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Best trails in Derbyshire

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Trying to find the best Derbyshire trails? AllTrails has 359 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Hope, Bakewell or Buxton, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 258 moderate trails in Derbyshire ranging from 1.5 to 47 miles and from 108 to 2,089 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This ridge walk offers amazing views of Edale Valley, Hope Valley, and the edge of Kinder Scout. Leaving from the car park, turn left towards the main road and then right towards the path past the hostel. You will make your way up to the summit of Mam Tor. After leaving Mam Tor, continue on the path to Hollins Cross. Several paths meet here so be sure to keep straight towards Black Tor, crossing a stile and reaching its summit. You will then keep on the path to Lose Hill Pike which offers spectacular views. From here, continue on to Castleton. You will turn right after Spring Bank and follow the path. There will be a few more stiles before meeting a paved lane into Castleton. After passing through Castleton, you will make your way onto the path Cave Dale at the end of Back Street on Bargate. You will cross several caves on your way back to the car park including Nettle Pot. Please note that there are no restrooms near this trailhead.Show more
#2 - Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
A fantastic circular hill walk retracing the steps of the famous Kinder Scout mass trespass. Follow to the path up William Clough to Penine Way along the plateau edge. Next, pass the Kinder Downfall and Kinder Low completing the loop. Show more
#3 - Baslow Circular Walk via Curbar Edge and Froggatt
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
#4 - Kinder Scout from Edale
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
This path begins with a steady climb into a scramble on your way to the moors up a river bed. There is a clear path on the top of the moors until the right turn toward Kinder Scout. There are no marked paths after this point (make sure to download the AllTrails map). The moors are hard; deep drops to boggy bottoms then short climbs to get out of the stream beds before reaching Pennie Way. From here, the rest of the route is easy.Show more
#5 - Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
You will find arguably one of the best views in England from the summit of this trail. Located in the Dark Peak area of the National Park, the Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular has amazing scenery and varied terrain. Show more
#6 - Kinder Scout and Edale Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
This route offers amazing views of the entire area. At the top there is some scrambling over scree and it can be very windy since you are exposed but its well worth it!Show more
#7 - Shining Tor and Goyt Valley Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#8 - Fairholmes Derwent Valley
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
#9 - The Great Ridge: Hollins Cross, Rick Tor and Lose Hill
Peak District National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
This walk takes you from the car park on Mam Tor, up to the top and then along the ridge to Lose Hill. There's a bit of up and down, but the route stays at a good height above the Hope Valley to the south and the Vale of Edale to the north thereby commanding fantastic views in any direction you look. With good weather the distant views are excellent. Fom Lose Hill, you can get a great view down the Derwent Valley taking in many landmarks. Navigationally this walk is really simple, just follow the ridge to the end and return along the same path. The slope up to Back Tor requires care over the rocks, but the rest is nice and straightforward. The western end of this walk tends to be busy with many people flocking up to the top of Mam Tor or to take off in their hang-gliders. But whilst a popular spot, there's plenty of space. The term "The Great Ridge" was coined by W.A.Poucher and first used in his book "Peak Panorama, Kinder Scout to Dovedale" published in 1946 to describe the "great barrier which rises between Edale and Castleton." It is quite unique in the way it forms a high wall between the two valleys and as Poucher noted in 1946 there's a stone wall that runs along the whole length, although it is rather dilapidated in many places, more so now than when Poucher was strolling these hills over 50 years ago! Just down from the start point are the Blue John caverns and mines, all within a short walk away if interested. The road to or from Castleton has changed over the years. A road used to run up the side of Mam Tor from Castleton, but this has slipped away as parts of Mam Tor have fallen away. Repairs to the road have now stopped and in consequence the route is now via Winnats Pass, an amazing route through a deep limestone gorge. Mam Tor has been referred to as the Shivering Mountain to reflect its crumbling nature. It's not that stable now due to the alternating layers of shale and gritstone. This does, however, provide a great place for hang gliders. There are few days during the summer months when there are not one or two of the gliders soaring the currents from the mountain slopes. Quite fascinating to watch too. The ridge is criss-crossed by other paths as a quick look at maps and the ridge itself will show. These were originally used by people walking to work from one valley to the other. You can still sometimes see children walking across to or from school, but now it's mostly walkers! But these paths do present great opportunities to extend this walk.Show more
#10 - Ladybower Reservoir Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 52 m
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