Section 2  – 7 miles

From Hathersage station cross Station Road and follow Dore Lane to the Lodge. Here take the footpath to your left across the fields to Leadmill Bridge.

From Leadmill Bridge follow the lane which leads to Harper Lees and Grindleford on the east side of the river. For Grindleford Station and Padley Chapel follow the path up through Coppice Wood and turn right at the track after crossing the railway.

From Grindleford station follow the track to the left (west) take the second path that crosses the railway to return to the path in Coppice Wood, descend to the River and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

At Grindleford Bridge follow the path to the east of the river, this climbs through Froggatt Woods before following Spooner Lane south into Froggatt village. Cross Froggatt Bridge to follow the path going south on the west side of the Derwent, to New Bridge.

Cross the A625 carefully and continue on the west of the river to Calver. There is a bus stop here at Calver Bridge.

Take the underpass to cross the A623 in Calver. The path follows the river on the west bank, emerging on Bubnell Road. Follow this southwards into Baslow, crossing the bridge to the church.

Cross the road near the church and follow School Lane and Eaton Hill to avoid the busiest traffic. There is a bus stop by the church and at Nether End in Baslow with services to Sheffield, Matlock and Bakewell.

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