Walks & Rides

Over 40 walks to explore from short family discovery walks to long distance footpaths and routes for cyclists.

Medium
6 miles

Walk number 2, is a 6 mile walk between Belper and Duffield through open country with superb views linking together the historic settlements of Bargate and Holbrook.

Medium
4.5 miles

Walk number 5, is a 4.5 mile walk between Ambergate and Whatstandwell through ancient woodland, old parkland and open farmland, with excellent views. There are no really steep climbs

Medium
3.5 miles

Walk number 6, is a steep 3.5 mile walk between Whatstandwell and Ambergate via Crich through farmland, Crich Chase woodlands and along the towpath of the Cromford Canal

Medium
4 miles

Walk number 7, is a 4 mile walk between Whatstandwell and Cromford with a steep path section in Whatstandwell, through undulating farmland and along a surfaced track.

Medium
4 miles

Walk number 8, is a 4 mile walk between Cromford and Whatstandwell combining the Cromford Canal towpath with steep climbs through woodland. The views of the Derwent Valley are spectacular.

Medium
3 miles

Walk number 10, is a 3 mile hilltop walk between Matlock Bath and Cromford via Riber Castle, providing magnificent views. There is a steep climb and the walk goes through woodlands, fields and along an ancient trackway.

Medium
1 miles

Lovers' Walks in Matlock Bath, are a series of footpaths both along the riverside and up and over the precipitous and spectacular cliffs.

Medium
3.7 miles

A pleasant circular walk from Matlock Bath to the historic areas of Bonsall and Cromford. There are a couple of fairly strenuous uphill sections.

Medium
2.5 miles

Masson Hill walk offers beautiful views over Matlock and the surrounding area. From the station, the walk follows The Limestone Way steeply up Masson Hill and continues across the hillside to the edge of the Heights of Abraham, before descending back to Matlock.

Medium
3 miles

The Wellfield Walk explores many interesting parts of Matlock including Hall Leys Park, Denefields, Wellfield, Bailey's Tump, the Wishingstone, Bentley Brook and Matlock Green. There are fine views over Matlock, Tansley and Riber along the way.

Medium
5 miles

The ascent of Oker Hill provides great views over Matlock and Darley Dale. The ascent of Oaker Hill is a little steep, otherwise this walk is fairly easy.

Medium
5 miles

A 5 mile walk to the mouth of the River Derwent

Medium
5.5 miles

Discover stories of some of the local men who took part in the Pentrich Rising of 1817.

Medium
6 miles

Follow the route of the former Derby Canal from Spondon to Sandiacre Lock

Medium
5 miles

Matlock to Rowsley Cycle Path is part of the White Peak Loop and is a 5 mile traffic free route along the route of the former Midland Railway

Medium
10 miles

The Big Track is a 10 mile circular all off road walking and cycling route alongside canal and river between Attenborough, Beeston and Nottingham.