Details below of Transition Chesterfield’s 6 car-free walks in the Peak District (click on the links to download a pdf of map and walk route) or scroll down to the bottom of the page for links to other walking groups and car-free walks in and around Chesterfield.

7 reasons to leave the car behind when walking in the Peak District:


  • Chatsworth sign 4It reduces dependency on oil as public transport is a more efficient way to travel;
  • It reduces carbon emissions and air pollution;
  • It reduces congestion in the Peak District;
  • You are not restricted to circular walks;
  • You don’t need to worry about parking;
  • You can relax and enjoy the local beer;
  • You are helping to maintain rural bus services.

Walk 1: Baslow to Bakewell via Chatsworth

Walk 2: Robin Hood Inn Circular

Walk 3: Wardlow Mires to Monsal Head via Cressbrook Dale

Walk 4: Matlock to Winster

Walk 5: Middleton to Bakewell via Bradford and Lathkill Dales

Walk 6: Baslow Circular via Froggatt Edge


Thank you to the following volunteers who made these leaflets possible: Anne Frazer; Colin Harrison; Lisa Hopkinson; Martin Jones; John and Alison Newton; Susan Wallis; Graham Warren (who also did the lovely drawings).

Other walking guides/groups

walk3There are a number of walks on the Peak Connections website that are accessible by public transport – mainly rail. It also has a very good walking guide, Ride and Ramble, available from Tourist Information Centres.

The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire section of the Ramblers’ Association also do regular walks using public transport.  Their walks programme can be viewed on their website

walk1Other great walks free from cars can be found on the national Car Free Walks website.

The Chesterfield Walk This Way network lists short led walks around Chesterfield for people who want to walk in the outdoors but do not want to walk too far or too fast

Grassland Hasmoor  is the Big Local area for Grassmoor and Hasland. Their Greenways and Green Spaces Working Group have plans to develop a new 8km round walking/cycling route that connects every park and open space in the 2 communities.

Transition Chesterfield is currently working with the local Walking for Health organisers and Chesterfield Borough Council to identify and provide signage for a number of short, easily accessible walking routes in residential areas in Chesterfield. Contact Lisa Hopkinson at if you would like to get involved.

Our circular walk linking Chesterfield Railway Station and the Royal Hospital is available now.