The 5 best walks in Derbyshire
Explore the wonderful Derbyshire countryside

The 5 best walks in Derbyshire

Climb to the top of rugged moorlands, trek along green valleys and visit picturesque villages on your holiday in the peak district. The peak district is full of some of the best walks in the country, there’s no better place to explore the wonderful countryside. We’ve made choosing your day out even easier with the 5 best walks in Derbyshire.

Birchen edge – Chatsworth

This 7-mile circular walk allows you to enjoy the beauty of Birchen Edge, Chatsworth and Dobb Edge. Chatsworth and the surrounding Derbyshire countryside are home to some to some of the most spectacular views in the area. One of the most memorable parts of this walk is the stunning Chatsworth house, one of the country’s best-loved stately homes. The walk also takes you through the nearby woods, up the 148 steps to hunting tower, an impressive, historical asset to the Chatsworth Estate.

Kinder Scout

This walk definitely isn’t short on great views. Kinder Scout is the highest point in the peak district, overlooking unique moorland and a magical waterfall. As one of the most challenging but rewarding walks in Derbyshire, you’ll come across streams, steep rocks to scramble up, gritstone, and of course the wonderful Kinder Downfall. This walk is one for the confident walkers. The walker’s paradise stands at 2,087 ft above sea level offering some of the most breath-taking views in the country – defiantly worth the challenge.

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Cromford Mill & Village walking route

This 6-8 mile walk explores the home of the Industrial Revolution and Derbyshire’s rich history. Beginning at Cromford Wharf car park, you have the opportunity to explore the site of the first ever water-powered cotton spinning mill. From here you can walk to the charming village of Cromford, filled with picturesque cottages and shops. Trek across a former railway track and the Cromford canal on your way to Lea Hurst, the former summer house of Florance Nightingale.

Longshaw Estate

Explore 1600 acres of moorland, woodland and views over the stunning Derwent Valley. This walk in Derbyshire explores the unusual sites of Longshaw’s past, from millstone quarries to packhorse routes. While you’re there why not enjoy a bite to eat at the tearoom. Fully stocked with delicious home-baked food, cakes, tarts and scrumptious home-made meals.

Castleton – The Great Ridge

This impressive 6 mile walk takes you through some of the most admired parts of the Peak District. Known to be one of the best walks in Derbyshire, with stunning views over Edale, Hope valley and Kinder Scout. You even have the option to extend your ramble through the wonderful Derbyshire countryside with a stroll along the river on your way back (a great excuse to try out some pub grub along the way!).

Our Peak District holiday park is the perfect spot to set up base on your walking holiday. Perfectly located to explore all the best that the Peak District has to offer while enjoying a relaxing, tranquil break on your return from trekking across the county! Choose from lodges, caravans, glamping, touring and camping. With something to suit everyone to make your walking holiday unbeatable.