Peak District Walks

Stretch your legs with these Peak District walks …

Many people come to the area looking for Peak District Walks. Quite rightly too – there is a huge amount of great walking and trail running in the Peak District National Park. Simply buy yourself some maps (White Peak or Dark Peak via Aqua3 maps, 10% discount for visitors from this site, waterproof and standard paper OS maps) and make up your own walks/runs or buy one of the many good guides to walking in the Peak – see the ‘booksales‘ section of this site or try tea shop walks or classic walks (in association with Amazon). Or to help your navigation … Garmin GPS hand held unit.

Peak District Walks
Jess enjoying one of her Peak District Walks

If you want traffic free Peak District Walks, where your footpath avoids any roads, the Dark Peak is the place – there is plenty of scope to walk all day without crossing or meeting any roads, other than the one where you park, get off the train or bus. Alternatively, there are the dismatled railway beds used as walking, cycling and horseriding routes. The High Peak Trail, the Tissington Trail and the Monsal Trail are probably the best known, but remember there are others such the Sett Valley Trail and the Manifold Track.

Short Peak District Walks

Baslow Walk – afternoon or evening circuit from the village of Baslow.

A short stroll from Rowsley to Calton Lees taking in Calton Pastures – this shortish walk from Rowsley takes you high above the the valley of the river Wye and drops you back down into the valley of the derwent from where you return to your starting point.  The route can be a little muddy in places especially after rain so please make sure that you are wearing suitable footwear.

Hartington Short Walk (Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale) – A short Peak District walk in the White Peak from Hartington that takes in Biggin Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale.

The route in Isaac Walton country heads south from Hartington along Reynards Lane and a track which drops you steeply into Biggin Dale. The path follows this beautiful limestone valley southwards to meet the River Dove at Wolfscote Dale. A good path follows the Dove upstream, crosses a meadow at which point you find yourself in Beresford Dale. After a few hundred metres the river is left behind as you cross the fields back to Hartington.

Outline suggestions for Peak District walks

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