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 Steve
  • 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


  • March 15 - Magpie Mine – Layby (SK17 9QS, SK 1567 6855)
  • March 22 - Kirk Ireton – Roadside in village (DE6 3JP, SK 2670 5015)
  • March 29 - Hartington – Village centre (SK17 0AL, SK 1282 6042)
  • April 5 - Wetton – village car park, Carr Lane (DE6 2AF, SK 108553)
  • April 12 - Brassington – roadside by church (DE4 4HJ, SK 230543)
  • April 19 - Hassop Station – Get Together Walk (DE45 1NW, SK 217705)
  • April 26 - Hognaston – roadside by church (DE6 1PR, SK 235506)
  • May 3 - Winster – car park at top of West Bank (DE4 2DR, SK 238603)
  • May 10 - Ilam – meet by church – park roadside in village or in Ilam Hall National Trust car park (DE6 2AZ, SK 131507)
  • May 17 - Rowsley – Old Station Close car park (DE4 2EL, SK 259659)
  • May 24 - Alsop Moor – A515 lay-by (DE6 1QS, SK 156563)
  • May 31 - Earl Sterndale roadside by village green (SK17 0BT, SK 090670)
  • June 7 - Youlgrave – Coldwell End car park (DE45 1UY, SK 206640)
  • June 14 - Monyash – village car park or roadside (DE45 1JJ, SK 149666)
  • June 21 - Oakamoor – village car park (ST10 3AG, SK 053447)
  • June 28 - Black Rocks – pay and display car park (DE4 4GT, SK291556)

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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