Baslow is a walker’s paradise, due to the huge variation of walks that can be taken by locals and visitors.
These walks have been put together by the parish council and are distributed in each compass direction from Baslow.
To acquaint yourself with the village there are two other walks: a history walk, of points of historical interest around the village; brochures can be collected from the Spar shop or the pottery.
There is also a downloadable treasure hunt for families to explore the village. It takes in points of interest while challenging young (and old) minds to solve a treasure hunt. It can be found here. This is a commercial enterprise but has been tested by council members.
The following 6 walks, marked on the adjacent map, predominantly have a short version (3-5 miles) or an extended version (dotted line) of 6-8 miles. The actual mileages are stated on each walk. Please note: there is currently a detour to walk 2, due to a missing river crossing.
Most of the walks are on uneven terrain so walking boots, or stout shoes are recommended. As Baslow is in a valley all the walks climb upwards (approximate elevation shown on each walk) so we suggest allowing an hour for every 2-3 miles.
Please inform someone of where you plan to walk as mist can descend at any time, which can be disorientating. Dogs can be taken on the walks, but may need to be on leads at times and should always be under control.
All walks start and finish in the main village car park, which has toilet facilities; there are also two cafes, a restaurant and two pubs close to the car park.
There are many other walks that link into these walks; our walks aim to provide varied circular walks, which are all marked on the adjacent map of the village.
We take no responsibility for the accuracy of the published information in the walks, although they are well established walks that have been enjoyed over the years by local residents.
Taking an ordinance survey map is recommended in case you get lost.