Derbyshire

Derby Circuit

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Overview

Leave the city of Derby and head for historic Ashbourne, gateway to Dovedale. Pause in the village of Hartington before reaching the beauty of Carsington Water. Enjoy the industrial heritage of Belper before arriving back in Derby.

Derby

Set on the banks of the River Derwent, Derby, the UK’s most central city has a wealth of attractions for the visitor including The Derby Silk Museum, Gothic Derby Cathedral, Markeaton Park and the Derby Museum & Art Gallery – home to Joseph Wright paintings.

Ashbourne

Ashbourne, the Gateway to Dovedale, is a pretty town of cobbled streets and over 200 listed buildings. Enjoy the history of Ashbourne with its tearooms, eateries and independent shops or use the town to explore the surrounding countryside.

Hartington

Hartington at the northern end of Dovedale is a village that benefits from beautiful surrounding scenery, gifts shops, a market square and some fine historic buildings.

Carsington Water

Explore the great outdoors at Carsington Water – take to the water in a kayak or boat, try paddleboarding or windsurfing, or set out for a walk or cycle ride to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Belper

Explore the industrial past of Belper in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site. Take in the historic buildings of Belper such as the Nail Makers Workshop and St. Johns Chapel, and then browse the shops on the award winning high street.

Derby

A great place from which to explore the Peak District, Derby has is home to the Round House, the Derby Arboretum and is a great place for shopping – explore the Cathedral Quarter, markets and a range of independent retailers.

Overview

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Derby

2
13.9 miles

Ashbourne

3
12.3 miles

Hartington

4
15.1 miles

Carsington Water

5
8.5 miles

Belper

6
9.3 miles

Derby

What to see and do…

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Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Haddon Hall Manor House & Gardens

The Estate Office, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

Creswell Crags

Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH

About the Derby Circuit Trail

Distance:59 miles
Cities / Towns:6
Number Of Businesses:3

Leave the bustling city of Derby and head for historic Ashbourne, gateway to Dovedale, with its many listed buildings. Enjoy the scenery of Hartington before reaching the beauty of Carsington Water to enjoy a range of water sports. Explore the industrial heritage and award winning high street of Belper before arriving back in Derby.

Derby

The city of Derby provides a contrast to the surrounding Peak District countryside. You will find a range of things to do for all the family, from museums to some great shopping and a range of independent eateries in which to relax.

Industrial Past

Explore the region’s historic past with trips into Derby, to see the Silk Museum and the jewel of Belper in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site.

Historic Ashbourne

Enjoy some time in historic Ashbourne – the pretty market town is home to over 200 listed buildings and hosts the annual Shrovetide football match.

Also Nearby

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Haddon Hall Manor House & Gardens

The Estate Office, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA

Creswell Crags

Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH