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Peak District Walking

The Peak District is one of the most popular destinations in all of Britain for walkers.  The walking throughout the region is spectacular, mainly due to fantastic trails and such a varied and diverse landscape.  Of course, the scenery is breathtaking, and for anyone who enjoys a challenge, there are numerous hills and crags to climb.  Walking is touted as the perfect exercise, and it is an ideal method of sightseeing, taking you off the beaten path and into the beautiful British wilderness of the Peak District.  Although it is true that the Peak District can become rather crowded at certain times of the year, for the walker this is not an issue, as most people tend not to stray very far from their cars.  This means that those who truly enjoy a good amble can get out into the wilderness and be in a remote area fairly easily. 

The Peak District is comprised of two main geographic areas:  Dark Peak to the north (with moorland and steep rocky edges) and White Peak to the south (with more fertile ground, white with limestone, and more diverse).  There are many walks in the area and plenty of guides, both online and in book form, which will describe the basics of the walk:  duration, type of trail, fitness level recommended, and so on.  For example, you could choose to do the Carl Wark Hillfort walk near Hathersage, or the Axe Edge Moor walk near Buxton.  Maps and guides will point you in the right direction for a day of walking and exploring all throughout the Peak District.

Peak District walking should be undertaken with a few basics in mind.  Always consider the weather, and the fact that it is quite changeable in the Peak District.  Walkers are encouraged to check the weather forecast before heading out, but also to be prepared with clothing for the wind and wet.  Of course, good stout footwear is a must, and Peak District terrain is often uneven and can be difficult and wet to cross.  Be sure you have a good map and a compass with you, most especially when you are walking through the moors, where it is easy to get turned around.  If you are heading out for several hours, take adequate food and drink, and bring a small emergency pack with you (containing things like a simple shelter, emergency food, a torch, and a whistle).  If you are prepared, you can head out with confidence and enjoy a great day of walking in Britain’s most renowned walking region. 

Walking in the beautiful Peak District does not have to mean merely heading out into the wilderness.  There are many heritage trails and picturesque walks branching off from local villages.  With such a wide range of historical features to see, trails which emphasize these will delight walkers of all levels.  Town trails are a great way to get a feel for the place and to see the sights without venturing out into the more remote areas of the region.  You can usually find great local guides for free or a very small fee in each of the villages and towns.

Walking in the Peak District is a passion for some, and enjoyable for everyone.  There is so much to see and experience and the slower pace of a walk is the ideal way to explore and discover the treasures of the Peak District.  Enjoy Peak District walking on your holiday and experience one of Britain’s great wilderness areas.

Thu Mar 07 13:32:36 GMT 2013
Hopton Hall is nestled below typical Peak District hills in the hamlet of Hopton, a few minutes drive west of Wirksworth and looks out towards Carsington Reservoir, which is another few minutes drive further on.  In fact, when the reservoir was constructed in the 1980’s some of Hopton Hall’s estate was swallowed by the water, but...

Thu Jan 31 09:55:58 GMT 2013
Snow; fallen and frozen, air; calm, cold, crisp, sky; blue & high cloud. Fantastic conditions for a run on the higher ground of the Peak District.   Stunning winter conditions The Hope valley was wreathed in its customary cloak, the cold air, subsiding overnight forming an inversion and resulting in cold, grey conditions. ...

Mon Jan 07 09:53:32 GMT 2013
It was a dull, damp and dreary morning in the Peak District - not at all inspiring for running in the hills. Cloud capped Peak District hills With the air in the valley full of fine drizzle and the higher ground cloaked in wet hill fog the only positive was that the weather was much better than yesterday's deluge and than that predicted...

Thu Dec 06 10:12:48 GMT 2012
The high moors of the Peak District have had their first dusting of snow.   Winter comes to the Peak District And with a cold, crisp winter's day giving an ideal opportunity for a run I decided to visit some less frequented parts of the Peak.  Starting at the turning circle at the northern end of Derwent reservoir I immediately...

Mon Nov 19 13:47:45 GMT 2012
Some days the Peak District is shrouded in low cloud or hill fog and the splendid views are replaced by a damp, dreary clag. It is harder to be inspired on these dull days, no yonder far horizon of blue hills nor sun dappled heather and bracken. But wait, there is a visual reward to be had if you look more closely. One such day finds me...

Thu Nov 01 12:28:29 GMT 2012
The damp, grey blanket that has hung limply over the area for most of the week has finally gone and once again fell running in the Peak District is a pleasure. The anticyclonic gloom replaced now by brighter but noticeably colder weather as the Northerly reminds us that winter is not far ahead.  Summer time is over and the shortening days...

Fri Oct 26 09:49:51 GMT 2012
This walk begins just off the A515 Buxton to Ashbourne road in a large lay-by at the end of Crosslow Lane at Alsop Moor.  The route is slightly undulating and travels through some of the finest scenery the southern Peak District has to offer - especially if done in Autumn when the colours are at their finest. Anyway, we begin by crossing...

Fri Oct 19 12:58:07 GMT 2012
Running in the Peak District on autumn mornings often means setting off in damp grey conditions.  The colder nights combined with the still relatively warm ground can lead to early morning mist and fog, especially in the valleys.  However if the atmospheric conditions are right this low cloud can burn off giving fantastic views later in...

Fri Oct 05 10:13:40 GMT 2012
The nights are drawing in but a day of good weather has given a great opportunity for evening running in wonderful conditions. Twilight running Grabbing the opportunity to squeeze in a late evening run I picked up a friend and we headed out to the nearest part of the Peak District for a twilight run.  The sun was setting by the...

Thu Sep 13 09:11:26 GMT 2012
White Edge, high to the east of Grindleford in the Peak District is a lovely location for a run.  There are interesting things to discover off the main path and it offers great views across Big Moor towards Sheffield, Chesterfield and westwards across the National Park in the direction of Tideswell.  This westerly aspect makes it ideal...

Mon Aug 20 08:36:32 GMT 2012
This walk, with breathtaking views of The Goyt and surrounding hillsides, covers an area much changed over the last 150 years.  Whilst anyone travelling forward in time from that era would probably still recognise it from the lie of the land, they would be amazed at the differences that have occurred in this beautiful Peak District valley. ...

Wed Aug 15 12:19:52 GMT 2012
Crowden Clough The climb up Crowden is a challenge for any fell runner: uneven, loose, slippery and so steep in its upper reaches that most people will be slowed to a hands on knees walk.  But the rewards are fantastic views and good running on the path flanking the Kinder plateau. Accessed from Upper Booth rather than Edale, Crowden...

Fri Jul 06 12:32:20 GMT 2012
My favourite running area is the Burbage Valley, close to Hathersage in the Peak District.  It is only 10km from the city centre yet gives the feel of being rugged and remote, especially if you can avoid the weekend crowds. There is plenty of parking at the top and bottom of the valley and a choice of terrain to run on including trail, fell...

Fri Jun 22 11:44:43 GMT 2012
For experienced hill-walkers only.  About ten miles with challenging terrain in parts. The OS 1:25000 “Dark Peak” map and good compass are essential, as is a stick for testing the ground, before you commit to tread. Black Hill.  A sinister sounding name; a dark reputation.  The second, challenging day for walkers...

Fri Jun 22 11:08:17 GMT 2012
For experienced hill-walkers only.  About ten miles with challenging terrain in parts. OS 1:25000 map and good compass are essential. Bleaklow sits brooding at the centre of the High Peak, a high, boggy plateau with a sinister reputation; yet it has its picturesque aspects, also.  This walk takes in some of the very best scenery...

Wed Jun 20 12:32:28 GMT 2012
 A nice day in the middle of all this bad weather! We decided, as it was a short day for us due to other commitments, to go close to home – Buxton, to be precise. Sue said it was AGES since we’d been to the folly known as Solomon’s Temple, or Grinlow tower, so that’s where I pointed the map! We parked up at the side of...

Wed Jun 06 11:07:41 GMT 2012
It’s that super time of the year again where everything is new, alive and BURSTING to get out there! We know where the best spots for wild flowers are, and never tire of visiting them when they are at their best. The walk started from Wardlow Mires, where our favourite pub, the Three Stags is. Jeff, the landlord, kindly gave us permission to...

Mon May 28 09:37:47 GMT 2012
About five miles; fairly easy going, with a few difficult stiles. The starting point of this walk is not in the village of Ellastone itself, but down at the magnificent bridge over the River Dove, (on the B5033).  Just before the bridge there is a kind of lay-by on the right (if you are approaching from the Ellastone direction) which makes...

Fri May 18 10:15:00 GMT 2012
Alport, a satellite of Youlgrave,  nestles ¾ mile downstream of its larger neighbour at the confluence of the Rivers’ Lathkill and Bradford.  It is a sleepy little hamlet which sits quietly between the waters in one of the most picturesque, yet lesser-known beauty spots of the Peak District. On the “B” road...

Thu May 10 13:08:19 GMT 2012
After feeling a bit ‘stir crazy’, because we’d not been for a proper walk for about a month, we decided to get out and into the Manifold valley. If you’ve never been here, you’re missing a magical place. The walking here is always what the books would call ‘strenuous’, as you’re forever dropping...

Thu May 10 11:19:29 GMT 2012
This is a strenuous walk, not just long in miles, but very up and down, with three main ascents, and few significant sections of level walking. I started from Edale and finished at Surprise View Car Park, but Hope and Bamford, which are passed on the walk, make viable alternatives as start or finish points in order to shorten the walk. ...

Mon Apr 30 11:49:27 GMT 2012
This is a long walk, and whilst the terrain isn’t difficult, the walk requires a full day’s attention and shouldn’t be underestimated. There are a few options to shorten it, but it will likely be at least 13 miles if you aren’t planning on using public transport to return to Bakewell. It was a bank holiday Monday...

Thu Mar 22 13:55:46 GMT 2012
We started our walk today in one of Derbyshire's oldest villages, Winster. It was very big during the lead mining era, and used to have a superb seat decorated with lumps of lead. Of course, these didn't last long before they were stolen. This is a photo of just one of many very old date plaques on houses and cottages in the village.   ...

Thu Mar 08 11:32:05 GMT 2012
Tuesday dawned nice, and our first day off for - oooooo - THREE DAYS ;-) We'd just got back from ten days in Gran Canaria, so to go from this; To walking in snow was a bit of a shock to the system! However, we'd not done any 'serious' walking for two or three weeks, so Sue suggested a pull up onto Kinder Scout. This meant a climb of...

Wed Feb 29 09:57:59 GMT 2012
‘Dovedale Delights’ is a full day guided walk in beautiful hills and a deep limestone gorge of the White Peak area.  Dovedale is perhaps the best known of the Peak District’s limestone dales and has been a favourite holiday destination for decades.  Our walk explores some of the quieter paths and trails in the hills...

Mon Feb 27 14:38:31 GMT 2012
On the A6, a few miles to the east of Buxton is a large lay-by on the left beyond Topley Pike and this is the start of a 7.5 mile walk which takes in the little-known village of Wormhill and one of the Peak District’s most  spectacular river paths. At the far end of the lay-by, a zigzag route – part of the Pennine Bridleway...

Thu Feb 02 13:36:43 GMT 2012
Today, it was cold - VERY cold, so we decided on a short, sharp walk. Just under six miles, but with 1,500 feet of ascent - that would keep us warm! We parked up in Castleton, got quickly suited and booted and set off, looking up at Perveril castle (which gives the town it's name) peeping down at us from it's hillside vantage point.   ...

Mon Jan 30 13:44:15 GMT 2012
This walk, of just under 7 miles, begins and ends in the Peak District village of Great Longstone.  Great Longstone is located about a mile east of Monsal Head, gateway to one of Derbyshire’s best-loved tourist hot-spots, yet mysteriously manages to still be somewhat off the beaten-track.  If you have time, do explore this pretty...

Mon Jan 30 13:08:05 GMT 2012
I’d heard intriguing things about the Hermit’s Cave at Cratcliffe Tor and we used my partner’s birthday lunch in Birchover as an opportunity to visit this magical place. Starting at the Red Lion, Main Street, turn right out of the pub and walk down the street, heading west.  The main village street bears right, into The...

Fri Jan 20 11:23:47 GMT 2012
We LOVE low temp's, so we set off to Great Longstone, where the walk started. These fish seemed quite happy under the ice in a trough outside one of the village cottages. This impressive line of troughs was ice free, though. Probably because the water was running all the time. The wall surrounding the churchyard...

Mon Jan 16 14:43:59 GMT 2012
This walk begins and ends in the popular Peak District town of Bakewell and is approximately 5 ½ miles in length.  It takes in mature woodland, rolling parkland and the chocolate box village of Edensor, on the spectacular Chatsworth Estate.  Most of the paths are well-walked and marked, but some through the woodland are less...

Mon Jan 16 12:24:54 GMT 2012
Most people heading for the Peak District aim for the dramatic scenery of the higher moors of the Dark Peak or the sheltered Dales, but this walk, easily accessible from Sheffield or Chesterfield, is just as lovely and makes a change from the tourist hot-spots.  Not that it isn’t popular; any fine Sunday throughout the year will find...

Tue Dec 20 14:51:50 GMT 2011
Winter can be a wonderful time to walk in the Peak District, with crisp, frosty mornings, winter sunshine, and even a sprinkling of snow can add a new dimension to a walk. There are a few simple considerations that will help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.  These relate to winter countryside walking at low levels, not...

Tue Dec 20 00:39:29 GMT 2011
Above Stoney Middleton Time taken – 1 hour This walk was taken on a rainy Sunday afternoon in mid-December and was intended to be short and quick walk around Stoney Middleton and whilst not the longest walk I have taken opened my eyes to the beauty that the hills behind the Stoney “corridor” have to offer. ...

Mon Dec 19 23:36:08 GMT 2011
Stoney Middleton and Coombsdale Time taken - 2 hours Having and allotment at Stoney Middleton , in the Peak District, for some time now, I have tried part of this walk on a number of occasions, with Mable – taking her over to Calver Sough Nurseries for seeds and the like on warm summer days, Since Mable passed away, I have...

Mon Dec 19 22:43:10 GMT 2011
Eyam via Bretton Time taken 2 1/2 hours This is a great walk if you don’t mind a stiff walk uphill at the start, out of Eyam on Hawkhill Road. It is also a great walk when you have a dog (Humphrey - my Rain Rescue lovely) that pulls like a train and who is daft enough to pull you all the way to the top! Humphrey, for anyone...

Thu Nov 24 13:29:39 GMT 2011
This is a wonderful short walk of about 4 miles amongst some of the best scenery that The White Peak has to offer.  It is one of our most popular guided Nature Walks. A good place to start is the green in the centre of the pretty village of Monyash.  Dominating the green are the 'King' and 'Queen' trees, planted to celebrate the...

Wed Nov 23 13:48:28 GMT 2011
Four to Five-and-a-Half Miles Easy paths and quiet lanes, but some boggy ground and steep climbs up to the rocks.   This walk takes in the fascinating small nature reserve at Goldsitch Moss and some classic Peak District rock formations. There is no official car park at Goldsitch Moss but if you turn...

Tue Nov 15 21:35:02 GMT 2011
Tideswell via Monk’s Dale Time Taken: 2 hours To celebrate Humphrey’s fourth weekend living in The Peak District, I decided to make the most of a lovely November day to walk locally around Tideswell and out into the countryside beyond.  As always he was hyper, as even being walked twice a day does not make up yet,...

Fri Oct 28 11:23:53 GMT 2011
Start at: Parwich . Grid ref: SK 187 544 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 8 km . From the centre of Parwich head along Dam Lane to where it bends to the right. Take the footpath on the left here and follow it through the fields for just over a kilometre ignoring paths heading off. Approaching Parish Lees go between the two small groups of...

Fri Oct 28 11:17:34 GMT 2011
Start at: Longnor . Grid ref: SK 088 649 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 8 km . From the car park in the centre of Longnor head out of the village on the road towards Crowdecote and keep left when the road forks. Ignore the track to Gosselcroft but take the next track on the right and descend towards Bridge End Farm and the river. Cross...

Fri Oct 28 11:10:41 GMT 2011
Start at: Hulme End . Grid ref: SK103 592 . Difficulty: Moderate . Distance: 9.5 km . From the car park on Hartington Road at Hulme End turn left along the road and continue to a path on the right immediately after the farm. Cross the fields moving diagonally left as you go, passing Hollow Farm on your right via a stile in the middle of the...

Fri Oct 28 11:05:50 GMT 2011
Start at: Rising Sun . Grid ref: SK032 678 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 8 km . From the Rising Sun turn left along the main road to Leek and follow it for a couple of hundred metres to the road to Flash village on the right. Walk on through the village to where a small lane heads off to the right just as the buildings come to an end....

Fri Oct 28 09:20:13 GMT 2011
Start at: Hulme End . Grid ref: SK103 592 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 4 km . From the car park at Hulme End take the ramp at the far end to join a path that crosses a bridge and leads you to the Manifold Track along the old disused railway line.Follow the track as it curves left along the valley floor, with Westside Mill across the river....

Fri Oct 28 09:11:24 GMT 2011
Start at: Ilam . Grid ref: SK134 509 .  Difficulty: Medium  . Distance: 17.5km . From the village walk south to the River Manifold and take the path that runs along the banks of the river heading east. Follow the path as the river meanders to the right until you reach a footbridge. Cross the river using this bridge and continue...

Thu Oct 13 17:42:07 GMT 2011
Rowsley, Haddon and Chatsworth. Time taken 3 hours This walk is a bit of a trek but if you enjoy Peak District natural scenery combined with some man- made historical building this is the dog walk for you, as it passes both of the Peak Districts premier estates – Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. It is a pretty easy walk though it...

Wed Oct 12 19:09:50 GMT 2011
Millers Dale, Chelmorton and Cheedale Time taken 3 1/2 hours This is a lovely walk if you get the chance and is pretty dog friendly, offering interest to both human and canine alike with plenty of the Peak District and its Dales to enjoy. The start is at Millers Dale Station car park, which once served a busy rail line to St....

Wed Oct 12 08:37:25 GMT 2011
This is a fairly short circular walk with a moderate terrain and a small amount of climbing. To get to the start of walk, go along the A6 from Bakewell heading towards Ashford. After passing Ashford take the next left. Then when the road bears left, there is a small entrance straight ahead. This is the start of the path. The path begins by the...

Tue Oct 11 18:28:38 GMT 2011
Peak Forest and beyond Rushup Edge Time Taken – 4 hours This was a new walk for me and one that was taken initially as a mistake, having made a decision to proceed instead of returning to Peak Forest, we “found” Rushup Edge then had to find our way back. Since that first attempt, which was a little anxious I...

Tue Oct 11 17:17:45 GMT 2011
Peak Forest and Peter’s Dale Time taken – 3hours This is a great walk for us as it is local and if preferred can be walked from my door, adding a little extra time to cover the distance between Tideswell and Wheston, though here we started in Peak Forest near the Church and Devonshire Arms. It is a walk of two halves that...

Mon Oct 03 09:30:12 GMT 2011
  Go for a walk in any woodland at this time of year and you are almost guarantees to see a wide variety of fungi.  One of our walks last week took us along the footpath from the A57 Snake Pass Road, over Haggwater Bridge, and up through the woodland on the South West side of Woodlands Valley.  It is a pretty walk...

Mon Sep 26 13:16:01 GMT 2011
Start at: Wild Boar Public House Grid ref: SJ959 671 Difficulty: Medium Distance: 13 km The route starts by crossing the field behind the pub to its far right corner then on reaching the next field follow the wall on your right hand side. The wall becomes your handrail across the next two fields as you head towards Hammerton...

Mon Sep 26 13:11:03 GMT 2011
Start at: Monsal Head Grid ref: SK185 715 Difficulty: Medium Distance: 9 km From the car park in front of the Monsal Head Hotel go to the top of the hill and go through the highest stile to gain a signposted footpath to “Monsal Dale”.  Follow the footpath downhill to a footbridge, passing a weir on the way, and...

Mon Sep 26 13:08:08 GMT 2011
Start at: The Street Grid ref: SK013 756 Difficulty: Medium Distance: 8.5 km From the car park at the bottom of The Street walk down to the embankment between Fernilee and Errwood Reservoirs. Don’t cross the embankment, but instead take the path through a hole in the wall on the left next to a small plantation. The path follows...

Mon Sep 26 13:03:35 GMT 2011
Start at: Cutthroat Bridge Grid ref: Difficulty: Medium Distance: 7.5 km From the layby turn left and follow the road the 200m down to Cutthroat Bridge and cross the busy road to take the footpath onto the moors, turning right almost immediately along the wide track.  The path slowly curves to the left before coming to...

Mon Sep 26 13:01:21 GMT 2011
Start at: Chinley Railway Station Grid ref: SK038 827 Difficulty: Medium Distance: 8 km From the railway station take a short section of road up to Dryclough Farm and shortly afterwards a signpost and a stile on your right. The path climbs steadily alongside a wall to contour the flank of Chinley Churn below the old flagstone quarries...

Mon Sep 26 12:56:27 GMT 2011
Region: Peak District Start at: Poole's Cavern Difficulty: Medium Distance: 16.8 kilometres From the car park turn left and follow the road to the traffic lights at Burbage, just after the Duke of York pub on the right. Cross at the lights and take Macclesfield Old Road uphill. At the end of the road the road turns into a track...

Thu Sep 22 08:15:40 GMT 2011
This brilliant circular walk has it all – a riverside stroll through Wye Dale, Bronze Age tumuli and ancient trackways, panoramic views over Monsal Dale, a Neolithic burial chamber, a cracking village pub. And it starts and ends with one of the best preserved historic landscapes in the country. The walk’s around 6 miles long and...

Sat Sep 17 13:12:05 GMT 2011
Little Longstone via Cressbrook Dale Time Taken 2 1/2 hours This is a walk that introduces you to some of the most dramatic and best loved of Peak District scenery as it follows a route that takes you by Monsal Head and through the fabulous Cressbrook Dale. Best taken on a clear day it is a joy whatever the season and combines...

Sat Sep 17 11:28:59 GMT 2011
Shatton via Hathersage and Bamford Time Taken: 2 ½ hours Shatton is a sleepy little hamlet lying off the road that leads from Hope to Hathersage. This walk starts at the bridge in Shatton amongst the collection of pretty little cottages that line its main lane. It offers a great starting point for a walk that takes in a...

Wed Sep 14 17:43:08 GMT 2011
Walking in from Bamford via Hathersage Time Taken:  2 ½ hours This walk starts on the lower outskirts of Bamford near Sickleholme service station and takes you up alongside the pretty and beautifully located golf course at Sickleholme taking a shaded muddy lane that leads on to a path that meanders through the fields until...

Tue Sep 13 17:27:39 GMT 2011
A Chatsworth Stroll Time taken: 1 hour This is a dog walk that is short and sweet, unlike some of the others that I have documented, but it is worth noting as it takes in two stunning aspects of Peak District scenery – the manmade and the natural, both of which work together and create complete harmony. Whilst the...

Thu Sep 08 09:32:25 GMT 2011
O ur guided walks up Win Hill and around Ladybower Reservoir are popular all year round.  Win Hill is one of the few hills in the Peak District that has a distinct summit.  From the top, on a clear day you can see some of the best views that the Peak District has to offer.  Looking to the north and north east you have panoramic...

Thu Sep 01 10:19:07 GMT 2011
  Circular Walk Peter Sargeant & Anny Jones This circular walk starts in the nationally important Deep Dale nature reserve and heads via the picturesque upland village of Sheldon to the Magpie Mine – a Scheduled Ancient Monument and stark relic of the area’s lead mining industry – before returning to Deep...

Tue Aug 30 08:32:27 GMT 2011
Here is a walk that is shorter than others I have done recently, and is therefore more suitable for older ones and families with younger children. The walk is about 3 miles and the estimated time is about two and a half hours, but this depends on the walkers. The walk begins at Hooks Carr car park, not far outside of Hathersage. This area can get...

Mon Aug 22 09:19:28 GMT 2011
Mid to late August is a fantastic time to walk on the Peak Districts moorlands as the heather is in flower giving the impression that many of our moors are carpeting in purple!  There are only a few weeks in the year that you can see this wonderful display so if you can time your walking holiday or day walk in the Peak around now, it is well...

Fri Aug 19 11:17:33 GMT 2011
Start at: Stoney Middleton Grid ref: SK227756 Difficulty: Easy Scramble element: Walking Distance: 7.6 kilometres Total ascent: 346 meters Approx. time needed: 2 hrs 30 mins Stoney Middleton Circular Park by the side of the road opposite the Lovers Leap Cafe and walk follow the road into the village,...

Fri Aug 19 11:07:53 GMT 2011
Start at: Trentabank Reservoir Grid ref: SJ960711 Difficulty: Medium Distance: 20.5 kilometres Total ascent: 894 meters Approx. time needed: 6 hrs 37 mins Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor From the Car Park at Trentabank Reservoir take the short path to the right, alongside the road, to join the main path heading...

Fri Aug 19 11:03:13 GMT 2011
Start at: Edale Grid ref: SK123855 Distance: 15.0 kilometres Total ascent: 612 meters Approx. time needed: 4 hrs 46 mins Map: OL1 Dark Peak Kinder Scout from Edale From the main car park walk, or the railway station, take the road into the village past the Tourist Information Centre on the right hand to The...

Fri Aug 19 10:54:15 GMT 2011
Start at: Hope Grid ref: SK171835 Distance: 13.9 kilometres Total ascent: 553 meters Approx. time needed: 4 hrs 30 mins Hope and Castleton circular From the car park in the middle of Hope turn right along the road, then right again onto Pindale road. Almost immediately a right turn brings you to a path that follows...

Fri Aug 19 10:47:36 GMT 2011
Region: Peak District Start at: Hartington Distance: 12.2 kilometres Total ascent: 376 meters Approx. time needed: 3 hrs 45 mins Hartington and Sheen From the centre of Hartington take the road out of the village towards Hulme End, turning right onto a footpath just before the Police house. The path leads in...

Fri Aug 19 10:43:17 GMT 2011
Region: Peak District Start at: Edale Circular Route Grid ref: SK123855 Distance: 17.3 kilometres Total ascent: 624 meters Approx. time needed: 5 hrs 21 mins Edale Circuit From the main car park walk take the road into the village, passing the Tourist Information Centre to reach The Nag's Head pub. Shortly...

Tue Aug 16 10:37:03 GMT 2011
The Limestone Way is a 47.5 mile trail that traverses the Peak District, so called because limestone is the most common rock found in the Peak District. The Limestone Way begins at the village of Rocester, and continues all the way to the village of Castleton. Its fairly level terrain make it popular with walkers of most ages, with some choosing...

Mon Aug 15 09:11:29 GMT 2011
  This walk is available as a guided walk with your own personal walking guide to ‘bring the countryside to life’ by sharing their local knowledge with you.  Contact Cath at Peak Walking Adventures on 07870 778585 to arrange this, or try the walk on your own.   The walk is approximately 6 miles on footpaths...

Mon Aug 08 08:13:42 GMT 2011
Mable whets her appetite in Ashord in the Water Time taken 1 ½ hours Ashford is not a place that I knew very well until a couple of summers ago when I was asked to partake in a treasure trail around the village, as part of Grindleford’s carnival week. Mable and I had only ever used it as a thorough fare to Bakewell, as it...

Mon Aug 08 08:01:18 GMT 2011
Mable meets her Waterloo at Biggin via Hartington Time taken 2 ¼ hours This was a walk inspired by a Peak District Online client, or at least his premises, as having seen his Christmas advert I decided to take myself (and Mable) off to the dark side to find out where his hotel was and was not disappointed. Having nosed around...

Mon Aug 08 07:41:37 GMT 2011
Mable goes Over Haddon Time taken 1 ½ hours I was convinced by a friend to do this walk as she said it offered some of the loveliest Peak District scenery she has seen and until I stood outside of the Lathkil Hotel and admired the view whilst getting ready to start. I had thought that she was exaggerating – even Mable was...

Sat Aug 06 16:56:56 GMT 2011
Mable walks from Hathersage to Abney – Peak District Walks Time taken 21/2 Hours We have done quite a few walks in our time that take in both Hathersage and Abney as both represent places close to home where we have friends to visit and have been familiar with for a number of years. This walk is not an adventure for us but it...

Sat Aug 06 16:34:14 GMT 2011
Walk above Hope from the Cheshire Cheese Inn – Peak District Walks Time taken: 2 hours This makes for a great walk at any time of year but the pub at end always makes me feel that it should be winter as the Cheshire Cheese is an old, cosy, warm and friendly traditional style pub that lends itself to drinks by the roaring fire...

Sat Aug 06 15:23:46 GMT 2011
Mable’s Excursion to Darley Bridge from Rowsley Time Taken 3 hours We fell upon this walk by mistake I have to admit; as having walked from Bakewell to Beeley and Chatsworth some weeks prior I wondered at the time where we would end up if we walked over to Stanton, which was one of the views seen on the previous walk. ...

Sat Aug 06 13:12:54 GMT 2011
Mable the Duchess at Chatsworth Time taken 3 hours A few years ago, in a moment of madness I agreed to take part with friends in the Grindleford Gallop, a near marathon of walking (or running if you are really mad!) that takes you throughout the Hope Valley and into Chatsworth's Park. It is a great Peak District event, in fairness, in...

Sat Aug 06 11:36:37 GMT 2011
Mable takes on Peak District Reservoirs Time taken 31/2 hours This is a walk we took last summer on an initially drizzly weekend morning, starting at Low Bradfield having made a visit to watch the rowers at Dam Flask reservoir. I had only intended to pop down and maybe walk around the reservoir, but as the weather improved I count not...

Tue Aug 02 08:49:22 GMT 2011
via Litton Mill, Cressbrook Dale, Water-cum-Jolly Dale Peter Sargeant & Anny Jones This 5 mile walk covers some of the most glorious walking country in the Peak District, and it’s designed to be reached by bus. It begins in Tideswell, a village in the limestone uplands south of Buxton and home to the spectacular 14th...

Mon Aug 01 09:06:12 GMT 2011
Length: 5 miles Time: 2.5-3 hours   This is a circular walk around Monsal Dale, and includes a fair bit of climbing. It begins at a popular viewpoint of the Peak District, in front of the Monsal Head Inn. There is a great vista over Cressbrook Dale and Monsal Dale, looking over the old railway line. There are several benches situated...

Mon Jul 25 10:54:05 GMT 2011
For a wide variety of diverse scenery all in one day, we don't think you can beat this walk!  It is one of many popular routes that are available as a guided walk through Peak Walking Adventures.  Starting from the village of Hathersage, we make our way up the hillside to explore dramatic moors and gritstone edges, and to find abandoned...

Fri Jul 22 08:34:59 GMT 2011
Distance: 6 miles Time: 3 hours This walk covers two popular sites of the Peak District, Robin Hood Stride, and the Nine Ladies Stone Circle. It starts near the villages of Youlgreave and Bradford, on a road called Bradford Lane that runs down the side of the church in Youlgreave, towards the River Bradford.     The...

Tue Jul 19 11:10:17 GMT 2011
If you are looking for somewhere to go for a picnic, that is accessible, yet wild, you need go no further than the banks of the River Wye in Monsal Dale at the very heart of the Peak District.  If you are driving, the place to park is off the A6, approximately mid-way between Ashford-in-the-Water and Taddington - an area known as...

Mon Jul 18 18:18:24 GMT 2011
Mable takes on the world of Wyedale and Cheedale with friends Time taken: 4 Hours This is one of the few walks that Mable and I have taken that was meticulously planned. I do have to say I had no part in the planning other than confirming where to meet, what lunch to bring and what I would wear. It was planned by a friend and...

Mon Jul 18 17:49:53 GMT 2011
Mable goes trailing around Bakewell Time taken – 1 1/4 hours There are times when you just want an easy walk and sometimes you can step out your front door and make the most of the lovely Peak District countryside that we live in or you can choose to venture further afield for some different scenery, but equally unchallenging...

Mon Jul 18 16:19:45 GMT 2011
Mable finds the water in Ashford from Bakewell Time take – 2.5 hours This walk takes in the lovely Peak District village of Ashford in the Water which in itself is worth spending time walking around, as it has plenty of charm and character. Even though I drive through it often on the way to Bakewell, until last year I...

Mon Jul 18 15:18:08 GMT 2011
Mable finds another route to Eyam from Foolow, via Bretton Time taken – 2 hours This is yet another walk that starts in the Peak District village of Foolow and when accompanied by her best friends is one that Mable enjoys to the full. There is a lot of road walking, I am afraid, but the roads are generally quiet and so long as...

Mon Jul 18 08:51:43 GMT 2011
Approximate Time: 2.5 to 3 hours This is a very straightforward and fairly short walk through one of the Peak Districts most beautiful dales, and is suitable for walkers of all age groups as it has little climbing. Lathkill Dale is the Peak Districts most central dale, with a huge variety of wildlife and geological features. The walk begins at...

Sun Jul 17 14:24:24 GMT 2011
Mable journeys from Foolow To Eyam Time Taken – 2 hours I love this almost linear walk and Mable and I have done it on many occasions, in both directions, being ex-Eyam residents and with our best friends living in Foolow. Its gentle and easy yet still scenic, offering some gorgeous Peak District views up to Bretton and...

Sun Jul 17 10:29:19 GMT 2011
Mable attempts Froggatt Edge via Curbar Time taken - 4 hours Of the walks we tend to do together now, this has probably been the most challenging for Mable as there is an element of uphill walking involved, initially, and whilst she was as fit and flighty as a flea in her youth, she has struggled in the last few years with general...

Sun Jul 17 08:25:55 GMT 2011
Mable’s trip to Abney Time taken 3 hours Being a Peak District resident of Tideswell and a worker in Great Hucklow, with friends in Foolow, and also being an ex- resident of Eyam, Mable is very familiar with this walk having taken it on many a spring or autumn weekend afternoon. It is a walk that can be started in Great Hucklow,...

Sat Jul 16 12:22:37 GMT 2011
Mable takes on Castleton and Mam Tor Time taken: 2 hours This is a walk which starts with a walk, if you know what I mean. It is one that requires Mable and I to drive and park up in Castleton, which, depending on time of the day; week; year, is not always an easy feat! Castleton is a fabulous Peak District village, quite often...

Sat Jul 16 11:42:28 GMT 2011
Mable sees that Hope springs eternal as she ventures to Castleton. Time taken 1. 5 - 2 Hours This is a walk of two halves for me, one half on the outward section, shows the full glory of nature and the splendours of the some of the finest scenery in the Peak District. The second inward stretch shows some fine scenery but also shows...

Wed Jul 13 16:25:00 GMT 2011
Mable returns to old pastures on Stanage Edge via Hathersage Time taken: 3.5 hours This is a Peak District walk I have wanted to do for some time after seeing the millstone grit escarpment, at Stanage Edge, in a Pride and Prejudice film.  I cannot say I have ever seen Mr Darcy’s “Pemberley” from the top, but...

Tue Jul 12 08:43:48 GMT 2011
We are extremely lucky in England, having excellent legal rights for walking in the countryside , but do you know exactly where you can and can’t walk without upsetting landowners or breaking the law? There are basically two things that give us a legal right to walk somewhere – public rights of way, and Access Land.  There are...

Thu Jul 07 11:13:08 GMT 2011
HIGHLIGHTS: Shining Tor Cats Tor Errwood Hall Spanish Shrine LOWLIGHTS: Exposed position on top of Tors. APPROACH: Leave Buxton on the A5004 to Whaley Bridge, at the summit of Longhill turn left onto Goyt’s Lane following the sign to the Goyt Valley. Follow the single road down into the valley and across the dam. Turn left at...

Thu Jul 07 10:53:46 GMT 2011
Distance: 6.7 miles Approximate Time: 3-4 hours Altitude: 1683 ft   This is a moderate Peak District circular walk with a fair amount of altitude. The best place to begin would be at Bakewell Bridge Car Park, which is on the corner of Baslow Road and Coombs Road, with the path starting a short way down Coombs Road where a signpost for a...

Tue Jul 05 07:58:01 GMT 2011
Hidden Lanes from Monyash – 9 to 11 miles (with options)   Monyash, once a nerve centre for lead mining in the middle portion of the Peak District, is connected to its outlying farms, neighbouring villages, ancient mines and monuments by a complicated network of lanes. Some of these have evolved into present day roads for...

Mon Jul 04 15:54:51 GMT 2011
Parkhouse and Chrome Hill walk - Peak District   Starting at the Peak District vilage of Earl Sterndale walk down past the pub and take the first left through the pub and into the field walk up and over the hill, you will see Parkhouse Hill as you walk over the hill, head down towards the road and across it into the fields on the other...

Mon Jul 04 15:10:41 GMT 2011
  To celebrate the summer solstice longest day shortest night a group of intrepid soul up for something different opted to spend the night under the stars somewhere on Mount Snowdon. Setting of at around 5pm from the meeting point in Betws-Y-Coed for the drive to Pen-y-Pass, the evening looked like being a good one although the top...

Mon Jun 27 15:21:42 GMT 2011
This walk can be done at any time of the day, but if you are staying in and around Monyash, it is a perfect walk for a summer’s evening; by day, Lathkill Dale is a busy hiking route, but leave it until lateafternoon or early evening, and you will experience it at its best, when a quiet stillness sets in as the visitors’ leave and the...

Mon Jun 27 05:53:20 GMT 2011
A short walk, but still one which provides good exercise as, depending on which way you tackle it, the pull up Eccles Pike is one which will probably make you puff, yet it is well-worth the effort, for the views from the summit are truly panoramic.   Begin at The Navigation Inn in Buxworth, (also known as Bugsworth) and its historic...

Fri Jun 24 09:39:37 GMT 2011
  One of our most popular guided walks, and many would argue that 'The Great Ridge' is the finest walk in the Peak District!    We often start this walk from the village of Hope, and follow low level paths through meadows to the village of Castleton, famous for its castle and Blue John Caves.  To reach the summit of Mam...

Fri Jun 17 08:41:03 GMT 2011
This Peak District walk is around 4 miles long and can be a little tricky underfoot in some places.   in winter as with any country walk bad weather may cause parts of this walks to be muddy and slippy so wear suitable clothing.   Start This walk starts along side the River Goyt if drive past the Errwood Reservoir and...

Mon Jun 13 11:14:30 GMT 2011
Mable meanders from Grindleford to Hathersage Time taken - 3 hours This walk, from Grindleford out to Hathersage and back, in its various forms, has been a long time summer favourite for Mable, in her menu of Peak District walks, as half of it is taken alongside her favourite natural element – water! The River Derwent runs...

Mon Jun 13 09:54:49 GMT 2011
3 hours - Mable journeys from Grindleford via Froggatt. This walk starts at Grindleford Bridge, on the north side of the Peak District National Park, though Mable and I have also been very daring on occasions, and started at Froggatt , which is equally as accessible! Walking passed the traffic lights, over Grindleford Bridge as...

Tue Jun 07 18:27:29 GMT 2011
Time taken: 1 ½ hours. Mable travels to Great Hucklow and Foolow This walk starts at Mable’s village of work, not far from the Queen Anne pub in Great Hucklow . It’s mainly a gentle stroll across farm tracks, but allows you to take in some great views and has the potential for spotting gliders above Abney’s...

Tue Jun 07 18:00:35 GMT 2011
2 1/2 hours Mable savours Cressbrook Dale and Litton This to me is a special local walk as it takes in some scenery that I have been in awe of since moving to the Peak District. It takes in the beautiful Cressbrook Dale with its magnificent limestone walls and outcrops plus the majestic Peters Stone, so named due to its resemblance...

Tue Jun 07 16:47:50 GMT 2011
Tideswell to Tideswell via Wheston -Mable's view Time taken:  1 1/2 hour This walk to me is home to home, it’s a local walk for us and one that makes me realise how lucky we are; how lucky we are to be able to step out from our door step and walk into pure Peak District National Park country beauty and onto the Pennine...

Tue Jun 07 16:07:09 GMT 2011
Time taken – 2- 2.5 hours Mable ventures forth to Eyam and Stoney Middleton This is a great walk as not only is it circular, but you have the options of two friendly tea rooms and a pub, The Miners Arms, to choose from when considering a touch of sustenance at the end. It also takes you past some of the historic features that Eyam...

Tue Jun 07 15:47:51 GMT 2011
Calver to Calver – via Froggat, Time taken 1 1/2 Hours This is a walk that really starts in a simple cow field, after the caravan site, but with a massive WOW factor. This walk has the majestic back drop of Froggatt and Curbar edge’s, something that when I remember to look up always leaves fills me with amazement...

Tue May 31 11:54:44 GMT 2011
Three Shire Heads Walk- Peak District This Peak District walk is around 7 miles long and can be a little tricky underfoot in some places. in winter as with any country walk bad weather may cause parts of this walks to be muddy and slippy so wear suitable clothing.   Start This Three Shire Heads walk starts at the...

Mon May 16 09:34:17 GMT 2011
      The group at Old Woman on the crossroads of the Pennine Way and the Doctor’s Gate path at the start of the walk, the first part is on the old Roman road which drops into the gorge with fine views of the open ground before crossing the stream for a break.      Here we started...

Mon May 09 14:01:50 GMT 2011
Monyash Round Walk - Hard Rake – passing a dewpond and a quarry (small diversion required) Distance - 3m This walk should take around 60mins and is suitable for all the family - in winter as with any country walk bad weather may cause parts of this walks to be muddy and slippy so wear suitable clothing. If you are driving...

Thu May 05 14:01:09 GMT 2011
Monyash Round Walk - Ferndale – crossing Limestone Way and Lathkill Dale This walk should take around 30mins and is suitable for all the family - in winter as with any country walk bad weather may cause parts of this walks to be muddy and slippy so wear suitable clothing. If you are driving you can park up where you can at...

Thu Mar 31 09:25:45 GMT 2011
Friday the 18th March made for a very enjoyable walk to introduce a group of tour operators from all over India to the Peak District , we started by meeting the mixed group at the Losehill House Hotel where they had spent a very comfortable night, after a short introduction and talk about where they would be going we set off up to Lose...

Mon Mar 21 13:10:38 GMT 2011
    GUIDED WALKING AND CLIMBING HOLIDAYS Outdoor Scene Adventures has a vast amount of experience – experiences for you to enjoy and years of experience to give you confidence to venture into the great outdoors. The Company is run by Mick and his son Andy. Mick is a qualified Mountain Leader and Andy is SPA qualified...

Fri Mar 11 13:03:28 GMT 2011
A report from a course participant. An absolutely perfect weekend in the Peak District for this Silver/Intermediate Navigation Course.  The weather was crisp, dry and sunny on both days which allowed two full days of practical learning and invigorating walking. Having briefly recapped on the skills acquired on the Bronze course, we...

Thu Feb 24 13:51:16 GMT 2011
I love everything about walking. I love reading about it, I love plotting routes, I love hiking in the hills, I love rambling by the riverside, I love the great British countryside. It inspires me and captures my imagination like no other activity. Not for me the football matches, the Horse Racing, the Tennis… not even Golf, no it is...

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