Discover the beauty and heritage of Derbyshire's River Derwent by following the Derwent Valley Heritage Way. This is a 55-mile walk along the Derwent Valley from Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth and breathtaking scenery around the Derbyshire Dales and through the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Follow the riverside path through Derby and continue onwards to the historic inland port of Shardlow. Journey's end is at Derwent Mouth where the Derwent flows into the River Trent.
The Derwent Valley Heritage Way can be enjoyed as a long distance walk or as a series of shorter walks. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way has been way-marked using small yellow and purple disks, look out for these at road crossing points and path junctions.
A book called 'The Derwent Valley Heritage Way' is available from Derbyshire Tourist Information Centres or from the website. This is essential reading for anyone walking the route, It contains route descriptions, maps, travel information and details of attractions and heritage.
Ladybower to Shardlow