Walks in Derbyshire

Field of wild flowers
A beautiful springtime view in rural Derbyshire

Derbyshire is one of England's finest counties for walking offering variety above most. The county includes a substantial portion of the Peak District National Park and the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county also contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester to the northwest, West Yorkshire to the north, South Yorkshire to the northeast, Nottinghamshire to the east, Leicestershire to the southeast, Staffordshire to the west and southwest and Cheshire also to the west. My walks in the county include a good deal of the Peak District but I have also sought out some historic walks outside the National Park which can be enjoyed by all.

Interactive map of the walks


Walk Miles Description
Calke Park and Calke Abbey 3.7 A walk in the park, Calke Park to be exact, site of a manorial home and shown by National Trust in decline.
Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge 4.0 A fantastic gritstone edge walk for those who like to live on the precipice!
Matlock Bath 5.1 A walk with many highlights including High Tor, Matlock Dale and the Heights of Abraham.
Higger Tor and Padley Gorge 5.5 A wonderful contrast of heather moor in late summer bloom and an oak wooded gorge are to enjoy here.
Wetton Hill and Thor's Cave 6.0 A circular walk to Thor's Cave, a fantastic adventure starting out from Wettonmill.
Monsal Dale, High Dale, Miller's Dale and Monsal Trail 6.3 A stunning walk from Monsal Head into a series of dales, across a high plateau and past old lime workings.
Stanage Edge from Hathersage 6.5 The iconic dark peak walk to the most famous millstone grit escarpment of them all.
Monk's Dale and Tideswell Dale 6.7 This walk through splendid dales is not as hard as some. Its a delighful walk, one I recommend.
Harthill Moor and Stanton Moor 6.7 Ancient sites abound on this two moors walk including castle sites, stone circles, rock outcrops and caves.
Ticknall, Calke Park and Foremark Reservoir 6.9 A nice easy day walk of seven miles for anytime of the year from Ticknall, south of Derby.
Repton, Foremark and Milton 7.9 An eight mile south Derbyshire walk over ancient ground to a place of modern learning.
Mam Tor Ridge from Hope 8.5 This is clearly the most popular Peak District ridge walk on the environs of the Hope valley.
Kinder Scout 8.8 The objective of the honorable landmark Peak trespass. We were luckier than the pioneers of walking.
Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale 10.3 A walk to two extra special dales, one well known, one a delightful surprise.
Ladybower and Derwent Edge 10.5 A walk of contrast, a reservoir walk and then a moorland crossing followed by an exploration of Derwent Edge.
Monsal Dale from Bakewell 11.7 A superb guest entry walk from Owain Roberts. A great report of a splendid walk.
Chrome Hill from Buxton 12.0 A super Peak District hill to climb. We did it from Buxton in winter snow.
Shelf Moor and Bleaklow 12.0 A tough walk but with many highlights including Torside Clough, Black Clough and the Longdendale Trail.
The Great Ridge and Win Hill 12.1 Climb to Mam Tor then leads to Hollin's Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill before the outstanding Win Hill finale.
The Roaches and Hen Cloud 12.5 A superb walk taking in a host of classic Peak District landmarks including Hanging Stone.
Dovestone Rocks 12.5 This walk from Ken Brockway is about a peak bagging exercise in the north west corner of the park.
Dove Dale and Wolfscote Dale 13.2 This is possibly the most popular of all the Peak District Walks. There are many reasons why.
Baslow to Bakewell 13.4 Follow this spectacular 12 mile linear walk on a beautiful but chilly winter's day.
Kinder Trespass Anniversary Walk 15.3 This walk celebrates the trespass pioneers and also explores the industrial heritage of the area.
Six Dales Circuit 26.7 This walk is marathon distance. The rewards are worth it though, a walk to six exceptional dales.
The Bullock Smithy Hike 56.0 Adam Gallimore's brilliant report of his 56 mile challenge walk in 24 hours around the Peak District in 2012.
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