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Join a walking group near you…

Being outdoors in the fresh air is great for both physical and mental health, and being part of a group can help you meet people. You can check out our timetable to find a walk that’s near you.

All of our walks are free, and are led by trained volunteers. The groups are friendly, and always ready to welcome new members.

If you’re new to walking, or returning after a break, starting with a local shorter walk may be a good idea.

There is no expectation that you have to walk every week. You don’t need expensive equipment or clothing, although good footwear, something warm and a waterproof coat are recommended.

North East Derbyshire Contact

Hayley Bramley

Walking into Communities Officer

Success of group walks.

Walking across North East Derbyshire is going from strength to strength; we now have 10 regular walks embedded in the local community. We have had a new Health Walk start in Clay Cross which has made an impact by offering a gentle one mile walk around Kenning Park and visiting our local Forest School for a warm by the fire and a hot drink. These social connections are key when helping people tackle loneliness and help them discover what is happening in their local area. We also have 6 new walk leaders in the North of the District who have been walking with Dronfield and Eckington Walking Groups for a while. They saw the value in becoming a trained Walk Leader and have now added value and knowledge to two already fantastic walks. We have a new walk starting in Holmewood at the end of March, which is being ran by a local charity who offer day centre respite for adults with learning disabilities. This integrated walk will be offered to both the day centre users and the general public to try and bridge the gap and break down barriers in the community.

Walk Moor – get out walking on the Eastern Moors!

In partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council and The Eastern Moor Partnership, we have put together a fantastic programme of walks across the Eastern Moors – led by our experienced and informative walk leaders.

These walks take place on open moorland so you can expect great views and wide open spaces. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore new areas, get more exercise and meet new people. Across the year, this programme provides opportunities to encounter ground nestling birds in the spring, purple heather in late summer and the deer rut in the autumn.

Walks are typically between 2.5 miles and 3.5 miles long and should take around 90 minutes. We also have few walks that are longer in length, hillier and rockier, labelled Walk Moor Plus.

Booking is optional, but does mean you’ll be notified of any changes before the day. To reserve your place please contact Helen Milton: Tel: 01629 761194. Alternatively you can just meet the group on the day.

Check out our Walk Moor Programme:

If walking in a group isn’t for you we have a number of walking sport opportunities such as Walking Football and Walking Netball at various locations. These sessions are a slowed down version of the game and are suitable for everyone and for any ability.

Love Exploring

The Love Exploring App is available to use in Clay Cross and Eckington and uses the magic of augmented reality to turn your family walks into an adventure. The app is FREE, although not all phones are yet compatible with the app unfortunately, please download the app before visiting the parks to avoid disappointment. Tablets and iPads can be used if they have a GPS connection. We have a Dinosaur Safari, Space Trail, Tree Fairies, Mega Mini Beast and others. The trails are available all year round for you and your family to enjoy together.

Walking into Communities Officer-01246 217219,


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Walk Moor Programme

Start LocationVaried in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk2.5-3.5 mi
Time of Walk 2 hours max hrs
Day of Walk First Monday at 10:30

Clay Cross Monthly Health Walk

Start LocationS45 9JE in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk1 mi
Time of Walk 1 hrs
Day of Walk Fourth Thursday at 13:30

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