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Local Walks In Derbyshire

Looking for a walk in your local area? You’ll find details of our forthcoming walks on this page as well as a link to the last 12 months' programme so you can see what you've missed!

Non-members are welcome to ’try us out’ on a couple of day walks before deciding to join, but we ask you to check with the leader first. Click on the leader’s name to send an email. Where no email address is given use the contact form and we will put you in touch.

You can see the programme for the last 12 months by clicking on the link below, or use the menu on the left to see what else we have to offer:

Where a walk involves public transport it is advisable to check the train or bus times beforehand. A packed lunch will be needed unless stated otherwise.

Walk leaders must carry out a written risk assessment and return it to the Secretary. This is required as part of the conditions of our insurance. The risk assessment form can be found here (PDF) or here (MS Office).

Saturday 21 MayHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk going via North Lees, Stanage Edge, Bamford and Thorpe Farm, where ice creams and drinks will be available. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, Pay and Display Car park opposite the swimming baths. Start time 10:30. Level - Moderate.
Saturday 28 MayROYSTONE GRANGE AND PARWICHLeader: Paul
A 14 mile moderate walk going via Long Dale and Roystone Grange. Returning by Parwich village and the High Peak Trail. 1500ft ascent. Meet at Friden car park High Peak Trail SK172607 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 4 JuneHOPE VALLEY LINELeader: Barbara
New Walk. A linear walk from Hathersage station to Dore and Totley station, via Stanage Edge, Redmires reservoirs and the Limb Valley. 10 miles and 1370ft of ascent. Walk will start promptly at 10.35 from Hathersage station.
Travel Options:
  • Park at Dore and Totley station to catch the 10.21 train which arrives in Hathersage at 10.32. Parking is currently free for rail travellers.
  • Park at Hathersage station, walk to Dore and Totley station and catch the train back at the end of the walk. P&D parking in the station car park (RingGo).
There is a tea shop/restaurant very close to Dore & Totley station for those waiting for the return train (at 21 mins past the hour all day). Single train fare: £3.80 or £2.50 with railcard. Trains from Manchester Piccadilly arrive at Hathersage at 43 mins past the hour. If you will be catching the train that arrives at 10.43 let me know and we will wait for you.
Saturday 11 JuneGRAINS IN THE WATER AND ALPORT CASTLESLeader: Julian
A walk exploring the moors and valleys south of Bleaklow Head. We walk via Lady Clough, Doctor’s Gate to Hern Clough and Grains in the Water and follow Alport Dale to Alport Castles and back across Cowms Moor. 13 miles mod/hard with 1900’ of climbing.
Meet 10:00 for a prompt 10:15 start at Birchen Clough Car Park on the A57 Snake Pass grid ref SK109914 or W3W gently.wonderful.slanting Note, parking can get busy here in good weather!
Wednesday 6 JulyHOPELeader: Debbie
Meet at Hope station car park for a 7pm start. 4-5 miles.
Wednesday 20 JulyHOPELeader: Alison
A 5 mile walk taking in Hope Brink and Wooler Knoll. Meet 19.30 in main car park in Hope Village. Level - Moderate.
Saturday 23 JulyHARTINGTONLeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk via the Wolfscote Dale, Shining Tor, Milldale, Alstonefield, Narrowdale and Beresford Dale, with 1,652 feet of ascent. Tea shop at the end. Starting point by the duck pond. On road parking, or in the pay and display carpark. Start time 10.30. Level – Moderate.
Saturday 30 JulyELDON HOLE AND SOUTH HEADLeader: Paul
A 14 mile moderate walk going via Eldon Hole and Peak Forest. Returning by South Head and Brown Knoll. 2000ft ascent. Meet at NT car park Mam Nick SK123832 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 6 AugustBAMFORD EDGELeader: Debbie
10 mile walk from Bamford station. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. An easy/moderate walk on Bamford Edge, over Cutthroat Bridge to the Ladybower pub and down the old railway line back to Bamford.
Wednesday 10 AugustCASTLETONLeader: Debbie
Meet at Castleton main car park for a 7pm start. 4-5 miles.
Saturday 13 AugustCARRBROOKLeader: Helen
Meet 10.15am for 10.30am start from Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook, SK15 3PJ near Stalybridge. 8-9 miles approx. Further details to follow.
Saturday 10 SeptemberHOPELeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk going via Casteton, Cave Dale, Windy Knoll, Mam Tor and Lose Hill with 1,890 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, the pay and display car park. Start time 10.30. Level - Moderate.
Saturday 1 OctoberASHOVER SKYLINELeader: Barbara
New walk. A circuit of the high ground around Ashover with views over to the magnesian limestone ridge and its fabulous buildings. 9 miles and 1280ft of ascent. Meet at Ashover Parish Hall (free parking) at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Grid Ref: SK350632. W3W: unstable.baths.excel. Post Code: S45 0AD.
Saturday 15 OctoberWINSTERLeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk via Cowley Knowl, Stanton Moor, Birchover, Robin Hood’s Stride and Elton with 1,100 feet of ascent. Possible refreshments on-route. Starting point at the car park (GR: SK 246606). Start time 10.30. Level - Moderate.