About

Walk In Derbyshire is a resource of hiking routes and organised group walks around Derbyshire and the surrounding Peak District National Park. We love getting outdoors!

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Hiking Routes

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

  • Current weather
  • Parking information
  • Map and Gradient
  • Downloadable GPX file
  • Written Guidance
  • Gallery.

Route Essential Information

Each walk displays essential information including

  • Distance: The distance of the walk measured in miles. Note that this measurement is as the crow flies, so you will likely walk further when carrying out the walk
  • Minimum Time: The minimum suggest time to complete the walk – this is for guidance only
  • Route File: A GPX file of the route
  • Difficulty: Relatively 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.

New routes are added to the site regularly.

Safety

Each route page provides a general overview of each walk, but please do not rely on it entirely to navigate. We highly recommend downloading the accompanying GPX file to assist navigation – but don’t rely on this either. Always take a physical map and compass with you as backup, and know how to use them. Hiking is generally safe, but there are always potential risks involved. Use common sense and reasonable judgment at all times.

You are responsible for your own safety. Preparation is key. Take care out there.

Group Walks

Throughout the year Walk In Derbyshire host organised group walks open for all to join, lead by Leigh Walker.

The walks have a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere and tend to attract people with a similar vibe. We are not strict on routine, although do try and keep people safe at all times. We’ve never had a bad group yet!

Derbyshire and the Peak District

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

The Dark Peak is situated at the northern half of the Peak District. Made mostly of grit stone, 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.

Creator of WID

Leigh Walker

Leigh Walker is the creator of Walk In Derbyshire. Leigh has been walking in the Peak District National Park for over 30 years and has a huge passion for hiking.

Leigh writes up all the walks for Walk In Derbyshire and is also leads on group hikes.

Leigh is an active member of the The British Mountaineering Council.

Follow Leigh on his personal Instagram.