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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

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  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.


Hunter Round, 7th October is Cancelled

Regretfully, we have to announce that our EFAA Hunter Round due to take place on the 7th October is cancelled.

This was our last shoot for 2018, a list of shoot dates for 2019 will appear here in the near future.

We hope to see you all next year.

Field Round, 4th March is Cancelled.

Regretfully, we have to announce that our EFAA Field Round due to take place on the 4th March is cancelled due to the poor weather conditions.

Our next shoot will be a Hunter Round on the 1st of April.

We hope to see you all there.

2018 EFAA Shoot Dates


The dates for Artemis Archers’ 2018 EFAA shoots have now been added to the website.

4th March – Field Round
1st April – Hunter Round
1st July – Field Round
5th August – Hunter Round
2nd September – Field Round
7th October – Hunter Round

We look forward to seeing you all there.


2016 EFAA Shoot Dates


The dates for Artemis Archers’ 2016 EFAA shoots have now been added to the website.

6th March – Field Round
3rd April – Hunter Round
5th June – Field Round
7th August – Hunter Round
4th September – Field Round
2nd October – Hunter Round

We look forward to seeing you all there.


EFAA Shoot – 4th October

Please be aware that the October EFAA shoot at Artemis Archers is cancelled.

Thank you to all the EFAA shooters that supported us this year and I hope to see you all again in 2016.

Paul Roberts
Artemis Archers Chairman

2014 NFAS 3D Championships Results

It’s a bit late, but it’s been a hectic week. Below are the final positions for all the members of Artemis Archers that competed at the 2014 3D championships. Well done to everyone that braved the weather and the mud!

  • Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 1st Ladies Longbow
  • Sam Gascoigne – 1st Ladies Bowhunter
  • Ben Straw – 1st Under 16 Barebow Boys
  • Jacob Whitty – 1st Under 12 Barebow Boys
  • Mark Taylor – 4th Gents Compound Limited
  • Andy Betts – 5th Gents AFB
  • Kate Meeson – 5th Ladies AFB
  • Celeste Batten – 6th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • John Bloomfield – 6th Gents Crossbow
  • Paul Wooliscroft – 8th Gents Compound Limited
  • Emma Whitty – 9th Ladies Barebow
  • Wendy Horobin – 9th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • John Horobin – 12th Gents Compound Unlimited
  • Jim Metcalfe – 13th Gents Compound Unlimited
  • Helen Surman – 15th Ladies Compound Unlimited
  • Ian Whitty – 21st Gents Barebow
  • Andrew Horobin – 30th Gents Barebow

Next up is the EFAA Bowhunter Champs on the 7th and 8th June, closely followed by the EBHC in Confolens. Good luck to everyone competing in those competitions.

Another Good Result for Artemis Archers

Artemis archers carried on where they left off in Scotland on Sunday, at the Duvelle Bowmen open shoot. Every member of Artemis that attended the shoot was placed in the top 3 of their respective categories.

  • 1st – Ladies Longbow – Kay-Leona Hodgkinson
  • 1st – Gents Crossbow – John Bloomfield
  • 1st – Gents Freestyle – Richard Thompson
  • 2nd – Ladies Bowhunter – Sam Gascoigne
  • 2nd – Ladies Compound Unlimited – Celeste Batten
  • 2nd – Gents Freestyle – John Straw
  • 3rd – Junior Boy Barebow – Ben Straw
  • 3rd – Gents AFB – Andy Betts

Well done everyone, keep it up. Only 4 weeks to the 3Ds