Derwent Valley Heritage Way – Part 3: Matlock to Belper

Sunday 29th June

(9.15 X17 bus to Matlock)

This 3rd stage of the walk is 12 miles and ends in Belper at around 5 o’clock, with possible dropping off points at Cromford or Whatstandwell.

Please be prepared for a long day as Belper is quite a distance from Sheffield!

There are various possibilities for the return journey:

1. Bus from Belper to Derby station and then train to Sheffield. The train fare is around £6 with a railcard so the best option is to buy a Derbyshire Wayfarer (Concessionary price £6 – best bought in advance at the Transport Interchanges).

2. For those who would prefer free travel and are prepared for a more time consuming journey: bus from Belper to Matlock – then X17 to Chesterfield (doesn’t continue to Sheffield on Sunday afternoons) – 43 bus from Chesterfield to Sheffield (this involves a wait in Chesterfield).

Unfortunately Ruth can’t walk long distances yet so won’t be with us.

Angela will be leading this stage and will meet us in Matlock.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Gillian and Angela