The Moss Valley from Ford

Introduction to Walk 1836

Photo from the walk - The Moss Valley from Ford

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Andy Chaplin

Length - 9.3 miles / 15.1 km

Ascent - 1000 feet / 303 metres

Grade - moderate

A Derbyshire walk south of Sheffield starting from Ford that explores the rolling countryside between Eckington and Dronfield. Despite the passage of time, remains of former industrial activity are still in evidence. The route follows part of the Sheffield Country Walk. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walking in Derbyshire

Walking in DerbyshireWalking guidebook to 60 circular day walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Includes the Derwent, Wye and Trent river valleys, near Derby, Matlock, Glossop, Bakewell and Ripley. Routes range from easy to moderate and are between 4 and 14km (2 to 10 miles). Walks focus on places of interest, from Stone Age forts to castles to grand estates.
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