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Active leisure

We provide a range of leisure activities for all tastes and abilities, which have a focus on keeping you fit and active!

Walkie Talkie Wednesdays

We run our very own walking for health sessions, join us for our Walkie Talkie Wednesdays for a gentle walk in the great outdoors!  Each walk is typically 2 to 3 miles on easy terrain, mainly flat routes around country parks, lakes and nature reserves. These are ideal for beginner walkers and open to all ages and abilities, who want to get out of the house for a gentle walk, meet new people and exercise all at the same time.

We have two highly experienced volunteer walk leaders, Mary and Ian who will take it in turns to lead the
walks with support from our Sports Officer Kirsty. However, the more help we can get with sighted guiding the better, so if you would like to volunteer with these sessions or bring family and friends along please do and
let us know in advance. Guide dogs are also welcome on our walks.

Our walks are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Walks start from 10:30am for approximately an hour and a half.  After the walk, there is the opportunity to enjoy refreshments with others in the group at a local cafe or pub. Our walks are free unless we need to put on transport in the future and then we will ask for a contribution towards this. Toilet facilities, disabled access and parking will all be considered for each walk.

If you are interested in our Walkie Talkie Wednesdays it is important to contact Kirsty in advance so we know how many people to expect each time, to arrange guides and prepare for any additional needs or health conditions we may need to be aware of. Call Kirsty on 0115 9706806 or email

Gym and Swim

Weekly Tuesday Gym and Swim sessions take place at a leisure centre local to our city centre hub on Heathcoat Street. The sessions are open to all regardless of experience or current fitness levels. Staff and volunteers are on hand to work with you to put together a fun and enjoyable programme that is sure to get you to your target goals. If you would like to attend the sessions please contact Kirsty on 0115 9706806 or email

Rambling Club

Our rambling club is run by a group of dedicated and experienced volunteers. The club is always looking to attract more members, keen to experience the joys and benefits of rambling along some of the best walks available in the East Midlands. The volunteers offer support and guiding, however a good level of fitness is required as the routes vary in distance and difficulty.  Appropriate clothing and footwear is essential for participating in the rambling.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, and we ask for a contribution of £3 per walk.  If you’d like to find out more about the Rambling Club programme, contact Kirsty on 0115 9706806 or email who will put you in touch with our volunteer walk leader.

Fit Fun Fridays

In the past we have held a range of exciting new healthy life style taster sessions from self defence classes to chair based exercise to football coaching.  We will be working with partners to set up new sessions in the future.  For information on these activities contact Kirsty via email or phone on 0115 9706806.

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