Derby to Matlock Train services and from Nottingham on Sundays.

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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.

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 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.

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RT @peakdistrict: Hello sustainable travel 👋 The #HopeValleyExplorer returns tomorrow (14th) with tickets secured at 2019 prices. The sea…

13 May 2022

@watfordgap @HeartCRP @al70morley Visits welcome

11 May 2022

#Matlock digital totem is now live with bus & rail times, local signage plus visitor information on the interactive…

11 May 2022

New #Belper digital totem is now working with bus & rail times, plus local visitor information on the interactive s…

11 May 2022

Off to meet with @JourneoPLC to activate our new rail, bus and interactive visitor digital displays in #Belper and…

11 May 2022

RT @DVMillsWHS: #LocalandCommunityHistoryMonth Near Belper mills, the River Gardens are always worth a visit. On a summer Sunday afternoon…

9 May 2022

RT @watfordgap: Friday afternoon mobile #CommunityRail office on @DVLrail line. The new arch at #Duffield produced by students of @EngLearn

6 May 2022

RT @NetworkRailEM: Look at those smiles 😊 On Tuesday we teamed up with our friends from @EastMidRailway, @DVLrail and Vinci to tidy up and…

6 May 2022