The Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Walking Holiday

Derwent Valley Heritage Way

From £401.00/person
51 miles March-October Easy/Moderate

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way

The Derwent Valley Heritage Way takes you along a journey through time. You will travel along the birthplace of the British Industrial Revolution - a river which powered the mills, and contributed to the economical success of the United Kingdom in the 1700s. In addition to being a wonderful journey for lovers of history, this riverside walk will appeal to lovers of Nature. You will be treated to otters if your lucky, deer, various species of birds including Kingfishers, native brown trout, and endless amounts of flora and fauna.

Highlights

History, history and more history!

Explore the industrial empire of Richard Arkwright, the home of the Dam Busters at Derwent Reservoir, In addition to this, enjoy the Natural History of the river, which is now home to many species of wildlife.

Fabulous accommodation

We only work with the very best accommodations along the Hadrian's Wall Path. Each is personally visited and inspected by bookmytrail, and we work closely with our accommodation providers.

Enjoyable, easy walking

Like many riverside walks, the difficulty is only set by how many days you wish to walk the route within. Enjoy easy, but varied walking with ample opportunities for tea, cake or a beverage.

Easy Access

Need a walk with easy access to major cities and motorways? Perhaps your fitting your walking holiday between a business trip, or simply want to access it via public transport. No problem, ample options exist.

Available Itineraries

Travel: Travel from Home to Ladybower
Day 1: Walk from Ladybower to Baslow – 1.5 miles
Day 2: Walk from Baslow to Cromford – 12.5 miles
Day 3: Walk from Cromfort to Derby – 17.5 miles
Day 4: Walk from Derby to Shardlow – 11.5 miles
Travel: Travel from Shardlow to Home

Prices

BookMyTrail is a solo walker specialist. That means we offer great prices, and a personable service for solo walkers. 

We have two prices for each walk. A Flexible price, or a Fixed Price. See below for more information or click here.

Fixed Price

£577.00

Including accommodation, breakfast and luggage transfer

Flexi Price

£20.00

Per night booked (per person). We make your arrangements first, then we send you an invoice for the total cost of accommodations and luggage transfer booked. Simple!

Travel: Travel from Home to Ladybower
Day 1: Walk from Ladybower to Baslow – 11.5 miles
Day 2: Walk from Baslow to Cromford – 12.5 miles
Day 3: Walk from Cromford to Belper – 9 miles
Day 4: Walk from Belper to Derby – 8.5 miles
Day 5: Walk from Derby to Shardlow – 11.5 miles
Travel: Travel from Shardlow to Home

Prices

BookMyTrail is a solo walker specialist. That means we offer great prices, and a personable service for solo walkers. 

We have two prices for each walk. A Flexible price, or a Fixed Price. See below for more information or click here.

Fixed Price

£740.00

Including accommodation, breakfast and luggage transfer

Flexi Price

£20.00

Per night booked (per person). We make your arrangements first, then we send you an invoice for the total cost of accommodations and luggage transfer booked. Simple!

Availability

Short notice bookings will have access to limited availability. This is particularly evident in the peak seasons of May - September. Some accommodations may also request two night bookings during the peak season, or weekends. In these instances you may be placed in an accommodation for two nights with a transfer. This will be detailed in your itinerary.

Included

✔ Accommodation in a local guesthouse or hotel between 3 - 4 stars ✔ Breakfast, usually cooked, but sometimes continential ✔ Daily luggage transfer ✔ Itinerary and information pack ✔ Emergency contact number

Excluded

✘ Transport to the beginning or end of the route ✘ Cost of transport if transfers are required (payable direct to accommodation) ✘ Maps and guidebooks (we offer links to buy at a great price elsewhere) ✘ Lunch, dinner and snacks ✘ Travel insurance

"Accommodations ranged from "very good" to "superlative"-- several were really special experiences. Compared to other companies serving the path I walked"
Paul
Customer
"Matt did a great job in finding the right tours/distances by suggesting B&B along the trail. He booked (and prepaid) our accommodation in B&Bs and hotels. All B&Bs were neat and cosy, easy to find and nicely located."
Theresa
Customer
"All I had to do was turn up on the day and start walking, all the B&Bs Matt chose were excellent"
Rob
Customer
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