Walks for Lockdown

Whilst many activities have been off limits, we are still able to get out and walk and it has been very noticeable how many more people of all ages are now doing so. This page is an attempt to give some ideas for walks around Matlock and the surrounding area. The table contains routes to suit varying abilities. Many more such walks are available covering Derbyshire and the Peak District and will be gradually added. Anyone is welcome to use them, but we hope that you will be encouraged to join MAU3A walking group.

MAU3A members / site users are invited to submit their own walks, either as a Word document including turn-by-turn descriptions, or as a GPX file. Descriptions can include photos. Full acknowledgement will be given. Please contact us by e-mail

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Walks North of Matlock

Walks South of Matlock

Walks Table

Key: Please hover your mouse over  highlighted text  for more information
Ref. No./ OS MapRoute Parking / Start Point 
OS & w3w format
Length (miles/km) Grade of Walks 
Climb (m / ft)
Print Map  (Folding Leaflet) Print Map  (Full Page) Description Screen Map or 3D View  Aerial View  Download GPX Route 
D221 OS24

Matlock Bridge, Town Head, Heights of AbrahamMatlock Town Car Parks
OS SK 297602 ///honeybees.period.nimbly
3.8 / 6.0M
663 /202
 Details Map D221Aerial D221GPX
D222 OS24

Alport - Over Haddon - Lower Lathkill ValleyAlport Layby
OS SK 22064 ///spearhead.covertly.song or Over Haddon pay CP
OS SK 202664 ///prune.soap.dupe
4.6 / 7.3M
365 / 111
 Details Map D222Aerial D222GPX
D223 OS24

River Derwent Loop from Darley BridgeLayby at Darley Bridge.
OS SK 271620
If full then car park next to cricket ground
OS SK 270624
3.4 / 5.0E
52 / 16
D223LD223F Details Map D223Not availableGPX
D224A OS24

Brassington – Ballidon – Bradbourne circuit.Brassington Car Park
OS SK 234547
6.1 / 9.8M
550 / 168
D224ALD224AF Details Map D224AAerial D224AGPX D224A
D224B OS24

As D224A above but with extension around Haven HillBrassington Car Park
OS SK 234547 ///uncle.bats.meal
7.7 / 12.3M
c. 850 / 260
D224BLD224BF Details Map D224BAerial D224BGPX D224B
D225A OS24

Ashford in the Water - Monsal Head -Monsal TrailAshford Village CP & PC (£2 donation)
OS SK 194697
3.9 / 6.2
430 / 131

D225AL D225AF Details Map D225AAerial D225AGPX
D225B OS24

Ashford in the Water - Monsal Head -Monsal DaleAshford Village CP & PC (£2 donation)
OS SK 194697
6.5 / 10.4M
758 / 231
D225BLD225BF Details Map D225BAerial D225B

D226 OS24

High Peak Junction - Intake Lane - Cromford CanalHigh Peak Junction CP. (£3 for 4 hours), Lea Rd, DE4 5AE
SK 315561 ///notices.draw.segmented
NB No access from A6 at present due to long term roadworks. Approach from Smedley's Mill end.
5.5 / 8.8M
633 / 193
 Details Map D226Aerial D226GPX
D227 OS24


Lathkill Valley from the southMoor Lane Car Park, Moor Lane, Youlgreave, DE45 1LU
SK 194644
or layby on Back Lane
SK 192644
5.4 / 8.6M
453 / 138
 Details Map D227Aerial D227GPX
D228 OS24

Riber - Hearthstone - Lea circuitLimited parking at Riber
SK 309590
3.4 / 5.0M
489 / 149
 Details Map D228Aerial D228GPX
D229 OS24

Chatsworth circuitBeeley Moor roadside
SK 287680 ///besotted.popping.along
Alternatives are Beeley church (SK 265676) or Calton Lees CP (SK 259685)
6.7 / 10.7M
630 / 192
 Details Map D229Aerial D229GPX
D230 OS24

High Peak Trail - Intake Lane - Crabtree Wood - Wigwell Grange - Little BolehillSteeple Grange, Old Porter Lane (off Porter Lane - B5035)
OS24 SK 288555 ///latches.inserted.roadshow
5.3 / 8.5M
600 / 183
 Details Map D230Aerial D230GPX
D231 OS24

High Peak Trail - Cromford Canal - Wirksworth Moor - Steeple GrangeSteeple Grange, Old Porter Lane (off Porter Lane - B5035)
OS24 SK 288555 ///latches.inserted.roadshow
7.6 / 12.2M
725 / 221
 Details Map D231Aerial D231GPX
D232 OS24

Carsington Water - Callow - Kirk IretonMillfields pay car park at southern end of Carsington Water (Big Lane, Carsington Water DE6 3JL; SK 250499; w3w: ///herb.brimmed.nest; Access is from west bank of Carsington Water, not Kirk Ireton) £3 for 2 hrs or £5 all day). Limited roadside car parking in Kirk Ireton. 6.3 / 10.1
6.8 miles from Millfields CP
387 / 118
D232LD232F Details Map D232Aerial D232GPX
D233 OS24

Winster - Brightgate - Upper Town - Horse DaleWinster top car park near Miners Standard pub, DE4 2DR (SK 238602; w3w: ///instead.carver.dries) 6.4 / 10.3M
528 / 161
D233LD233F Details Map D233Aerial D233GPX

How to Use

All walks have been tested but please note that you follow them at your own risk and it is strongly recommended that you take an Ordnance Survey map with you rather than relying on a printed map from this site or your GPS device. You should also take all the normal precautions for walks as set out on these pages, especially if you intend to walk the route on your own. Please see Health & Safety section of the Walking Group page

  • To inspect a route before you decide whether or not to print it, please click on the relevant row in the “Link” column. Using the + and – buttons, you can zoom in and out. The table includes the length of the walk and the amount of climbing required. Please read all notes before attempting a walk to decide whether it is right for you. To get back to full route details, please click on the cross (X) in top right of map
  • To print off a route, please select either the leaflet (L) format or full page (F) printout column for that particular walk and click.
  • To see an aerial view of the terrain, please click on the “Aerial View” column
  • If you have a GPS walking device (such as Garmin or Magellan) or a walking app on your smartphone (such as Outdoor Active or Viewranger), you can click on the GPX column and download the navigation route. Be aware that walking with a GPS device or app drains the battery much quicker than normal use, so it should be fully charged before you start.

If you do not have a smartphone app or GPS device, you can still download and print simple route maps to be used in conjunction with an OS Map.

N.B. Not all walks listed contain point by point directions, points of interest, local history and flora, photos en route, etc. Those with full details have a tick (✔).