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Dronfield Walking Group

Walks are often hilly on various terrains. Occasionally the group takes a flatter route. Contact Hayley on 07971 654854 for further information and group walk dates. Meeting point: outside Dronfield Sports Centre.

Contact

07971 654854

hayley.bramley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationS18 1PD in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk2.5-3.5 mi
Time of Walk 2 hours
Day of Walk Every Friday at 13:30
Cost per session Free

Duffield Walking Group- Tuesdays

These walks, of 3 to 4 miles, are for the fitter walker.  They usually involve rough field footpaths and stiles, significant ascents and descents, and are typically completed within 1.5 to 2 hours. Walks take place in and around Duffield and the Derwent Valley area.

Contact

07977/140415

chrisfrost@avcvs.org

Start LocationDE56 4ER in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk3-4 mi
Time of Walk 1.5-2
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 09.25
Cost per session Free

Duffield Walking Group- Wednesdays

These gentler walks are mostly between 2 and 2.5 miles, generally level surfaces without stiles, are taken at a steady pace, and typically last between 1 and 1.5 hours. Walks take place in and around Duffield and the Derwent Valley area.

Contact

07977/140415

chrisfrost@avcvs.org

Start LocationDE56 4ER in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk2-2.5 mi
Time of Walk 1-1.5
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 09:25
Cost per session Free

Eckington Walk

Many walks are through woodlands and can be muddy at times. Walks can involve hills and occasionally stiles. Meeting point: Eckington Library carpark.

Contact

07971654854

hayley.bramley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationS21 4JG in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk2 to 3 mi
Time of Walk 2 hours
Day of Walk Every Saturday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Elvaston Castle Night Walk

We are very pleased to announce that a Night Walk in Elvaston which was started during the pandemic has come on board as one of our weekly walks! The group meet on Thulston Green, close to the Harrington Arms pub, at 7pm every Thursday.

Contact

01283595906

Get.Active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

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

Erewash Walking Group

We meet every Thursday at the Ilkeston Library and finish at Erewash Museum for a 4 mile walk. Ending at the Museum Tea Rooms.

communityhealthwellbeing@erewash.gov.uk

Start LocationDE7 5RN in Erewash
Distance of Walk4 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 09:45
Cost per session Free

Family Couch 2 5K

A family friendly walking/jogging group for all the family. A great opportunity to meet new people, get active as a family and improve your health and wellbeing. Currently meeting in Clay Cross Hospital Carpark due to work happening at Sharley Park Leisure Centre.

Contact

07971 654854

hayley.bramley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationS45 9LX in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 1 hour
Day of Walk Every Saturday at 09:15
Cost per session £3

Family Ponds Walk

This relaxed walk is perfect to build friendships and socialise with other families. Children can discover nature’s treasures along route by building journey sticks and they have the chance to stop for a picnic & play in the meadow. Don’t forget the sandwiches! Visit website for latest dates.

Contact

01246 858435

hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Start LocationS44 5QL in Bolsover
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 90 mins
Day of Walk Last Saturday at 14:30
Cost per session Free

Family Walk

Calling all mums, dads, grandparents and carers! Join us for an easy walk on good surfaces, suitable for all buggies. It’s a FREE, accessible walk for all abilities around the local area, stopping off to play at the park. Refreshments available afterwards.

Contact

07971 654854

hayley.bramley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationS42 5XA in North East Derbyshire
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1-2 hours
Day of Walk Last Tuesday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Feeling Connected Easy Walking Group

Short walk around the town centre, parks and local spaces from DVA Hub@Low Pavements. The Hub is a friendly, welcoming place to find out what’s going on in the local community, try arts, games, crafts, join the walk or just come and have a chat.1st & 3rd Tues at 12.00.

Contact

07762127121

helen@dva.org.uk

Start LocationS40 1PA in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 45m-1
Day of Walk First, Third Tuesday at 12:00
Cost per session Free

Friday Hikers

Higher level hike to Trig Points every Friday. POSTCODE SHOWN IS NOT THE MEETING POINT, PLEASE CONTACT HELEN BEOFRE ARRIVAL.

helen@the-bureau.org.uk

Start LocationSK13 8BW in High Peak
Distance of Walk6-8 mi
Time of Walk 4
Day of Walk Every Friday at 09:30
Cost per session Free

Gentle Walks

These walks are for individuals looking for a steady, gentle stroll. Great for those looking to start walking and get back into walking. With plenty of opportunities to stop and rest.

communityhealthwellbeing@erewash.gov.uk

Start LocationVaried in Erewash
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every, Third Thursday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Glossop Buddies

This group walks around the peak district every Monday at 10.30am, The routes are hilly, but done at a social pace. POSTCODE SHOWN IS NOT THE STARTING POINT, PLEASE CONTACT HELEN FOR MEETING POINT!

helen@the-bureau.org.uk

Start LocationSK13 8BW in High Peak
Distance of Walk5-7 mi
Time of Walk 2-3
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Great Longstone Wednesday

A very steady short walk of about 2 miles taking about 90 minutes on good ground. Stiles are avoided and where hills are included they are taken at a very steady pace with stops as required. A very inclusive group meeting at St Giles Church.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationDE45 1TB in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk2 mi
Time of Walk 1.30
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Green Bank Leisure Centre Walk

Join us for this sociable weekly walk through the local parks around Swadlincote town centre and drinks after. The walk splits into two groups and is ideal for those who are new or returning to exercise. Meet in the café area of Green Bank Leisure Centre for walk.

Contact

01283595906

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationDE11 0AD in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk1-2.5 mi
Time of Walk 1 hour
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 10:00

Hasland Walk This Way

Wee offer friendly walks in the Hasland and Grassmoor areas, suitable for a range of ability levels with options from 30 to 90 minute long walks. The group will be having a winter break through December and will resume their walks on January 8th 2024.

Contact

01246 239897

Start LocationS41 0LH in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk1-3 mi
Time of Walk 30m-1.30 Hours
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Heanor Health Walks

A friendly local walking group for health. A short walk around the local area followed by refreshments at William Gregg Leisure Centre.

Contact

01773 537940

anthonylormor@gmail.com

Start LocationDE75 7HA in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk1.0 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 10:00

Heanor Walk And Talk Sessions

Join us for our Walk and Talk sessions at William Gregg VC Leisure Centre. The sessions are being held from Wednesday October 12th until November 16th.

Contact

01773/537940

anthonylormor@gmail.com

Start LocationDE75 7HA in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk1 mi
Time of Walk 0.5
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 13:30

Heanor Walking Group

Our group is friendly and informal. We meet every Tuesday for mainly easy walks which meet at various locations in and around Shipley Country Park, which last up to 2 hours. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Contact

07393/780488

helen.kellett@ambervalley.gov.uk

Start LocationDE75 7GX in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 14:00
Cost per session Free

Heartwood Surgery Walk

New walking group from Heartwood Medical Practice, please meet in Reception to start walk.

Contact

01283595906

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationDE11 0AE in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Friday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Hilton Walk

We are a friendly sociable group who meet every week for a walk around Hilton Village. Routes include the Gravel Pits nature reserve and the Hilton Valley Woods. Meeting and finishing at the Hilton Brook Pub for drinks (optional). Every Monday (excluding bank holiday).

Contact

01283595906

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationDE65 5FG in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk2-3 mi
Time of Walk 1 hour
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:30

Holme Hall Let’s Walk Together

Join us for a fortnightly Tuesday morning walk at 10:30am with a friendly group walking at a leisurely pace. Starting and finishing at Holme Hall Unite Community Hub and you’re welcome to stay for a cuppa and chat after.

Contact

01246 498080

holmehallunite@gmail.com

Start LocationS40 4UE in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1 Hour
Day of Walk Every Other Tuesday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Holmebrook Valley Park Walk With Us

A lovely walk in Chesterfield’s largest park that includes open water, woodlands and hay meadows. Please note the park has hills and some uneven paths. Meet by the café in the park pavilion (top car park).

Contact

01246345669

tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

Start LocationS41 8XP in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Horsley Woodhouse Walking Group

A friendly local walking group with various start points around Horsley Woodhouse.

Contact

07740/243825

helen.kellett@ambervalley.gov.uk

Start LocationDE7 6BT in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 1-2
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 09:45
Cost per session Free

Hunloke Gardens Walk With Us

Come and enjoy this hidden gem and its surrounding area. Limited parking during term-time but on street parking and bus number 39 runs nearby. NB From 3/1/24 – 21/2/24 the garden is closed so the group will set off from outside the nearby Hunloke adult education centre and will return to the Adult Ed centre for drinks after the walk.

Contact

01246345669

tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

Start LocationS40 2TF in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1 Hour
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Ilkeston Town Walk

A walking group to really stretch those legs. These walks will be 3 miles plus on average and will start at Ilkeston Library and you’ll finish at Erewash museum (very close to the library) where you can stop for a tea and chat. Please wear appropriate clothing for the walk.

communityhealthwellbeing@erewash.gov.uk

Start LocationDE7 5RN in Erewash
Distance of Walk4 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:00
Cost per session Free (Stamp cards for drinks at the end)

Lady Spencer’s Wood Walk

We’ve kept this circular walk true to its humble beginnings by keeping it as an engaging family walk for all ages. With plenty of places to stop for play activities, reflective moments and to enjoy a picnic, follow in the families’ footsteps. Visit website for latest dates.

Contact

0344 249 1895

hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Start LocationS44 5QL in Bolsover
Distance of Walk1.3 mi
Time of Walk 40 mins (total 2hr)
Day of Walk Second Monday at 14:30
Cost per session Free

LET’S Exercise, Talk and Support

A safe confidential support group for men to talk openly with others, meeting every week at The Bureau, Henry Street.

Helen@the-bureau.org.uk

Start LocationSK13 8BW in High Peak
Distance of Walk– mi
Time of Walk
Day of Walk Every Friday at 16:00
Cost per session Free

LIFE WALK

Get together to enjoy fresh air and conversation every two weeks from the Heanor Marketplace. The walks are short- (30-60 minutes) and are in and around the local area finishing at the infinite wellbeing cafe for a much-deserved cuppa. No need to book, just turn up.

Contact

07922448590

info@i61freedom.com

Start LocationDE75 7AA in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk2-3 miles mi
Time of Walk 30-60 minutes
Day of Walk Every Other Thursday at 12:00
Cost per session Free

Long Eaton Local Health Walks

We meet on Mondays outside The Town Hall, Long Eaton 10:00am. These are short walks to improve your health in pleasant company. Walks are usually flat, avoid stiles, circular or linear and take about an hour. Everyone walks at their own pace.

communityhealthwellbeing@erewash.gov.uk

Start LocationNG10 1HU in Erewash
Distance of Walk1 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Matlock Saturday

A short walk at a very steady pace on good ground with no stiles. Where hills are taken they are taken at a very steady pace with stops as required. This group walks for about 90 minutes covering about 2 miles and meets at the Bandstand in Hall Leys Park.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationDE4 3AR in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk2 mi
Time of Walk 1-1.45 hours
Day of Walk Every Saturday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Matlock Thursday- Short Walk

A very steady short walk of about 2 miles taking about 90 minutes on good ground. Stiles are avoided and where hills are included they are taken at a very steady pace with stops as required. A very inclusive group meeting at the Bandstand in Hall Leys Park.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationDE4 3AR in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk2 mi
Time of Walk 1-1.45 hours
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Matlock Thursday- Very Short Walk

A very short, very steady stroll, taking in the environment and enjoying each others company. We walk for about an hour covering perhaps a mile or less on good ground, with minimal gradient and no stiles. Very inclusive meeting at the Bandstand in Hall Leys Park.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationDE4 3AR in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk1 miles mi
Time of Walk 30m-1 hour
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Matlock Tuesday

A steady walk on rougher footpaths, going up and down hills including stiles. This group walks at a steady pace covering about 3 miles in 90 minutes. Meeting at various start points.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationVaried in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 1.30 hours
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Matlock Wednesday

A steady walk on rougher footpaths travelling up hills using stiles. This group starts at different starting points each week as detailed on the DDDC website. We walk for about 90 minutes covering about 3 miles at a steady pace.

helen.milton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Start LocationVaried in Derbyshire Dales
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 1.30 hours
Day of Walk Every Wednesday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Measham Longer Walk

The group walks between 3-5 miles each week at different locations and finish with a refreshments stop afterwards. Sturdy footwear essential. Meeting places vary so please contact the walk leader on 07956 299700.

Contact

07956 299700

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationVaried in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk3-5 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:30

Measham Walk and Talk

We are a friendly group who meet for a short walk every Tuesday and Thursday starting from Peggs Close Car Park, Measham at 10am. Why not join us for a free 30 minute gentle stroll around Measham with a stop off at Age UK for a cuppa and a chat afterwards?

Contact

01283595906

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationDE12 7LJ in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk1-1.5 mi
Time of Walk 30 mins
Day of Walk Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:00

Midlands Nordic Walking at Shipley Country Park

Beginner’s workshops (08:45am) and regular Nordic Walking sessions (10:00am) provided by a team of Nordic Walking instructors. The 10am session runs every week, the 08:45am beginners session is run on demand – so booking is essential. Nordic Walking poles are provided.

Contact

07970575758

catherine@midlandsnordicwalking.org

Start LocationDE75 7GX in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk1-3 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Saturday at 08:45
Cost per session Beginners £13 (if 2-4 people) or £20 (one to one tuition). Regular Nordic Walks £6.50 (including pole hire)

Mindful Walks

Mindful Walks are a friendly and informal walking group. It can be challenging to open up to others. Mindful Walks is a great walk and talk session to open up. The walks are every four weeks on a Sunday. The walks are mainly easy walks which last around 1-2 hours.

mindfulwalks22@aol.com

Start LocationDE56 1FZ in Amber Valley
Distance of Walk3 mi
Time of Walk 1-2 Hours
Day of Walk Fourth Sunday at 11:00
Cost per session Free

MindSpace – Markeaton Park

The group meets every other Friday at Markeaton Park, meeting by the Model Railway Building next to the main Car Park at 10.30am. From there we take a gentle ‘walk and talk’ around the park, before heading back to the Car Park for 11.30/12pm. Please register before first attendance-click more info.

community@derbyshiremind.org.uk

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

Monday Strollers

Meets outside Victoria Park Leisure Centre 10:15am. These are short walks to improve your health in pleasant company. Walks are usually flat, avoid stiles, circular or linear and take about an hour. Everyone walks at their own pace, as trained leaders walk at the pace of the fastest and slowest walkers.

communityhealthwellbeing@erewash.gov.uk

Start LocationDE7 8AT in Erewash
Distance of Walk3.5 mi
Time of Walk 1.30 hours
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:15
Cost per session £1.00 voluntary contribution

Nordic Rachel

Learn to Nordic Walk using specially designed Nordic Walking poles, which enhance your natural walking, to give you a highly effective whole body workout that doesn’t feel like one. If you can walk, you can Nordic walk. It can be enjoyed at all intensity levels, low, medium or high. There are many benefits to Nordic walking including improved po

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Distance of Walk mi
Time of Walk
Day of Walk at

Nordic Walking

Come and learn how to get the maximum benefit from using special Nordic Walking poles to enhance your regular walking, and learn about the many health benefits it can have. Beginners will need to book a separate lesson before joining the main group.

Contact

07508841364

nordicrachel@gmail.com

Start LocationDE7 8AT in Erewash
Distance of Walk2.5 miles mi
Time of Walk 1 hour
Day of Walk Every Tuesday, Thursday at 10:30
Cost per session £6

Nordic Walking

Come and learn how to get the maximum benefit from using special Nordic Walking poles to enhance your regular walking, and learn about the many health benefits it can have. Beginners will need to book a separate lesson before joining the main group.

Contact

07508841364

nordicrachel@gmail.com

Start LocationDE7 8AT in Erewash
Distance of Walk2.5 mi
Time of Walk 1hour
Day of Walk Every Thursday at 10:00
Cost per session £6

Nordic Walking Derbyshire

Nordic Walking is an enhanced walking technique that uses poles to work your upper body as well as your legs. It gives you a highly effective all over workout that doesn’t feel like one! Nordic Walking is a fun and social activity that can be enjoyed all year.

Start LocationVarious in Peak District National Park
Distance of Walk3-4 mi
Time of Walk 2 hours
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 10:00

North Wingfield Walk

Walks are varied and some routes include hills and stiles. Refreshments available after the walk for a small charge. North Wingfield Community resource Centre.

Contact

07971654854

hayley.bramley@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

Distance of Walk2 to 3 miles mi
Time of Walk 2 hours
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 10:00
Cost per session Free

Oak Group Walk

Why not try our 3.5 mile guided group trail and explore your way round the Hardwick Estate, spending more time outdoors this autumn. The Oak Group Walk is perfect if you want to meet with fellow local ramblers and stop for a well earn coffee after.

Contact

0344 249 1895

hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Start LocationS44 5QL in Bolsover
Distance of Walk3.5 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Last Thursday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

Overseal Walk

This walk is ideal for regular walkers who enjoy walks of up to 5 miles. The group meet every week at different locations for a 3-5 mile walk and always stop for a refreshment break at some point during each walk. Sturdy footwear is essential.

Contact

01283595906

get.active@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Start LocationVaries in South Derbyshire
Distance of Walk3-5 mi
Time of Walk 2
Day of Walk Every Tuesday at 13:30

Poolsbrook Parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed event at Poolsbrook Country Park, walkers most welcome! Every Saturday at 9.00am, arrive at around 8.45am, first-timers meet by the pavilion café for a briefing. Register beforehand, print your barcode and bring it with you on the day.

poolsbrook@parkrun.com

Start LocationS43 3WL in Chesterfield
Distance of Walk3.1 mi
Time of Walk 1
Day of Walk Every Saturday at 08:45
Cost per session Free

Potter In The Park

A gentle walk around Manor Park, Glossop. Meet near the footbridge in the carpark on Corn Street.

helen@the-bureau.org.uk

Start LocationSK13 7RP in High Peak
Distance of Walk1-2 mi
Time of Walk 1 hour 30 mins
Day of Walk Every Monday at 10:30
Cost per session Free

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