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)

 

 

Crich

Hilly countryside with several steep climbs

 


5.5 miles

(8.8km)

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)

Heanor

Undulating countryside, level along the canal towpath

 


7 miles

(11.2km)

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)

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)

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
The Pentrich Revolution Trail

Riding in Amber Valley

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

 

Disclaimer:

Please note that the Council update these leaflets on a periodic rolling basis and that some landmark information may have changed.  The footpaths should remain in place and be signposted and be clearly marked on the Ordnance Survey maps. Please report problems you may find so that these can be investigated to tourism@ambervalley.gov.uk

 

Withdrawn: Routeway Leaflet 15 - Idridgehay and Turnditch,  Routeway 4 Codnor and Ironville, Routeway 18 Riddings and Routeway Leaflet 16 - Shipley to Smalley are currently withdrawn due to access.  We hope to be able to relaunch these leaflets once these have been addressed.

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