Your guide to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way

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The river Derwent runs for 55 miles (88.5km) from Ladybower Reservoir in the northern Peak District to the River Trent at Shardlow, south of Derby.

Footpaths and bridleways run close to the river along its whole length, but to save you poring over maps, use this website for a summary of the route and buy the guidebook for full details and find out all the information you need to walk the entire length.

We have divided the route into 10 sections which can be walked individually or linked together. The text describes the route, what to see on the way and lists public transport options. It is supported with Ordnance Survey 1:25000 maps which clearly mark the route.

What is there to see?

As well as the river, the Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes in a reservoir, miles of open countryside much of it within the Peak District National Park, two canals, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, villages and towns, a stately home, and numerous museums and other sites of interest.  There are also plenty of pubs, tea shops and other places to recharge your batteries!

The website contains summary information about the route and can be accessed on any device.  For full details about the route and its many attractions, and help support the work of the Trust order a copy of the guidebook from eBay.