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Walking & Cycling Trails

The Peak District and Derbyshire is home to some of the UK's most iconic walking and cycling routes.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is one of the UK's most popular walking and cycling destinations, with footpaths and trails galore. Discover town trails, gentle riverside rambles, high moorland hikes and circular walking routes starting in the Peak District and Derbyshire, plus plenty of accessible walks for all abilities.

Whether you’re looking for road cycling, mountain biking or gentle traffic-free cycle trails, Derbyshire has over 260 miles of traffic-free cycle routes to explore and there are plenty of circular cycle trails in Derbyshire for everyone to enjoy.

Find some of the best walking and cycling trails in the Peak District and Derbyshire below.

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High Peak Trail

A 17.5 mile walking, cycling and horse-riding route.

Upper Peak Forest Canal

Enjoy a scenic route along the upper part of the Peak Forest Canal, a once-bustling industrial hub in the Goyt Valley.

A Stroll along Cromford Canal

A walk along the old canal tow path on the five mile stretch through the Derwent Valley between Ambergate and Cromford passing through the village of…

Walking trail - Howden Reservoir

If you’re after a relaxing walk which allows you to soak up some of the Peak District’s natural beauty, without climbing a single hill, the walk to…

Lantern Pike walk from Rowarth

A moderate walk with pleasant streamside walking, some fairly gentle ascents, occasional muddy or rough terrain and numerous stiles.

Matlock to Bonsall Walk

This beautiful 4.3 mile route from the bus stop takes you out across open countryside on field paths to the pretty village of Bonsall, offering…

Castleton, Mam Tor & The Great Ridge Walk

An exhilarating 6½ mile walk with the option to extend to 8 miles. It includes one of the best ridge walks in the country, with superb views of the…

Kinder Scout mass trespass walk from Hayfield

Follow in the footsteps of the 1932 walkers who trespassed en masse to secure access rights in the Peak District for everyone.

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