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Partnership walks


The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health

Friday "Kick Start" Weekly Walks 2.00pm - 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 1.50pm for a 2.00pm start for a walk of up to an hour , an hour and a half plus time for refreshments.

Please contact the Federation on 01629 733 915. Do visit the website for further information www.federationmentalhealth.co.uk.

The Farming Life Centre

Thursday Monthly Easy walks 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Supporting the well-being of Peak District Farming Communities

A gentle afternoon walk, monthly on Thursdays. Meet at 1.15 for a 1.30 – 2.30pm walk, with the opportunity for refreshments and a good chat afterwards!

Our walks are short and ‘Easy’ but may involve some stiles or ascents/descents over a short distance. They have been chosen to ensure we are on good surfaces whatever the weather, however, in the event of extreme weather conditions, please contact the Centre beforehand on 01298 85162 to confirm the walk is going ahead

Church town: Thursday 13 April

Park on the roadside near St Helen’s Church in Church town.


Church town is a small village 4 miles from Matlock just off the A6, reached from the Bakewell side of the A6 following signs to Parish Church at 30 mph signs entering Darley Dale. The walk is a pleasant flat walk crossing towards Oker following the Derwent river and across the gated road. Coffee and cakes at the Tall Trees café.


Lea Gardens and Holloway: Thursday 4 May

Park in the car park at Lea Gardens


The walk will be discovering the area around Lea Gardens including the outskirts of Holloway. We will have refreshments after the walk at the Lea Gardens café, when there will also be the opportunity to walk around the beautiful azalea and rhododendron gardens (small entrance fee) which should be in full bloom.


Hartington: Thursday 22 June

Park in the village in Church Street opposite the Devonshire Arms

where there is some street parking.


We will take a circular walk around Hartington taking in some of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Some minor elevations. Coffee and cakes to conclude.


Contact the Farming Life Centre

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

Farming Life Centre
Blackwell Farm
Nr. Buxton
SK17 9TQ

Tel: 01298 85162
Web: www.thefarminglifecentre.org.uk


Roll and Stroll Accessible Walks

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

Enable 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 resevoir 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.


3rd of April – Cromford Canal Wharf 11.00am – 1.00pm

Cromford Wharf, Mill Road, Cromford. DE4 3RP. Joining us are friends of Cromford Canal, who are happy for walkers to use their narrowboat ‘Birdswood’ to complete part of the journey to or from the Lea Pumping Station just past High Peak Junction (1.2 miles). Unfortunately at present the boat isn’t accessible for wheelchair users.


8th of May – Whitworth Park/ Centre 11.00am – 1.00pm

Station Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2EQ. Meet outside the great park café for a lovely easy walk around the newly finished cycle tracks that wind through the park


5th June – Carsington Water 11.00am – 1.00pm

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST. Meet by the disabled parking outside the visitor centre. There is a lot to do at the centre which is accessible for all, automatic doors, accessible toilets, a shop, picnic area and a good café to rest in after a lovely walk!

For more information and to book your place contact;

Tom Whittaker on 07881 244805; Tom.Whittaker@emhcareandsupport.org.uk

For more information and to book your place phone Enable on 01246 599999 or

contact Tom Whittaker on 07881 244805; email tomw@enable-group.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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