A Fiver for Wyver

Hi Everyone

As you may or may not be aware, at the beginning of this year part of Wyver Lane (the lane that leads to our woodland) was resurfaced. This has massively improved access to our wood. Until recently we were unaware of who payed for this work. Last week I received the below letter, forwarded on to us by our friends Nick and Kate who live in the property at the end of Wyver Lane.

The work was funded by the Derwent Valley Trust as part of the work to complete the Derwent Valley Cycleway. There is still a small section of Wyver Lane that requires resurfacing, and they are raising funds for this purpose.

It goes without saying that this will benefit all of us and anyone attending our annual open shoots so please support the fund if you are able. They have already raised £13000 but need to match that in order to be able to complete the work.

 The link to the donation page is https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3135428

Anything you can give to support the project will be much appreciated.

The full text of the letter including links for more information about the project is below.

Thanks for your support.


Letter from Derwent Valley Trust

At the beginning of 2020, the Derwent Valley Trust re-surfaced the first section of the Wyver Lane segment of the Derwent Valley Cycleway in Belper. Throughout the lockdown, we have received heartening reports of the new section being regular used by families with young children, seeking some fresh air and exercise to support their physical and mental health during the virus crisis. The quality of the re-surfacing has been so good that we have even heard of wheelchair users coming to the lane specifically to enjoy a flat and smooth route to access the countryside in the valley.

We are now planning to complete the re-surfacing of Wyver Lane by finishing the final section to provide a continuous cycle route of 2km. With this segment completed, Belper residents will be able to enjoy a 4km /2.6 mile return route, walking, cycling or in wheelchairs from the heart of Belper into the Derwent Valley to access the countryside, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust bird reserve along the Lane and the river valley.

We have already raised £13,000 towards the project from a local landowner but we need to match this amount with another £13,000 to cover the total costs of completing the Wyver Lane cycleway. Would you as a local Belper resident or business be able to contribute to the project to provide this much needed facility? There is nowhere else in Belper where people can enjoy the countryside in such an accessible and active way. We are sure the Belper community, be it your friends and family or your customers and employees, would be very grateful and impressed with your involvement and contribution to such an important new facility for the town. We would of course register any support you are able to give (unless you wish your gift to be treated anonymously) and would love to work with you on this community project.

Please contact us if you are able to help in any way – whether it’s a “fiver for Wyver” or if you are able to give more, we will be very grateful for any support!

Please give a fiver (or more if you are able) by paying online via Paypal using the following link:


Please give your name and Wyver Lane as a reference with any payment. If appropriate, please fill in the Gift Aid details so we can gain an extra 25% from your donation from Government.

I do hope you can help!

Please see www.derwentvalleytrust.org.uk/cycle  for further information on the longer term aims of the Derwent Valley Cycleway from Derby to Chatsworth and our other initiatives in the Derwent Valley.

Kind regards,

Tanya Spilsbury

Chair of the Derwent Valley Cycleway working group, part of the Derwent Valley Trust.

E: cyclechair@derwentvalleytrust.org.uk

Woodland Closure

Hi everyone.

In line with the recent government announcement regarding the restrictions put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the additional guidance published by both the NFAS and EFAA. We have taken the decision to close the Artemis Woodland to all members. This closure will remain in place until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the Government guidelines and the guidance issued by both the NFAS and EFAA and keep you informed as the situation changes.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

2013 Artemis Archers NFAS Open Shoot

Just a quick note to remind you all about our NFAS open shoot on the 27th October.

Bookings are now being taken via the website and telephone. To book in by phone, please contact Helen Surman on 07710 158850 (6-9pm only please).

Our shoot is always popular and fills up fast. Please book in plenty of time to avoid disappointment. More details including directions to the shoot can be found on our NFAS Page.

We look forward to seeing you all in October.


Church Hall Closure

Hello All,

Please Note the Church hall in Alvaston will be closed for kitchen renovations from 25th July to 1st September.


Club Secretary
NFAS Open Shoot Organiser
Church Hall Organiser

Archery Holidays in France

I was just looking at archery clubs in and around the midlands when I came across Artemis.

My husband Frank & I lived near Belper, more than 11 years ago , until we came to live here in Brittany France. We now have a 3 bedroomed holiday cottage for 6 people next to our own home, but with the added bonus of being able to practice your archery skills in a private environment.

We have a field course in an adjacent woodland and targets in the large enclosed garden for the sole use of our guests.

Would you like to take a look at our site  http://www.lupain-holiday-rentals.com/FR00910

Maybe your members would like to consider a holiday in Morbihan Brittany. We are only 2 or 4hrs from the French ferry ports.

Please email for further information.


Frank & Chris

3D Championships 2013

Mark Taylor

“THANK YOU Team ARTEMIS ARCHERS. A successful 3D Champs 2013 by all the feedback.

I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you for making it so. You are all stars and together I know we make a formidable team. Everyone worked hard, expressed their thoughts and listened to each other. Culminating in a course worthy of a champs confirmed by so many who know.

5 weeks of hard work later I am proud of you and “Artemis”. One memory I will hold dearly is taking the bow in front of our fellow archers with you all. Not so keen on Rhoddys and brambles! Like to forget them.

Hold your heads high guys and gals.”

I have now uploaded the photos Matt took around the course, they can be found under the Photo Galleries heading on the menu bar. Alternatively, just click here