Welcome to the Nottingham and Derby Walking Group

We are a group of people aged between 20 & 40 (ish) who love to walk and socialise together. We have around 300 members and organise regular walks on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday evenings, and regular social events too. It is a great way to explore the outdoors and meet new people.

Come along and join us for a couple of walks and experience this fun and friendly group for yourself, or come to one of the monthly pub meets and talk to us in person.

Take a look around our website and join our Facebook group.

NDWG has 2 objectives:

  • Walking is our primary goal and our group, there are regular walks in the peak district national park, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We welcome walkers of all abilities to join us on one of our many varied walks on offer. Our walks programme is available here. We have walks every week, often with a choice of walks and weekends away once or twice a month.
  • Socialising is fundamental to our group activities and our Social Programme offers socials every two weeks.

If you would like to join the group take a look at how to join.


The NDWG was set up in 1997 by Kevin Matthews and Sarah Rich who met on an overseas walking holiday in Alpbach, Austria and thought it would be a great idea to see a young people’s walking group set up back home.

The Ramblers’ Association

We are a local branch of The Ramblers’ Association (RA) and are now part of their ever increasing number of local young persons’ groups. To support the work carried out by the RA, we work to protect our local rights of way by surveying paths and reporting any problems. We also help to defend the beauty of our local countryside by running regular conservation weekends, often at rock bottom accommodation prices and with a social side too.

Find us on Facebook

Facebook NDWG Walking Group

Leaders needed for walks programme
Leaders required for Autum/Winter Walks Programme. Click the picture below for more details:


Ramblers Big Pathwatch campaign
Ramblers Big Pathwatch campaign, click the image below for more info:


Christmas Social – Youlgreave
Details about the upcoming Christmas Social event, click the picture below for more details:


Ramblers Association Link
We are part of the Ramblers Association. Click the logo above for more information