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Ecclesbourne Way


18 km / 11 miles
The walk was originally devised by Friends of the Ecclesbourne Way, a group set up specifically to create this route. It was a natural progression of an environmental project developed by Environment Agency and Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to improve the water environment of the Ecclesbourne Valley and raise awareness of the river and its wildlife. It originated from an EU directive to clean up Europe's rivers, and the EA chose the Ecclesbourne as part of a pilot scheme.
The walk starts in Duffield, and finishes in Wirksworth, following the full length of the Ecclesbourne upstream, ie Northwest. There are panoramic views from Hilltop at 650 feet; the highest point of the route is 768 feet and an optional extension onto Alport Height, at 1,034 feet.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Start: SK346435 - Duffield, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK289540 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 119, 128
OS Landranger Active 119, 128
OS Explorer 24, 259
OS Explorer Active 24, 259

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Route Profile:

17.2 km (10.7 miles)
355 m (1,165 ft) ascent
235 m (771 ft)  maximum height

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