lane but, at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

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