Welcome to the Derbyshire Group of EGB
“When people say ‘It’s just a horse’ they don’t understand…..”
Charlotte and Taz in the Manifold Valley January 2016 and Lissie and Saffy at King’s Forrest April 2017.
Derbyshire is a county of stunning scenery, much of it within the Peak District National Park. The county has miles of bridleways and byways, offering unparalleled opportunity for us to put on a variety of challenging, enjoyable and scenic rides throughout the year.
We aim to run at least one ride each month with distances ranging from 5 miles to 50 miles. You do not need to be a member to enter our rides but members enjoy a discounted ride entry fee.
See our ‘What’s On’ page for more information and dates of our rides.
Derbyshire is a very strong and well-established group with a multi-faceted and dedicated committee all of whom give generously of their time to make sure the group continues to be the dynamic force it always has been.
We hope you find this website informative and useful, but if you have any problems or questions, please feel free to contact a member of our committee.
‘All Derbyshire is full of steep hills, and nothing but the peakes of hills as thick one by another is seen in most of the county, which are very steepe, which makes travelling tedious and the miles long, you see neither hedge not tree but only low drye stone walls round some ground, else it’s only hills and dales as thick as you can imagine…..’ The Illustrated Journeys of Celia Fiennes 1685-1712
‘On descending the hill into Milldale and the bridge over the River Dove…..I think it the strangest place that ever men and horses went down, the safest way is to alight. It is as steep as a penthouse. These stones are so slippery I cannot stand. What’s here, a bridge? Do you travel in wheelbarrows in this country? This bridge was made for nothing else.’ The Complete Angler – Izaak Walton 1653