Discover the Derwent Valley, a place that all the family can enjoy, with intriguing cities and market towns, theme parks, outdoor pursuits, mills and museums, historic houses and gardens and much more.
The Derwent Valley offers outstanding landscape, history and wildlife, where the lowland meadows and gentle rolling hills of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site meet the more rugged uplands of the Peak District National Park.
Alight at any station and explore the numerous walks or visit one of the fabulous tourist attractions. The Derwent Valley Line is the perfect choice for a summer outing, winter break or evening walk.Play Video Explore the route Train Timetable Derwent Valley Mills Peak District National Park
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Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Discover the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site between Derby and Matlock Bath. The World Heritage Site contains a fascinating series of historic mill complexes in Derby, Belper and Cromford, which can be accessed from their local station. These include some of the world’s first ‘modern’ factories, where water power was first successfully harnessed for textile production – a milestone in the Industrial Revolution.
The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill, celebrates the area’s rich history of innovation. This brand new contemporary space will tell Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity.
Strutt’s North Mill tells the story of the Strutt family’s thriving cotton spinning industry and how a Belper mill apprentice became the ‘Father of the American Industrial Revolution’.
Cromford Mills. home of Sir Richard Arkwright. Explore how this remarkable mill site changed the world we live in today with a guided tour and trip inside the visitor centre, cafes, shops and nature walks.Derwent Valley Mills Museum of Making Strutt’s North Mill Cromford Mills Views from the Train Window
Peak District National Park
Peak District National Park – Britain’s first National Park. Discover countless views, hills to hike, stately homes to explore, lovely villages and bustling market towns, just a short bus ride from Matlock.
Places that can be explored by bus from Matlock include Haddon Hall and Bakewell using buses 6.1 or Transpeak, Chatsworth house and gardens on service 217 or discover Stanton Moor and Robin Hood’s Stride on bus 172.
A Derbyshire Wayfarer may be the best option for your day out, enabling you to explore by train and bus.Peak District National Park Explore More By Bus Derbyshire Wayfarer
Tickets & Timetables
EMR operate an hourly timetable with a travel time of typically 34 minutes between Derby and Matlock and 65 minutes between Nottingham and Matlock. There are different rail ticket offers available, some of which can be used on local bus services so you can explore even more.
There are different rail ticket offers available, some of which can be used on local bus services so you can explore even more.Train timetable National Rail Enquiries Train tickets Service updates