Enjoying Derby Walks

Enjoying Derby is a project delivering a programme of guided walks around the City of Derby to encourage people to enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of walking.

 

 

The walks are every Tuesday and Thursday. We meet at 1pm for a 1.15pm start outside the Assembly Rooms on the Market Place. New walkers will be asked to complete a health questionnaire. Walks are between one and three miles long and all start and end at the Market Place. We sometimes use public transport to travel out of the city. All walks are risk assessed and led by a team of trained and experienced walk leaders. Walks are open to everyone.

 

Walking is good for the mind

http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/walking-is-good-for-the-mind

 

Our latest walks programme

Walk Programme Feb 2017 to May 2017

Walk Programme June 2017 to August 2017

 

 

Enjoying Derby is a walking programme which aims to improve the mental health of its participants.  Walking is very good for physical health but the benefits on your mental health are just as good.  Walking can improve mood, self-esteem, social contact, confidence and a sense of well-being for those who participate, as well as helping to lose or maintain weight.  Walking with others can increase social interaction and understanding between people with mental health problems and the wider community.  It can also help you cope better with stress.

 

Why should I walk?

Walking is the perfect exercise.  Did you know that walking one mile burns as many calories as running a mile?

 

When are the walks?

City centre walks are every Tuesday and Thursday, meet at 1:00 outside the Assembly Rooms on the Market Place unless another time is given.

 

How can I join a walk? Do I need to fill in any forms?

You can just turn up on the day.  You will need to fill in a health questionnaire on your first visit or if your health changes.  You can get this form from the walk leader or if you would rather do it at home, ring or email and we will send you one which you can complete and bring in.  You will also be asked to take part in evaluating the programme.

 

Paying for the walks

We do not currently receive any funding for our walk programme so we make a charge of £3 for each walk.  You can buy tickets from the Tourist Information Office or Derby Museum shop on the Strand.  A ticket can be used for any walk.  Your £3 contributions means we can continue to offer this great programme and helps pay for risk assessments and ensuring you have a safe and supported walk.

 

Volunteering for Enjoying Derby

We have a team of assistant walk leaders who help us design, plan, risk assess and deliver our walks. If you would like to get involved please contact us.

 

How can I get more information?

Please contact Sinead Dalton on 01332 345966 or Email chris.bentley@derbyshiremind.org.uk

 

Enjoying Derby is now on Flickr. Come and have a look at some of the photographs taken on our walks. www.flickr.com/photos/enjoyingderby If you would like to get involved, learn more about Enjoying Derby or go on one of the walks then please contact Sinead Dalton, on 01332 345966 or email sinead.dalton@derbyshiremind.org.uk