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Ranger supported activities

Our rangers support a wide range of activities throughout the National Park. For further details on how to take part in these activities please contact us:


Peak Park Health Walks

Our ‘Peak Park Health walks’ offer a high level of support to those who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the National Park through poor health or disability, low income, social isolation or old age. They are available to residents of the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak regions and are ideal for less confident walkers.

These free monthly walks are supported by the Peak District Foundation. They are delivered by our rangers throughout the National Park on easy paths with no stiles. They offer fresh air, exercise and good company. Community transport to the start of each walk is available to eligible walkers at no cost.

Derbyshire Dales Health Walks

Our partners at Derbyshire Dales, also offer regular weekly Health Walks in different locations Health walks - Derbyshire Dales District Council.


Walk for All (Dementia Friendly)

Walking is for everyone. It’s free, simple and gentle on the body. You can do it on these short, very easy, accessible walks that we offer in the Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak. These accessible walks are also dementia friendly walks and led by trained health walk leaders on surfaced paths, enabling people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy exercise and good company in nature. They provide a high level of ranger support to enable those living with mobility issues and with dementia to get out walking, as well as giving carers a chance to get out and stay active.

Hassop Dementia Friendly Walk

Run in partnership with Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health. A programme of fortnightly walks - for further details see Dementia friendly walks - Derbyshire Dales District Council. This walk is wheelchair accessible.

Glossop Dementia Friendly Walk

Run in partnership with the Bureau volunteer Centre in Glossop. 10:30am - 11:30am on the first and third Friday of the month based in Glossopdale area. The walk in Manor Park is wheelchair accessible, but please check with us to make sure the walks around Glossop are wheelchair accessible.


Mindfulness Walks

Want some support for health and wellbeing for your organisation or community group?  We can provide a bespoke ranger guided mindfulness walks for your group.  These walks will introduce some effective techniques to help you to reconnect with yourself and world around you. Our trained rangers will guide you through short mindfulness practices and nature connection activities that will offer both physical and mental health benefits. Costs will vary depending on the nature of your group.


Wellbeing in Nature Sessions

Need a little boost to your wellbeing and want to help us look after one of our nature areas, then come and join us to reconnect with nature in our monthly wellbeing sessions. Switch off from the outside world and have time to explore, learn about wildlife and try your hand at some natural crafts and conservation tasks in a relaxed environment. These sessions are run by our experienced rangers in one of our nature areas:

  • Longdendale Environmental Centre, near Glossop - Wednesday afternoons (1:00pm to 3:30pm).

All sessions need to be booked in advance. For details on how to join the sessions, please email Jo.Hanney@peakdistrict.gov.uk.

Woodland Wellbeing Poster (1.75MB)


Booking

For more information or to book for any of the above sessions, please contact our customer and business support team:


Ranger Guided Walks

You may also like to browse our full Ranger Guided Walks programme that has suitable walks for all to help you explore the Peak District further.


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