Chesterfield Borough Council Walking for Health

About Us

Walking for Health is a great way for adults to get back into regular exercise - and it's free!  You'll feel better both physically and mentally, and you'll meet new people.

The regular walks last between 30 and 90 minutes on easy terrain and are led by trained walk leaders.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
DORA 2017 Health Walks
DORA Health Walks
1:00
Hasland Walk this Way
Walk Option 1
1:00
Holmebrook Valley Park
Thursday 10:30am
1:00
Hunloke Community Gardens
Fortnightly Friday 10:30am
1:00
Queen's Park Buggy Walk
Monday 10:15am for 10.30
0:45
Staveley Hall Short Walk
Tuesday 10:30am
0:30
Walking For All - future dates to be announced
Poolsbrook Mon 10.00 20 mins - 60 mins options
0:45
Wednesday Walk and Talk - please note - there will be no Wed Walk & Talk during August
Fortnightly Wed 10.30
1:00

Holmebrook Valley Park

Thurs 10.30 45 – 60 mins
Meet at café in the park   - Please note - some slopes and uneven surfaces in park

for more details ring 01246 345669

Hunloke Community Gardens (fortnghtly)

Alternate Fridays meet 10.15 for 10.30 start 45 - 60 mins

Meet at portakabins at Community Garden, off Church St South S40 2TF

60 min walk in the local area followed by refreshments in the garden and a chance to buy fresh produce from the garden

For more details ring 01246 345669 or 01246 234739

Wednesday Walk & Talk (fortnightly)  

Alternate Wednesdays at 10.30 am from Queen’s Park Sports Centre S40 2NE

Make new friends while enjoying a stroll around Queen’s Park and the local area.

Meet at reception at 10.15am for 10.30am start. 60 minute walk

Further information tel: 01246 345669

Staveley Hall Short Walk

Tuesdays from Staveley Hall, Staveley S43 3TN

Meet 10.15 for 10.30 start

Short walk 30 - 40 mins followed by refreshments in the cafe at Staveley Hall

For more details contact 01246 345669

Hasland: (from Thurs 28th June)

2nd Monday 10am and 4th Thursday 1pm,

From Eyre Street East, Baptist Church Hall, Hasland. 

Our walks last from 30mins to 90 mins and are followed by a cuppa and a chat.

See leaflet (link on this page) for walk dates for 2018

For more details contact 01246 239897.

DORA Health Walk

DORA is group who champion those with experience of mental health issues.This walk particularly welcomes those affected by mental health issues.

The group hold a coffeee morning on the first Tues of each month at the Monkey Park cafe and the walk will set off at 12.30 on those days.

For more information contact DORA on 07922 520057 (Note - This number is manned 9am to 5pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri and on Tues between 9am and 8pm)

or Community Lifestyles Officer, Chesterfield Borough Council  on 01246 345669

NEW FOR 2018: WALKING for ALL

Walks which explore our local heritage trails. We will be exploring a different trail every few weeks.

Previous walks have taken place at Poolsbrook Country Park, Pavilion Drive, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3WL

Please check www.communitygrowthcic.co.uk for future dates or contact.growth.activities@googlemail.com 07861728368 / 07955671685

 

BUGGY WALKS

Queens Park Buggy Walk Mondays  (Excl Bank Holidays)

Mondays 10.15 for 10.30 start 40 - 50 mins

Meet at reception at Queens Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Rd, Chesterfield S40 2NE

Buggy walk suitable for parents/carers with pushchairs - 45 min walk round the park and back to the centre café for drinks and chat

 

All walks are FREE and with the exception of Buggy Friendly walk are for adults over 16. Babies and children attending Buggy Friendly Walks are the responsibility of the parent or guardian and must be under the supervision of  the parent or guardian at all times.

Chesterfield Walk this Way Network

Chesterfield Walk this Way Network is a comprehensive network of mostly longer  walks (over 90 minutes) known as Progression Walks in the Chesterfield area. Please see the Walk this Way Flyer fo rmore information.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Events

We also  have health walks for anyone who has in the past  experienced or is currently experiencing mental health issues and would like to join a supportive, understanding group.

Please contact 01246 35699 or email tina.hensey@chesterfield,gov.uk for more information.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2018: SPECIAL INTEREST WALKS

Progression walks suitable for walkers who can manage slopes and uneven ground.

Friends of Spital Cemetery will be leading Cemetery Circular Walks: Themed walks exploring fascinating aspects of the cemetery and local history. Please note: These walks may include some uneven surfaces and walkers should be comfortable walking on slopes as Spital Cemetery is a hillside site. Please ensure you wear suitable clothing/footwear. Walks may be dependent on weather. Contact thefriendsofspitalcemetery@gmail.com to check that the walk is going ahead or for more information about the walk.

Sundays at 2.30 pm on the following dates:

29 July – Police

12 August – Trees

19 August – Cemetery symbols

26 August – Child mortality

9 September – Illness/ health

14 October – War graves

Spital Cemetery, Hady Hill, Chesterfield S41 0DZ
Meet at top entrance, some parking on site or on street, bus stops outside entrance. Walks last approx. 90 mins with a 30 min half way break for refreshments and facilities.

November 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
Holmebrook Valley Park
10:30
 
 
 
 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Queen's Park Buggy Walk
10:30
 
Staveley Hall Short Walk
10:30
 
DORA 2017 Health Walks
12:30
 
 
Holmebrook Valley Park
10:30
 
Hunloke Community Gardens
10:30
 
 
 
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Hasland Walk this Way
10:00
 
Queen's Park Buggy Walk
10:30
 
Staveley Hall Short Walk
10:30
 
Wednesday Walk and Talk - please note - there will be no Wed Walk & Talk during August
10:30
 
 
 
 
 
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Queen's Park Buggy Walk
10:30
 
 
 
Hasland Walk this Way
13:00
 
Hunloke Community Gardens
10:30
 
 
 
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Queen's Park Buggy Walk
10:30
 
 
Wednesday Walk and Talk - please note - there will be no Wed Walk & Talk during August
10:30
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Tina Hensey
Community Lifestyle Officer
01246 345669
tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk
  

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