Prospective new members are welcome on our walks , but we ask that you contact us beforehand and take a look at our frequently asked questions page.

Winter walks may be cancelled due to bad weather – snow, ice, heavy rain, fog etc. In the event of such weather, please look out for updates both here and on What’s App, or contact the walk leader before setting out.

Sunday 5th December: Cromford – Dethick – Lea Wood – Cromford Canal.

Approx. 7 miles – Start at 10.15am from outside St Mary’s Church on Mill Road in Cromford – Grid Ref. SK 299 570 – Postcode DE4 3RQ – Picnic lunch – Walk leader Jackie.

Sunday 12th December: Newtown Linford – Woodhouse Eaves – Swithland Wood – Bradgate Park

Approx. 10 miles – Start 10.15am from the large pay and display car park (£4.50) at Newtown Linford – Grid Ref. SK 523 097 – Postcode LE6 0HB – Several cafes open from 9am on Sundays – Santa and his elves will be at the Old John Tower all day – So if you’re in a rut this weekend come and see the red and fallow deer in action – Picnic lunch – Walk leader Paul G.

Saturday 18th December: Calver – Froggatt – Nether Padley – Grouse InnFroggatt & Curbar Edges – Calver

8 miles – Start at 10.30am from outside the Derwent Water Arms in Calver – Please park on the road, not in the pub car park – Picnic lunch near to the Grouse Inn – If you buy a drink at the inn you can sit at their picnic tables – Walk followed at 4pm by a Christmas Meal in the pub – Walk leader Vaughan.

Tuesday 21st December: Matlock – Masson Hill – Bonsall – Matlock Bath – High Tor (Footloose Extra)

5.5 hilly miles – Start at 10:30am from the entrance to Hall Leys Park on Matlock Bridge in the town centre – Grid Ref. SK 297 602 – Pay and display parking on the A6 next to Matlock bus and rail stations – Some on-street free parking not too far away (Try Imperial Road, Woolley Road or Dimple Road) – Lunch in Matlock Bath: Takeaways & hot drinks available, or bring a picnic – Refreshments after the walk in Matlock – Walk leader John.

Boxing Day Sunday 26th December: Thorpe – Swinscoe – Mapleton – Thorpe

8 miles. Start at 10:15am from Narlows Lane Car Park near Thorpe (Free) – Opposite the Old Dog pub – Grid Ref. SK 164 505 – Picnic lunch – Walk leader Jerry.