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6 great walks near Chesterfield

PUBLISHED: 09:32 10 September 2019 | UPDATED: 20:17 11 September 2019

Crooked Spire in Chesterfield by Dean Smith

Crooked Spire in Chesterfield by Dean Smith

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With so many walking destinations in the Peak District, the most obvious location to base yourself would be within the national park. Staying in Chesterfield means that you can experience a wide range of different types of walks, all within 10 miles.

Chesterfield's open-air market and Market Hall by Ashley FranklinChesterfield's open-air market and Market Hall by Ashley Franklin

Chesterfield town trail

0 miles from Chesterfield

Call in at the Chesterfield tourist information centre and ask about a trail that will take you on a journey of discovery through one of Derbyshire's most fascinating town centres. In exchange for a security deposit, you will be given an easy-to-follow map and a free audio guide with an easy-to-listen-to commentary.

Click here for details of the Chesterfield town trail

Chesterfield Canal by Sally MoseleyChesterfield Canal by Sally Moseley

Chesterfield Canal

2 miles from Chesterfield

designed by James Brindley, the Chesterfield Canal ran for 46 miles from the River Trent in Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield. This walk explores sections of the waterway, starting out from Tapton Lock.

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Middle Reservoir at Linacre by Sally MoseleyMiddle Reservoir at Linacre by Sally Moseley

Linacre Reservoirs

5 miles from Chesterfield

Linacre Reservoirs lie in rural tranquillity close to the pretty little village of Old Brampton on the outskirts of Chesterfield. Explore woodland and distant views of Chesterfield's famous spire on the horizon.

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The Coffin Road, Ashover by Sally MoseleyThe Coffin Road, Ashover by Sally Moseley

Ashover

7 miles from Chesterfield

Heading south. in between Chesterfield and Matlock is the pretty village of Ashover with its 15th century church. Hike up to The Fabric and enjoy the views of the surrounding area before ambling down to the River Amber and old mining country.

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Medieval cross in Shillito Wood by Sally MoseleyMedieval cross in Shillito Wood by Sally Moseley

Eastern Moors and Shillito Wood

9 miles from Chesterfield

Head over to the eastern edge of the Peak District and explore beautiful moorland. See a series of former reservoirs gouged into the peat that have been taken back by nature to provide a habitat for all manner of birds, wildlife, flowers and foliage.

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Autumn in Baslow by Ian MoorcroftAutumn in Baslow by Ian Moorcroft

Baslow

9 miles from Chesterfield

On this classic Peak District walk, head up to the hills to see clouds casting shadows over Chatsworth, and the sun glinting on the Derwent as it snakes past.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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