Derby Walking Festival Additional Information

Green and white illustrated image of trees and walkers with Derby Walking Festival written above

More information about walks included in the Derby Walking Festival.

Fri 17 May

Bat walk, 9pm

A walk around Markeaton Park searching for bat activity. The Bat group guide will bring Bat Detectors, with the hopes of hearing and seeing bats. The walk could continue until Saturday morning: this will be weather dependent, if it is warm and dry more of the bats will be busy. Members of Friends of Markeaton Park and Derby Bat Conservation Group will be on hand to answer questions about the wood and the bats that live there.

Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Walking mostly on level paths or grass in Markeaton Park. Some stretches could be over uneven ground, it depends where the bats are flying. It could be windy, cold, wet and slippery but the previous 3 walks have been dry and calm. The walk will be around Markeaton Lake: one side has a tarmac path, whilst the other side is mown grass with a bridge that used to have railway lines on it. 

Distance: 1km

Practical information: Please wear walking shoes and come prepared to get cold/ wet. Bring a torch.

Meeting point: Mundy Centre car park off Markeaton Lane, DE22 4NH, meet at 8.45pm. Map available here

Accessible? Yes

The walk finishes at the canoe pond which has tarmac path all the way around. Anyone in a wheelchair could come part of the way around the lake then wait at the canoe pond. If there are plenty of bats this is where the group will be watching into the night.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? No.

Children welcome; their responsible adults take them home according to their own times.

Car Parking: Available at Mundy Play Centre car park, DE22 2NH

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: Visit the Friends of Markeaton Park website or email friends.markeaton@gmail.com 

Radio Derby's Wellbeing Walk and Talk, 9:30am

Wellbeing Breakfast and Talk, followed by a Wellbeing Walk along the River Derwent

Difficulty: Easy / Medium

Pathed for the whole duration of the walk, and relatively flat throughout.

Distance: 2 miles

Practical information: Wear closed sensible shoes for walk, complimentary fruit and herbal teas will be provided for the breakfast.

Meeting point: Art Gallery and Museum, Wardwick, Derby, DE1 1HS (Also location for breakfast and talk)

Accessible? Yes

Suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs – ramped entrance to the riverside path

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? No

Car Parking: Chargeable car parks nearby: Bold Lane Car Park, DE1 3NT, Chapel Street Car Park DE1 3GU, Becketwell Car Park, DE1 1AA

Booking required? Yes, register by calling Radio Derby on 01332 375001

Any further questions contact: Radio Derby on 01332 361111 or 07840648241

Sat 18 May

Hidden History, with Friends of Chellaston Brickworks, 10am

Chellaston Brickworks Local Nature Reserve has had several previous lives and if you know where to look you can find traces of that history. We will also take a look at the ongoing maintenance being carried out to enhance this lovely green space.

Difficulty: Moderate

Please bear in mind that this area is a Nature Reserve and parts of the walk are along unmade paths and tracks which are steep in areas and can be very muddy and slippery in wet weather.

Distance: 1½ miles

Practical information: Suitable clothing and footwear for weather conditions. Can be very muddy if wet.

Meeting point: Car Park, Bensley Close, DE73 6TL

End point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No.

Unfortunately the walk is not suitable for people with limited mobility or wheelchairs.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? No.

We will aim to make this walk interesting for all ages.

Car parking: Free parking available at meeting point of Car Park, Bensley Close, DE73 6TL

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: Visit the Friends of Chellaston Brickworks website or email brickworksreserve@gmail.com

 

Science in the City, 10am

with Beyond the Pencil

Discover some of Derby’s fascinating scientific heritage and experiment with the city itself on this 90 minute walking tour.

Difficulty: Easy 

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: Wear comfortable shows. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting point: Derby Tourist Information Centre, DE1 3AH

End point: Cathedral Green (in front of Silk Mill)

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? Yes.

Age range 6 - 106 years.

Car parking: Main city centre car parks are available for a cost. The closest car park to the meeting point is the Assembly Rooms. 

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the the Beyond the Pencil website and contact us.

Littleover Parks Walk, 2pm

with Walk for Health Livewell

The walk will meet at 1.45pm for a flat walk on good surfaces including pavements, through Clemson's, Sunnydale and Griffe Parks. 

Difficulty: Easy 

Practical information: Wear comfortable shoes. There will be a first aider in attendance. 

Meeting pointKing George V playing field car park, DE23 3ET, at 1.45pm

End point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? No

Car parking: King George V playing field has a car park on Carlisle Avenue, Littleover, DE23 3ET. This is also the meeting and end points for the walk.

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: Visit the Walk for Health website.

Sun 19 May

Woofs and Walkies, 10.30am

Come and join Scarsdale Vets for a mass participation dog walk from Pride Veterinary Centre on Pride Park along the riverside path to Alvaston Park and back again.  After your leisurely stroll with your pooch you are invited to return to Pride Veterinary Centre for a fun afternoon, with a variety of stalls and activities taking place. Everyone is welcome. All money raised from the dog walk and fun afternoon will be donated to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

Difficulty: Easy/ moderate

Distance: 3½ miles

Practical information: Sensible closed shoes. Toilets available at the veterinary practice and at Alvaston Park. 

Meeting point: Scarsdale Vets LLP, Pride Veterinary Centre, DE24 8HZ. Register at 10am

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

The route is paved throughout and accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. At the start of the walk the pavement is uneven. If anyone needs help with negotiating the uneven pavement, marshals will be on hand to help.

A BSL interpreter will be in attendance from 10am until 3pm.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

All dog owners are responsible for their own dog’s behaviour. Dogs must be on leads.

Age specific? No

Car parking: Limited free parking at:

Scarsdale Vets LLP
Pride Veterinary Centre
Riverside Road, Derby DE24 8HX

Stewards will be available to direct people to parking areas.

Booking required? Yes, free event, suggested donation of £2 per person on the day

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

Mon 20 May

Mickleover Community Walk, 10.15am

Walk for Health with Livewell

A walk around the streets and footpaths of Mickleover.

There are two options:

a) A slightly longer walk of between 60 and 90 minutes

b)A slightly shorter version of between 45 and 60 minutes

Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Distance: Longer walk is 4 miles, shorter walk is 2½ miles

Practical information: Wear walking boots or sensible shoes. There are toilets and a café at the Community Centre. There will be first aiders on each walk.

We are a very friendly group who enjoy regular walks together. These walks are designed as a taster for the regular walks. We vary the precise route week by week to maintain interest. We stop every now and again to ensure that everyone is OK.

Meeting point: Mickleover Community Centre, DE3 5DA (meet at 10.15 for long walk and 10.30 for short walk)

End point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

Suitable for pushchairs but not wheelchairs.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

Dogs must be kept on lead. 

Age specific? No

Car Parking: There is a free car park on Holly End Road or alternatively there is parking on Vicarage Road.

Booking required? No

 

Walking Netball, 1pm

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

This event costs £3.50 pp.

Difficulty: Easy.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

Distance: N/A 11am - 12pm

Practical information: Wear something comfortable you can move around in, good supporting trainers and don’t forget a bottle of water! Toilets available. There will be a first aider available.

Meeting point: Rykneld Sports Centre, Richmond Park Road, DE22 4LP

Please arrive 10 mins before the session start time, to meet the host and complete a short registration form.

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? No

Car parking: The sports centre has a car park

Booking required? No. There is a cost of £3.50pp.

Any further questions contact: Visit the Netball England website or contact Rachel Gregg at rachel.gregg@englandnetball.co.uk 

 

Buggybabes Walk for New Mums, 2pm

Bring your baby or toddler in the buggy for a walking based exercise class in the park! We'll be going on a brisk walk and making many stops along the way to incorporate squats, lunges and much more!

Difficulty: Easy

The walk is an easy walk and is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Distance: 2 - 3 miles

Practical information: Wear trainers. Toilets available in Darley Park. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Outside Darley Park tea rooms 

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? Yes.

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Car parking: Free parking available at Darley Park car park

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the Buggybabes website for more information. Or contact Beccy Salmon at beccy@buggybabes.com

Stockbrook Afternoon Potter, 2pm

Come and join us on a community litter pick and tidy up around Stockbrook Park Recreation Ground and surrounding areas. Recently it has been noted that there is a lot of litter being dropped in the area. Why not do something about it and join in the clean up!

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 2 miles

Practical information: Comfortable shoes, the walk is all on hard surface. Toilets available at Bramblebrook Community Centre. There will be a first aider in attendance. You will be supplied with all necessary equipment

Meeting point: Bramblebrook Community Centre

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Car parking available at Bramblebrook Community Centre

Booking required? Yes, free event

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

Six Streets History Trail, 6.30pm

Join Six Streets Community Group for a historical walk.

Six Streets is a residential area between Kedleston and Duffield Roads. You may think that nothing has ever happened here but Six Streets History Network can prove you wrong! There is an amazing amount of history packed into such a small area. Come along to learn more. 

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 0.75 miles / 1.2km

Practical information: Please check the weather forecast on the day to see if sun hats, suncream or light rain gear is required. Trainers/ sturdy street shoes are fine. Any customer of the nearby pubs/coffee house has access to toilets. First aid kit available for minor injuries.

Meeting point:  Top of Wheeldon Avenue/ bottom of West Bank Avenue - at the end of the gitty with Broadway (DE22 1HN). The meeting point can be viewed on Google maps here.

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

This is a pavement walk. It is all on pavements with a number of dropped and also studded kerbs for crossing roads.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

If the dog is happy with pavement walking on a short lead in a group with frequent stops. Otherwise, if not this would be unfair on both the dog and the group.

Age specific? No

Car parking: On street parking is free in evenings and at weekends on Broadway. Limited on street free parking is available on nearby Liston Drive.

The Allestree bus service: Bromley Street stop is nearest.

Sixes and other Duffield Road services: Broadway Pub and West Bank Avenue stops are also nearby.

Booking required? Not required but preferred

Any further questions contact: Please visit the Six Streets website for more information

Tue 21 May

Arboretum Park Walk, 9.10am

With Walk for Health Livewell

A circular walk around Derby Arboretum Park.

Difficulty: Easy.

Flat park walk with circular laps.

Distance: 1½ - 2 miles

Practical information: Wear flat comfy shoes, no sandals or flip flops. Toilets available in Arboretum Park. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Reginald Street near St James School

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free car parking on side street

Booking required? No

 

Oakwood Woodland Walk, 10am

with Walk for Health Livewell

A walk around the Oakwood area, including various wooded areas and green spaces. 

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 2 - 2½ miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Toilets available in Springwood Leisure Centre. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting pointSpringwood Leisure Centre reception

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Springwood Leisure Centre car park

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

 

Chaddesden Park Walk, 11am

with Walk for Health Livewell

A walk around Chaddesden park and surrounding areas. 

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 2 - 2½ miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Toilets available in The Phillip Whitehead Memorial Library, Chaddesden Park. There will be first aiders in attendance.

Meeting pointChaddesden Park car park near the library

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Chaddesden Park car park

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

 

Racecourse Ramble, 1.45pm

Leisurely lunch time stroll of 3 miles around the Derwent racecourse.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3 miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy shoes and clothing suitable for weather conditions. Toilets available at the Racecourse pavilion. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting pointRacecourse car park, St Marks Road

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No.

Some rough ground that may be boggy with uneven paths.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

Kept on leads and under control.

Age specific? No

Car parking: Car parking available at the Racecourse

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contactmovemore@derby.gov.uk

 

Darley Park Walk, 1.15pm

A walk around Darley Park and Darley fields starting from the city centre.

Difficulty: Moderate / Hard.

Some significant inclines.

Distance: 3 - 4 miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Toilets available in the Council House. There will be between 1 and 2 first aiders in attendance.

Meeting point: Outside main entrance of Derby City Council House, DE1 2FS

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Various city centre car parks are available for a charge

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

 

Buggybabes Walk for New Mums, 1.45pm

Bring your baby or toddler in the buggy for a walking based exercise class in the park! We'll be going on a brisk walk and making many stops along the way to incorporate squats, lunges and much more!

Difficulty: Easy

The walk is an easy walk and is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Distance: 2 - 3 miles

Practical information: Wear trainers. Toilets available in Darley Park. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Outside Darley Park tea rooms 

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? Yes.

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Car parking: Free parking available at Darley Park car park

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the Buggybabes website for more information. Or contact Beccy Salmon at beccy@buggybabes.com

 

A Historic Walking Tour of Derby Arboretum, 6pm

A guided tour of Derby Arboretum by Ranger Mick. Find out about the Arboretums generous benefactor, its influential design and historic acclaim as the world’s first Public Park.

Difficulty: Easy.

Flat walk on tarmac paths throughout.

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: Gentle stroll on flat tarmac path. Toilets available in the park. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Grove Lodge, DE23 8EL

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free on street parking

Booking required? No

Learn more about Derby Arboretum Friends Group on their facebook page.

Wed 22 May

Markeaton Park Walk, 10am

With Walk for Health Livewell

A walk around Markeaton Park starting from Mackworth Library.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 3 - 4 miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Toilets available in Mackworth Library. There will be between 1 and 2 first aiders in attendance.

Meeting pointMackworth Library

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Up to 2 hours parking in shopping district or street parking

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

  

From Venus to Mars, 11am

With Beyond the Pencil

A short, easy walk around the inner Solar System, exploring Alvaston Park’s Science Garden with stops for hands-on science.

Join us on a walk that's out of this world. We will start by Venus (near the café and play area) and journey past the Sun, discovering just why it has a giant pencil sticking out of it, and then to Mercury and beyond. Test out our whispering dishes, find out why Taurus has a red eye and learn some secrets of the Science Garden.

Difficulty: Easy

Mostly paths. The walk passes over grass in one part, but a path option is available.

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: A small section of the walk will be across grass, please wear appropriate footwear. Toilets available in the park and café. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting pointAlvaston Park, between café and play area, DE24 8QQ

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? Yes.

This walk is aimed at families.

Car parking: Free parking is available at Alvaston Park - at the main car park by the large building.

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Visit the Beyond the Pencil website

 

Nordic Walking Free Taster, 6.30pm

Join Core Concept Mid Derbyshire Nordic Walking group for a 45-minute session that will help you understand just how beneficial Nordic walking can be and how it is far more than just walking with poles!

Get a taste of how light you will feel on your feet, how the whole body is mobilised and why you need to take the time to learn the technique.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: This more a taster than a distance walk

Practical information:

Wear appropriate comfortable clothes to walk in, walking shoes as a preference and no trainers or handbags. Poles are provided. Toilets available in Allestree Hall. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting pointAllestree Park, DE22 2EU

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? Yes.

No children under 16yrs.

Car parking: The park has a large, free car park

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: sam@coreconcept.org.uk

 

Chaddesden Wood Bat Walk, 9pm

A walk around Chaddesden Wood searching for bat activity. Members of Friends of Chaddesden Wood and the Derbyshire Bat Group will be on hand to answer questions about the wood and the bats that live there.

Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.

Flat walk on loose stone paths.

Distance: 1½ miles

Practical information: Gentle stroll on flat stone paths. Toilets available in Springwood Leisure Centre. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Springwood Drive entrance to Chaddesden Wood, DE21 2RQ

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No.

This walk takes place on loose stone paths. It can also get muddy when wet.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free car parking at Springwood Leisure Centre and Oakwood Community Centre (2 minute walk away)

Booking required? No, free event with a suggested donation of £2 per person with all proceeds to the Derbyshire Bat Group

Any further questions contact: parks@derby.gov.uk and Friends of Chaddesden Wood

 

Thu 23 May

Buggybabes Walk for New Mums, 10.30am

Bring your baby or toddler in the buggy for a walking based exercise class in the park! We'll be going on a brisk walk and making many stops along the way to incorporate squats, lunges and much more!

Difficulty: Easy

The walk is an easy walk and is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Distance: 2 - 3 miles

Practical information: Wear trainers. Toilets available in Darley Park. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Outside Darley Park tea rooms 

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? Yes.

This walk is aimed at parents with young children in a pushchair.

Car parking: Free parking available at Darley Park car park

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the Buggybabes website for more information. Or contact Beccy Salmon at beccy@buggybabes.com

Elvaston Castle Park and Trees: A Tour with Poetry Readings, 10.45am

Elvaston Castle is a country house and park of national significance in the history of landscape gardening, with a wonderful collection of trees and shrubs. Come and join historian Professor Paul Elliott and renowned poet Adrian Buckner for a tour of the park and a series of poetry readings which explain and celebrate the history of the house, the family, and the gardens.

Difficulty: Easy, mainly level paths and an easy pace, with regular stopping points.

Distance: 3 miles

Practical information: Please dress for the conditions, the walk is mainly on firm ground but may be muddy after rain. 

Meeting point: Elvaston Castle and Country Park main car park, Borrowash Road (A6120), Elvaston, Derby, DE72 3EP 

End Point: Elvaston Casle Cafe, Borrowash Road, DE72 3EP

Accessible? No

The route goes off-path and does not follow the formally marked accessible route.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Elvaston Castle main car park (Pay and Display)

Booking required? The tour will finish at the cafe where refreshments will be available for those who have booked. You are welcome to join us for the walk without booking if you prefer.

Any further questions contact: Contact Victoria Barker at v.barker@derby.ac.uk or 01332 591390

Wildflower Identification Walk, 2.30pm

with Friends of Sinfin Moor Park Local Nature Reserve

A pleasant walk through the Nature Reserve, identifying wild flowers, learning their medicinal properties and interesting folklore facts. Walk finishes with refreshments and a fun quiz with prizes. 

Difficulty: Easy.

This is an easy walk on paths and scrub land on the flat, suitable for all ages with good mobility. 

Distance: 1½ - 2 miles

Practical information: Sturdy walking shoes are essential. Toilets available inside the Pavilion. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: The Pavilion, Sinfin Moor Park, DE24 9HW at 2.15pm

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

This walk is accessible, on flat paths and scrub land. Suitable for all ages with good mobility.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free parking available by the Pavilion, adjacent to entrance of Sinfin Moor Park

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: Visit the Friends of Sinfin Moor Park website

 

Mickleover Perimeter Walk, 6.30pm

with Walk for Health Livewell

A walk around the streets and footpaths of Mickleover. 

Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Distance: 5½ miles

Practical information: Wear walking boots or sensible shoes. Toilets are available in Mickleover Library. There will be a first aiders in attendance.

We are a very friendly group who organise regular walks. This walk is designed as a free taster for our regular walks. We vary the precise route week by week to maintain interest. We stop every now and again to ensure that everyone is OK.

Meeting pointMickleover Library, DE3 0EA 

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No.

Walk is unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.  

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

Dogs must be kept on lead.

Age specific? No

Car parking: There is a free car park on Holly End Road or alternatively parking is available on Vicarage Road

Booking required? No

 

Stargazing Walk, 9:45pm

With Beyond the Pencil

Join us on a short walk around Alvaston Park to search out cosmic treasures. Find out about planets, stars, galaxies and black holes.

How can you tell the difference between a planet and a star? How can you navigate using the stars? Would a black hole fit in your coffee cup? We hope to answer all these things and more as we walk around one of Derby's Green Flag Award Parks.

Difficulty: Easy.

Mostly paths. The walk passes over grass in one part, but a path option is available.

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: A small section of the walk will be across grass, please wear appropriate footwear. Toilets available in the park and café. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting pointAlvaston Park, between café and play area, DE24 8QQ

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free parking is available at Alvaston Park - at the main car park by the large building.

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Visit the Beyond the Pencil website

The Magic of Maps, 4pm

Learn how Britain came to have some of the best walking maps in the world and join in some fun activities which will help you get the very best out of reading a map on your next walk.

No experience required but this session is open to anyone who would like to find out a bit more about the magic of maps.

Difficulty: N/A

Distance: N/A

Practical information: A small section of the walk will be across grass, please wear appropriate footwear. Toilets available in the park and café. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting point: Rycote Centre, Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes, this will be a centre-based activity on the ground floor.

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? No

Car parking: Limited parking available on site

Booking required? Desirable

Any further questions contact: Derby Adult Learning Service on 07847417027

Fri 24 May

Science in the City, 10am

with Beyond the Pencil

Discover some of Derby’s fascinating scientific heritage and experiment with the city itself on this 90 minute walking tour.

Difficulty: Easy 

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: Wear comfortable shows. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting point: Derby Tourist Information Centre, DE1 3AH

End point: Cathedral Green (in front of Silk Mill)

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? Yes.

Age range 6 - 106 years.

Car parking: Main city centre car parks are available for a cost. The closest car park to the meeting point is the Assembly Rooms

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the the Beyond the Pencil website and Derby Live website.

 

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Old Canal Path Walk, 10am

A walk along the old canal path through Shelton Lock and Alvaston. This walk also includes walking through some fields and a nature reserve close to Rolls Royce.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Walk will last less than 90 minutes. There are some narrow and potentially muddy tracks.

Distance: Around 4 miles

Practical information: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Osmaston Park Community Centre, DE24 9HY

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free parking available at Osmaston Park community centre

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

 

Walking Netball, 11am

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

This event costs £3.50pp.

Difficulty: Easy.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

Distance: N/A 11am - 12pm

Practical information: Wear something comfortable you can move around in, good supporting trainers and don’t forget a bottle of water! Toilets available in Willows Sports Centre. There will be a first aider available. 

Meeting pointWillows Sports Centre.

Please arrive 10 mins before the session start time, to meet the host and complete a short registration form.

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? No

Car parkingWillows Sports Centre has a car park

Booking required? No. There is a cost of £3.50pp.

Any further questions contact: Visit the Netball England website or contact Rachel Gregg at rachel.gregg@englandnetball.co.uk 

 

The Keldholme Stroll! 12pm

Our rock and strollers shall meet just outside of the Kelholme Lane Community centre and will go for a good old stroll down Keldholme Lane and through Keldholme Park.

Difficulty: Easy.

Distance: 0.6 mile

Practical information: Wear trainers or walking boots and comfortable clothing. Toilets available in Keldholme Community Centre. There will be a first aider in attendance. 

Meeting point: Keldholme Community Centre, DE24 0RU

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? Older population (short stroll)

Car parking: On street parking is available, along with limited parking availability in Keldolme Community Centre car park

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: movemore@derby.gov.uk

Walking Netball, 1pm

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

This event costs £3.50pp.

Difficulty: Easy.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

Distance: N/A 1pm - 2pm

Practical information: Wear something comfortable you can move around in, good supporting trainers and don’t forget a bottle of water! Toilets available in Springwood Leisure Centre. There will be a first aider available. 

Meeting pointSpringwood Leisure Centre.

Please arrive 10 mins before the session start time, to meet the host and complete a short registration form.

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? No

Age specific? No

Car parkingSpringwood Leisure Centre has a car park

Booking required? No. There is a cost of £3.50pp.

Any further questions contact: Visit the Netball England website or contact Rachel Gregg at rachel.gregg@englandnetball.co.uk 

Sat 25 May

Littleover Parks Walk, 10am

Discover many of Littleover's parks as you walk along gitties and footpaths, via meadows, woodlands and ponds, some of which have been enhanced or created within the last year.

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: Around 3 miles / 5km.

Around 2 hour walk, including walking over grass and muddy ground, the pace will not be fast but not leisurely.

Practical information: Wear outdoor shoes or boots for rough ground. Bring a waterproof jacket or coat in case of rain, with clothing warm enough for a turn in the weather. 

Toilets available in King George V pavilion. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting pointKing George V playing field car park, DE23 3ES

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free parking available

Booking required? No

Any further questions contactFriends of Littleover Parks

 

Science in the City, 10am

with Beyond the Pencil

Discover some of Derby’s fascinating scientific heritage and experiment with the city itself on this 90 minute walking tour.

Difficulty: Easy 

Distance: 1 mile

Practical information: Wear comfortable shows. This walk will not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions unless they are so extreme the safety of participants becomes compromised.  In the unlikely event that this walk needs to be cancelled, updates will be posted on the Facebook page.

Meeting point: Derby Tourist Information Centre, DE1 3AH

End point: Cathedral Green (in front of Silk Mill)

Accessible? Yes

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes 

Age specific? Yes.

Age range 6 - 106 years.

Car parking: Main city centre car parks are available for a cost. The closest car park to the meeting point is the Assembly Rooms

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contact: Please visit the the Beyond the Pencil website and Derby Live website.

Book Here 

 

Six Streets History Trail, 10.30am

Join Six Streets Community Group for a historical walk.

Six Streets is a residential area between Kedleston and Duffield Roads. You may think that nothing has ever happened here but Six Streets History Network can prove you wrong! There is an amazing amount of history packed into such a small area. Come along to learn more. 

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 0.75 miles / 1.2km

Practical information: Please check weather forecast on day to see if sun hats, suncream or light rain gear is required. Trainers/ sturdy street shoes are fine. Any customer of nearby pubs/coffee house has access to toilets. First aid kit available for minor injuries.

Meeting point:  Top of Wheeldon Avenue/ bottom of West Bank Avenue - at the end of the gitty with Broadway (DE22 1HN). The meeting point can be viewed on Google maps here.

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

This is a pavement walk. It is all on pavements with a number of dropped and also studded kerbs for crossing roads.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

If the dog is happy with pavement walking on a short lead in a group with frequent stops. Otherwise, if not this would be unfair on both the dog and the group.

Age specific? No

Car parking: On street parking is free in evenings and at weekends on Broadway. Limited on street free parking is available on nearby Liston Drive.

The Allestree bus service: Bromley Street stop is nearest.

Sixes and other Duffield Road services: Broadway Pub and West Bank Avenue stops are also nearby.

Booking required? Not required but preferred

Any further questions contact: Please visit the Six Streets website for more information

Allestree Park Ranger Ramble, 2pm

A hike around the upper reaches of Allestree Park. Guided by members of the Derby Parks Team, there will be the opportunity to ask questions, admire the stunning views across the Derwent Valley and find out about the many recent improvements to the Allestree Park Local Nature Reserve

Difficulty: Hard.

Hilly walk on loose stone paths and desire line tracks.

Distance: 3 - 4 miles

Practical information: Gently paced walk with some steep gradients and muddy paths. Sturdy walking shoe/boots are highly recommended.

Toilets available at Allestree Hall. There will be a first aider in attendance.

Meeting point: Allestree Park main car park within the woodland off Burley Hill (A6), DE22 2ET

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? No.

Walk is steeply graded at points and follows unsurfaced tracks. Can get muddy when wet.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes.

If the dog is happy with pavement walking on a short lead in a group with frequent stops. Otherwise if not this would be unfair on both the dog and the group.

Age specific? No

Car parking: Free parking on site

Booking required? No

Any further questions contact: parks@derby.gov.uk

 

Sun 26 May

Historical Evolution of Markeaton Park, 1pm

with Friends of Markeaton Park

To examine evidence in the park for its past history and point out key landmarks. To be supplemented by information about the key people involved, set in an historical context.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 1½ miles

Practical information: Wear sensible shoes. Toilets available in Markeaton Park Craft Village.

Meeting pointMarkeaton Park Walled Garden

End Point: Same as meeting point

Accessible? Yes.

Walk is mainly accessible by path. Where the walk passes over grass provision will be made for seating where people can sit and wait for others.

Dogs allowed on leads? Yes

Age specific? Yes.

Children over 10 years.

Car parking: Nearest parking available at Markeaton Park overflow car park next to the craft village, fees are applicable

Booking required? Yes

Any further questions contactFriends of Markeaton Park