Explore the beautiful surroundings and discover how the Derwent Valley shaped the world as we know it today.

Enjoy expertly guided tours in areas such as Belper, Cromford, Matlock and more. Visit hidden gems and hear the untold stories that have influenced the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.

Our Walks Programme 2022

Introduction

Explore the beautiful surroundings and discover how the Derwent Valley shaped the world as we know it today. Enjoy expertly guided tours in areas such as Belper, Cromford, Matlock and more. Visit hidden gems and hear the untold stories that have influenced the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.

Dates

Date Walk Leader(s)

 

JUNE

14th – BOOK HERE Cromford Village Walk Jill and Mike Banks
28th – BOOK HERE Old Roads of Belper and Milford Trevor Griffin

 

JULY

12th – BOOK HERE Dene Quarry Walk Jill and Mike Banks
19th – BOOK HERE Lumsdale Valley Alan & Christine Piper
26th – BOOK HERE Belper and Morley Park Railway Trevor Griffin

 

AUGUST

4th – BOOK HERE Murder at the Grange Liz Haslam
9th – BOOK HERE Cromford Village walk Jill and Mike Banks
16th – BOOK HERE Matlock Hydros Alan & Christine Piper
28th – BOOK HERE Cromford Canal, High Peak Railway and packhorse routes Trevor Griffin and Stephen Cook

 

SEPTEMBER

13th In the steps of Daniel Defoe Trevor Griffin

 

OCTOBER

20th – BOOK HERE Duffield, the coffin trail and Horsley Castle Richard & Penny Biggin

Walk information

Walk numbers

1 Cromford Village walk
2 Old Roads of Belper and Milford
3 Dene Quarry Walk
4 Matlock Hydros
5 Belper and Morley Park Railway
6 Murder at the Grange
7 Lumsdale valley
8 Cromford Canal, High Peak Railway and packhorse routes
9 Duffield, the coffin trail and Horsley Castle
10 In the steps of Daniel Defoe
   

 

Walk Starting point Postcode Time Miles Climb Access Finish at Time
1 Cromford Mills reception DE4 3RQ 1030 1.5 No C (Circular) 1230
2

Strutt’s Centre,

Belper

DE56 1UU 1000 6 Yes BFT (Circular) 1600
3 Cromford Mills reception DE4 3RQ 1030 4 Yes C (Circular) 1300
4 County Hall, Matlock DE4 3AG 1400 2 Yes CT (Circular) 1600
5 Openwoodgate crossroads DE56 0SD 1415 3 Yes BS (Circular) 1700
6 Whatstandwell Station DE54 5HE 1110 6 Yes CT (Circular) 1500
7 Upper Lumsdale DE4 5NA 1400 1.5 Yes S (Circular) 1600
8 Cromford Mills reception DE4 3RQ

1130a

1430b

3.5 Yes BCT (Circular)

1430a

1730b

9

Duffield Church

Car Park

DE56 4BA 1000 7 Yes F (Circular) 1500
10 Cromford Mills reception DE4 3RQ 1430 2.5 Yes BCT (Circular) 1730

 

LEGEND

a=morning walk, b=afternoon walk (two walks on same day)

“Climb” indicates if climbing steep slopes is involved, anything steeper than walking up Cromford Hill to North Street.

Access Key

B        Timed to connect with bus services

C        Car park available

F        Free car park available

S        Street parking available

T        Timed to connect with train service