6 great walks near Chesterfield

Crooked Spire in Chesterfield by Dean Smith

Crooked Spire in Chesterfield by Dean Smith - Credit: Archant

With so many walking destinations in the Peak District, the most obvious location to base yourself would be within the national park. Staying in Chesterfield means that you can experience a wide range of different types of walks, all within 10 miles.

Chesterfield's open-air market and Market Hall by Ashley Franklin

Chesterfield's open-air market and Market Hall by Ashley Franklin - Credit: Archant

Chesterfield town trail
0 miles from Chesterfield
Call in at the Chesterfield tourist information centre and ask about a trail that will take you on a journey of discovery through one of Derbyshire's most fascinating town centres. In exchange for a security deposit, you will be given an easy-to-follow map and a free audio guide with an easy-to-listen-to commentary.
Click here for details of the Chesterfield town trail

Chesterfield Canal by Sally Moseley

Chesterfield Canal by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Chesterfield Canal
2 miles from Chesterfield
Designed by James Brindley, the Chesterfield Canal ran for 46 miles from the River Trent in Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield. This walk explores sections of the waterway, starting out from Tapton Lock.
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Middle Reservoir at Linacre by Sally Moseley

Middle Reservoir at Linacre by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Linacre Reservoirs
5 miles from Chesterfield
Linacre Reservoirs lie in rural tranquillity close to the pretty little village of Old Brampton on the outskirts of Chesterfield. Explore woodland and distant views of Chesterfield's famous spire on the horizon.
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The Coffin Road, Ashover by Sally Moseley

The Coffin Road, Ashover by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Ashover
7 miles from Chesterfield
Heading south. in between Chesterfield and Matlock is the pretty village of Ashover with its 15th century church. Hike up to The Fabric and enjoy the views of the surrounding area before ambling down to the River Amber and old mining country.
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The grounds of Hardwick Hall

The grounds of Hardwick Hall - Credit: Gary Wallis

Hardwick Hall estate
Walk in the footsteps of Bess of Hardwick, one of the richest and most influential women in Elizabethan England.  This walk passes by Hardwick’s fishing ponds and its two houses before meandering through parkland and woods. 
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Medieval cross in Shillito Wood by Sally Moseley

Medieval cross in Shillito Wood by Sally Moseley - Credit: Archant

Eastern Moors and Shillito Wood
9 miles from Chesterfield
Head over to the eastern edge of the Peak District and explore beautiful moorland. See a series of former reservoirs gouged into the peat that have been taken back by nature to provide a habitat for all manner of birds, wildlife, flowers and foliage.
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Autumn in Baslow by Ian Moorcroft

Autumn in Baslow by Ian Moorcroft - Credit: Archant

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.