Derbyshire – Walking

Derbyshire – Walking


The Derbyshire is one of our most popular socks.  This sock has thick loop pile construction from top to toe. 



The Derbyshire is one of our most popular socks.  This sock has thick loop pile construction from top to toe. These socks are perfect for those who want warm feet when doing outdoor activities.  These socks are great for walkers, ramblers and hikers.  A fantastic all round outdoor sock for those who prefer a shorter, thicker sock.

70% Mohair 30% Nylon

Great for –

– Walking
– Climbing
– Bed socks

Additional information


X Small (1-3), Small (4 – 7), Medium (8 – 10), Large (11 – 13), X Large (14-16)


Burnt Orange, Black, Charcoal, Cream, Green, Green Haze, Mid Blue, Navy, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue

84 reviews for Derbyshire – Walking

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jim Lucas

    I have been wearing Capricorn socks for several years now. The most useful style for me is the Derbyshire, though I wear other styles for particular activities.

    These are the toughest socks I’ve ever worn, and also the most comfortable. Some pairs have “mysteriously” disappeared, though I suspect they’re now being worn by friends who have visited. After several years of wearing them “to death”, my remaining two pairs have developed some small holes. I’ll keep them for the day I get some mohair yarn to darn them with, but in the meantime, I’m ordering a few more pair.

    I am, of course, recommending them to my friends, since I want Capricorn to stay in business, but I expect it will be several years before I need to order more. Did I mention that these socks are tough? 8^)

  2. 5 out of 5

    John Winterfeld (verified owner)

    Over the last 6 weeks I have worn a pair of Derbyshire walking socks on a number of long walks.I have found
    them to be very comfortable,remain quite odour free, and after eventual washing, hold their length and shape.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Trevor Jacques (verified owner)

    These are the only socks I wear. Walking daily with our English Setter.Always comfortable never any problems,now have four colours to alternate.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Higgs (verified owner)

    The very best sock I have ever worn in over forty years of outdoor activities—I have finally found the ideal socks for warm, comfortable, blister-free walking, cycling, sailing, microlight flying, and myriad other adventures. When the soft cushion effect of the loop pile stitch eventually fades after many hundreds of miles walking the socks remain warm and cozy for other activities. I am so pleased that Capricorn responded to our request to make purple socks—they are still our favourites, we have around 20 pairs in that colour and a few pairs in other colours, too.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jo (verified owner)

    Bought a pair of Derbyshire socks to see what the fuss was about. They’ve exceeded my expectations: like walking on air; worn for a week and still smelling fresh; feet feel just the right temperature. I’m sad to take them off at the end of the day. All my other socks became tight, hot and heavy overnight—planning on replacing the lot with Capricorn socks. Worth every penny.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Hamlyn (verified owner)

    I love these socks !!! So comfortable and yet robust, I have now got 8 pairs in different colours and in the winter in Debyshire they are on my feet all day and night !! Thank You Capricorn

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mike Webster (verified owner)

    I wanted a warm, robust pair of comfortable socks both for my regular 9 mile weekly walk but also to wear with gardening boots & wellies. I could not have chosen better. When walking in rain or windy weather I can feel the warmth in my boots as I trudge along. My walking pal is gradually being convinced to buy a pair. Similar comfort while working in the garden whether weeding, moving bark, leaves, mowing & so on. I have started to wear them while cycling around where I live. My wife says next thing is I will be wearing them in bed in winter….we’ll soon see if she is joking!

  8. 5 out of 5

    ALISON (verified owner)

    Brilliant product, so comfortable. My favourite socks!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Peter (verified owner)

    Just great. So comfortable and long lasting.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jack (verified owner)

    Always great service and products

  11. 5 out of 5

    angharad gatehouse (verified owner)

    The whole family really like these walking socks – they are the best we have tried. They are comfortable and long-wearing.
    We have also had good service when ordering.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Allan Castle (verified owner)

    socks were more white than advertised

  13. 5 out of 5

    Susan G. (verified owner)

    Very happy with the purchase. Fit nicely, keep my cold feet at the right temperature. Will buy more in the future.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sybil (verified owner)

    Best walking socks ever!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mr John R (verified owner)

    Excellent walking socks

  16. 5 out of 5

    caron (verified owner)

    Excellent service lovely socks

  17. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Kelly (verified owner)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jane (verified owner)

    Too hot at present, waiting for cooler weather to get max benefit

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hazel R. (verified owner)

    nice and thick for walking shoes; cosy and comfortable

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Haines (verified owner)

    I have worn my socks only once, as yet, but liked their cosy warmth even when wet! The winter will be a better test …………………

  21. 5 out of 5

    Deborah (verified owner)

    Bought as presents for friends – they were delighted with the warmth and comfort.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kevin W. (verified owner)

    Normally buy my Capricorn socks at the Hexham xmas market as they are excellent xmas gifts. I own six pairs and the best socks ever. Everyone we have bought them for have loved them and most are now customers themselves. Derbyshire walking are my favourites, cosy fit and exceptionally warm.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Perfect present.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth T. (verified owner)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Eleanor (verified owner)

    Thicker than the Ayrshire, so good in wellies or heavy trainers for walking or standing outside while painting!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    These walking socks were bought as a Christmas present for my son as I know they are excellent quality and very comfortable and last for many years.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Denise (verified owner)

    I but these every Christmas for my son. He says they are the most comfortable and hardwearing socks he’s ever known.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sue Woodward (verified owner)

    All the members of my family wear these for walking and find them to be really comfortable but also hard wearing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kaye Waite (verified owner)

    Good fit with my hiking boots

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amy (verified owner)

    As always, I love these socks. They are the only socks I wear!

  31. 5 out of 5

    Margaret C. (verified owner)

    These have become my husband’s go to socks. I don’t really know why I am buying him more for his Christmas stocking as his old ones, and I mean old, refuse to wear out!

  32. 5 out of 5

    Linda P. (verified owner)

    Had a few pairs of these over the years. Fantastic walking and mountain climbing socks.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Jane G. (verified owner)

    Perfect, lovely material and range of colours

  34. 5 out of 5

    Rob Simpson (verified owner)

    These look great and feel great.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Deborah (verified owner)

    Have bought these as presents – have a few pairs myself and they are excellent for walking.

  36. 5 out of 5

    Melvin White (verified owner)

    As good as ever and perfect for this time of year

  37. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Morriss (verified owner)

    First class service for a first class product. Love the socks!

  38. 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Excellent socks. Very very comfortable without slipping about on the foot. Warm, easy to wash and it’s true, they don’t seem to get smelly

  39. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very comfortable

  40. 5 out of 5

    CHristopher Fell (verified owner)

    Pleased as always. How about a yellow or an orange being added to the Derbyshire range? I like my sock drawer to be colourful!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Eileen Johnson (verified owner)

    Treated myself to another pair of these cosy walking socks. Best I ever had

  42. 5 out of 5

    Stuart (verified owner)

  43. 5 out of 5

    Rob Simpson (verified owner)

    The cushioning is superb very comfortable and warm

  44. 4 out of 5

    Peter S. (verified owner)

    Totally met the need.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Lynne E. (verified owner)

    Great service, delivery and lovely warm socks

  46. 5 out of 5

    Richard Lindley (verified owner)

    Excellent – warm and very comfortable

  47. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth (verified owner)

    First time purchase – lovely warm socks , wash well. Very pleased with the purchase

  48. 5 out of 5

    Shelagh (verified owner)

    I love these socks. I was given a pair as a present and they were so good I ordered more for myself. Warm, excellent fit and very light.

  49. 5 out of 5

    Lorna Pankethman (verified owner)

    Recently purchased these socks and have worn them for a reasonably long walk . They fit beautifully and are lovely and warm . They don’t move around inside the boots and fit up the leg well so not having to constantly pull them up. A really good find .

  50. 5 out of 5

    Janet r. (verified owner)


  51. 5 out of 5

    Mr John R (verified owner)

    An excellent walking sock

  52. 5 out of 5

    Barbara (verified owner)

    Great product and service. Excellent value.

  53. 5 out of 5

    Sue Armstrong (verified owner)

    Totally loved by the recipient. Brilliant quality, in every way

  54. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

  55. 5 out of 5

    Glyn H. (verified owner)

    Superb socks, fantasti for walking in, incredibly comfortable they are also very durable and very warm if you want to wear them around the house on cold days.

    Highly recommended with smooth and efficient service. I will be buying a again.

  56. 5 out of 5

    Karen Loiacono (verified owner)

  57. 5 out of 5

    Keith Patterson (verified owner)

    they were a birthday present, the recipient is very pleased with the comfort. On a personal note I have worn your socks since 2004 when they cost £9.50.

  58. 5 out of 5

    Susan M. (verified owner)

    Sent to a friend as a present , she loves them.

  59. 5 out of 5

    Dawn (verified owner)

  60. 5 out of 5

    Richard (verified owner)

    Best walking socks I’ve ever owned!

  61. 5 out of 5

    Rowland Parke (verified owner)

    Every bit as good as they cracked up to be.

  62. 5 out of 5

    Jean Whitaker (verified owner)

    Excellent service

  63. 5 out of 5

    Ian H. (verified owner)

    These socks are made for walking. Great service – as is to be expected from GPS Training

  64. 5 out of 5

    David S. (verified owner)

    Good but getting expensive now.

  65. 5 out of 5

    Sophie H. (verified owner)

    Very speedy delivery! And fantastic quality socks!

  66. 5 out of 5

    Marcus (verified owner)

  67. 5 out of 5

    Judith Goodchild (verified owner)

    Bought these socks for my sister. She has bought so many pairs for other people that she was looking forward to a new pair for herself! Really good quality and lovely colour. I have a pair which I love, so comfortable to wear and easy to wash.

  68. 5 out of 5

    Francesca J. (verified owner)

    It’s my 4th pair so I’m a big fan. My first pair are looking a little worn now after 4 years of constant use.

  69. 5 out of 5

    Stephen S. (verified owner)

    Great socks. No complaints from me.

  70. 5 out of 5

    Christine H. (verified owner)

    Warm comfortable walking socks

  71. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Warm, comfortable and wash well

  72. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Totally satisfied.

  73. 5 out of 5

    Antony Patterson (verified owner)

  74. 5 out of 5

    Neil Mitchell (verified owner)

    Great purchase, very comfortable and will now be my ‘go to’ walking socks.

  75. 5 out of 5

    Neil A. (verified owner)

  76. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth T. (verified owner)

    These are the best socks ever! Thick and warm! You’ll never wear any other socks once you’ve had these.

  77. 5 out of 5

    Bruce M. (verified owner)

    I’ve been buying and wearing these walking socks for years and will continue to do so. My feet like them, they are very comfortable, soft and spring back after washing.

  78. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Bray (verified owner)

    Capricorn Socks are the best socks l’ve ever worn. They are extremely comfortable, warm and hard-wearing . I wear them everyday for all activities including hill walking. So thank you Capricorn Socks.

  79. 5 out of 5

    stewart lambie (verified owner)

  80. 5 out of 5

    Ian Martin (verified owner)

    Have been wearing Capricorn socks for the last few years for hill-walking and everyday wear, and find them extremely comfortable and durable.

  81. 5 out of 5

    Ian Martin (verified owner)

  82. 5 out of 5

    Barbara (verified owner)

    Great socks

  83. 5 out of 5

    Ian Martin (verified owner)

    Ideal for hill walking. Very durable.

  84. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fabulous socks, i have many pairs!

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Warm and Comfortable

Mohair is a fibre that is well known for its properties of warmth and comfort. It therefore produces socks that are ideal when you want warm and comfortable feet

Hard Wearing

Mohair is a very hard wearing fibre and is used for fabrics in aircraft seats for this reason. Many of our customers tell us that they have purchased ‘good quality’ socks from well known stores and they have worn out within 3 or 4 months. Whereas their Capricorn Mohair Socks are still wearing well!

Machine Washable

You can wash your Mohair socks in a washing machine on a warm wool wash cycle, without worrying about excessive shrinkage. When we visit shows selling our socks it’s not unusual for customers to proudly bring their Capricorn Mohair Socks they bought the previous year and show us how well they have worn and washed.

Do not smell after use!

If you look at wool under a microscope you see little burrs. These burrs provide a hiding place for bacteria that make wool socks smell. Mohair is a smooth fibre and has no hiding places for bacteria and that is why Mohair Socks do not smell!!


Do I have to Hand wash?

We recommend that you wash Capricorn Socks on a warm wash cycle 40 Degrees, or hand wash. Do NOT tumble dry

Do the colours run?

We advise that you wash the socks separately for the first few times, just in case.

Do they shrink?

Not normally, if you follow the washing instructions correctly

What do I do if I wash them in water that is too hot?

Use hair conditioner, socks your socks in hair conditioner and it will loosen the fibres up again. This method is also a great way to give your socks a new ‘lease of life’


Why do you add nylon to the Mohair?

Mohair has lots of strength and resistance to abrasion, but not much elasticity – so we add a special sort of nylon which augments the nylon but doesn’t detract from it’s benefits.


Come on, why don’t they smell?

The fibres of sheep’s wool have scales on them, but mohair fibres are smooth so there is nowhere for foot bacteria to hide. No bacteria = No smell


I have poor circulation – can I wear Capricorn Mohair Socks?

The loose top Sussex style don’t have an elastic top, instead they are ribbed to make them stay up. These socks also have a ‘linked toe’ in them to so you don’t have that horrible ridge under your toes. We sell lots of these socks to diabetics and people with circulation problems.

I am allergic to wool – can I wear your socks?

Being a hair, you could argue that it is more natural to wear mohair than wool from sheep. We have lots of customers with sensitive skin who wear our sock without any trouble. If you do have sensitive skin, why not try a pair of our cream coloured socks, they are not dyed to are kinder and softer on your feet.