Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

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 Public Health funding. 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. Please contact customer service to sign up to the walks (details above).

Derbyshire Dales Health Walks

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

Walks for All (Accessible walks)

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 Walk for All

Run in partnership with Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health. A programme of monthly walks on the Monsal Trail starting from Hassop Station near Bakewell. This walk is wheelchair accessible.  No walk in January  but we will post walk details early in 2023.

Our partners at Derbyshire Dales, also offer regular Walks for all in different location  - for further details see Walks for All

Glossop Walk for all

Run in partnership with the Bureau volunteer Centre in Glossop. Monthly walk on last Friday of the month (10:30am - 11:30am) starting on 26th May on the Longdendale Trail in Hadfield.  Meet at Platt Street Car Park, Hadfield  SK13 1AH.  Links with bus and train times from Glossop.  For more details  Walks for All

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.

Care for 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).

For more details see Care for Nature Flier

All sessions need to be booked in advance. For more information on how to join the sessions please email


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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