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Derbyshire Portway

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire

79 km / 49 miles
The Derbshire Portway was an ancient prehestoric trackway which can be traced from the north of Derbyshire to the edge of Nottingham at Stapleford. This walk follows the route and visits the Hemlock Stone, Dale Abbey, two hermitages, Alport Height, Robin Hood's Stride, a stone circle, several hill forts and Mam Tor on the way.

The guidebook uses a footbridge over the River Derwent at Milford which is now closed; the river can instead be crossed by a road bridge.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SK499387 - Stapleford Hill, Nottinghamshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK128836 - Mam Tor, Derbyshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook The Derbyshire Portway : pilgrimage to the past  (Scarthin Books  - 2008 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 110, 119, 128, 129
OS Landranger Active 110, 119, 128, 129
OS Explorer 1, 24, 259, 260, 269
OS Explorer Active 1, 24, 259, 260, 269

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Route Profile:

78.6 km (48.8 miles)
1,992 m (6,535 ft) ascent
493 m (1,617 ft)  maximum height

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