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Guide to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way

Now that summer is here how about getting into the countryside and exploring the Derwent Valley? This guide helps you to find the route and provides all the information that you need.

A 55 mile (88.5km) walk from Ladybower Reservoir to the River Trent at Shardlow.

Size: approx. 23cm x 13cm with 96 pages in full colour.

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

The picture on the left is of the front cover of the Guide. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes in a reservoir, the river itself, open countryside, 2 canals, the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, villages and towns, a stately home and numerous museums and other sites of interest.

You can order the new edition of the guide for 12.50 via Paypal. The price includes postage, and no Paypal account is required.

Note (29.06.2016): The below works have been completed and the route has reopened

Temporary Path Closure

Derbyshire County Council are starting work on the section of the White Peak Loop cycle way, forming an extension of the Monsal Trail between Old Station Close at Rowsley and Harrison Way, Northwood (adjacent to the recycling centre) at the end of January 2016. Although the routes are not coincident, there will be some disruption to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way during the construction period which is anticipated to last for up to 4 months.

The section affected is at the pinch point alongside the Riverside Industrial Site off Old Station Close at Rowsley. The route will be made available as much as possible but there may be times when it is not possible to access the path from the Industrial Estate during particular stages of the build. The easiest alternative is a short stretch along the A6. Construction times are Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

Please take care and follow any diversion signs.

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