6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Padley Gorge by Keith Meredith

Padley Gorge by Keith Meredith - Credit: Archant

A selection of walks that allow you to discover our most beautiful waterfalls. 

Padley Gorge new bridge by Robert Wilson

Padley Gorge new bridge by Robert Wilson - Credit: Archant

Burbage Brook
Explore this beautiful wooded valley and onto one of the Peak District’s most much loved spots at Padley Gorge with the tumbling waterfalls of Burbage Brook.
Click here to view the details of the Burbage Brook walk


Weir at Lathkill Dale by Ernest Swift

Weir at Lathkill Dale by Ernest Swift - Credit: Archant

Lathkill Dale
This walk follows the River Lathkill from Over Haddon, but it’s worth combining with a trip to the series of weirs that lie half a mile upstream from Haddon Hall.
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Monsal Fall by Kevin Davies

Monsal Fall by Kevin Davies - Credit: Archant

Monsal Dale weir
Set off from Ashford-in-the-Water to the famous Monsal Head. It’s here where you will find the impressive viaduct and the powerful waterfall and weir on the River Wye.
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Kinder Downfall by Jessica Allott

Kinder Downfall by Jessica Allott - Credit: Archant

Kinder Downfall
This walk is best taken on a clear day when you should be able to see Kinder Edge with the famous Kinder Downfall, the Peak District’s highest natural waterfall.
Click here to view the details of the Hayfield walk


Lumsdale Falls by Kerry Keating

Lumsdale Falls by Kerry Keating - Credit: Archant

Lumsdale Falls
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Matlock town centre by ascending Lumsdale, a remarkably beautiful heritage site of ivy-draped ruins and tumbling waterfalls.
Click here to view the details of the Tansley walk


The Goat Path beside Bonsall Brook by Sally Mosley

The Goat Path beside Bonsall Brook by Sally Mosley - Credit: Archant

Bonsall Brook waterfall
A walk illustrating the industrial past of the area. We head to Cromford where Bonsall Brook water cascades down from the mill pond, the former corn mill built by Richard Arkwright.
Click here to view the details of the Cromford walk


Tintwistle Falls by Melissa Thomas

Tintwistle Falls by Melissa Thomas - Credit: Archant

Tintwistle Falls
This is one of many discoveries submitted the members of our Derbyshire and Peak District Walks facebook group. It's one of the hidden gems of the Peak District.
Click here to see how to find Tintwistle Falls

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.