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South Derbyshire

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South Derbyshire, located at the heart of the National Forest

A scenic and spectacular place to put your best foot forward.

Whether you’re a motivated walker, or need a little extra encouragement, we have something to suit everyone, including Walk Derbyshire walks, Nordic walking and themed walks.

Nordic walking is one of the fastest growing physical activities and is a great way to burn calories. Originating from cross-country skiing, it involves using poles to reduce impact on your joints. It is on offer at several locations in the District, with sessions for beginners included:

  • Wednesday from 10am at Elvaston Castle
  • Thursdays from 10am at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Full details of these and all other types of walks can be found in our leaflet which is available to download below.

Get Active in the Forest

Get Active in the Forest (GAIF) is an outdoor activity programme designed to increase participation in sport and physical activity.

Most of the events and activities take place outdoors and make the most of our natural environment.

GAIF provides a programme of different physical activities at Rosliston Forestry Centre and around South Derbyshire. These are suitable for beginners and include walking, cycling, Tai Chi, Nordic walking, and many more.

Many of the activities take place on a weekly basis and anyone can join in. All are led by either a member of staff or a trained volunteer.

South Derbyshire Contact

Tor Adams

Get Active in the Forest Officer


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Upcoming Events


MindSpace – Markeaton Park

Start LocationDE22 3BG in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 2 hours hrs
Day of Walk Every Other Friday at 10:30

Elvaston Castle Night Walk

Start LocationDE72 3EY in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk3-5 mi
Time of Walk 1 hrs
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 19:00

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