GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk

17 miles (28 km)

Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie on this walk which traces the route of his march from Ashbourne to Derby in 1745.
The path passes through Derbyshire farmland and woodland starting in Ashbourne town centre and heading south to Shirley via Osmaston and Osmaston park. You continue to Longford following the Shirley brook before turning east to Radbourne, where you will pass the 18th century Radbourne Hall. From here you head to Mackworth, passing the castle ruins, and entering the delightful Markeaton park on the outskirts of Derby. Just to the north of Mackworth is the delightful Kedleston Hall which is well worth a short detour if you have time.
The final stretch runs into Derby finishing near the cathedral.

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Osmaston we recommend a pit stop at the Shoulder of Mutton. The pub dates back to at least 1783 and serves good quality dishes. They have a particularly lovely, large lawned garden area with views of the surrounding countryside. You can find them on Moor Lane at postcode DE6 1LW for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


On the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk - - 2251298

On the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk west of Markeaton

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk - - 1240916

This green lane between Shirley and Longford now forms part of the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk between Ashbourne and Derby.

Path near Silverhill Farm near Radbourne in Derbyshire on the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk - - 1813699

Path near Silverhill Farm near Radbourne in Derbyshire on the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk

Field with footpath - - 317537

Field with footpath at Thurvaston.

Osmaston Hall Terraced Garden - - 1993749

Osmaston Hall Terraced Garden. Osmaston Manor was designed byHenry Isaac StevensforFrancis Wrightof theButterley Iron Companyand completed in 1849. The house was used as a Red Cross hospital during World War II,and demolished in 1964. The terraces of the house's gardens are still apparent today and shown in this lovely photo.

Osmaston Pond - - 3626554

Osmaston Pond. You'll pass through this delightful old estate village which includes a pretty village pond, historic church, quaint thatched cottages and a fine 18th century pub.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)