About the walks
We welcome prospective members to come on a trial walk with us.
Before deciding which walk would suit you, please read the information below.
Once you have come to a decision, go to the Calendar to see what walks are upcoming.
What you need to bring
For a normal Sunday walk the minimum you need is:-
The Club organises walks for a range of abilities but bear in mind most of the members walk quite often and are used to it. Also uneven paths, thick vegetation and hills make walking a lot harder than it is on a good flat path.
If in doubt which of the walks would suit you, feel free to contact the appropriate Programme Secretary.
About Sunday walks
Walks start at 9.30 am or 10.00 am and finish around 5.00 pm although this depends on the length of the walk, conditions on the day and the speed of the group so it is variable. There is usually a short al fresco coffee stop in the morning and, where appropriate, another in the afternoon.
Walks start at 10.00 am and finish around lunchtime although this depends on the length of the walk, conditions on the day and the speed of the group.
There is usually a short al fresco coffee stop.
The walk leader will navigate the route, so in theory you do not need to be able to read a map for a normal Club walk in the Peak District. However it is a good idea to learn how to map read and even how to use a compass. It is a skill that will add considerably to your ability to enjoy the countryside. Members will be happy to help you. As a start, here is a useful link
What you can expect
Paths that are new to you
Fresh air and exercise
A chat and a laugh
A feeling of tiredness and achievement at the end
and finally, last but not least, a burning desire to do it again next week
The Club aims to organise a few weekends away each year. The accommodation varies depending on the venue and type of walking and ranges from simple YHA or private huts to hotels. Likewise the walks may vary from simple to challenging.
Emergency Contact details
On joining Derby Nomads all members receive a member’s pack which includes a plastic wallet with a slip of paper on which to record any medical conditions and emergency contact details. This should be carried in your rucksack so that it can be accessed should there be a need. If you are unable to find this please contact the Membership Secretary for a further copy.