5 of the best October walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:11 06 October 2020

The view from Stump Seat by Sally Mosley

The view from Stump Seat by Sally Mosley

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We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during October.

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.

Cluse Hey escarpment by Sally MosleyCluse Hey escarpment by Sally Mosley

Lyme Park

October 2019 issue

Renowned for its wonderful paths and trails, Lyme Park is a romantic treasure trove of stately house, formal gardens, woods and wild moorland. It is a photographer’s paradise and a delight for walkers.

Click here to view the details of the Lyme Park walk

Bridge over the Cromford Canal by Sally MosleyBridge over the Cromford Canal by Sally Mosley

Alderwasley

October 2018 issue

This is a walk of contrasting halves beginning with a moderately strenuous field and stile hike around Alderwasley followed by a level path beside Cromford Canal, with an option to shorten the route using public transport, all the while enjoying the amber hues of arboreal autumn colours.

Click here to view the details of the Alderwasley walk

River Manifold by Sally MosleyRiver Manifold by Sally Mosley

Manifold Valley

October 2017 issue

Long ago the Manifold Valley was a site of industry and hard work due to its unique geology but jump forward a century or two and we are able to discover peace and tranquillity in one of the Peak District’s most beautiful places.

Click here to view the details of the Manifold Valley walk

Old sawmill in Osmaston by Sally MosleyOld sawmill in Osmaston by Sally Mosley

Osmaston

October 2015 issue

An easy-going ramble around Osmaston Park and village located on the edge of the picturesque Derbyshire Dales. In autumn the pretty red brick and thatched cottages blend into a landscape of amber hues amid a golden glow of arable farmland, whilst deep hedgerows wilt with the weight of ripe seasonal berries.

Click here to view the details of the Osmaston walk

Footbridge over Burbage Brook by Sally MosleyFootbridge over Burbage Brook by Sally Mosley

Padley Gorge

October 2014 issue

A perfect Autumn walk, taking in some of the Peak District’s most famous landmarks and venturing through a number of woods.

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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.

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