Walking in Chesterfield

Walking is a great way for adults to start being active or get back into regular exercise, and it's free!

Exploring the great outdoors also makes you feel better physically and mentally, and joining a walking group is a great way to meet new people, too. 

Chesterfield area walking groups

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Walk With Us - Holmebrook Valley Park Walk
Every Thursday at 10.30am

We walk for 45 minutes to one hour in Chesterfield's largest park that includes open water, woodlands, and hay meadows. Please note the park has hills and some uneven paths.

Map pin marker Meet by the cafe in park pavilion (top car park) Holmebrook Valley Park, Watermeadow Lane, Chesterfield, S41 8XP.

Walk With Us - Hunloke Gardens Walk
Every Wednesday at 10.30am

Come and enjoy this hidden gem and its surrounding area on a 30-60 min walk refreshments available and a chance to buy fresh produce from the garden.

Limited parking at the centre term-time, on street parking and bus 39 runs nearby.

Map pin marker Meet at the cabins at Hunloke Community Gardens, Church Street South, S40 2TF.

For more information about Walk With Us, please contact our Community Lifestyles Officer on 01246 345669 or email tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Every Tuesday meet from 10.15am to set off at 10.30am

Come and join us for a free walk around the local area, led by a trained walk leader, 45 to 60 minutes.

Meet new people and make friends, enjoy a cuppa and a chat afterwards and maybe stay for a home cooked lunch (£4 charge for lunch).

No need to book, just turn up, everyone welcome. Please wear sensible shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

Map pin marker Meet at Brimington Community Centre, Heywood Street, Brimington, S43 1DB.

For more information call 01246 559126.

First and third Tuesdays of every month at 12 noon.

A short walk around the town centre, parks and local spaces.

Map pin marker Meet at Derbyshire Voluntary Action Hub @ Low Pavements, 61 - 63 Low Pavement, Chesterfield, S40 1PB.

The Hub offers a friendly, welcoming social environment with drinks and cake available and a chance to find out what’s going on in the local community, try arts, crafts or games, join in the walk or just come and have a chat.

For more details contact Helen Corcoran on 07762 127121 or email helen@dva.org.uk.

Second Monday of each month at 10am

The Walk This Way group offers friendly walks in the Hasland and Grassmoor areas.

Walks are suitable for a range of ability levels with options from 30 to 90 minutes long:

  • Very short walks in Eastwood Park. 
  • Short walks around Hasland, up to an hour. 
  • Walks around Hasland that exceed an hour but will not be over 90 minutes.

Supported by the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local project.

Map pin marker Meet at Hasland Working Men’s Club, Hampton Street, Chesterfield, S41 0LH.

For more details, call 01246 239897 or visit the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local website.

Fortnightly on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am

Friendly free group walks, led by a trained walk leader, 45 mins to one hour at a leisurely pace.

No need to book, just turn up, everyone welcome. Please wear sensible shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

Map pin marker Meet at Holme Hall Unite Community Hub, 41 Mercaston Close, Chesterfield, S40 4UE.

For more information including dates contact Holme Hall Unite on 01246 498080 or email holmehallunite@gmail.com.

Fortnightly on Thursdays at 12 noon

Get together and enjoy fresh air and conversation.

Enjoy a short walk (around 30 minutes) in the local area, starting from Staveley Methodist Church and finishing back at the Edge Centre’s free café for a much-deserved cuppa.

Map pin marker Meet at the Staveley Edge Centre, Staveley Methodist Church, Chesterfield Road, Staveley, S43 3XD.

For more information, and future dates please call 01246 452483.

Every Saturday arrive at 8.45am to set off at at 9am

Not strictly speaking a walking group, parkrun is a free, weekly, community event all around the world every Saturday morning.

It is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Volunteer 'parkwalkers' are there each week (look out for the blue vests) to encourage and support anyone would like to enjoy a walk round the course.

Parkrun is a 5km timed event - remember to register beforehand, print your barcode, and bring it with you on the day.

Map pin marker Meet at Poolsbrook Country Park, Pavilion Drive, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, S43 3WL. First-timers should meet by the pavilion café for a briefing.

Find out more on the Parkrun website or Poolsbrook parkrun Facebook page.

Junior parkrun 

Every Sunday 8.45am

Junior parkrun is a 2km walk, jog, skip, or run for children aged 4 to 14 years old.

Register each child beforehand, print their barcode, and bring it with you on the day.

Map pin markerMeet at Staveley Miners Welfare Cricket Club, Lowgates, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 3UG

Find out more on the Parkrun juniors website or Staveley junior parkrun Facebook page.

Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire Ramblers offer a programme of regular walks throughout the year. 

Walks range from four miles upwards and from easy to strenuous. There are walks accessible by public transport and by car.

They are always happy for anyone to join them for two or three walks without commitment.  

For more details call 07772 132183 or visit the Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire Ramblers website.

For more ideas and suggestions for ways to keep walking, local routes and walking groups across Derbyshire see the Walk Derbyshire website.

Fancy setting up a walking group in your area?

We can offer support to anyone that wants to set up a new walking group in the Chesterfield area.

Contact us for advice on getting a walking group set up, more information about walking in Chesterfield or how to become more active - call our community lifestyles officer on 01246 345669 or email at tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk.

Last updated on 21 April 2023