New walks on the wild side

There's a new offering from a popular health scheme for Derbyshire Dales residents wanting to explore new locations.

The District Council's Walking for Health scheme is pleased to announce the 'Walk Moor' programme - a monthly led walk, free of charge, exploring moorland areas and gritstone edges.

The new partnership with Eastern Moors and North East Derbyshire District Council adds to the Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health programme, which already boasts free walks in different parts of the district every weekday.

Trained volunteers will lead a moorland walk of between two and a half and three and a half miles on the first Thursday of every month, meeting at 10am, and the new programme is available on this webpage.

Derbyshire Dales District Council's Walking for Health Coordinator Helen Milton said:

"We start on 7 March from Curbar Gap and these new walks will be on uneven ground and include some uphill walking, but with wonderful views and wildlife throughout the seasons.

"So these are slightly more challenging walks, but the key aims remain the same: supporting our local communities to maintain active lifestyles and improving the health and wellbeing of local people.

“As always, it's a great way of meeting new friends, with the chance to socialise and enjoy refreshments together."

  • See our latest programme of health walks in the Dales here or call Helen (pictured below) on 01629 761194.

Helen Milton Walking for Health Coordinator


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