GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Derby Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This major city in Derbyshire has some nice local parks and riverside walks along the River Derwent.
This walk in the city takes you along the river to visit Alvaston Park where there is a picturesque lake and Science Garden to explore.
Other local walking highlights include the historic Darley Abbey Park, Kedleston Hall and Allestree Park which lie just to the north of the city centre. These parks include some well laid out footpaths and are ideal locations for walking in the area.
The Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk long distance footpath also passes through the city. It's a great way to explore the local countryside on a good waymarked path.
Please scroll down for the full list of walks near and around Derby. The detailed maps below also show a range of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area.

Derby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Derby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Derby

  • Derby Canal - Follow the Derby canal from the centre of the city to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Swarkestone
  • Cloud Trail - This super traffic free cycle route runs from Derby to Worthington along National Cycle Network route number 6
  • Elvaston Castle Country Park - Explore 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and formal gardens on this cycle or walk near Derby
  • Darley Abbey Park - Enjoy a circular walk around the parkland of thishistoric mill village in Derby
  • Great Northern Greenway - This is the first open section of the Great Northern Greenway, running between Derby City and Breadsall
  • Five Pits Trail - This is a super off road cycling and walking trail running from Grassmoor Country Park to Tibshelf
  • High Peak Trail - This splendid, shared walking and cycle trail follows a disused railway line from Cromford to Dowlow through the beautiful Peak District.
    The trail starts near Cromford railway station and climbs through the stunning High Peak area of Derbyshire giving fabulous views of the area.
    The trail links with the popular Tissington Trail at High Peak Junction
  • Nutbrook Trail - This easy cycling and walking trail runs from Long Eaton to Heanor along the Erewash Canal and a dismantled railway line
  • Sett Valley Trail - This splendid cycling and walking trail runs through the beautiful Sett Valley in the Peak District
  • Kedleston Hall - Explore the 820 acres of parkland surrounding this country house near Derby in the Peak District
  • Trent and Mersey Canal - Follow the Trent and Mersey Canal through Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire on this long distance waterside walk
  • Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Follow the River Derwent through the Derbyshire Peak District on this stunning walk
  • Elvaston Castle Country Park - Explore 321 acres of open parkland, woodland and formal gardens on this cycle or walk near Derby
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk - Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie on this walk which traces the route of his march from Ashbourne to Derby in 1745
  • Allestree Park - This large park in Derby covers 320 acres and includes miles of good footpaths for walkers to try
  • Great Northern Greenway - This is the first open section of the Great Northern Greenway, running between Derby City and Breadsall
  • Dale Abbey - This Derbyshire village includes the historic ruins of a 12th century abbey and some fine Peak District countryside

Photos

Weir on the Derwent, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 1928375

Weir on the Derwent, Derby

River Derwent, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 1928359

River Derwent, Derby

Pond in Alvaston Park, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 2523175

Pond in Alvaston Park, Derby

Alvaston Park Science Garden information board, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 5647368

Alvaston Park Science Garden information board, Derby

Darley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 2671922

Darley Abbey

Allestree Hall Gardens in Allestree Park, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 1653003

Allestree Hall Gardens in Allestree Park, Derby

Outside Kedleston Hall

Outside Kedleston Hall

Elvaston Castle - geograph.org.uk - 6393

Elvaston Castle

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