New accessible Dales walks

Our free health walks go from strength to strength. We now offer 22 different walks from entry level to progression, with over 8,000 individual walks completed last year.

We welcome new walkers throughout the year and our friendly, welcoming wanders help people make new friends and get out and about. It’s perfect for people who don’t fancy intense exercise. You can start off slowly and build up gradually as you get more confident.

This year we have started two new fully accessible walks suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and walkers with learning disabilities. Stroll and Roll Accessible Walks operate regularly on the first Monday of the month from 11am in partnership with Enable. Led by qualified leaders, these walks start and finish at a venue with disabled parking, good food, refreshments and accessible toilets.

On Monday 5 December Stroll and Roll sets out from Cromford Wharf in Mill Road for a festive walk.

Last summer our first Friday weekly Buggy Walk for parents with babies and toddlers started in Matlock's Hall Leys Park. These walks are designed to be social and enjoyable, enabling mums and dads to meet other new parents, share their experiences and build on their fitness in a comfortable and safe environment without having to worry about childcare.

In Volunteers' Week back in June we celebrated the brilliant work of our volunteer walk leaders, following them on a gentle walk from Matlock to Tansley. View the video below and find out more about our free health walks.


Walking for Health

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