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!


Walking Groups relaunching – come and join us!

As of the 12th April 2021, many of our walking groups will be restarting! 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.

We have put strict safety measures 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.


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:

Jess Holmes – 07816158889 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


* NEDDC walking group timetable April 2021

* NEDDC walking Covid-19 risk assessment

* Walker briefing note