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6 great walks near Derby

PUBLISHED: 09:45 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:48 17 April 2019

Darley Abbey Mills by Sally Mosley

Darley Abbey Mills by Sally Mosley

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These walks are the perfect getaway for those in and around the city.

Bonnie Prince Charlie's statue and the Silk Mill by Sally MosleyBonnie Prince Charlie's statue and the Silk Mill by Sally Mosley

Derby

0 miles from Derby

Ideally this walk should begin with a look around Derby Museum before heading off to trace the history of our wonderful capital city, passing many churches, mills and monuments whilst enjoying the freedom of riverside paths through Darley Abbey Park.

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Bridge at Kedleston Hall by Ewa WolinskaBridge at Kedleston Hall by Ewa Wolinska

Kedleston Hall

5 miles from Derby

Situated in the south of the county a few miles north-west of Derby, Kedleston Hall is a classic parkland of lakes, grasslands and small woods which means that there is a walk for all preferences here.

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Elvaston Castle by Sally MosleyElvaston Castle by Sally Mosley

Elvaston

6 miles from Derby

Elvaston Castle Country Park offers a maze of paths to explore, add on a section of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way through riverside meadows for an interesting and easy wander.

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Belper Mill by Martin HollingworthBelper Mill by Martin Hollingworth

Belper

8 miles from Derby

Nature and human history combine on thei circular walk from Belper. Wander through riverside meadows, amble along quiet lanes and ascend an old path and you will be rewarded with aerial views across the Derwent Valley.

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Melbourne by Sally MosleyMelbourne by Sally Mosley

Melbourne

8 miles from Derby

Beginning at the heart of Melbourne, this gently undulating walk passes through fertile South Derbyshire farmland intersected by ancient hedgerows. After walking through the village of Wilson for a quick dip into Leicestershire, before returning home via a stretch of the Cloud Trail.

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Twilight at Calke Abbey by Martin HollingworthTwilight at Calke Abbey by Martin Hollingworth

Calke Abbey

12 miles from Derby

With over 600 acres of parkland to explore, there are plenty of walks to enjoy throughout the seasons. They have a Tramway Trail, a wildlife walk, an ancient trees walk and a reservoir-side walk.

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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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