Derbyshire Dales

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Group name: Derbyshire Dales

This group is a part of Derbyshire Area.

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The Derbyshire Dales Group, formed in January 1972, is located in the White Peak, an area of outstanding beauty around the tourist centres of Matlock and Bakewell.  The Group leads walks over a wide area, mostly North Derbyshire, but also South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire, East Cheshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.

We provide a variety of interesting walks throughout the year (around 350) to suit all categories of walkers, ranging from 4 mile extra-leisurely walks up to 12+ mile strenuous walks.  We usually provide 7 walks per week, taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  We welcome prospective new members, as well as members of other groups and anyone visiting the area.

Our Group is very active concerning Footpath matters, with activities involving the maintenance of local footpaths and twice yearly surveys on the condition of hundreds of local footpaths.  We work closely with Derbyshire County Council and other organisations.

We have a membership of around 550, including almost 100 volunteer walks leaders.


Our Group website contains extensive information on our walks, our footpath work , how to join and an archive of our Footprints magazine, also guidance on how to get started if you are new to walking.  We look forward to meeting you soon.