North East Derbyshire Walking Groups

Walking with a group is a great way to be more active, improve your health and meet new people so why not give it a go? We have a number of groups across the district, part of a county wide initiative to get the nation walking!

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 feel connected with others. 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!

There is no expectation that you have to walk every week. You don’t need expensive equipment or clothing, although good footwear is recommended.

Our NED Group Walks are classed as an ‘outdoor, organised sport’ and therefore are exempt from the ‘rule of 6’ for social gatherings. Safety measures are in place to keep everyone as safe as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. Walkers should read our Walker Briefing Notes and Risk Assessment below, before coming along. View the walking group timetable (.pdf | 500kb).

Walk Moor – get out walking on the Eastern Moors!

Walk Moor 2021 programme has now finished. We will resume in March 2022 with a new programme.

In partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council and The Eastern Moor Partnership, we provide a programme of monthly walks across the Eastern Moors led by our wonderful Walk Leaders.

These walks are all in a moorland environment so you can expect great views and wide open spaces. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore new areas on the moors, get more exercise and meet new people. If you get into the habit of joining in with this programme throughout the year you may come across ground nestling birds in the spring, purple heather in late summer and the deer rut in the autumn.

Love Exploring

Love Exploring launched this Spring in Clay Cross and uses Augmented Reality to bring Sharley Park and Kenning Park to life with Dinosaurs and Planets! The app and events are FREE, although not all phones are compatible with the App yet unfortunately, please download the App before visiting the parks to avoid disappointment. IPads and tablets can be used if they have GPS connection. Mini-beasts and Fairies coming later in the year!

We are looking for new Walk Leaders!

North East Derbyshire is seeking volunteers to lead/assist with their walking groups across the District.

As a volunteer walk leader, you will be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. You will have access to Walking for Health resources to help fulfil your role, opportunity to discover more of your local area and spend time in the outdoors as well as the opportunity to be more physically active yourself.

What skills do I need?

The main skill we need from our volunteer walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!  You don't need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others. You will also be required to take attendance registers and carry out risk assessments.

What support will you receive?

Full training and induction with a nationally recognised and well respected scheme. Ongoing support and guidance from your scheme coordinators

If you would like further information on joining a walk, or becoming a Walk Leader, please get in contact with one of our team:

Debbie Saint – 07773201033 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.