GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Beeley Moor Walk

8 miles (13.2 km)

This walk visits the delightful village of Beeleyin the Derbyshire Dales.
The picturesque village is in a great spot for walkers with the wonderful Chatsworth Park and the River Derwent local highlights.
This circular walk from the village visits Carlton Lees, Rowsley, Smeltingmill Brook and Beeley Moor. The moor rises to the east of the village and is criss crossed with numerous footpaths. There are great views from the high points and some peaceful woodland trails in the Beeley Plantation. From the moor you can see Lindop Wood, Stanton Moor, the River Derwent Valley and many of the hills of the White Peak area of the Peak District.
Part of the walk uses a section of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way, a long distance footpath running along the River Derwent to the west of the village.

Postcode

DE4 2NZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Beeley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Beeley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Beeley

  • Chatsworth Park - This circular walk takes you around the splendid Chatsworth Park in the Derbyshire Peak District
  • Rowsley - This village is located in a lovely spot in the Derbyshire Dales area of the Peak District
  • Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Follow the River Derwent through the Derbyshire Peak District on this stunning walk
  • Bakewell - The market town of Bakewell makes and excellent base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales area of the Peak District National Park.
    This long circular walk visits some of the villages, parks, woods and hills surrounding the town
  • Baslow - The pretty Peak District village of Baslow gives access to a number of great walking routes
  • Baslow Edge - A circular walk up to Baslow Edge in the Peak District National Park
  • Monsal Trail - Follow the Monsal Trail through the Peak District National Park on this cycling and walking path.
    The trail follows a disused railway line from Chee Dale near Buxton to Bakewell with the first section following the River Wye to Monsal Head via Cressbrook Dale and Miller's Dale
  • Darley Dale - Enjoy a walk through the pretty Darley Dales on this waterside route in the lovely Derbyshire Dales
  • Birchover - This Peak District village is a fine place to start a walk
  • Robin Hood's Stride - This walk visits Robin Hood's Stride, a wonderfulrock formation near Bakewell in Derbyshire.
  • Haddon Hall - This walk visits Haddon Hall near Bakewell and Over Haddon in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Pubs/Cafes

The Devonshire Arms is a nice place for rest and refreshment after your walk. The historic pub originated as three separate cottages in 1726 and was subsequently converted into an Inn in 1747. Visitors were transported by coaches from London and the Peak, stopping in Beeley's coaching inn so the horses could rest. Among them was the renowned author Charles Dickens, who visited frequently during his lifetime. It is also said that King Edward VII often met his mistress Alice Keppel at the inn.
The inn serves good quality food and includes a pleasant garden area for warmer days. They also provide roooms if you would like to stay in the area. You can find them at Devonshire Square with postcode DE4 2NZ for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The moorland and woodland trails make for a fine dog walk. The Devonshire Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just west of the village you'll find the historic Haddon Hall. There's some pretty gardens and views of the River Wye from the Medieval grounds of the hall.

Photos

The Devonshire Arms, Beeley - geograph.org.uk - 2869840

The Devonshire Arms, Beeley. The settlement was originally an estate village inhabited by employees of the Duke of Devonshire.

Beeley Moor. - geograph.org.uk - 144381

Beeley Moor. A view of the moor looking towards Fallinge Edge.

Grove of Young Trees on the Chatsworth Estate - geograph.org.uk - 2616311

Grove of Young Trees on the Chatsworth Estate

Sheep on Access land over Beeley Moor - geograph.org.uk - 2079380

Sheep on Access land over Beeley Moor

Choice of Stiles, Beeley, Derbyshire - geograph.org.uk - 1990242

Choice of Stiles, Beeley, Derbyshire

Barn conversion at Beeley Hilltop - geograph.org.uk - 3501365

Barn conversion at Beeley Hilltop

Beeley Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 3501371

Beeley Lodge

Beeley Moor - geograph.org.uk - 2465590

Moorland view

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GPS Files

GPX File

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