Come and join our walking group and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Derbyshire. We are a friendly, sociable group which always welcomes new members.

Walking as a group means we explore many areas of Derbyshire we perhaps wouldn’t visit.
Car sharing is encouraged if the meeting place is further afield. The longer walks group usually cover between 6 and 8 miles each week walking at a leisurely pace, stopping to look at places of interest or to appreciate nature. If this sounds too ambitious for you, then please look at our Shorter Walks group.

All members are encouraged to lead a walk but rather than doing it alone there is always someone happy to do the pre-walk with you. The attached form gives useful details for inclusion in the programme. If you are intending to lead a walk, please complete the form (Word Document) and e-mail to walking@matlockareau3a.org.uk

Walks often finish with a chatty session over a coffee (and sticky bun) at a café or pub.
If you would like to join us, please contact the group coordinator Dianne Baker via email

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Whilst walking with the Matlock U3A Walking Group, each person is responsible for their own health and safety. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, carry a bottle of water and a small first aid kit. If you need a comfort stop, please tell either the leader or backmarker, whose roles include not losing any participants! Please inform the leader if you have a health problem that may affect you during the walk. Walkers are encouraged to carry “emergency” contact details in their wallet giving who to contact in an emergency, doctor’s details, relevant medical details and car registration.

Thursday Walking Group

Spring 2024 Walking ProgrammeFebruary - March 2024
Date Brief Route & Distance Leader(s)Notes
15/02/2024ChatsworthLyn & Ann M
22/02/2024Hassop/ BakewellWill & Lynne
07/03/2024Mam Tor & Great RidgeVicky
14/03/2024WettonAnn T & Dianne
21/03/2024Earl SterndaleDave P