Walking and Riding

The Amber Valley area offers many opportunities for walkers, horse riders and cyclists of all abilities to get out and about.  There's a wide variety of way-marked routes that include spectacular scenery, quaint villages and fascinating local history.

 

The Amber Valley Routeways is a series of circular walks and rides along public footpaths and bridleways throughout the Amber Valley.  A self guided leaflet accompanies each route giving directions and interesting snippets of information along the way.  They can be downloaded from the list below, along with other local interest walks.

 

There are many good guide books that can be purchased from local outlets. A number of these are available from the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre, Strutt' North Mill, Belper.

 

Walking Routes in Amber Valley

 

   
Location Type of Walk Distance
Alfreton to South Wingfield 90% Footpaths
10% Country Roads
Undulating Countryside
6 miles (9.6 km)
Ambergate Area Hilly countryside with several steep climbs 4 miles (6.8 km)
Belper - Blackbrook Hilly countryside with steep climbs 7 miles (11 km)
Belper Hilly countryside with several steep climbs 6 miles (9½ km)
Denby Undulating walk across open country. 2½ miles (4.8 km)
Duffield Undulating countryside with several steep climbs 6 miles (9.6 km)
Heage & Lower Hartshay Undulating Countryside
Level along the canal
5 miles (8 km)
Holbrook Undulating countryside with steep climbs 4½ miles (7¼ km)
Horsley to Horsley Woodhouse 80% Footpaths
20% Country Roads
Undulating Countryside
6 miles (9.6 km)
Idridgehay - Turnditch Hilly countryside with several steep climbs 5.5 miles (9 km)
Kirk Langley Undulating Countryside 5 miles (8 km)
Langley Mill 35% hard surfaced
35% made up level surfaces
30% fields/countryside
Flat with one significant rising section.
4½ miles (7 km)
Mackworth/Meynell Langley Generally easy walking with one long hill 5¼ miles (8½ km)
Muggington Generally easy walking with one long hill 5¼ miles (8½ km)
Pentrich The Pentrich Revolution Trail 4 miles (6 km)
Riddings - Swanwick Currently Unavailable 3¾ miles (6 km)
Ripley Undulating Countryside 5 miles (8 km)
Whatstandwell Hilly countryside with several steep climbs 4 miles (6.5 km)
The Cromford Canal
Florence Nightingale Trail
The Life of John Flamsteed
The Strutt Walk & Drive

Riding in Amber Valley

   
Location Type of Ride Distance
Kedleston 30% bridlepath
70% country lanes
20 km (12½ miles)

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