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Ashford in the Water, Monsal Dale and Great Shacklow Wood
distance 5.76mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -650ft Durée 3h15 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 7.92mi Vertical gain +1424ft Vertical drop -1401ft Durée 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope (Derbyshire) - 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 6.7mi Vertical gain +892ft Vertical drop -892ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope (Derbyshire) - 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.

Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Dale
distance 5.67mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -659ft Durée 3h10 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.

Mam Tor and Cave Dale from Castleton
distance 5.66mi Vertical gain +968ft Vertical drop -948ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton (Derbyshire) - 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 7.95mi Vertical gain +541ft Vertical drop -545ft Durée 4h10 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 7.49mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1060ft Durée 4h20 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 5.91mi Vertical gain +1099ft Vertical drop -1106ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Castleton (Derbyshire) - 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.

distance 7.55mi Vertical gain +974ft Vertical drop -988ft Durée 4h20 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, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -381ft 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.

Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
distance 8.88mi Vertical gain +653ft Vertical drop -650ft Durée 4h40 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 7.81mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1506ft Durée 4h55 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 8.55mi Vertical gain +1519ft Vertical drop -1545ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

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

distance 7.06mi Vertical gain +794ft Vertical drop -791ft Durée 3h55 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 9.9mi Vertical gain +919ft Vertical drop -945ft Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bradfield (South Yorkshire) - 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 8.45mi Vertical gain +1670ft Vertical drop -1644ft Durée 5h20 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.

Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +545ft Vertical drop -548ft Durée 2h35 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.

Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edale
distance 7.5mi Vertical gain +1424ft Vertical drop -1404ft Durée 4h40 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.

Monsal Trail & Ashford-in-the-Water from Lees Bottom
distance 8.89mi Vertical gain +768ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 4h45 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.

distance 8.86mi Vertical gain +820ft Vertical drop -801ft Durée 4h45 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.

distance 12.83mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -863ft Durée 6h40 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 5.94mi Vertical gain +548ft Vertical drop -554ft 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.

Walking Winster and Surrounds ( Download : )
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -650ft Durée 2h55 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 6.96mi Vertical gain +692ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 3h50 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.

distance 5.98mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -850ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bradfield (South Yorkshire) - 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.

Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castleton
distance 4.55mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -833ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton (Derbyshire) - 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 6.73mi Vertical gain +463ft Vertical drop -463ft Durée 3h30 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 6.51mi Vertical gain +630ft Vertical drop -627ft Durée 3h35 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 7.76mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -781ft Durée 4h15 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 8.81mi Vertical gain +1102ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 5h00 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.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
distance 9.28mi Vertical gain +1191ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 5h20 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 4.34mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 2h35 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.

distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +1565ft Vertical drop -1526ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

Walking Bleaklow from Old Glossop ( Download : )
Bleaklow from Old Glossop
distance 8.53mi Vertical gain +1503ft Vertical drop -1499ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

distance 6.47mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 3h35 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 7.78mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1184ft Durée 4h35 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.

distance 6.02mi Vertical gain +400ft Vertical drop -394ft 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 6.56mi Vertical gain +1325ft Vertical drop -1325ft Durée 4h10 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.

Walking Stanage & Ughill Moor ( Download : )
distance 12.92mi Vertical gain +1358ft Vertical drop -1368ft Durée 7h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

This lengthy Peak District walk demonstrates the variation in countryside that makes Sheffield such a pleasant place from which to walk. It includes reservoirs, great views, a pretty valley and wild moorland.

distance 11.03mi Vertical gain +1355ft Vertical drop -1381ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bradfield (South Yorkshire) - 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 9.16mi Vertical gain +1719ft Vertical drop -1719ft Durée 5h45 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 4.43mi Vertical gain +630ft Vertical drop -627ft Durée 2h35 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.

Walking The Roaches & Lud's Church ( Download : )
distance 6.84mi Vertical gain +1181ft Vertical drop -1171ft Durée 4h10 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.

The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
distance 6.36mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -673ft Durée 3h30 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 6.03mi Vertical gain +433ft Vertical drop -394ft Durée 3h10 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 9.64mi Vertical gain +1683ft Vertical drop -1686ft Durée 5h55 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 8.45mi Vertical gain +1480ft Vertical drop -1473ft Durée 5h10 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 Monyash & Lathkill Dales ( Download : )
distance 8.42mi Vertical gain +581ft Vertical drop -581ft Durée 4h25 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.

Shutlingsloe from Trentabank
distance 2.99mi Vertical gain +696ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sutton (Cheshire) - 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 7.95mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h40 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.