Map of the area

Before setting off, take a look at our map of the local area.

Public transport

Leave the car behind and relax and enjoy the scenery using the extensive network of bus and rail services operating throughout Amber Valley. Travelling by bus or train enables you to plan a linear walk - travelling one way by public transport and walking the other.

You can book train and coach tickets online at

By rail

Many parts of the country have direct rail services to Derby and Nottingham, providing connections to local train services. Alfreton and Langley Mill stations are served by trains from Nottingham, Chesterfield, and Sheffield. Long Eaton is served by frequent services from Derby and Nottingham.

Duffield, Belper, Ambergate, and Whatstandwell stations are on the Derwent Valley Line with hourly trains from Derby, Long Eaton, Nottingham, and Matlock. The Derwent Valley Line provides access to numerous scenic walks including the Cromford Canal between Ambergate, Whatstandwell, and Cromford and The Chevin above Belper. For a copy of 'your guide to the Derwent Valley Line' which includes discount vouchers to local attractions visit or call 03457 484950.

By bus

Local bus services enable you to get around many of the Festival locations. For bus times call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By car

From the north and south, the M1 runs parallel to the eastern boundary with access at junctions 25, 26, 27, and 28. The A6 gives access to major trunk roads via the A52 and the area is crossed by the A38.

Why not take a break during your planned walks?

There are lots of comfortable places to stay from friendly pubs and B&Bs to campsites. Why not make a short break of your visit and attend more than one walk? Derbyshire offers a wide range of 'Quality Assured' accommodation – look for the 'Walkers Welcome' sign for special facilities.

Visit the accommodation section of to find a great place to stay.