Ashbourne walks

Tuesday morning walks (weekly)

  • Walk Leaders: Janet and Glenys
  • Walk description: A very steady walk on good ground with no stiles. In wetter weather we avoid the grass and use local pavements.
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Duration: 45 - 60 mins
  • Meeting point: By the Pavilion on the Recreation Ground.

New walkers are always welcome. Enabling you to build on your fitness and walk or get back to walking in a supportive environment. Whether you haven't walked for a long time or whether you are trying to recover from surgery you will be welcome on this very steady walk in the park. Our walk leaders will ensure you walk at your pace and only for as long as you are able. We sometimes find a cup of tea in a cafe afterwards.

Wednesday morning walks - (weekly)

  • Walk leaders: Jill, Judy, Steve and Arthur
  • Walk description: These longer walks are more challenging and often include open rough country, stiles, longer inclines and steeper hills. You will need to be reasonably fit.
  • Time: 10:30am
  • Duration: 3 hours covering 5-6 miles


  • May 29 - Alsop Station car park on Tissington Trail (DE6 1NN, SK156549)
  • Jun 5 - Hulme End car park by the Tea Junction (SK17 0EZ, SK102592)
  • Jun 12 - Hurdlow car park on Tissington Trail (SK17 9QJ, SK127658)
  • Jun 19 - Over Haddon village car park (DE45 1HZ, SK203664)
  • Jun 26 - Get Together Walk - Thornbridge Hall car park near Great Longstone (postcode leads you astray – A6020 Ashford to Hassop Road avoiding deliveries track, SK199701)
  • Jul 3 - Ellastone church car park, overflow at village hall (DE6 2HB, SK116434)
  • Jul 10 - Bonsall Clatterway car park (DE4 2AA, SK280580)
  • Jul 17 - Youlgrave Moor Lane car park (DE45 1LU, SK194644)
  • Jul 24 - Oakamoor Mill Road car park (ST10 3AG, SK052466)
  • Jul 31 - Hartington park in village, meet by duckpond (SK17 0AW, SK128604)
  • Aug 7 - Winster park at café at Miners Standard (DE4 2DR, SK237602)
  • Aug 14 - Cromford Wharf car park (DE4 3RQ, SK300570)
  • Aug 21 - Hazelwood at The Well Kitchen (DE56 4AG, SK328461)
  • Aug 28 - Rowsley in Old Station Close car park (DE4 2EL, SK259659)
  • Sep 4 - Biggin by Hartington on Drury Lane, roadside near bus shelter (SK17 0DL, SK157588)
  • Sep 11 - Thorpe in Narlows Lane car park (DE6 2AT, SK163504)
  • Sep 18 - Dovedale NT car park (DE6 2AY, SK146509)
  • Sep 25 - Alstonefield car park near cricket club (DE6 2GD, SK129555)

New walkers always welcome throughout the year. We meet at different locations around the Dales to enjoy longer walks of about 3 hours.

Friday Easy morning walks (weekly)

  • Walk leaders: Malcolm and Paul
  • Walk description: A steady walk on rougher footpaths which include stiles and hills.
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Duration: ~2 hours covering about 3-4 miles
  • Meeting point: Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park

New walkers always welcome. Our walking group enjoys walks of about 90-120 minutes The walks may include stiles, up-hill and downhill walking on rougher terrain at a steady pace. We usually walk from the Leisure Centre and sometimes car share to a starting point within 10 or 15 minutes drive from the Leisure Centre or take a bus to or from the walk. Each route is planned by the walk leader before the day, taking into account the weather forecast and conditions underfoot.

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