Walks & Rides

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

2 miles

Perri’s family tour from Duffield Station offers two short walks exploring history and nature.

4 miles

Walk number 1, is a 4 mile walk between Duffield and Belper over the Chevin and following the ancient Portway along the ridge of the Derwent Valley.

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.

8 miles

Duffield Circular Walk is an 8 mile walk starting near the station across undulating countryside with several steep climbs. The route heads up towards The Chevin and across fields to Quarndon, before returning to Duffield.

11 miles

Ecclesbourne Way is an 11 mile walk following the length of the Ecclesbourne River from Duffield to Wirksworth. The walk is along footpaths and a few minor roads with some hilly sections offering great views. There is an optional extension up to Alport Height which adds a further mile to the walk.

55 miles

Derwent Valley Heritage Way is a 55 mile long distance footpath following the length of the River Derwent. Sections of the route may be undertaken as linear walks using the train between Derby and Matlock or other local bus services between Derby and Shardlow or between Matlock and Chatsworth.