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Challenge and Compete

Go that extra mile

You can search for your next challenge.

If you're in it to compete or push yourself, you can search for walking-related events across Derbyshire using our event and activity search.

Workplace Challenge

If your competitive in every walk of life, then why not challenge your colleagues with the Derbyshire Workplace Challenge.

An eight-week challenge kicks off the year in January when workplaces log their activity and compete against other organisations from around the county. There are other mini-challenges planned out across the year.

Click on the link to find out how you and your colleagues can get involved in the Workplace Challenge.

Chesterfield Walking Festival

Walking Festivals and Long distance

Chesterfield Walking Festival includes a 34-mile trek through the countryside that surrounds the town.

The Time Outdoors website lists long distance walks, national trails and long distance routes (over 20 miles), providing experienced walkers with a challenge and sense of achievement.

There are also a number of charities who link their fundraising to organised walks, such as Bowel Cancer Research and Marie Curie, among others.


The sport of orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body.

The aim is to navigate, in sequence, between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time but you can walk the course and progress at your own pace.

The headquarters of British Orienteering in Tansley, Matlock and the website includes an event finder.

Walking football in increasingly popular.

Walking football

Walking Football is increasingly popular, particularly with those who previously played the game but were forced to give up due to age,, through ill health or injury.

It carries all the same rules as every day football - with the important addition that running or jogging is penalised by a free-kick.

It provides a sociable, fun and safe environment for those looking to be a little more active in their spare time and you can find out more about how to get involved across the county on the Derbyshire FA website.