Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves
Tue 23rd January 2024
Are you looking for regular guided walks in our area this new year?
Amber Valley Borough Council hosts the Amber Valley Walking Together Walk Programme which includes a host of walks across the borough.
A spokesman for council said: “If your New Year’s Resolution is to see more of the great outdoors, then your first point of call needs to be Amber Valley.
“Amber Valley Walking Together walks are free, fun and friendly. Perfect to get you active and even meet some new people. All you have to do is turn up at one of the start points and speak to the walk leader.”
The spokesman continued: “All our walks are free of charge and our walk leaders are dedicated volunteers. There is no need to book prior to attending, but we do suggest visiting our website to view individual walk schedules or calling beforehand as some walks have various meeting places.
“Remember to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.”
For more information on how to get involved, or on all the walks available go to www.ambervalley.gov.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current weekly walk schedule for the Amber Valley Walking Together Walk Programme is:
Duffield Meadows & River walks – Tuesday 9.40am meet at Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield DE56 4ER. Length: 40 minutes & 60+ minutes. Refreshments available after the walks in the Weston Centre. For more information contact Chris on 07977 140415.
Ripley Follow-on walk – First Tuesday of each month 11am meet at Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX outside the Bourne Café. Length: 90 minutes. For more information contact Ripley Leisure Centre on 01773 514727.
Ripley Follow-on Walk Every Tuesday (except the first Tues) 11am meet at the entrance to Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley, DE5 3HR. Length: 90 minutes. For more information contact Ripley Leisure Centre on 01773 514727.
Heanor Walking Group – Every Tuesday 2pm usually meet outside the visitor’s centre at Shipley County Park, DE75 7GX. Length: 60-90 minutes. For more information contact Helen Kellett on 07393 780488.
Horsley Woodhouse Group – Every Wednesday 9.45am meet at various start points around Horsley Woodhouse. Length: 60-90 minutes. For more information contact Helen Kellett on 07393 780488.
Crich Walking Group – Every Tuesday 10am meet at the bus stop located at Crich Market Place, DE4 5DD. Length: Up to 2 hours. For more information please contact Helen Kellett on 07393 780488.
Belper Mindful Walks Group – Every 4th Week 11am meet (unless stated) at various meet up locations, please check schedule prior to the walk. Length: 60-120 minutes. For more information mail Mindfulwalks22@aol.com.
Belper Beginners Walk – Every Wednesday 2.15pm meet at the reception of Belper Leisure Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Kilbourne Road, Belper, DE56 0DA. Length: 45 minutes – 60 minutes. For more information contact Belper Leisure Centre on 01773 825285.
Denby Walking group – Every Thursday 9.30am meet outside the Bourne Café at Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. Length: 40 minutes + 60 minutes. For more information contact Helen Kellett on 07393 780488.
Somercotes Walking group – Every Thursday 9.45am meet at Somercotes Village Hall, St Thomas’s Centre, Nottingham Rd, DE55 4LY. Length: 90 minutes. For more information please contact Alan Rowe on 07955 139083.
Ripley Beginners Health Walk – Every Friday 1pm meet at the reception of Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, DE5 3HR. Length: 60 minutes. For more information contact Ripley Leisure Centre on 01773 514727.
For further information about any of these walks, go to here
Photograph from the Visit Amber Valley Facebook page
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