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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.


Five Pits Trail - cycling

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.

  • Blackwell Trail

    The Blackwell Trail is a short 1.5 mile stretch of multi-user trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.


  • Five Pits Trail

    The Five Pits Trail is one of the multi-user, off-road, surfaced routes that make up the Phoenix Greenways.


  • Golden Valley

    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.


  • Hepthorne Lane

    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.


  • Newton Link

    Located on the edge of the village of Newton, the Newton Link is an area of open grassland.


  • Nutbrook Trail

    The Nutbrook Trail is a 10 mile traffic free path between Long Eaton, Shipley Country Park and Heanor.


  • Pennine Bridleway

    The Pennine Bridleway National Trail is Britain’s first purpose built long distance bridleway.