Walking the Derwent Valley Heritage Way
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way follows the River Derwent from Ladybower Reservoir to its mouth near Shardlow where it joins the River Trent. Passing through the whole length of the World Heritage Site, the route follows paths, tracks, and some sections of road through the valley’s beautiful and heritage rich landscapes.
The route is waymarked in both directions – look out for yellow arrows on purple discs.
A guide book called The Derwent Valley Heritage Way gives complete OS maps of the route in 10 sections with easy to follow directions and description of the key sites and features along the walk.
Purchase the The Derwent Valley Heritage Way here
Click on the links below for further information about each section of the walk.
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way has been developed by the Derwent Valley Trust. The Trust was established to secure recognition of the valley as The National Heritage Corridor to promote its landscape, wildlife and heritage in a sustainable way. The Trust works through partnerships with organisations that share its vision including local authorities, the Peak District National Park, local businesses and societies.
Visit the Derwent Valley Trust website.