GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

White Peak Walks

This stunning area of the Peak District is categorised by caves, limestone gorges and dry river valleys. It's splendid for walkers with highlights include a series of wonderful dales including Miller's Dale, Lathkill Dale and the popular Dovedale.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
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>>
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>>
Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk4 miles (6 km)Walk from the town of Bakewell to the magnificent Chatsworth House in the Peak District. It's about a 3 mile route, following footpaths through the countryside to Edensor and then onto the estate. Though a short walk there is some moderate climbing to do along the way. 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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Eyam Circular Walk5 miles (8.2 km)A circular walk around the Peak District village of Eyam, visiting Eyam Edge, Bretton Moor and the village of Foolow. 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>>
Ilam Circular Walk8 miles (13.5 km)Explore Ilam Park before heading into the beautiful Manifold Valley on this circular walk in the Staffordshire Peak District. The route runs for just over 8 miles and includes some moderately challenging hill climbs, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. 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>>
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>>
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>>
Monyash11 miles (18 km)A circular walk from the village of Monyash visiting Youlgreave, Bradford Dale and the popular Lathkill Dale. The pretty village makes a good base for exploring the limestone scenery of the White Peak. There's a nice village green, pub, cafe and a notable Grade II listed church with Norman sections and a 15th century font. View Full Details>>
Stoney Middleton3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a short walk through the pretty Coombs Dale on this route from the village of Stoney Middleton. There's some nice limestone scenery, attractive woodland, and nice views over the surrounding Peak District countryside. 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>>
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>>
Weaver Hills6 miles (9 km)This circular walk explores the Weaver Hills area of the White Peak. The small range of hills are located a few miles west of Ashbourne in north east Staffordshire. They climb to a height of over 1200ft offering fine views over the Peak District and the Churnet Valley. The Weaver Hills are thought to be the southernmost main hills and carboniferous limestone rock strata of the Pennines.  View Full Details>>
White Peak22 miles (36 km)A long circular walk around the White Peak area of the Peak District. The route uses some of the area's waymarked long distance trails to take you on a tour of several of the White Peak's highlights. The walk is just over 22 miles in distance and quite challenging in parts so is best completed over 2 days. 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>>

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