May I extend a particular welcome to those who are not residents of Dronfield and have come to visit our Town and enjoy our beautiful countryside.

The Town of Dronfield comprises Dronfield, Dronfield Woodhouse and Coal Aston. It is completely encircled by “green belt” countryside and is situated in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. It is only three miles distant from The Peak District National Park.

The Township has some light industry but is primarily a residential area having a population of 23,000. The centre of the Town retains its ancient character with many fine old buildings of historic interest, including the splendid early Gothic Church which was founded in the 1100s.


The route of the 14.5 miles Rotary Walk is clearly waymarked in both directions. Walkers may feel challenged to complete the full walk which is relatively strenuous, having ascents totalling 1,500 feet. Alternatively, shorter sections, perhaps linking up with the 26 footpaths which are shown on the map overleaf, may be selected.

The mathematician will tell us that 650 routes of differing lengths and severity to suit the stroller or the serious walker are possible…. So come on folks .. there is no healthier form of exercise …. those boots really are made for walking. Click here..

Ted Thomas
Chairman, Dronfield 2000 Rotary Walks Society