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Purple disc with name in yellowDerwent Valley Heritage Way

82 km / 51 miles

Derbys
A route that explores the beauty and heritage of Derbyshire’s River Derwent. It starts at Heatherdene on the banks of Ladybower Reservoir and follows the River Derwent through the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site until the Derwent joins the River Trent near Shardlow. En route Matlock, Belper and Derby are traversed keeping close to the river.

The Derwent Valley Charitable Trust was set up in 1996 to promote the valley in a sustainable way and to develop a “National Heritage Corridor”. In 2001, the Derwent Valley between Matlock Bath and Derby was granted World Heritage Site status due to its importance as the birthplace of the water powered factory system for textile manufacture – a milestone in the industrial revolution. The most effective way of taking in the area’s natural beauty and rich heritage is by walking, so Derbyshire Countryside Ranger, Rick Jillings, has devised Derbyshire’s first official long distance path. The Duke of Devonshire opened the walk at Chatsworth House in 2003.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Purple disc with name in yellow
Waymark
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Attributes
Lake/Reservoir/Loch; River; Urban; World Heritage Site; Heritage
Start
SK202858 - Ladybower Reservoir, Heatherdene, Derbys
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Finish
SK458308 - Derwent Mouth, nr Shardlow, Derbys
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Open Date
2003

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Derwent Valley Heritage Way (Jarrold Publishing - 2003)
Paperback
Derwent Valley Heritage Way (Bannister Publications - 2015)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Yorkshire Bridge Inn  (bookable online)
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Ladybower Apartments  (bookable online)
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Swiss House B&B  (bookable online)
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Three Roofs Holiday Let  (bookable online)
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7 Km
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7 Km
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13 Km
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Pudding Cottage  (bookable online)
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23 Km
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Meadow Croft-Bakewell  (bookable online)
3 Km
23 Km
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Bloomfield House (Apartment)  (bookable online)
4 Km
23 Km
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Peak Cottage  (bookable online)
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23 Km
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The Old Station House  (bookable online)
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26 Km
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Deeley House  (bookable online)
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28 Km
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Eagle Cottage & Swallows Nest  (bookable online)
3 Km
29 Km
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29 Km
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Pillarbox Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
34 Km
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Sheriff Lodge  (bookable online)
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34 Km
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Silver Ridge  (bookable online)
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35 Km
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Castle Green B&B  (bookable online)
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35 Km
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Glendon Guest House  (bookable online)
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The Gables Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
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37 Km
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Pig of Lead  (bookable online)
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39 Km
Self-catering
Weathericks and Bradstone  (bookable online)
4 Km
39 Km
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Pear Tree Farm Holidays  (bookable online)
1 Km
41 Km
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Hartshay Village School  (bookable online)
3 Km
48 Km
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Dannah Farm Country House  (bookable online)
3 Km
49 Km
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Jurys Inn Derby  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
67 Km
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Hallmark Hotel Derby  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
68 Km
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The Priest House Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
79 Km
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Castletown House  (bookable online)
3 Km
80 Km
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Donington Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
80 Km
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Spring Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
80 Km
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5 Km
82 Km

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Route Profile:

82.6 Km (51.3 miles)
1,002 m (3,287 ft) ascent
220 m (722 ft)  maximum height