Walk in Derbyshire is a free resource of hiking routes around Derbyshire and the surrounding Peak District National Park.

About Our Hiking Routes

Walk in Derbyshire has several hiking routes available to try. Each route contains essential information, including:

  • Essential Route Information
  • Parking information
  • Weather Forecast
  • Route Map and Elevation Profile
  • Downloadable GPX file
  • Written Directions
  • Gallery

Essential Route Information

Each walk displays essential information including:

  • Distance: The distance of the walk measured is measured in miles – note that this measurement is as the crow flies, so you will likely walk 10% further when carrying out the walk
  • Minimum Time: The minimum suggested time to complete the walk – note this is for guidance only
  • Route File: Downloadable GPX file of the route
  • Difficulty: Relative difficulty of the walk, taking into account distance, terrain, and gradient. Easy walks are likely to be shorter and easier in comparison to a hard walk, which will be longer with tough terrain


Each route page provides a general overview of each walk, but do not rely on it entirely to navigate. Always take a physical map and compass with you and make sure know how to use them. Hiking is generally safe, but there are always potential risks. Use common sense, plan your route beforehand and make a reasonable judgment at all times.

It’s highly recommended to download the accompanying GPX file to assist with the navigation. Don’t rely on this too heavily though, as electronic devices can fail (especially in cold conditions). It’s worth noting that the actual walking distance on the day is often more than the mileage stated on the GPX route due to us tending to naturally wander/explore whilst out and about.

A Bit about Derbyshire and the Peak District

Derbyshire and the wider Peak District is located centrally in England and covers more the 550 square miles. Both the county and national park have incredibly stunning landscapes, from rocky edges to deep dales, reservoirs, viaducts, cycleways, and varied wildlife and habitats. The area has been shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.

The Dark Peak is situated in the northern half of the Peak District. Made mostly of gritstone, the area can be desolate and exposed, with sprawling heather moorland tops, and oak-birch woodlands. For that true ‘get away’ feeling, the Dark Peak is a must.

The White Peak is situated in the southern half of the Peak District. Made of mostly Limestone, the area is filled with river valleys, hills, slopes, and dales and is stunning at any time of the year.

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Creator of Walk in Derbyshire

Leigh Walker

Hello! My name is Leigh, and I am the founder of Walk in Derbyshire. With over 30 years of experience exploring the Peak District National Park, I have developed a huge passion for immersing myself in nature and embarking on exhilarating hikes in the great outdoors.

I document all the walks for Walk in Derbyshire and take the lead in organising occasional group hikes.

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