Derwent Valley Heritage Way

A long distance footpath of 51 miles which follows the River Derwent from near to its source at Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District to its end where it flows into the River Trent at Derwent Mouth. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Ladybower Reservoir
Distance: 51 miles (82 km)
Grid Ref: SK202858
Climbing: 1,081 metres
Walk time: 20-32 hours
Days: 2-5

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a long distance walk along the Derwent Valley from Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth, the Derbyshire Dales, and through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. It follows the Riverside Path through Derby and continue onwards to the historic inland port of Shardlow. Journey's end is at Derwent Mouth where the River Derwent flows into the River Trent. The Duke of Devonshire opened the walk at Chatsworth House in 2003.

Useful Links:
Derwent Valley Trust
Derwent Valley Mills
Long Distance Walkers Association

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