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Peak District Walks

The Peak District National Park became the first national park in the United Kingdom in 1951. It crosses several counties including Derbyshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. It also comprises two distinctive area including the White Peak and the Dark Peak.
The park is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the country and a walker's paradise. There's picture postcard villages, riverside paths, stunning reservoirs, challenging hill climbs, wonderful limestone scenery, fine circular trails and acres of woodland to enjoy.
If you're looking to put less strain on the legs you could try some of our Easy Walks in the Peak District.
If you are looking for cycle routes please go to our Peak District Cycle Routes page.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Peak District. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Agden Reservoir2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. The walk starts at the village of Low Bradfield and follows a popular footpath around the water with some nice woodland trails to enjoy too. There's great views across the water to the surrounding countryside. View Full Details>>
Alport Castles10 miles (16 km)This walk visits this extraordinary geological feature in the Peak District National Park.  Alport Castles is a spectacular formation of rocks formed from numerous landslides over a period of time. The largest of these, resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle. It's a fabulous sight and is surrounded by some stunning Peak District scenery. Bird watchers can look out for peregrine falcons nesting on the crags. View Full Details>>
Arbor Low1 miles (1.5 km)Visit this Neolithic henge monument and enjoy some lovely moorland scenery on this fascinating walk in the Peak District. The site is located a few miles west of Youlgreave. You can park at Upper Oldhams Farm just off Long Rake. Walk through the farm (there is a £1 charge per person) and then climb towards Arbor Low. The limestone circle sits in an elevated position with super views over the White Peak area of the Peak District. The henge is one of the most well preserved in Britain with 50 large limestone slabs and fragments. It's an atmospheric place, thought to date back to 2500BC to 1500 BC. After you have explored the stone circle you can head south west to Gib Hill where you will find an ancient burial mound. View Full Details>>
Ashbourne8 miles (12.5 km)The Derbyshire Dales town of Ashbourne is a fantastic base for walkers looking to explore the southern end of the Peak District. Several long distance walking trails pass through the town and surrounding area. The beautiful valleys of the River Dove and River Manifold are also nearby. View Full Details>>
Ashford in the Water1 miles (2 km)The pretty Peak District village of Ashford in the Water has some nice walking trails to try along the River Wye. It's a picture postcard area with quaint stone cottages, nice pubs and lovely views of the river and the old Sheep Wash Bridge. This short walk takes you from Ashford in the Water to the nearby town of Bakewell. It's about a one mile walk, passing Ashford Lake and Lumford Mill with river views on the way. You can return the same way or get the bus back from Bakewell. View Full Details>>
Bakewell10 miles (15.5 km)The market town of Bakewell makes and excellent base for exploring the Derbyshire Dales area of the Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Bamford Edge4 miles (6 km)Climb to Bamford Edge on this exhilarating walk in the Peak District. The walk is geologically significant with lots of interesting gritstone rock formations to look out for. From the elevated position of Bamford Edge there are simply wonderful views over the surrounding area. View Full Details>>
Barnsley Boundary Walk73 miles (117 km)A super circular walk around the South Yorkshire town. Walk highlights includes a series of lovely reservoirs, the beautiful Peak District scenery and the splendid Bretton Country Park. The country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as being the home of several endangered species. The fascinating Yorkshire Sculpture Park also sits within the park and is well worth exploring. The only one of its kind, the park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, which receives thousands of visitors each year. View Full Details>>
Baslow9 miles (14 km)The pretty Peak District village of Baslow gives access to a number of great walking routes. The popular village sits on the River Derwent which is spanned by a 17th-century bridge. There's also a pretty village green and nice pubs and cafes for refreshments. View Full Details>>
Birchen Edge2 miles (2.5 km)Climb to this gritstone edge and enjoy wonderful views over the Derwent Valley in the Peak District. You can start the walk from the Robin Hood pub car park just to the south of Birchen Edge. From here you can pick up the footpaths to take you across the gritstone edge to the wonderful view point where you will find Nelson's Monument. Next to this are three boulders carved with the names of three of Nelson's ships: Victory, Defiance and Royal Soverin. It's a splendid spot with interesting rock formations and fabulous views over the surrounding area. View Full Details>>
Black Rocks Cromford4 miles (6 km)This circular walk visits Black Rocks in the Peak District National Park. The rocks are a striking gritstone outcrop surrounded by the woodland of Cromford Moor. There are wonderful views of the Derwent Valley from the rocks which are in an elevated position above the town of Cromford. View Full Details>>
Bleaklow11 miles (17 km)This challenging walk takes you to Bleaklow Head and Bleaklow Stones near Glossop, in the Peak District National Park. The elevated largely peat covered, gritstone moorland, is popular with walkers. View Full Details>>
Bosley Cloud2 miles (3.5 km)This short circular walk visits the Bosley Cloud hill, near Congleton, on the edge of the Peak District. The hill stands at 343 m (1,125 ft) and offers wonderful views over Congleton, Greater Manchester and the surrounding Peak District hills and countryside. View Full Details>>
Bosley Reservoir3 miles (5.5 km)This reservoir in the Cheshire village of Bosley has a nice waterside walking trail running along it's southern and eastern shore. The village has a church dating from the early 15th century with a delightful wildlife garden. It's a short walk from the village to the reservoir with splendid views of the beautiful countryside and rolling hills of the Cheshire Plain. The reservoir also includes a grade II listed horseshoe arch bridge and a valve house built in 1831. View Full Details>>
Bradford Dale2 miles (3.8 km)This lovely riverside walk from Youlgreave takes you along the River Bradford before climbing above the village for some great views. View Full Details>>
Butterley Reservoir5 miles (8 km)This walk uses part of the Kirklees Way to visit three pretty reservoirs on the splendid Marsden Moor Estate in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Buxton20 miles (32 km)The popular spa town of Buxton has a number of waymarked trails taking you though this beautiful area of the Peak District. There's also challenging hill climbs, riverside paths, pretty reservoirs and delightful parks to explore. View Full Details>>
Carsington Water7 miles (12 km)This route follows the circular cycling and walking trail around Carsington Water in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The trail starts at the excellent visitor centre where cycle hire is available. It includes long shoreline sections and several woodland sections with great views of the surrounding countryside. The route runs for just over 7 miles on a fairly flat path so it's suitable for most abilities. View Full Details>>
Castleton Circular Walk6 miles (10 km)This challenging circular walk explores the hills and countryside surrounding the Derbyshire village of Castleton. You'll climb to the popular hills of Mam Tor, Hollins Cross and Lose Hill with spectacular views over the surrounding Peak District countryside. It's about a six mile walk with the route climbing to a height of over 1600ft at the high points. View Full Details>>
Cave Dale4 miles (6.5 km)A circular walk from Castleton visiting the striking Cave Dale and Pin Dale in the Peak District. The imposing gorge was formed by glacial meltwater carving a deep narrow valley in the local limestone. There's some wonderful limestone scenery and great views of the Derbyshire Dales countryside from the high points. The walk climbs to a height of over 1400ft (426m) so it is quite a challenging hike. View Full Details>>
Chatsworth Park6 miles (9 km)A circuit around the splendid Chatsworth Park in the Derbyshire Peak District. There's 1000 acres of parkland to explore with views of the River Derwent, woodland trails and fallow deer. View Full Details>>
Chew Reservoir6 miles (9.5 km)Visit this pretty reservoir in the Peak District and enjoy great views over Saddleworth Moor on this walk near Mossley. View Full Details>>
Chinley Churn and Cracken Edge4 miles (6.5 km)Climb Chinley Churn and enjoy super views over the Peak District towards Kinder Scout on this circular walk. View Full Details>>
Chrome Hill5 miles (7.5 km)This circular walk climbs the beautiful Chrome Hill in the Upper Dove valley area of the Peak District. You will visit the Chrome and Parkhouse Hills SSSI, an area with fascinating geology and limestone flora. View Full Details>>
Combs Reservoir2 miles (4 km)This circular walk takes you around Combs Reservoir near Chapel-en-le-Frith on the edge of the Peak District National Park. You can park on the western side of the reservoir and then follow the shoreline footpath towards the village of Combs. In the village you will find the Beehive pub which is a nice place to stop for refreshments. From Combs you follow more public footpaths through the countryside on the eastern side of the water before country lanes take you back to the car park. View Full Details>>
Cown Edge Way17 miles (28 km)Visit the striking Cown Edge rocks on this walk through Greater Manchester and Derbyshire. View Full Details>>
Cromford Canal5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a waterside stroll along the Cromford Canal on this easy walk in Derbyshire. This section of the canal runs from Cromford to Ambergate and is designated as a Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve. The walk passes the Leawood Pump House by the aqueduct over the River Derwent and a series of pretty bridges. You'll also pass Shining Cliff Woods and enjoy lovely views of the Derwent Valley. The walk makes use of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way so you could continue along this long distance walking route to extend your walk. View Full Details>>
Curbar Edge2 miles (3 km)This circular walk takes you along the spectacular Curbar Edge in the Peak District. From the elevated position on Curbar Edge there are magnificent views over the Eastern Moors of the Peak District. The area is also covered with interesting rock formations. Look out for red deer on the moors and birdlife such as the Ring Ouzel, in the air. View Full Details>>
Dale Dike Reservoir4 miles (6 km)This pretty reservoir near Sheffield has waterside paths to follow around the perimeter. There is also the opportunity to climb into the woodlands and countryside around the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Damflask Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir near Sheffield. A good foopath runs around the perimeter of the reservoir which is ideal for an afternoon stroll. There are long waterside sections and some woodland trails to enjoy. The water is also surrounded by some lovely Peak District countryside. View Full Details>>
Dane Valley Way41 miles (66 km)Follow the River Dane through Derbyshire and Cheshire on this fabulous walk from Buxton to Middlewich. View Full Details>>
Derwent Edge8 miles (13 km)Climb to this wonderful Millstone Grit escarpment and enjoy fabulous views back down to the numerous beautiful reservoirs below. It's a challenging circular walk climbing to a height of over 1700ft around Back Tor. You will be rewarded with stunning far reaching views over the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Derwent Reservoir4 miles (6.5 km)This is a moderate walk along Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs, with a short climb to the woodland, farmland and moorland above the water. From the high points there are wonderful views of the Derwent Valley and the surrounding Peak District hills. View Full Details>>
Derwent Valley Heritage Way51 miles (82 km)Follow the River Derwent through the Derbyshire Peak District on this stunning walk. The path runs from Derwent Mouth, Shardlow and passes through Derby, Belper and Matlock on your way to the finish point at Ladybower Reservoir, Heatherdene. View Full Details>>
Dovedale2 miles (4 km)The beautiful Dovedale is one of the must see areas in the Peak District. The area attracts a million visitors each year because of its stunning natural beauty. View Full Details>>
Dovedale Circular Walk10 miles (15.5 km)This popular circular walk takes you from Dovedale to Milldale using sections of the Tissington Trail and Limestone Way to take you on a tour of this popular area of the Peak District. It's just under 10 miles and includes riverside paths, woodland sections and some moderate hill climbs. View Full Details>>
Dovestone Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Enjoy an easy circular walk around this lovely reservoir on Saddleworth Moor. The reservoir is located a few miles east of Oldham on the edge of the Peak District. There is a well maintained footpath running around the reservoir. There is also the option of continuing north along the water to Yeoman Hey Reservoir and Greenfield Reservoir where there are views of the Greenfield Brook. You can also follow the Oldham Way east to the nearby Chew Reservoir. View Full Details>>
Eccles Pike4 miles (6 km)This is a popular climb to Eccles Pike from Whaley Bridge in the Peak District. It's about a two mile walk from the train station/centre of Whaley Bridge. You follow footpaths through the countryside, passing Buxworth before climbing to the 370 metres (1,210 ft) summit of Eccles Pike. From here there are fabulous views over the Peak District towards Windgather Rocks, Combs Edge, Combs Reservoir, Cat’s Tor and Shining Tor. At the summit you will find a topograph which shows all the sights you can see from the top. It's a lovely spot with the surrounding fields covered in various wildflowers in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Edale4 miles (6 km)The village of Edale is a fantastic place for walkers wishing to explore this beautiful area of the Derbyshire Peak District. It is famously the start of the Pennine Way and is also regularly used as a base for climbing the wonderful Kinder Scout, the challenging stone steps of Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Downfall, the highest falls in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Errwood Reservoir and Fernilee Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Enjoy some lovely waterside walking along these two reservoirs in the Goyt Valley area of the Peak District. The walk starts from the Erwood Hall Car Park at the southern end of Erwood Reservoir but you could also start the walk at Buxton and follow the Midshires Way to the reservoirs. The route follows good footpaths along the western side of the two reservoirs before following the River Goyt to Fernilee. You can return the same way or follow the Midshires Way through the woodland above the reservoirs. It's a beautiful area with the water surrounded by attractive woodland and the river feeding into Fernilee Reservoir at the northern end. View Full Details>>
Etherow Goyt Valley Way14 miles (22 km)This walk runs from Stockport to Hadfield along the Rivers Goyt and Etherow. View Full Details>>
Eyam5 miles (7.5 km)This popular village in the Derbyshire Dales has a fascinating history and some lovely walks to try. Eyam is known as the 'Plague Village' because of an outbreak of bubonic plague in 1665. The villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. View Full Details>>
Goyt Way10 miles (16 km)Follow the Goyt Way along the Peak Forest Canal and the River Goyt on this lovely waterside walk through Greater Manchester and Derbyshire. View Full Details>>
Grindslow Knoll5 miles (8 km)This challenging circular walk visits Grindslow Knoll in Edale in the Peak District. It's a beautiful area with interesting rock formations and wonderful sweeping views over the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Gritstone Trail35 miles (56 km)This beautiful, challenging walk runs through the Peak District from Disley to Kidsgrove. View Full Details>>
Hartington6 miles (9.5 km)This pretty village is a great base for exploring some of the highlights of the popular Dove Dale area of the Peak District. The village includes attractive houses and a pretty green and duck pond. There's also an interesting history with the 13th century parish church of Saint Giles and the 17th century Hartington Hall.  View Full Details>>
Hathersage8 miles (12.5 km)The village of Hathersage is a popular base for walkers wishing to explore some of the highlights of the Peak District National Park. It has several long distance trails running past it and a number of challenging climbs to try. Set in the beautiful Hope and Derwent Valleys the village is accessible by rail services to Hathersage train station. View Full Details>>
Heights of Abraham3 miles (4.5 km)Ride a cable car to the Hilltop Park and enjoy magnificent views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding Peak District at this major attraction in Matlock. The park also includes caverns and mine tours where you can experience a day in the life of a 17th Century lead mining family. View Full Details>>
Higger Tor4 miles (6 km)This circular Peak District walk visits the prehistoric Carl Wark and Higger Tor on the eastern moor of the Dark Peak. It's quite a challenging walk reaching a height of 434 m (1,424 ft) at Higger Tor. From the high points there are splendid views over the Peak District landscape. View Full Details>>
High Peak Trail17 miles (28 km)This splendid, shared walking and cycle trail follows a disused railway line from Cromford to Dowlow through the beautiful Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
High Tor Matlock1 miles (2 km)This short climb takes you to High Tor hill between Matlock and Matlock Bath. The impressive limestone crag is just over a mile from the town centre and the train station. If you follow the Derwent Valley Heritage Way along the River Derwent south you will soon come to the tor. There's fantastic views of Matlock Bath, the Heights of Abraham, Riber Castle and the surrounding Peak District countryside from the summit. The hill also includes a splendid narrow walkway called 'Giddy Ledge'. Only try this if you've a real head for heights though! View Full Details>>
High Wheeldon2 miles (2.5 km)This walk climbs High Wheeldon Hill in the Upper Dove Valley area of the Peak District. It's a popular walk with the hill summit giving wonderful views over the Peak District. You can see Parkhouse Hill, Chrome Hill and the villages of  Earl Sterndale, Longnor and Crowdecote. View Full Details>>
Hope Valley7 miles (10.5 km)This is a linear walk through the Peak District's Hope Valley, from Castleton to Hathersage. It's quite a gentle route taking you through the middle of the Hope Valley along three of the waterways running through the district. There's nice waterside sections along streams and rivers with great views of the surrounding Peak District Hills. View Full Details>>
Huddersfield Narrow Canal21 miles (33 km)Follow the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Greater Manchester into the Peak District on this easy waterside walk. The canal runs from Ashton-under-Lyne in Manchester to Huddersfield, passing lots of interesting towns and villages with some beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. There's also historic mills, views of the Pennines and interesting museums to see. View Full Details>>
Ilam Park1 miles (2 km)Ilam Country Park is a delightful open space owned by the National Trust. It is situated on the River Manifold about five miles north west of Ashbourne in the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peak District. Highlights in the park include Ilam Hall and gardens, Bunster Hill, Hinkley Wood, a Visitor Centre, tea-room and shop. The park is perfect for a short riverside stroll in one of the prettiest areas in England. View Full Details>>
Jacob's Ladder12 miles (20 km)A circular walk from Edale visiting Jacob's Ladder, Edale Cross, Mount Famine, Rushup Edge and Lord's Seat. The Jacob's Ladder path is a series of stone steps located at the start of the Pennine Way in the Peak District. It's a challenging climb but you are rewarded with fabulous views at the top. View Full Details>>
Kinder Downfall7 miles (11.3 km)Climb to the tallest waterfall in the Peak District on this circular walk from the Peak District village of Hayfield. From the high points on the walk there are splendid views towards Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales. Also look out for mountain hares as you make your way along the route. View Full Details>>
Kinder Reservoir2 miles (3.5 km)This walk takes you to Kinder Reservoir from Hayfield along the Snake Path. The reservoir is very pretty with the backdrop of woodland, fields and Peak District hills. View Full Details>>
Kinder Scout7 miles (11 km)Explore the Kinder plateau on this exhilarating and challenging circular walk from the popular village of Edale. You will enjoy spectacular views of the Hope Valley and pass some fascinating gritstone rock formations. View Full Details>>
Kinder Scout Easy Walk3 miles (5 km)An easy circular walk along the lower reaches of the Kinder Plateau, exploring the Vale of Edale. There's great views of several of the surrounding hills including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Lose Hill. In the summer months you'll see purple heather on the moors. View Full Details>>
Lady Clough Woods2 miles (4 km)These attractive woodlands are located just off the Snake Pass in the Peak District. There are miles of nice nice walking trails to try. It's a very pretty area with the rushing water of the River Ashop, tranquil ponds and attractive coniferous woodland. View Full Details>>
Ladybower Reservoir5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the western shore of this large reservoir in the Peak District. The walk begins at the parking area at the northern end of Upper Ladybower reservoir and follows a good walking trail to Lower Ladybower Reservoir. The route passes through some pleasant woodland and has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Other walking trails lead up into the surrounding hills where you can enjoy great views over the reservoir. View Full Details>>
Langsett Reservoir3 miles (5.5 km)This circular walk takes you around the lovely Langsett Reservoir on the edge of the Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Lantern Pike5 miles (8 km)This climb to Lantern Pike from Hayfield makes use of the Pennine Bridleway. It's a circular walk which starts in the village of Hayfield and takes you along the Sett Valley Trail to Birch Vale Reservoir. Here you turn north and climb to the 373 metres (1,224 ft) summit of the hill. At the summit you can take in some wonderful views of the surrounding Peak District hills and countryside. The walk then descends to the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield before crossing Middle Moor and following the Snake Path back to Hayfield. View Full Details>>
Lathkill Dale8 miles (13 km)Enjoy a splendid riverside walk in the beautiful Lathkill Dale in the Peak District. The dale is a peaceful, atmospheric area flanked with large limestone cliffs and woodland. Along the River Lathkill you'll pass pretty waterfalls and weirs and a wide variety of flora and fauna. Look out for birds such as ducks, herons, wagtails, dippers, waterhens and coots. The river is very clear and pure so it's easy to spot fish swimming alongside you on your walk. Along the river there are also interesting flora such as wildflowers and the rare wild plant Jacob's Ladder. View Full Details>>
Limestone Way46 miles (74 km)Travel through the beautiful Peak District National Park on this walk through Derbyshire and into Staffordshire. View Full Details>>
Longdendale Trail8 miles (13 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail follows a disused railway line through the Longdendale in the View Full Details>>
Longshaw Estate4 miles (6 km)The Longshaw Estate is a National Trust owned country park in Upper Padley in the Peak District. The estate is perfect for walking with fabulous views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. In the park there are pretty ponds, a waterside path along Barbrage Brook and the lovely Big Moor where you should look out for red deer. There are also excellent facilities with a tea room, shop and the Moorland Discovery Centre. View Full Details>>
Lud's Church3 miles (5 km)This walk visits the fascinating deep chasm of Lud's Church on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District. It's a lovely place for a walk with nice views of the Dane Valley and woodland trails through Forest Wood and Gradbach Wood near the chasm. View Full Details>>
Lumsdale Valley2 miles (2.5 km)This splendid walk takes you from Matlock to the beautiful wooded gorge of the Lumsdale Valley. The walk starts near the centre of Matlock at Matlock Green and follows the Bentley Brook through woodland to the beautiful Lumsdale Waterfalls. As you make your way through the gorge you'll pass several historical mill ruins, waterwheels, three mill ponds and a series of waterfalls. It's a beautiful area and one of the lesser known attractions of the Peak District area. View Full Details>>
Macclesfield Forest and Trentabank Reservoir3 miles (4.5 km)This circular walk explores Macclesfield Forest and also pays a visit to the pretty Trentabank Reservoir on the western edge of the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Mam Tor3 miles (4.5 km)This 517 m (1,696 ft) hill in the Peak District affords fabulous views over the surrounding area. This circular walk starts at the car park at the southern side of the hill and takes you to the summit on well defined walking trails and stone steps. The scenery is beautiful and dramatic with fine views over the Hope Valley and Edale Valley. The area is also geologically significant with Mam Tor consisting of 320 million year old Carboniferous rocks. View Full Details>>
Manifold Way8 miles (13 km)Follow the River Manifold and the River Hamps through the Manifold Valley on this splendid shared walking and cycling path through the Peak District. The path runs from Waterhouses to Hulme End along a former railway line with beauitful Peak District Scenery to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Marsden Moor9 miles (15 km)This circular walk explores the wonderful Marsden Moor Estate in the Pennines. The estate includes canals, rivers, reservoirs and hill climbs with wonderful views over Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Midshires Way225 miles (362 km)This route follows public bridleways and quiet country lanes through Middle England, from Bledlow, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, to Stockport in Greater Manchester. The path links the Ridgeway National Trail with the Trans Pennine Trail passing through the countryside of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicesteshire, Nottinghamshire and the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Miller's Dale7 miles (11 km)This popular beauty spot on the River Wye is one of the highlights of the Peak District National Park. There's shady wooded valleys, rushing rivers and lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for on the way. This circular walk takes in Miller's Dale, Tideswell Dale and Monk's Dale. You'll also visit the 18th century Litton Mill and the village of Tideswell. Highlights on the route include the impressive Monsal trail viaduct and the limestone scenery in Tideswell Dale. View Full Details>>
Monsal Trail10 miles (16 km)Follow the Monsal Trail through the Peak District National Park on this cycling and walking path. View Full Details>>
Monsal Trail Circular Walk9 miles (15 km)A circular walk along the Monsal Trail visiting Miller's Dale, Monsal Dale and Monsal Head before returning via Taddington. View Full Details>>
New Mills5 miles (8.5 km)A circular waterside walk around the Peak District town of New Mills with sections along the River Goyt and the Peak Forest Canal. The varied walk also visits a wonderful local park and a lovely nature reserve with peaceful woodland trails. It runs for just over 5 miles on fairly flat paths so is quite an easy walk. View Full Details>>
Padley Gorge Trail3 miles (5 km)Follow the Padley Gorge Trail through this stunning wooded valley in the Peak District. The trail runs along the lovely Burbage Brook with its pretty waterfalls, rocky boulders and wooden bridges. You start off at Grindleford Station which you can reach direct from Manchester or Sheffield. The trail is signposted so you can pick it up quite easily. It runs for about 1.5 miles through Yarncliff Wood and then into more open countryside. You can return the same way or head into the beautiful Longshaw Estate to extend your walk. View Full Details>>
Pavilion Gardens Buxton1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a stroll around these beautiful gardens in Buxton. The park covers 23 acres with plenty of nice walking trails to keep you busy for an hour or so. In the park you'll find shrubbery, trees, streams and a lake with ducks and geese. Other attractions include a miniature railway, an excellent cafe and a botanical conservatory with plants from around the world. At the weekends there is likely to be an event such as antique markets, local artists and brass bands to see. View Full Details>>
Peak District Aircraft Wrecks Walk10 miles (16.5 km)This walk climbs to the crash site of the USAF Boeing RB-29A Superfortress at Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow. The aircraft crashed on the 3rd November 1948, whilst en route from Scampton to Burtonwood with all 13 crew members killed. Much of the wreckage and a memorial to those who lost their lives can be viewed on Shelf Moor, just to the east of Glossop. View Full Details>>
Peak District Inn Way84 miles (135 km)Visit 53 traditional country pubs on this circular walk through the Peak District View Full Details>>
Pennine Bridleway120 miles (193 km)This fabulous 120 mile long trail runs through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, through Lancashire and on into Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Pennine Way268 miles (431 km)This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks. You start near Edale in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District and head north towards the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The final section takes you over Hadrian's Wall in the stunning Northumberland National Park before crossing the England-Scotland border and finishing in the village of Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. View Full Details>>
Peveril Castle4 miles (7 km)This ruined medieval castle in the Peak District has an amazing history stretching back to the Norman Conquest of 1066. This circular walk uses the Limestone Way and other public footpaths to take you around the castle ruins from the village of Castleton. There's some wonderful Peak District Scenery to enjoy and you will also pass the fascinating Peak Cavern. You can tour the cave to see unusual rock formations, and hear the eerie sound of the running waters. Peak Cavern has the largest natural cave entrance in the British Isles. View Full Details>>
Pots and Pans4 miles (6.4 km)Climb to a distinctive hill on this circular walk on Saddleworth Moor, Oldham. There's fantastic views over the Peak District from the elevated position of the moor. You'll also encounter a number of interesting rock formations at the summit. View Full Details>>
Redmires Reservoir2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a circular walk around these reservoirs located near Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District. You can start from the car park at the north western corner of the upper reservoir. The trails then take you around the middle and lower reservoir with some climbs into the surrounding moors. From the high points there are fabulous views back down to the reservoirs. There is also a woodland section through the Redmires Plantation towards the end of the route. Look out for a wide variety of wildfowl and waders on the water. View Full Details>>
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Lose Hill5 miles (8 km)Follow the Great Ridge from Mam Tor to Lose Hill on one of the most popular walks in the Peak District. Although the walk reaches a height of well over 1600ft, it is not as challenging as you might think because the start point for walk is already in an elevated position. View Full Details>>
Rivelin Dams2 miles (4 km)Visit these two pretty reservoirs near Sheffield and enjoy a walk through the surrounding woodland on this walk on the edge of the Peak District. The walk starts at the car park at the eastern end of the lower reservoir where there is also a nice picnic area. You then follow the Wyming Brook Drive track through the woodland to the south of the reservoirs. View Full Details>>
Rivelin Valley Nature Trail2 miles (4 km)This walk takes you through the lovely Rivelin River valley in Sheffield. The nature trail runs along the side of the rushing river which is surrounded by attractive woodland. Along the way you'll pass a series of weirs, and little waterfalls with a variety of interesting flora and fauna. View Full Details>>
Rudyard Lake4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large lake in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Cyclists can cycle the whole of the route apart from a section around the north western area where you need to dismount while crossing private property. The route starts and ends at the visitor centre at the southern end of the lake. It follows good paths along the shoreline and through several long woodland sections, making use of the Staffordshire Way along the western side of the water. View Full Details>>
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>
Saddleworth Moor5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a walk across this atmospheric moor in the Peak District. You can start at the car park at Dovestone Reservoir and follow footpaths past Yeoman Hey Reservoir and Greenfield Reservoir. You then follow the Greenfield Brook to Raven Stones Brow with little waterfalls to enjoy on the way. After crossing the brook you then head up and across the moor. This is a challenging section with the moor reaching heights of around 1500ft. There are excellent views over the reservoirs to the surrounding Pennine Hills and some fascinating geological features to look out for on the way. View Full Details>>
Sett Valley Trail2 miles (4 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail runs through the beautiful Sett Valley in the Peak District. The route follows a disused railway line from New Mills to Hayfield via Birch Vale. It's a good surfaced path which provides a fairly easy ride for families. Along the way there's fantastic views of the River Sett, the pretty reservoir at Birch Vale and the surrounding Peak District countryside and hills. The route finishes at the former Hayfield Station where there are good facilities including a cafe and visitor centre. Please note that West of St Georges Road in New Mills the route is unsuitable for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Country Walk53 miles (85 km)Explore the countryside around the city of Sheffield on this interesting circular walk. There's some truly splendid Peak District scenery to enjoy including views of Damflask Reservoir (video below), Agden Reservoir and Dale Dike Reservoir. You also pass Rother Valley Country Park and Stanage Edge - a popular spot for climbers. View Full Details>>
Sheffield Round Walk15 miles (24 km)This circular walk takes you on a tour of the parks, countryside, woods, waterways and villages surrounding the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. The walk is signposted and runs for about 14 miles so can be completed in a day. View Full Details>>
Shillito Woods2 miles (3 km)These woods near the village of Millthorpe have a nice walking trail and views across Ramsley Moor in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Shining Tor and Cats Tor6 miles (10 km)Climb to the highest point in Cheshire on this wonderful walk in the Goyt Valley. View Full Details>>
Shutlingsloe3 miles (5 km)Enjoy fabulous views over Cheshire on this climb to Shutlingsloe Hill in the Peak District. The walk starts from the Trentabank Reservoir car park and follows a footpath through Macclesfield Forest to Shutlingsloe, passing Nessit Hill on the way. There is quite a steep path to the 506 m (1,660 ft) summit but you will be rewarded with splendid views of the surrounding Peak District scenery. You can return on the same path or descend to Wildboarclough and return on country lanes to make it a circular walk. View Full Details>>
Snake Pass8 miles (13.5 km)This circular walk explores the area around the Snake Pass with great views of the Pennines. It's an interesting area with some nice woodland trails, lots of pretty streams and fabulous views from the high points. It's a fairly challenging walk, reaching a height of nearly 1800ft at Mill Hill. View Full Details>>
Stanage Edge10 miles (16.5 km)Climb to the stunning gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge and then on to High Neb on this popular walk in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Stanton Moor2 miles (3.5 km)This upland area near the Derbyshire village of Stanon-in-Peak has good walking trails, attractive woodland and fascinating ancient historical sites to visit. View Full Details>>
Tegg's Nose Country Park2 miles (4 km)This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain. You can also see Macclesfield Forest, the summit of Shutlingsloe (the second highest point in Cheshire), the Telecoms Tower on Sutton Common and the Macclesfield Canal. View Full Details>>
The Roaches3 miles (5.5 km)This walk is one of the most popular in the Peak District and a favourite for many. It runs along an elevated rocky ridge, with fascinating rock formations and wonderful views of the surrounding countrsyide and the nearby Tittesworth Reservoir. Ridge walking is always a joy but this one is something special. Highlights include a series of weathered gritstone boulders and the mystical Doxy Pool. The pool is said to be inhabited by a malicious water spirit which drags victims into the depths. View Full Details>>
Thor's Cave2 miles (2.5 km)This walk takes you to the stunning natural cavern of Thor's Cave in the Manifold Valley area of the Peak District. There is a good footpath through the countryside from the nearby village of Wetton which takes you to the cave. Once there you can enter the cave and enjoy the fascinating rock formations and mineral colours. It's a magical place with interesting nooks and crannies to explore. There are also great views of the Manifold Valley through the cave entrance. You can return to Wetton along the same path and then enjoy refreshments at the 18th century Royal Oak Inn. It's also nice to have a stroll around Wetton Village with its little cottages, village green and church which has a 14th century tower. View Full Details>>
Thornhill Trail2 miles (3 km)This easy cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line between Ladybower Dam down and Bamford station. It runs for just under 2 miles along a flat path with views of the River Derwent and a woodland section near the reservoir. It's a good one for families or anyone looking for an easy cycle or walk. View Full Details>>
Thorpe Cloud1 miles (2 km)This short walk climbs to the top of Thorpe Cloud in the Peak District. This small hill can be climbed from the Dove Dale car park. It's a short climb on good footpaths with the reward of wonderful views over the beautiful Dovedale. View Full Details>>
Three Shires Head4 miles (6 km)Explore this beautiful section of the Dane Valley and enjoy rivers, old stone bridges and waterfalls on this lovely walk in the Peak District. View Full Details>>
Tideswell9 miles (14.7 km)The Derbyshire village of Tideswell has a number of good waymarked trails running past it. This walk from the village makes use of the Limestone Link, the Monsal Trail and the Pennine Bridleway to create a circular walk visiting some of the area's highlights. It runs for about 9 miles with some moderate climbs along the way. You'll enoy riverside paths, woodland trails and some splendid limestone scenery. The village has a number of good pubs so you can enjoy some well earned refreshments after your exercise. View Full Details>>
Tissington Trail13 miles (21 km)The Tissington trail is a 13 mile off road path following the trackbed of a disused railway line through the stunning Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Tittesworth Reservoir4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a circular walk around this lovely reservoir on the edge of the Peak District. There are waterside sections along the shoreline, woodland trails and fantastic views of the nearby Hen Cloud and The Roaches. The walk starts and ends at the visitor centre at the northern end of Tittesworth Water. Here you will find a cafe, an interactive exhibition, and picnic areas overlooking the River Churnet Valley. View Full Details>>
Toddbrook Reservoir3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy a short waterside walk along this pretty reservoir in Whaley Bridge. You can easily reach the reservoir from the train station/centre of the town. There is a nice footpath running along the reservoir with views of the surrounding woodland, countryside and Peak District hills. Look out for birds including herons and ducks on the water. View Full Details>>
Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Way1 miles (1 km)This special park in New Mills takes you through a beautiful river gorge with a fabulous 160 metre long walkway elevated over the water. From the walkway you can enjoy the rushing water below with waterfalls, weirs and interesting industrial buildings. The site is also home to the Torrs Hydro, a micro hydroelectric scheme which makes enough electricity to supply 70 homes. The park is located in the town centre and can be easily reached from New Mills Central train station. View Full Details>>
Torside Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a circular walk or cycle around this large man made lake in the Derbyshire Peak District. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Underbank Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Follow the footpaths around Underbank Reservoir on this pleasant walk in the Peak District. It's about a 3 mile walk around the lake with a nice quiet footpath on the southern side and a roadside path on the northern side. View Full Details>>
Win Hill7 miles (10.5 km)This is a popular climb to Win Hill in the Derbyshire Peak District. The hill is in a delightful location above Ladybower Reservoir. From the 462 m (1,516 ft) summit there are excellent views of the reservoirs below, the River Derwent, the Hope Valley and the surrounding hills. This loop climbs to the hill summit before descending to Hope Brink and Aston. View Full Details>>
Windgather Rocks6 miles (10 km)This walk visits this interesting gritstone crag which is popular with rock climbers. There are fascinating geological rock formations and wonderful views over the Peak District to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Winnats Pass5 miles (7.5 km)This challenging circular walk in the Peak District takes you through this spectacular pass. The walk starts at the village of Castleton and climbs through Winnats Pass with its towering limestone pinnacles. It's a wonderful geological feature and worth the steep climb. On the way you'll pass Speedwell Cavern where you can take an amazing underground boat trip 450m under the Hills of Castleton. View Full Details>>
Winscar Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk along the beautiful Winscar Reservoir in the Peak District. The reservoir is ideal for a short, easy cycle or walk using the waterside tarmac path on the eastern side. The surrounding scenery of the Peak District makes a wonderful backdrop. View Full Details>>
Wirksworth5 miles (8 km)This circular walk around the Derbyshire town of Wirksworth uses various footpaths to visit some of the highlights of the area. Starting in the town you head north and pick up the High Peak Trail to take you up to the Black Rocks around Cromford. From here there are splendid views of the Derwent Valley from the elevated position of the rocks. You can then descend to the Cromford Canal where you have the option of a stroll along the towpath. Around here you can also pick up the Derwent Valley Heritage Way and enjoy a riverside walk to Matlock Bath. View Full Details>>
Wolfscote Dale7 miles (12 km)This walk visits Wolfscote Dale in the Dove Dale area of the Peak District View Full Details>>
Wyming Brook1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a waterside walk along the pretty Wyming Brook on this walk near Sheffield. The footpath takes you through peaceful woodland with a babbling brook, mossy crags, stone steps and wooden bridges. You can start your walk from the car park off Redmires Road just north of the lower reservoir and the Redmires woodland plantation. You then head north through the reserve to Rivelin Dams. The walk could also be started from the Rivelin Lower Reservoir car park and completed from north to south. View Full Details>>
Youlgreave8 miles (13 km)A circular walk around the village of Youlgreave in the Derbyshire Peak District. The walk visits the popular Lathkill Dale using a section of the Limestone Way which runs past the village. There's riverside trails, woodland paths, some moderate climbs and great views over the Peak District. View Full Details>>

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