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: 120 - 180mins (approx)
Meeting point: No longer at the Leisure Centre - see below

Date Meeting Point
June 23 Milldale car park
June 30 Blore Pastures car park
July 7 Brassington car park
July 14 Carsington village, outside church
July 21 Meynell Langley garden centre car park
July 28 Hartington village centre near duck pond
Aug 4 Wetton Mill, parking places on the road
Aug 11 Mappleton village, near the church
Aug 18 Osmaston village, car park at village hall, or on the road near church
Aug 25 Bonsall village car park
Sept 1 Winster West Bank car park at top of village across from Miners Standard
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


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: Moderate
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 90 - 120mins
Meeting pointAshbourne Leisure Centre

New walkers always welcome. Our walking group is now going that bit further and enjoying walks from an hour and a half to two hours. The walks are likely to include stiles, up-hill and downhill walking on rougher terrain. We sometimes walk from the Leisure Centre and sometimes car share  to a starting point within 10 or 15 minutes drive from the Leisure Centre. Each route is planned by the walk leader before the day, taking into account the weather forecast and conditions underfoot.