The Chesterfield Round Walk was officially launched on June 23rd 2005 with the publication of a leaflet describing the 34-mile route.

The route was pioneered by members of Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Ramblersí Group, co-ordinated by Footpath Secretary, Dennis Ransby. With the aid of grants, the workforce of community environment agency, Touchground, and help from volunteers, a number of new stiles, gates, footbridges, marker posts and information boards have been put in place. Several overgrown footpaths have been cleared; others improved, particularly a steep and slippery stream crossing in Hardwick Wood, where steps and a footbridge have been erected.

Further maintenance and improvements are ongoing. Details of work will be posted on this site.