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Attractions in Derbyshire

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Derbyshire. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Derbyshire is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Derbyshire

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    Mam Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The thing I love about Mam Tor is the sheer amount of options you have. I've been here several times and you can do a really short walk from the …

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    Adele
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    2

    Kinder Scout

    Hiking Highlight

    The moorland plateau belongs to the Derbyshire Peak District. The highest point in Derbyshire and the East Midlands, it offers excellent views onto the surrounding area. The path can be …

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    Daniela
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    3

    Lose Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    At roughly 476m, Lose Hill is situated at the end of Great Ridge and provides breathtaking views over Mam Tor, as well as Hope and Edale valleys.

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    Hollins Cross

    Hiking Highlight

    The footpath up to the top of Mam Tor includes a lot of steps, like a massive staircase. You can take a lot of the strain & fatigue away by …

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    Lewis
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    5

    Back Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 1,765 feet (538 metres) tall, Back Tor marks the highest point on Derwent Edge. As such, you are afforded utterly breathtaking views over the Peak District from this …

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    The waterfall is easily accessible from the front as well as to its rear. Most routes will lead you to a footpath that comes from the front. In my opinion …

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    Lewis
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    7

    Win hill

    Hiking Highlight

    A steep climb rewarded with a fantastic view

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    Anton
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Hiking Highlight

    Great viewpoint from the top of jacobs ladder ... quite a steep walk

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    Roger
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    Kinder Downfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Marvel at the spectacular rock buttresses and cascading water of the Kinder Downfall. On a clear day, this natural amphitheatre can be visible for many miles.

    Kinder Downfall is often …

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    10

    Monsal Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Lovely flat disused railway which is wonderful for cycling with the children. Plenty of opportunities to make into a loop or just cycle back the same way.

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    Kinder Low

    Hiking Highlight

    Kinder Low trig is found on the plateau of Kinder Scout. This spot is very popular with hikers as it boasts wonderful views and is visited by many iconic trails, …

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    12

    Ladybower Reservoir Dam

    Hiking Highlight

    Impressive, especially when water level is high, you have a feeling that water goes straight in the centre of the earth

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    13

    Chatsworth House

    Hiking Highlight

    Chatsworth House is like something from a period drama. Standing proudly amid rolling hills, with the River Wye meandering gently by, it is a stunning sight.

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    Parsley Hay

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Snack bar and bike hire centre. Good target to aim for when riding on the Tissington or High Peak trails.

    The snack bar doesn't have any inside facilities so you'll …

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    smokey57
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    Middleton Top

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Notorious for its steep gradient, Middleton Top is a super climb with majestic views at the top. Plus bike hire and a small cafe. It has also part of the …

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    emmie c
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    Mam Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Savour the dramatic views from Mam Tor over the Peak District. As you ascend the steps keep an eye out for the special stones in the steps, which hint at …

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    17

    Cave Dale

    Hiking Highlight

    Cave Dale is a superb ascent. Easy access from Castleton makes it a great quick hike and fun for all the family.

    Formed from a coral reef some 350 million …

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    Simon
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    Rowtor Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Rowtor Rocks are a series of caves, rooms, alcoves, tunnels, flights of stone steps, a stone armchair, a square font, ring markings, rock basins and square sockets for crosses. The …

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    Tissington Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Built on the route of a railway line so no steep gradients anywhere on the route. Bike hire (including Ebikes) available at each end in Ashbourne and at Parsley Hay. …

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    smokey57
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    The Broken Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Equally fun road to climb or descend. Spectacular views up to Mam Tor and across over Castleton. If climbing up, there are a few challenging sections to work your way …

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    Kelly

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