Ashbourne walks

Tuesday morning walks (weekly)

  • Walk Leaders: Helen 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: 10am
  • 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, Paul and Stephen
  • 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


  • January 4th - Youlgrave - Coldwell End car park (DE45 1UK, SK 2056 6406) honesty box payment
  • January 11th - Ashbourne – Shawcroft car park (DE6 1GD, SK 1812 4665)
  • January 18th - Osmaston – Village hall (DE6 1LW, SK 1993 4389)
  • January 25th - Oakamoor – Mill Road car park (ST10 3AG, SK 0526 4465)
  • February 1st - Ellastone – Village hall (DE6 2HB, SK 1163 4342)
  • February 8th - Milldale – Car park (DE6 2GB, SK 1363 5474)
  • Feb 15 - Carsington – Village roadside (DE4 4DE, SK 252 534)
  • Feb 22 - Hulme End – Hulme End car park (SK17 0EZ, SK103 593)
  • Mar 1 - Friden – High Peak Trail car park (SK17 0DY, SK 1727 6073)
  • Mar 8 - Wirksworth – Railway Station (DE4 4FB, SK 2896 5405)
  • Mar 15 - Magpie Mine – Layby (SK17 9QS, SK 1567 6855)
  • Mar 22 - Kirk Ireton – Roadside in village (DE6 3JP, SK 2670 5015)
  • Mar 29 - Hartington – Village centre (SK17 0AL, SK 1282 6042)

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: Chris, John, Malcolm and Kaye
  • 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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