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Derby walking festival

Derby’s Walking Festival is back for 2021! With a wide variety of self -led and virtual walks, there’s something for everyone. 


This year’s festival will celebrate walking and the many walking routes and opportunities available to you in Derby. Whether you are looking to keep fit, enjoy some fresh air or try something new, we invite you to move more!

Like the Move More Derby Facebook page today @MoveMoreDerby to keep posted of all the festival updates and news!

in person events

in person events

Subject to the easing of restrictions, there will be a number of walks taking place throughout the walking festival.  In line with guidance, you will need to sign up to these walks so check here for in person walks to book.

Weekly Walk, Jog and Run 

Free to attend weekly Walk, Jog and Run session every Tuesday 9.15am, duration: 1 hour 

Starting point: Sussex Circus DE21 6GR

For more information email 


Walk Well Derby

Walk Well Derby run short, free to attend walks in Derby that are suitable for people of all ages, (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult).  The walks take in local parks, countryside and residential areas of the city.

The walks that are currently running are listed below.  Please click on the name of the walk you are interested in attending to view the full details.

Alvaston Riverside walk Every Thursday at 12 noon, duration: 1 hour

Arboretum Park walk Every Tuesday at 9.15am, duration: 45 minutes

Chaddesden Park walk Every Tuesday at 11am, duration: 1 hour

Darley Park walk Every Tuesday at 10.30am, duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Littleover Parks walk 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm, duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Normanton Park walk Every Wednesday at 10am, duration: 45 minutes

Old Canal Path Walk Every Friday at 10am, duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Sunnydale Park walk 1st Saturday of month at 10.30am, duration: 1 hour


virtual events



virtual events

If you’d like to try something different and attend a virtual walk hosted by a walk leader, these unique virtual events will allow you to explore different walking areas and points of interest both near and far, from the comfort of your own home.

Click on each of the walks for more information and how to book.


All of the virtual walk events have now taken place as part of this year's Derby Walking Festival. If you have any ideas of future virtual walk events, please do let us know.