Walk the Ecclesbourne Way with a return journey on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Join us for a long walk this weekend with the option of returning via the Ecclesbourne Railway.
The Ecclesbourne Way is a new walking route, following the course of the River Ecclesbourne in Derbyshire. The walk starts in Duffield, a few miles North of Derby, and runs for 11 miles to Wirksworth.
You can choose to walk a shorter section of it finishing in Idridghay Station (6 miles) and organise a lift from there back to the start. Separate booking option for this.
This walk was devised by Friends of the Ecclesbourne Way, a group set up specifically to create this route. It was a natural progression of an environmental project developed by Environment Agency and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to improve the water environment of the Ecclesbourne Valley and raise awareness of the river and its wildlife.
The Ecclesbourne’s source is near the historic market town of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, and it flows South and then Southwest to join the River Derwent in Duffield, 5 miles North of Derby. This walk starts in Duffield, and finishes in Wirksworth, following the full length of the Ecclesbourne upstream, ie Northwest. There are panoramic views from Hilltop at 650 feet; the highest point of the route is 768 feet.
LocationEcclesbourne Valley Railway
Chapel Street , Duffield, Derby, DE56 4EP United Kingdom