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Ashford in the Water, Monsal Dale and Great Shacklow Wood
distance 9.26km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -198m Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

A lovely walk from Ashford in the Water taking in a wide range of terrains including two dales, the River Wye and the Great Shacklow Wood. It's a good un!

Castleton Ridge from Hope village
distance 12.75km Vertical gain +434m Vertical drop -427m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope - Derbyshire

The Castleton Ridge in Derbyshire is one of the great ridge walks in the Peak District. Starting from Hope the walk includes Lose Hill and Mam Tor before returning via Castleton to the start.

Walking Win Hill from Hope ( Download : )
Win Hill from Hope
distance 10.79km Vertical gain +272m Vertical drop -272m Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope - Derbyshire

A rewarding ascent of a Peak District hill that offers fine views into Edale. An ascent of Win Hill includes a stiff climb onto the ridge but otherwise this a an easy and relaxing walk.

Mam Tor and Cave Dale from Castleton
distance 9.11km Vertical gain +295m Vertical drop -289m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

Hollins Cross, Mam Tor and Cavedale are highlights of this Peak District walk from Castleton. The walk includes both Dark and White Peak scenery and generally follows well marked footpaths.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +165m Vertical drop -166m Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that traverses pretty Lathkill and Bradford Dales. The walk also includes a section of the Limestone Way.

distance 12.05km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -323m Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wetton - Staffordshire

This Peak District walk explores The Manifold Valley in Staffordshire. The mostly high-level route is full of interest including Thor's Cave and Throwley Old Hall with magnificent views throughout.

distance 9.52km Vertical gain +335m Vertical drop -337m Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that takes in some of the highlights of the area to the north of Castelton. The route is varied, offers some wonderful views and is generally easy to follow.

Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Dale
distance 9.13km Vertical gain +206m Vertical drop -201m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tideswell - Derbyshire

This circular Peak District walk starts in Tideswell Dale and continues through Miller's Dale into Ravensdale. The route is an ideal introduction to this area which is popular for walkers.

Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
distance 8.84km Vertical gain +116m Vertical drop -116m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores three dales in the White Peak starting from the village of Hartington. The walk is generally easy underfoot and provides a good introduction to this area.

distance 12.58km Vertical gain +458m Vertical drop -459m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Grindsbrook and Edale Head are two of the highlights of this Peak District walk from Edale. Superb walking high above Edale on the Kinder Scout Plateau provides excellent views over this part of Derbyshire. Choose a good day for this route as poor weather makes navigation tricky.

Walking The Great Ridge from Edale ( Download : )
distance 13.76km Vertical gain +463m Vertical drop -471m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This ridge walk is a very popular excursion mainly because of the excellent views.

distance 12.14km Vertical gain +297m Vertical drop -301m Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edensor - Derbyshire

Really lovely varied walk starting at Calton Lees and climbing up to Calton Pastures with great views over the surrounding area of Bakewell and Chatsworth House. After passing the house climb through Stand Wood and return to the car park via Beeley.

Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
distance 14.29km Vertical gain +199m Vertical drop -198m Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Field paths, quiet lanes, walled tracks and a former railway are used for this walk that explores the area to the north of the busy village of Hartington. The route lies wholly within Derbyshire although in the latter part of the walk good views into neighbouring Staffordshire are also enjoyed. The route includes much that is typical of this part of the peak district including the village of Biggin and the upper reaches of the Dove Valley.

distance 15.93km Vertical gain +280m Vertical drop -288m Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores two of the gritstone edges in the eastern sector of the National Park. The walk generally follows well defined paths and tracks and offers some fine views from elevated positions along the way. After heavy rain do expect some boggy ground under foot along some sections of the route.

distance 13.61km Vertical gain +509m Vertical drop -501m Durée 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

This walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Starting from near Thorpe Cloud, the walk takes the high level route, avoiding the crowds and provides dramatic views across the valley to both Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
distance 12.07km Vertical gain +434m Vertical drop -428m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the eastern end of the Kinder plateau. Starting from Edale the route follows the slopes of Kinder to reach Hope Cross. From here the walk continues to gain height and follows a high level route for the return via Ringing Roger to Edale.

distance 20.64km Vertical gain +263m Vertical drop -263m Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Baslow and Bubnell - Derbyshire

This is a varied walk skirting the Chatsworth Estate through woods and moorland.

distance 11.36km Vertical gain +242m Vertical drop -241m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and explores the limestone country lying to the south of the Wye Valley. The routes visits the remains of Magpie Mine, the village of Over Haddon and uses mainly field paths to complete the route.

distance 9.56km Vertical gain +167m Vertical drop -169m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a shorter route for visiting Lathkill and Bradford Dales.

distance 14.26km Vertical gain +250m Vertical drop -244m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Dunford - South Yorkshire

A Peak District walk that explores the open country and reservoirs to the nothwest of Dunford Bridge. This sector of the National Park sees fewer walkers and you are free to enjoy the superb scenery in relative peace and quiet.

Monsal Trail & Ashford-in-the-Water from Lees Bottom
distance 14.3km Vertical gain +234m Vertical drop -226m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

A circular Peak District Walk that inclues a number of the highlights of the area to the west of Bakewell. The route includes sections along the River Wye, visits Monsal Head, uses a section of the Monsal Trail and Great Shacklow Wood. The walk does have a sting in the tail as there is a lengthy ascent towards the end of the walk.

Walking Winster and Surrounds ( Download : )
distance 8.3km Vertical gain +200m Vertical drop -198m Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winster - Derbyshire

Nice, easy fine weather walk starting from the beautiful village of Winster. Lovely views as you travel through different terrains.

Three Shires Head and Knotbury from Gradbach
distance 11.2km Vertical gain +211m Vertical drop -209m Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Peak District walk full of interest that visits Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. The route is generally easy to follow and the highlights are the packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head, the quarries at Danebower and some excellent panoramas.

Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castleton
distance 7.33km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -254m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk from Castleton takes you south and crosses some typical limestone scenery, providing some good views across the valley to Castleton's Great Ridge. You walk through Cave Dale and are also descend through the dramatic Winnats Pass.

distance 10.84km Vertical gain +141m Vertical drop -141m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk from Hartington in Derbyshire follows a section of the River Dove. The route takes you through three limestone dales and across typical farming country for the area.

distance 10.48km Vertical gain +192m Vertical drop -191m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

A hill walk followed by a stroll along the reservoir makes this a worthwhile outing.

distance 14.18km Vertical gain +336m Vertical drop -331m Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District Walk starts from Fairholme and includes Ladybower and Derwent resevoirs, a moorland section and the dramatic Alport Castles where a large landslip was the cause of the current scenic interest.

distance 12.49km Vertical gain +245m Vertical drop -238m Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

Lovely walk through one the Peak District's most famous dales, the beautiful village of Alstonfield, finishing with a traverse around Bunster Hill. This is a great walk on a sunny winter's day as the sun shines into Dovedale most of the day.

distance 10.41km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -207m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

This Peak District circuit visits the hamlet of Brushfield before following the Wye Valley back to the start. The walk passes infamous Litton Mill, Cressbrook and Monsal Head.

distance 9.62km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -259m Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk is another route close to the western outskirts of Sheffield. The walk explores one of the valleys that run eastwards towards the Don - in this case the Ewden Beck. The start is close to Broomhead Hall.

distance 9.7km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -120m Durée 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This relaxed walk is beautiful whatever the season with the reservoir adding to the scene.

distance 10.56km Vertical gain +404m Vertical drop -404m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Peak Forest - Derbyshire

This Peak District route is a classic offering some great views from Rushup Edge before dropping down to the picturesque dale above Edale. The route is rarely quiet and on good days there are usually many people enjoying this walk.

distance 17.75km Vertical gain +413m Vertical drop -421m Durée 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores the moorland and resevoirs that lie between Ladybower and Bradfield. Walking is generally good but do expect some short boggy sections after heavy rain.

distance 14.75km Vertical gain +524m Vertical drop -524m Durée 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale village and climbs onto Kinder Scout via Ringing Roger. The route provides rough moorland walking on relatively quiet paths and includes Upper Grindsbrook, Crowden Brook and Edale Cross before descending Jacob's Ladder on the return to Edale.

distance 7.13km Vertical gain +192m Vertical drop -191m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a dominant feature of the North Staffordshire landscape and this walk provides a perfect introduction to this rugged area. An integral part of the Peak District National Park, this gritstone edge has superb views over the surrounding area.

The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
distance 10.24km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -205m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chapel-en-le-Frith - Derbyshire

Choose a day with good visibility and enjoy the excellent views from this excellent section of high ground.

distance 9.71km Vertical gain +132m Vertical drop -120m Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Derbyshire walk starts from the village of Hartington and explores three limestone Dales. The route follows the River Dove and also includes a section through drystone walled fields above the village.

distance 15.52km Vertical gain +513m Vertical drop -514m Durée 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale and explores Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Edale Cross, Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. The route contains many of the key features of this dramatic part of the Derbyshire Peak district and should be saved for a fine day.

distance 13.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -449m Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

Walking The Roaches & Lud's Church ( Download : )
distance 11.02km Vertical gain +360m Vertical drop -357m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a popular place to walk offering dramatic views in this part of North Staffordshire. This walk includes Lud's Church a deep chasm that has some interesting historical connections.

distance 6.99km Vertical gain +206m Vertical drop -207m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

This Peak District walk offers a relatively easy way to enjoy the moors and views above Uppermill in Oldham. The route includes a visit to the Obelisk above Uppermill.

Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
distance 4.81km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -213m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -345m Durée 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

distance 7.85km Vertical gain +195m Vertical drop -204m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Pilsbury Castle is the main objective on this Peak District walk from bustling Hartington. Including White Peak scenery alongside the upper section of the River Dove this walk includes both Derbsyhire and Staffordshire sides of the Dove Valley.

Walking Monyash & Lathkill Dales ( Download : )
distance 13.55km Vertical gain +177m Vertical drop -177m Durée 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

Lathkill Dale offers a variety of landscapes and this Peak District walk enables you to see this wonderful limestone dale at its best.

distance 5.89km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -157m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk follows a relatively low level circuit of the head of the valley offering good views of the Great Ridge. You are also able to see the large landslip on the flank of Mam Tor.

Walking Chinley Churn & South Head ( Download : )
distance 10.89km Vertical gain +366m Vertical drop -366m Durée 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 7.49km Vertical gain +166m Vertical drop -167m Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
distance 14.94km Vertical gain +363m Vertical drop -354m Durée 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

distance 12.52km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -361m Durée 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.