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The Ramblers' Association.

Join a rambling group

For those interested in walking further and more often, joining a Derbyshire Rambling group is an option and you can click on the link to find out more about the Ramblers' Association.

It's also worth checking out the Rambling Clubs website, which lists clubs in each county.

Exploring a walking route.

Derbyshire Walking routes

If you're feeling fit and confident enough to move on to longer walks, then the Derbyshire walking routes list has a good selection listed by each Derbyshire district.

Walking in England is a valuable resource for free routes.

Find more walks online

Walking in England features thousands of free walks to download, which are listed by county

Walking Britain is also a useful website to check out.

You can register to download free walking maps on the Trailzilla website, while Derbyshire Walking is a county-specific guide that offers circular walks of between one and nine miles and The Walking Englishman includes a section on Derbyshire with walks that are free to print off or download.

The iMap My Walk app.

Download an online walking app

If you want to pull up an app on your smartphone to find a walking route when out and about, some of the most popular products are iMap My Walk+, Everybody Walk and Walkmeter.

They allow you to map and measure your route, see your speed and calories burned without the need to pull out materials from your back back.

Of course, make sure you take back up resources, in case you can't get a signal.

Get kitted out

Walking boots.

If you're going for more than a walk around the block then it pays to have the right equipment to keep you safe, warm, comfortable and dry.

Specialists stockists in the county include Cotswold Outdoor (Bakewell), JoRoyle Outdoor (Buxton), Outside (Hathersage), Equip UK (Alfreton), Hitch and Hike (Bamford), Track and Trail (Ashbourne, Bakewell and Buxton) and Wirksworth Outdoors (Wirksworth).