GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Belper Walks

The Derbyshire town of Belper has some lovely riverside walks along the River Derwent to enjoy. There's great views of the historic old mills, some lovely woodland trails in the nearby Shining Cliff Woods and splendid views of the Amber Valley from the hills to the west of the town.
Several long distance trails also pass through the attractive countryside surrounding the town.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Belper. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Belper Walk Map>>


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Allestree Park2 miles (3 km)This large park in Derby covers 320 acres and includes miles of good footpaths for walkers to try. In the park you will find a lovely large lake and peaceful woodland with nature trails. The park is also a nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for on your walk. Keep your eyes peeled for White letter hairstreak butterflies, Brown Hare and a variety of woodland birds. View Full Details>>
Around Belper12 miles (19.5 km)This long circular walk makes use of two of the waymarked long distance trails running through the countryside surrounding the Derbyshire town of Belper. There's much to enjoy with waterside paths along the River Derwent and the Cromford Canal. There's also woodland trails and some moderate hills climbs with great views over the Peak District and the Amber Valley. View Full Details>>
Carsington Water7 miles (12 km)This route follows the circular cycling and walking trail around Carsington Water in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The trail starts at the excellent visitor centre where cycle hire is available. It includes long shoreline sections and several woodland sections with great views of the surrounding countryside. The route runs for just over 7 miles on a fairly flat path so it's suitable for most abilities. View Full Details>>
Centenary Way25 miles (40 km)Follow the Centenary Way from Ilkeston to Ashbourne on this 25 mile walk through the Derbyshire countryside. The walk visits several pretty villages including West Hallam, Duffield, Brailsford, Edmaston, Shirley and Osmaston. View Full Details>>
Cromford Canal5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a waterside stroll along the Cromford Canal on this easy walk in Derbyshire. This section of the canal runs from Cromford to Ambergate and is designated as a BiologicalSite of Special Scientific Interestand aLocal Nature Reserve. The walk passes the Leawood Pump House by the aqueduct over the River Derwent and a series of pretty bridges. You'll also pass Shining Cliff Woods and enjoy lovely views of the Derwent Valley. The walk makes use of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way so you could continue along this long distance walking route to extend your walk. View Full Details>>
Derwent Valley Heritage Way51 miles (82 km)Follow the River Derwent through the Derbyshire Peak District on this stunning walk. The path runs from Derwent Mouth, Shardlow and passes through Derby, Belper and Matlock on your way to the finish point at Ladybower Reservoir, Heatherdene. View Full Details>>
Kedleston Hall2 miles (3.6 km)Explore the 820 acres of parkland surrounding this country house near Derby in the Peak District. The landscape features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills with clumps of trees. There are also sculptures, a summer house and an orangery. The walk gives fantastic views of the gardens, the halland the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Midland Railway Centre3 miles (5 km)This heritage railway in Butterley has a delightful 35 acre country park with a wide range of wildlife areas and great views of the passing steam trains View Full Details>>
Midshires Way225 miles (362 km)This route follows public bridleways and quiet country lanes through Middle England, from Bledlow, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to Stockport in Greater Manchester. The path links the Ridgeway National Trail with the Trans Pennine Trail passing through the countryside of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicesteshire, Nottinghamshire and the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Shining Cliff Woods1 miles (2 km)Enjoy waymarked walking trails through this peaceful woodland nearAmbergate View Full Details>>

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