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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.

UPDATED 2nd April. We are able to restart group walks of up to 15 people as an organised outdoor activity if we comply with the government rules and Ramblers guidance for group walks. We need to follow the Ramblers guidance as part of our insurance conditions. The following rules will therefore apply for group walks from 3rd April:
  • Group size is at the leader's discretion up to a maximum of 15 (including the leader)
  • The group leader must carry out a written risk assessment. The assessment must be sent to the Secretary no later than the Thursday before the walk
  • Walks must be pre-booked with the leader on a first come first served basis. The list of names and contact details must be kept by the leader for 21 days in case any contract tracing is needed
  • Everybody on the walk should follow social distancing i.e. keep 2 metres apart if at all possible, and follow the latest government guidance on travelling for the walk.

The risk assessment form can be found here (PDF) or here (MS Office). Further Ramblers guidance is available here.

Saturday 15 MayMONSAL DALELeader: Marie
An 8-9 mile walk starting from Monsal Head meeting at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via the Monsal Trail, to Cressbrook,Litton Mill, Wardlow, Longstone Moor and Great Longstone. Possible tea stop at the Hassop tearooms.
Saturday 22 MayCOWN EDGE WAYLeader: Helen
Broadbottom to Rowarth following the Cown Edge Way and returning via the Coombs Edge ridge. Teashop at the end. Approx. 11 miles. Meet at Broadbottom Station for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 29 MayCASTLETONLeader: Alison
A 10.5 mile walk going via Mam Nick, Lord Seat, Perry Dale, Old Dam, Eldon Hill and Hurd Low, with 1,854 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, Main Pay and Display Car park next to the visitor centre. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Level - moderate.
Saturday 5 JuneDERWENT EDGELeader: Barbara
Walk distance and description updated. A 10 mile moderate walk up to Lost Lad on Derwent Edge and back via Whinstone Lee Tor, 1600 ft of ascent.
Meet at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Park at Cutthroat bridge lay-by on the A57, Grid ref: SK215875 Nearest post code: S33 0AX What3Words: producers.bonkers.important
Saturday 12 JuneKINDER FROM EDALELeader: Steve
Kinder from Edale Valley, Under 15 miles, moderate terrain. Details TBD.
Saturday 19 JuneLOW BRADFIELDLeader: Alison
A 10 mile walk via reservoirs and moorland, calling in at the ‘Our Cow Molly’ ice cream parlour by popular demand. Tea shop at the end. Starting point will be in Low Bradfield next to the cricket ground, across the road from the Postcard Cafe. On road parking, or in small car park behind the cricket ground. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Level – Easy to moderate.
Saturday 26 JuneNORTH OF HARTINGTONLeader: Paul
Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the duck pond in the centre of Hartington (P&D and roadside parking) for a 13 mile moderate walk around the limestone countryside to the north of Hartington. The walk goes via Pilsbury Castle and High Wheeldon, returning via Longnor and the Manifold Trail.
Wednesday 7 JulyHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet in Hathersage by the swimming baths at 7.30pm. The walk is 4 to 5 miles. The walk will go via Brookfield Manor. There may be a pub stop at the end.
Saturday 10 JulyTISSINGTON TO MILLDALELeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk over the limestone hills and dales between Tissington & Milldale going via Thorpe, Ilam and Dovedale, returning by Alsop en le Dale and Parwich. Meet at Tissington village P&D car park SK178 521 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 17 JulyDETAILS TO FOLLOWLeader: Catriona
Details TBC.
Saturday 24 JulyMONSAL TRAIL & BAKEWELLLeader: Barbara
A 10 mile walk from Monsal Head including the Monsal trail, Bakewell, Sheldon & White Lodge.
Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Pay & display car par at Monsal Head or free parking on Castlegate Lane (B6465) Grid ref: SK185715 What 3 Words: fabric.punk.unzips
Saturday 14 AugustGLOSSOPLeader: Helen
A circular walk from Old Glossop to Longdendale reservoirs. Approx. 9 miles. Meet at Manor Park car park Glossop SK13 7SH at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 21 AugustMILLER'S DALELeader: Alison
An 11 mile walk going via Blackwell, Priestcliffe, High Dale, Monsal Dale, Monsal Head, Cressbrook and Litton Mill, with 1,969 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start from the car park at the former Miller’s Dale railway station just off the B6049. Level - moderate.
Saturday 28 August GOYT VALLEY AND AXE EDGE MOORLeader: Julian
A 13 mile mod/hard walk with approx. 1500’ ascent. We will walk via Burbage Edge, Errwood Reservoir, Danebower Quarries and Axe Edge Moor with a stop at the Peak View Tearooms part way around. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at the Derbyshire Bridge car park just off the A537 west of Buxton. SK019716 or W3W brilliant.pulp.headstone
Saturday 2 OctoberBOLLINGTON WALKING FESTIVALLeader: Julian
A Footprints walk as part of the Bollington Walking Festival. Details TBC.