Derbyshire, particularly the Peak District, is a fantastic place for a walk. There are plenty of trails to explore, all with amazing landscape and rewarding views waiting for you. Of course, Derbyshire walking trails are great for any level of expertise.
Even when it is your first walking adventure, you will find many trails to explore in Derbyshire. In this article, we are going to take a look at the top five walks you must try. Let’s get started, shall we?
Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve
The first spot on our list is the Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve. It is an oak woodland that offers a bit of fun for everyone. Ladybower is also the perfect place to visit if you want to share the walk with your kids or if you simply want to take the dogs out on a lovely day.
The valley area in Ladybower is particularly beautiful. It overlooks the Ladybower reservoir and is also known as the home of many forest creatures, including native birds whose songs are mesmerizing to hear. There is a Ladybower Inn if you want to spend the night. Go higher if you’re looking for more challenging trails to explore.
Walking is becoming increasingly popular – so much so that it is now one of the recommended Summer Sports Substitutions by Ladbrokes – thanks to trails like Dovedale. Similar to Ladybower, it is a rather relaxing trail to explore on a nice Sunday afternoon.
The walk is relatively short too. The trail takes you from Ilam Wood to Dovedale Gorge with minimum gradient and challenges along the way. In fact, the 2.5-mile path is so relaxing, your kids will enjoy it as much as you.
We believe that walking is for everyone here at Walks Around Britain, so it’s always pleasing to see trails like Tissington Trail offering good disabled access. The trail itself is very long with over 30 miles of the countryside to explore.
There’s another big surprise waiting at Tissington, and that is the old railway engine houses and workshops. The structures are beautiful and will make your next walk at this spot that much more special.
Mam Tor or Mother Hill is THE place to visit if you’re a complete beginner. The walk is very rewarding and it will make you want to explore other walking trails once you are done with the hill. Beautiful views and easy footpaths create the perfect combination for a pleasant walk in the morning.
Last but certainly not least, we have Bleaklow. The spot is famous for its raw beauty and challenging trails. It is a big loop that takes to you amazing sites, including the crash site of an old Boeing B-29 Superfortress. However, Bleaklow is not a trail you want to explore in bad weather.
These are the top five walks in Derbyshire that you can explore for an amazing walking experience. Any of these sites are thrilling to try, so plan your next trip to Derbyshire today and enjoy a lovely walk – or several of them – at these sites.
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