A Taste of the
Peak District Walking and Walks, Best Derbyshire walking routes, footpaths, B&B, self catering walker friendly holiday cottage accommodation, hotels, tourist attractions and much more …
We hope that you will enjoy finding out about Peak District Walking from this site.
We have now moved the bulk of our walking information to a new page here - Peak District Walks, however, we have left this as a page of useful resources for walkers.
If you have a site related to the Peak District or walking and are willing to exchange links with us, please let us know.
Marie Curie Cancer Care walk 2012
Some areas to head for walking in the Peak District (all could be walking or fell running circuits) click to view the walk description if it is not included below:
- Short walks near Bakewell
- Short walks near the Fox House Pub
- Froggatt and Curbar Edges, Padley Gorge and Longshaw Estate
- Derwent edge, Derwent Reservoir and dam, Ladybower reservoir
- Derwent Edge from Fairholmes car park at the top of Ladybower reservoir
- The edges above Baslow (Birchen, Gardoms, Baslow)
- Monsal Head Circular
- Tideswell Circular from Upperdale (near Monsal Head)
- Gardom's and Baslow Edge
- Manifold Trail - the Manifold Trail is NOT the Manifold Way; the Manifold Way is also known as the Manifold Track but many web sites refer to it incorrectly as the Manifold Trail.
- Chrome and Parkhouse Hills - from Crowdecote in the Dove Valley
- Kinder Scout is a favourite target for walkers heading to the Peak District
- Kinder Scout from the Snake Pass, A57. Via Fairbrook and Kinder gates from the Snake Inn
- Blackwell Halt, Wormhill and Miller's Dale
- Burbage Brook, Burbage Valley, Sheffield
- Rowsley, Calton Lees and Chatsworth - views over Beeley
- more peak district walking routes
If you prefer to print off your own walks there are several digital mapping software solutions around. Alternatively, buy one of the many good guides to walking in the Peak - see the 'booksales' section or try tea shop walks or classic walks (in association with Amazon). Or to help your navigation ... Garmin GPS hand held unit.
Or for GPS security we suggest the - Etrex Vista HCx Colour handheld GPS from Garmin. The Vista HCx is lightweight and compact - the perfect size for all your travels. This handheld GPS navigator also has a bright colour screen, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot and automatic routing for wherever adventure takes you. With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, eTrex Vista HCx locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys,
Walking and Hiking articles:
Buying a pair of walking boots
Warm up exercises for walkers
Hiking shoes vs hiking boots
and cons of walker's gadgets
Buying a good quality waterproof
Reuse and recycle - ideas for the old foam sleeping mat that you do not use any more!
External links relating to walking ...
Hike - Great selection of walking and camping
The Four Inns ( web
site) is a tough competitive walk in Derbyshire's Peak District. It
is approximately 72 km (45 miles) long, over some of the roughest moorland in
Britain. Why not take the challenge?
travel and fitness singles - definitely no couch potatoes!
City Singles - USA, Australia, Europe, South Africa and more.
Multi-day walking tours of the Peak District
Paris Walking Tours - Guided walking tours, orientation, history, culture, and maps helping you make the most of your Paris stay. A wealth of current, practical information and insights from a long time resident.
Country walks around the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds - Information and walks in the Malverns and the Cotswolds, including annotated photographs to make sure you don't get lost!
Dales and Vales - an excellent site with superb photos and ideas for walks throughout the UK.
Snap The Peaks - great site, fabulous photographs, easy to use and has detailed descriptions of walks, including maps.
Station to stop - not having (or not using) a car to access the Peak District should not prevent you from enjoying some great walks. An inspiring must visit site
For clearly written details of walks in the Peak District National Park (and further afield) a must visit site is Countrywalker. For each walk, there are photos of the key places.
Click here to see some of the sights on offer from walking the Peak District and click here to visit the Peak Walking site (clear route descriptions, sensible timings and best of all, information about pubs en-route!).
To visit the Peak district walks web site click here.
Trail Running in the Peak District - a guide to trail running in the UK Peak District national park which includes parts of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.
Walking in the White Peak this map (click here) is excellent; it shows buildings and field boundaries making navigation easier. For the Dark Peak OS map, click here.