Ashbourne walks

Tuesday Very Easy walk (weekly)

Walk Leaders: Janet and Helen

Walk level Very Easy

Time: 10am
Duration: 30 - 60 mins 
Meeting point:
The top of Ashbourne Recreation Ground adjacent to Cockayne Avenue Car Park.

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 easy walk in the park.  Our walk leaders will ensure you walk at your pace and only for as long as you are able.

We usually find a cup of tea in Betty's cafe afterwards

Tuesday Buggy Walk  (weekly)

Walk leaders: Janet and Helen

Walk level Easy

Time: 11:30am
Duration: 60 mins 
Meeting point: Tunnel end of Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park 

Enabling you to build on your fitness without worrying about childcare. Also a great way to meet other new parents. 

Please always check the 'Ashbourne Buggy Walk' Facebook page for up to date information about the walk on a week to week basis as the weather deteriorates.

More information here

Wednesday Long morning walks - (weekly)

Walk leaders: Jill, Alison, Judy and Paul  
Walk level: Long
Time: 10:30am
Duration: 150-180mins (approx)
Meeting point: No longer at the Leisure Centre - see below

Date Meeting Point
Sept 8 Ashbourne Leisure Centre
Sept 15 National Stone Centre
Sept 22 Ellastone car park at village hall, opposite church
Sept 29 Youlgrave Coldwell End car park, at the top end with the public toilets
Oct 6 Get Together Walk - Tissington in Trail car park - DE6 1RA (178521)
Oct 13 Biggin by Hartington - on road near bus shelter - Drury Lane - SK17 0DL (157588)
Oct 20 Brassington - Wirksworth Dale - DE4 4NT (236547)
Oct 27 Alstonefield in village car park by public toilets - DE6 2FY (113556)
Nov 3 Dimmingsdale park at the Ramblers Retreat, Red Road, Alton - ST10 4BU (062432)
Nov 10 Narlowes Lane, Thorpe, car park opposite the Old Dog - DE6 2AW (165504)
Nov 17 Dovedale National Trust car park - DE6 2AY (500512)
Nov 24 Wirksworth Ecclesbourne Valley Railway car park DE4 4FB (288540)
Dec 1 Minninglow car park, Mouldridge Lane - DE4 2PN (195583)
Dec 8 Osmaston village car park - DE6 1LW (119440)
Dec15 Hartington village centre or car park - SK17 0AL (604129)
Dec 22  Bull i Thorn Hurdlow cafe car park, Ashbourne Road - SK17 9QQ (128666)
Dec 29 Parwich village car park - DE6 1QL (192542)


New walkers always welcome throughout the year. We meet at different locations around the Dales to enjoy longer walks of up to 3 hours. The long walks are more challenging and often include open rough country, stiles, longer inclines and steeper hills. You will need to be reasonably fit.

Friday Moderate morning walks (weekly)

Walk leaders: Penny, Ian, John and Chris
Walk level: Easy
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 90 mins
Meeting pointAshbourne Leisure Centre

New walkers always welcome. Our walking group enjoys walks up to about 90 minutes The walks may include stiles, up-hill and downhill walking on rougher terrain.  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.