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This is a partial list of recreational walks in the county of Derbyshire in England. The list includes walks that are wholly inside Derbyshire and also those that pass through to other counties. The walks are generally through countryside on a variety of trails and footpaths. Small walks of only local interest are not included. There are over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of public rights of way in Derbyshire.

List of walking trails in Derbyshire

Name Image Route Length Notes Refs
Dane Valley Way Dane Valley Way at Three Shires Head.jpg Buxton to Northwich, Cheshire 48 miles


Between Derbyshire and Cheshire, partly alongside the River Dane. The Derbyshire section runs from Buxton to Three Shires Head
Derwent Valley Heritage Way Leawood Pump House and Cromford Canal Aqueduct.jpg Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford, to River Trent at Shardlow 55 miles (89 km) Alongside the River Derwent, through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and Derby
Five Pits Trail Five Pits Trail - - 364424.jpg Grassmoor to Tibshelf 5.5 miles (8.9 km) Former railway line
Goyt Way Path Junction (geograph 5567138).jpg Whaley Bridge to Etherow Country Park, Greater Manchester 10 miles (16 km) Part of the Midshires Way
High Peak Trail High Peak Trail - - 804883.jpg Buxton to Cromford 17 miles (27 km) Former railway line
Limestone Way Limestone Way - - 413641.jpg Castleton to Rocester, Staffordshire 50 miles (80 km) The Derbyshire section goes between Castleton and the River Dove near Thorpe
Longdendale Trail The Trans Pennine Trail through Longendale - - 656711.jpg Hadfield to Woodhead Tunnel 6.2 miles (10 km) Former railway line
Midshires Way Fernilee Reservoir in the Goyt Valley.jpg Bledlow, Buckinghamshire, to Stockport, Greater Manchester 230 miles (370 km) The Derbyshire section starts at Sawley near Long Eaton, on to Buxton and through the Goyt Valley towards Stockport.
Monsal Trail Monsal Head Headstone viaduct.jpg Wye Dale, Buxton, to Coombs viaduct, Bakewell 8.5 miles (13.7 km) Former railway line
Peak District Boundary Walk Peak District Boundary Walk at Dam Dale.jpg Buxton circular 190 miles (310 km) The Derbyshire sections are between:
Pennine Bridleway (National Trail) Pennine Bridleway, Rushop - - 379120.jpg Middleton-by-Wirksworth to Hebden Bridge 130 miles (210 km) The Derbyshire section is between Middleton-by-Wirksworth and Tintwistle (near Glossop)
Pennine Cycleway (Sustrans-sponsored route) Back road from Buxton to Whaley Bridge - - 130219.jpg Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed 335 miles (539 km) The Derbyshire section runs from Derby up to along the Woodhead Pass valley towards Holmfirth
Pennine Way (National Trail) Black Hill (Peak District).jpg Edale to Kirk Yetholm 268 miles (431 km) The Derbyshire section is from Edale to Black Hill
Sabrina Way Hartington Signalbox at hartington station site.jpg Hartington to Great Barrington, Gloucestershire 203 miles (327 km) The short Derbyshire section is between Hartington and the River Dove (towards Alstonefield)
Sett Valley Trail Gate at the end of the Sett Valley trail - - 1343297.jpg Hayfield to New Mills 2.2 miles (3.6 km) Former railway line
Tissington Trail Tissington Trail near Tissington - - 1311395.jpg Buxton to Parsley Hay 13 miles (21 km) Former railway line
Trans Pennine Trail Trans Pennine Trail towards Broadbottom (geograph 3216453).jpg Southport to Hornsea 207 miles (333 km) From Merseyside to East Yorkshire. The Derbyshire section runs from the border with Greater Manchester at Broadbottom Bridge to the edge of Barnsley Metropolitan District east of Woodhead; from Padfield it coincides with the Longdendale Trail, above. A spur runs from Chesterfield past Killamarsh (towards Sheffield).
White Peak Loop Trail White Peak Loop sign at Harpur Hill.jpg Circular via Buxton, Bakewell and Matlock 60 miles (97 km) The trail combines sections of the High Peak Trail and the Monsal Trail. As of 2020 some sections are not yet complete.
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