About the walks

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Our walks are varied and cater for a wide range of abilities

Details of walks are to be found under Current Walks.

The walks are varied and we aim to cater for a wide range of abilities. Some are short walks of between 4-5 miles and are at a leisurely pace, others are between 6-8 miles in more open countryside including the Peak District National Park. All the walks are circular unless otherwise stated. We also have evening walks in the spring and summer and occasional early morning walks.

Please check the mileage of a walk and be sure it is within your capabilities. Each walk description will provide details of the walk leader, the area and terrain that will be encountered on a walk. If you need a more detailed description of the walk before deciding whether you wish to come along, then contact the walk leader.

Walking Gear/Equipment

We generally advise that you should have either walking shoes or boots for the walks. As our weather is unpredictable you will also need a waterproof coat and trousers. Most walks start at about 10.30 am and finish in early afternoon so a packed lunch is recommended together with a good supply or water and a hot drink in winter.

Fancy leading a walk or learning how to lead a walk?

Coffee break on a damp day on Hatfield Moors

Coffee break on a damp day on Hatfield Moors

If you would like to contribute to the programme of walks, we are always looking for new walk leaders. Maybe you would like to assist on a walk and learn the ropes of being a walk leader before deciding if it is for you. If so then mention it to one of the walk leaders and we will arrange for a gentle introduction to the delights of leading walks. We organise day or sometimes weekend training courses on map reading and walk leadership, which have proved very popular.

Dogs

We welcome dogs on all our walks unless otherwise stated. However it is important for safety reasons that they are kept under control during the walk and on a lead around livestock. The walk leader may request that dogs are on leads in some circumstances.

Transport

We try wherever possible to start walks or activities close to a bus route. Most of the weekend walks are also organised for a Saturday for this reason. Please check public transport times to get latest up to date bus times from Traveline 01709 515151 or check on their website.

If you are driving and would like to offer someone a lift then you can contact the walk leader to let her know in case she has any enquiries.

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