Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is the host for the Derbyshire Derwent Catchment Partnership, one of 93 catchment partnerships established across England.

The catchment of the River Derwent covers an area of 1,194km2, covering much of the county of Derbyshire and much of the Peak District National Park. Rising on Howden Moor, tributaries flow into Howden, Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs, and the water flows south below these reservoirs. This watercourse joins the River Noe - after its journey through Edale - at Bamford. This then becomes the River Derwent and flows though Froggatt, Baslow and Chatsworth Park. At Rowsley, it is joined by the River Wye which has travelled through Buxton, Bakewell and some of the most beautiful dales of the Peak District such as Monsal Dale and Chee Dale. The Derwent continues its course south through Matlock, Belper and then Derby. It finally joins the River Trent to the south west of Long Eaton where it then starts its journey north to the Humber Estuary.


Vision for the Derbyshire Derwent Catchment Partnership

To create and protect a healthy and wildlife rich water environment within the Derbyshire Derwent Catchment, that will bring social, well-being and economic benefits to all.

Derbyshire's River Derwent, Now and Forever - a film by Jack Perks.





Take a look at our multimedia presentation on Derbyshire rivers, which also features the work of the fish twitcher Jack Perks, here.