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.

Next Steps Walks

Our Next steps walks still offer a high level of ranger support but are designed for those who are looking for something a little more challenging than the Peak Park health walks. Slightly longer in length, these walks are up to 4 miles in length, but we still offer a higher level of ranger support.  They will include some uphill walking and be at a slightly faster pace so you can challenge yourself knowing that the support of experienced, trained walk leaders is there if you need it.

Dementia Friendly Walking

Access to nature and regular exercise have numerous benefits for people living with dementia. Our dementia friendly walks in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak offer short, easy walks along surfaced paths with trained health walk leaders, 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 dementia to get out walking, as well as giving carers a chance to get out and stay active and meet others living with dementia.

Hassop Dementia Friendly Walk

Run in partnership with Derbyshire Dales Walking for Health.  A programme of fortnightly walks -  further details Dementia friendly walks - Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Glossop Dementia Friendly Walk

Run in partnership with the Bureau volunteer Centre and Be Well in Glossop.  10:30 – 11:30 on the first and third Friday of the month based in Glossopdale area.

Glossop Dementia Friendly Walks Poster (2.6MB)

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 two of our nature areas:

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

All sessions need to be booked in advance - please use the contact details below.

Woodland Wellbeing Autumn/Winter 2021 (2MB)


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

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