6 great walks near the A6 in Derbyshire and the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 11:04 15 June 2020 | UPDATED: 11:04 15 June 2020

A6 And River Derwent by Henry Burrows (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/Av4DwH

A6 And River Derwent by Henry Burrows (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/Av4DwH

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The A6 is a historic road that runs for almost 300 miles through the centre of England. It’s journey from the south of the county near Derby, right up to the Cheshire border in the north, takes it through some prime walking locations. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.

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

Derby

The route of the A6 is truncated by Derby’s city centre from Station Approach to King Street, and it is within this area that this walk covers.

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Belper

The Belper section of the A6 is called Bridge Street, and it is here where this walk begins as we follow a parallel route to the road in a southerly direction down to Milford.

Belper Mill by Martin HollingworthBelper Mill by Martin Hollingworth

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Matlock

The A6 turns to Dales Road and then Derwent Way as it makes its may through Matlock, and it in the latter that you will find the start point of this walk next to the train station.

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Bakewell

The A6 enters Bakewell as Matlock Street and exits as Buxton Road, changing names at Rutland Square. This walk begins at Bakewell Bridge, which just a few hundred yards from the roundabout.

Matlock by Sally MosleyMatlock by Sally Mosley

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Buxton

The A6 enters Buxton as Bakewell Road and meets the B5059 at a roundabout and leaves the spa town as Fairfield Road. Less than half a mile from here is the Tourist Information Centre which commences our walk in the opposite direction.

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Whaley Bridge

The A6 does not run directly through Whaley Bridge, but you do encounter the road as you travel below the bypass on the Peak Forest Canal and travel over it via a footbridge after leaving Buxworth.

Bakewell Bridge by Ian MoorcroftBakewell Bridge by Ian Moorcroft

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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. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

Dukes Drive Viaduct, Buxton by Kevin DaviesDukes Drive Viaduct, Buxton by Kevin Davies

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