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Partnership walks

 The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

Friday "Kick Start" Weekly Walks 1.45pm - meet at the Federation Base at Unit 7, Lime Tree Business Park, Lime Tree Road, Matlock, DE4 3EJ

Local walks with a friendly group. All abilities welcome with the pace set by the walkers themselves.  Meet up at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start for a walk of up to an hour , an hour and a half plus time for refreshments.

Sometimes we meet up further afield for a different walk please ring Becky on 01629 761125 for details 

Do visit the website for further information on DFMH activities: www.federationmentalhealth.co.uk.

The Farming Life Centre

Thursday Monthly Easy walks 1.15pm – 2.30pm

Supporting the well-being of Peak District Farming Communities

A gentle monthly afternoon walk, on Thursdays. Meet at 1.15pm for a 1.30 – 2.30pm walk, with the opportunity for refreshments and a good chat afterwards! Our walks are short and ‘Easy’ on good surfaces but may involve some stiles or ascents/descents over a short distance. In the event of extreme weather conditions, please contact Pauline beforehand on 07538 785666 to confirm the walk is going ahead. 

14 December - Bakewell, approx. 2 miles

Meet at the main entrance to the Agricultural Business Centre. A festive circular walk around Bakewell taking in the riverside and gardens. Refreshments to be enjoyed at one of our favourite Bakewell cafes. 

22 February 2018 – Rowsley, approx. 2 miles

Meet and park in the free car park at Cauldwell’s Mill. The walk follows a hidden footpath besides the Derwent river with the chance of seeing a kingfisher if we are lucky. Cakes etc at the Cauldwell’s Mill café and a chance to browse the craft shops.

22 March 2018 – Chelmorton approx. 2 miles

Street parking in the middle of the village somewhere near ‘Primitive Hall’. This walk takes in aspects of this pretty ribbon village and some of the surrounding farmland, good paths under foot. We will take refreshments at the Brierlow Bar Café and Bookstore.

Contact the Farming Life Centre

For more information or to book a place on any of the above walks, please contact Mary:

Farming Life Centre
Agricultural Business Centre
DE45 1AH

Tel: 01629 810903
Web: www.thefarminglifecentre.org.uk  Email info@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk


EMH care & support

Roll and Stroll Accessible Walks

1st Monday of the Month 11.00am (March - October)

emf have been providing care and support services to people with learning difficulties since 1990. We also provide supported housing for people aged 55 and over, and a range of other services to vulnerable people.

Roll and Stroll are fully accessible walks led by qualified walk leaders. The walks start and finish from the venue where the pace and length of walk are set by you. Disabled parking, good food, refreshments and accessible toilets (sometimes radar keys) are available – bring a packed lunch or get some lunch at the cafes.

If you need someone to support you please don’t come on your own as unfortunately we can’t offer any additional support. Please ring with any questions.

Last year we have run very successful walks from Hassop Station along the popular Monsal Trail, from Carsinton Water Visitor Centre along the reservoir edge, and from Cromford Wharf along the beautiful Cromford Canal.

Wear appropriate shoes and check the weather forecast and bring waterproofs or a brolly if necessary.


Monday 5 March – Hassop Station on the Monsal Trail 11.00am – 1.00pm

For more information and to book your place contact;

Tom Whittaker on 07736 822305; Tom.Whittaker@emhcareandsupport.org.uk


Making Space and Meadow View Community Care Centre

New Monthly Dementia Friendly Walks in Whitworth Park, Darley Dale

Second Tuesday of the Month at 1.30pm.

Starting Tuesday 9 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April and so on...

We are teaming up with ‘Making Space’ (Derbyshire Dementia Support Service) and Meadow View Community Care Centre to offer new Dementia Friendly short walks around lovely Whitworth Park. These wheelchair friendly easy walks link into the Activity Groups and Carer Support Groups that Making Space currently organise.

These walks will enable those living with dementia and carers supporting loved ones to enjoy gentle exercise, good company and the great outdoors. We guarantee a warm welcome and a programme of walks designed specifically for you at your pace (15 – 60 mins)

If you need someone to support you, please don’t come on your own as unfortunately we can’t offer any additional support.

Ring Howard Griffith on 01629 761194 or email howard.griffith@derbyshiredales.org.uk

Dales Heart Cardiac Support Group

Dales Heart is a group of people with heart disease plus their spouses, partners and carers, offering mutual support in a social setting.

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at different venues.

For further details contact Mike 01629 584589 or Myra 01246 274117 or visit www.dalesheart.co.uk


Walking for Health

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 225
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