Walking in Derbyshire
60 circular walks across the county
Walking guidebook to 60 circular day walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Includes the Derwent, Wye and Trent river valleys, near Derby, Matlock, Glossop, Bakewell and Ripley. Routes range from easy to moderate and are between 4 and 14km (2 to 10 miles). Walks focus on places of interest, from Stone Age forts to castles to grand estates.
CentresGlossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne, Derby
DifficultyEasy to moderate day or half-day walks (2.5 to 9.5 miles)
Must SeeHardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House, New Mills, Buxton, Cromford, Goyt Valley, Dovedale
Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.
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Elaine Burkinshaw has lived around Sheffield and Manchester all her life, and has a passion for exploring her local area, with particular emphasis on the enjoyment of local history and local attractions.View author profile
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