Tribute to keen Sheffield walker

David Porter, from Dore, Sheffield, has died while out walking in the Peak District
David Porter, from Dore, Sheffield, has died while out walking in the Peak District
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A lover of the outdoors from Sheffield has died while out walking in the Peak District.

David Porter, aged 65, from Dore, was discovered on a footpath at Shatton, near Bamford, Hope Valley, on Friday, May 30.

Friends were shocked and saddened by his sudden death.

Jack Knight, from Sunderland, went walking in the Alps with Mr Porter every year.

He said: “He was a fantastic walker, right at the top of the tree. He was so strong and could walk forever.”

Mr Knight was due to see his friend again in a couple of weeks.

“We’ve been walking 10 years together. I was expecting to see him in Austria in a few weeks time,” he said.

“We go to a place between Saltzburg and Innsbruck and we walk until our legs feel like they’re about to drop off in the Alps.”

Mr Porter also loved the railway and had a miniature railway, Dore Lakes Railway, in the garden of his home.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said a member of the public called emergency services at around 3.15pm after finding Mr Porter on a public footpath.

“There appear to be no suspicious circumstances,” added the spokesman.