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Derby walking festival

find local walks to get you moving more

Derby’s Walking Festival is back for 2022! With a wide variety of in person, self-guided, virtual and walking sports, there’s something for everyone.

Launching on Sunday 1st May 2022 until Sunday 26th June 2022, this year’s festival will celebrate walking and the many walking routes and opportunities available to you in Derby. Whether you are looking to enjoy some fresh air, meet new people or explore the city, we invite you to move more!

You can download this handy planner to your phone or tablet to see all of the walks on offer.

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Oakwood Neighbourhood Map run
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Oakwood
Oakwood Neighbourhood Map run from Derwent Valley Orienteers
Spondon Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Spondon
This is a most enjoyable walk with expansive views over open countryside, passing through the attractive village of Ockbrook.
Swarkestone Circular Route
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Chellaston
An enjoyable walk that takes in farmland, market gardens, villages and waterways using footpaths, towpaths and roads.
The Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution Group
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
This walk in Derby visits the sites associated with the planning of the rebellion and the trial and execution of the Pentrich rebels.
The River Derwent Millennium Mileposts
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Darley Abbey
This is a short circular walk of just over 2 miles. following the River Derwent Northwards from Handisides Bridge through Darley Park to Evans Mill, and returning by way of Darley Fields.
Walk around Markeaton
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mackworth
It is hard to realise that this walk never strays far from the outer limits of Derby, but right from the start the route wanders through farmland devoted to wheatfields and lush pasture.
Old Canal Path Walk
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Osmaston
Walk Well Derby- We 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…
Walking Football
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Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: Alvaston
Walking football is a central part of Derby County Community Trust's offer for over 50s, providing weekly training sessions and competitive fixtures design to upkeep activity levels and ensure that…
Walking Football
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Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: City Centre
Come and enjoy football at a walking pace with Willows Sports Centre.
Walking Netball
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Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: City Centre
Come and enjoy netball at a walking pace with Willows Sports Centre
Alvaston Parkrun
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Alvaston
Markeaton Parkrun
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Mackworth
Orienteering
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Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: Darley Abbey
Using a map of Darley Park to choose a route between marked checkpoints. Three courses, of different lengths and navigational challenge!
Buggy Friendly Walk
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Mickleover
Great opportunity to join Mickleover Methodist Church for a free buggy friendly walk along Cycle Track 54.
Markeaton Junior Parkrun
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Mackworth
Mickleover Community Walk
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Mickleover
Walk Well Derby We 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…
Walking Football
Date:
Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: City Centre
Come and enjoy football at a walking pace with Willows Sports Centre.
Walking Football
Date:
Type of walk: Walking sports
Location: Alvaston
Walking football is a central part of Derby County Community Trust's offer for over 50s, providing weekly training sessions and competitive fixtures design to upkeep activity levels and ensure that…
Chaddesden Park Walk
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Chaddesden
Walk Well Derby We 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…
Darley Park Walk
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Type of walk: In-person
Location: Darley Abbey
Walk Well Derby We 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…