Welcome to the

Derwent Valley Line

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. Trains operate between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock.

Plan Your Journey

Plan your journey on the scenic Derwent Valley Line train service between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock.


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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 explores Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity.

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.

Sir Richard Arkwright’s 1783 water powered cotton spinning mill built on the banks on the River Derwent at Matlock Bath. Explore the extensive collection of textile machinery on a visit to the Weaving Shed, Doubling Room, Victorian Workshop & Bobbin Room

Derwent Valley Mills Museum of Making Cromford Mills Masson 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.

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