Put simply, we are a friendly group of people who enjoy walking around the Peak District and Chesterfield area. We are a relaxed and informal group who want to combine walking with other activities including social events and weekends away. Our goal is to offer a wide range of walks and events that best suits all of our members. The term ‘young ramblers’ is used very generally. We provide walks at times that suit people of "working age" e.g. weekends, and summer evenings. We have a few members in their early 20’s or younger, but all ages are more than welcome to join our walks.
Most people join, primarily because they enjoy walking, and in Chesterfield, we are very lucky to have the Peak District so close.
Walking is also a very good way of dusting off the stresses and strains built up in the week. If you have been stuck in the office all week then nothing beats blowing the cobwebs off up Kinder Scout or along Ladybower!
Walking in a group provides excellent opportunities for socialising, meeting new people and making new friends.
Our walks are usually between 4 to 10 miles and we do occasionally do longer ones for the members that like to stretch their legs a bit more. We are not a ‘fast’ walking group. We walk at a moderate pace and always go as fast as the slowest walker, on average, 5 miles will take us about 2 hours, including stops. However, obviously walking along flat country lanes will be quicker than walking through muddy fields and up steep inclines. We usually have a lunch stop so bring along some sandwiches, we sometimes stop at a pub/cafe half way round or at the end of the walk. Always check the walk details beforehand.