Walks and trails
Derbyshire is excellent walking territory with a huge variety of opportunities to explore our stunning countryside, historic towns and villages, canals, rivers and much more.
We manage and maintain a wide range of specially designed walks and trails and they offer many opportunities for walking.
You can use our trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. Many of our trails follow disused railway lines, so provide easy walking and riding, often suitable for disabled people.
The Blackwell Trail is a short 1.5 mile stretch of multi-user trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is part of the Phoenix Greenways.
Five Pits Trail
The Five Pits Trail is one of the multi-user, off-road, surfaced routes that make up the Phoenix Greenways. It’s great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
A length of the disused Cromford canal which forms a footpath link between Newlands Road and the Golden Valley to the Ironville cycle and footpath trail.
Great Northern Greenway - Derby
The Great Northern Greenway is in development between Derby City and Ilkeston. The first section between Derby and Breadsall is now open.
This short trail is a well-used local walk linking schools and houses. It is not far from the Five Pits Trail, Old Tupton, North Wingfield and Clay Cross.
High Peak Trail
Cycle, horse ride or walk through some of the Derbyshire Dales most beautiful countryside on the High Peak Trail.
Leabrooks Railway Path
This is a section of the disused mineral line to Swanwick Colliery that has been converted to a surfaced path.
Located on the edge of the village of Newton, the Newton Link is an area of open grassland. There's a surfaced path from the road for part of the route.
Nutbrook Trail is a 10 mile traffic free path between Long Eaton, Shipley Country Park and Heanor for use by pedestrians and cyclists.
The Pennine Bridleway National Trail is Britain’s first purpose built long distance bridleway. It starts in the heart of the Peak District.