Group Walks

Throughout the year Walk In Derbyshire host organised group walks open for all to join.

Upcoming Events

Walking Themes

  • Pub Classic – Incorporates a pub on the route, usually between 6 and 12 miles
  • Endurance Yomp – At least 15 miles in length
  • Ramble On – Classic hike between 6-14 miles
  • Wellness Wander – Reconnect with nature and enjoy a spot of meditation, between 6 and 8 miles
  • Peak Dash – Not a walk but a 10k run across various trails in the Peak District.

Why Join Us for a Hike?

  • Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and offers a whole host of benefits for your health and wellbeing, all in the beauty and fresh air of the great outdoors. Not only does it improve physical fitness, but it is also shown to reduce blood pressure, ease anxiety and spread happiness
  • We do the navigating so you can just relax and follow the pack
  • The Peak District is the first area to be granted national park status. So naturally, it’s the best
  • We are a friendly bunch and only bite on occasion
  • Short cafe/pub stops aren’t always possible, but when they are, we can’t help ourselves
  • Gorgeous views to capture on camera.

What to Bring?

It is highly recommended that you bring the following with you on a group hike:

  • Good pair of hiking shoes or boots
  • Suitable outdoor clothing
  • Packed lunch
  • Plenty of water.

The weather can change in an instant, so layers and waterproofs are always a good idea. There have been occasions where people have had to turn back due to not having the correct clothing.

Cake sharing is always welcome.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Yes, if they are friendly with other dogs. Please keep them on a lead as there may be sheep/cows throughout the walk.

Where Are the Walks?

We cover a wide range of beautiful areas around the Peak District, from the southern White Peak to the more northern Dark Peak. Although we mainly stick to the Derbyshire region, we may stray into adjoining counties at times.

Join our Facebook group and see our events pages for further information on when and where the walks will take place.

If you join us on a walk, upload your pics to spread the word and inspire others to love the peaks.

Are the Walks Free?

Although group walks are free, if you enjoy the day out, we appreciate a small voluntary donation to help pay for the running costs of the website.

Requirements

A good level of fitness is required from all who attend (enough to complete at least an 8-mile hike, including steep hills).

Safety

Please do not rely on our guidelines to solely navigate a hike. Always take a physical map and compass with you and make sure know how to use them. Hiking is generally safe, but there are always potential risks. Use common sense, plan your route beforehand and make a reasonable judgment at all times.

We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file to assist navigation. Don’t rely on this too heavily, as electron devices can fail (especially in cold conditions). It’s worth noting that the actual walking distance on the day is often more than the mileage stated on the GPX route due to us tending to wander/explore whilst out and about.

Although we try our best, we are not responsible for your safety. If you don’t feel fit enough or think you may struggle for any other reason, then we recommend you do not attend. We accept no liability for any injuries or accidents that may result from joining a voluntary group hike.

COVID

Please do not attend the walk if you have any COVID symptoms on the day or if you have recently returned (<14 days) from an area with a high incidence of infections in the UK or overseas.

The group should practice social distancing and take hand sanitiser for use around touch points like gates and styles.

Questions?

If you have any questions, get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Hope to see you soon!