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Derbyshire Dawdle

31 km / 19 miles

An 19 mile circuit around Matlock with an immense variety of countryside with deep valleys, canals, river and open spaces. Something different around every corner, absorbing views, charming villages, genuine industrial heritage and a host of interesting features with regular sighting of the iconic local monument Riber Castle.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Canal; Heritage; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SK340552 - Layby on B5035, between Crich and Holloway, Derbyshire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF
Derbyshire Dawdle (Bob Garlick - Aug 08)
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Derbyshire Dawdle (Bob Garlick - 2008)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Along Path
Pear Tree Farm Holidays  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
8 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
1 Km
14 Km
B & B Accommodation
Glendon Guest House  (bookable online)
1 Km
14 Km
B & B Accommodation
Castle Green B&B  (bookable online)
2 Km
14 Km
Pillarbox Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
14 Km
B & B Accommodation
Pig of Lead  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
17 Km
Weathericks and Bradstone  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
21 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dannah Farm Country House  (bookable online)
5 Km
22 Km
Group Accommodation
< 1 Km
25 Km

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Route Profile:

30.8 Km (19.1 miles)
1,237 m (4,058 ft) ascent
336 m (1,102 ft)  maximum height