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Derby walking festival

find local walks to get you moving more

Derby’s Walking Festival is back for 2022! With a wide variety of in person, self-guided, virtual and walking sports, there’s something for everyone.

Launching on Sunday 1st May 2022 until Sunday 26th June 2022, this year’s festival will celebrate walking and the many walking routes and opportunities available to you in Derby. Whether you are looking to enjoy some fresh air, meet new people or explore the city, we invite you to move more!

You can download this handy planner to your phone or tablet to see all of the walks on offer.

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Allestree Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Allestree
Alvaston Old Canal Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Alvaston
This walk is a long one! Follow the leafy and peaceful path of the old Derby Canal all the way from Alvaston Park to the Crewe & Harpur pub in Swarkestone.
Darley Abbey Circular (Wheelchair Friendly)
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Darley Abbey
Take a lovely walk through the beautiful Darley park and marvel at a truly historical Derby suburb.
Darley Park Tree Trail
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Darley Abbey
Darley Park now occupies the site of an Augustinian priory established in 1137 and dedicated to St Helena.
Darley Park Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Darley Abbey
A peaceful walk through one of Derby's most famous parks.
Derby from Romans to Now
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
Derby West Park Meadows
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Spondon
This is a gentle walk around West Park Meadows.
Derwent Neighbourhood Map run
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Derwent
Derwent Neighbourhood Map run from Derwent Valley Orienteers
Discover Derby
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Darley Abbey
This splendid walk combines beautiful mature parkland scenery with a great sense of history, and the starting point for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and the National Heritage Corridor.
Hackwood Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mickleover
A 3 mile circular Hackwood county walk
Intermediate Hikes Around Derby
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
Top 20 best walks and hikes around Derby
Joseph Wright Walk & City Circuit
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
This walk includes all the venues that are associated with the artist, Joseph Wright of Derby.
Littleover Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Littleover

For most of this extremely pleasant walk, look one way and it will seem as if you are in the countryside, look the other and you will realize that you are on the edge of the city.

Locko & Ockbrook Park
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Spondon
The route takes you through Locko Park, and then veers south to Spondon and east to Ockbrook.
Made in Derby
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
Follow the Made in Derby trail to discover the people who have played a part in putting Derby on the world map.
Markeaton Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mackworth
A contrasting walk with the opportunity to admire some of Derby’s famous buildings on the first section of the route, before crossing the city’s most popular park and reaching open countryside.
Mick Macks Millennium Mileposts
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mackworth
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
Mickleover Railway Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mickleover
This walk takes you down the beautifully restored Mickleover railway line that’s now a newly surfaced gravel path and part of the National Cycle Network (Route 68).
Mickleover Walk
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: Mickleover
A well established walk over farm and parkland, passing Radbourne Hall and visiting the tiny village of Radbourne, with its ancient little church, before returning across the fields to Mickleover.
Move More Trails
Type of walk: Self-guided
Location: City Centre
There are over 375 parks and open spaces covering 13% of Derby explore the city using the Move More Derby Trails. 17 routes are now signposted and mapped across 6 locations in parks and woodlands…