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Bakewell Walks and Walking Guide

Peak District, Derbyshire

Find circular walks from Bakewell which is situated towards the eastern fringes of the Peak District National Park. This small market town has a wide variety of cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied and includes camp sites and caravan parks. Public transport does provide links to many of the walks in this beautiful area. Highlights include the Monsal Trail, Lathkill Dale, Dovedale and the Chatsworth Estate.

All walks are free to download and print, and all routes have mapping and GPX files. The routes range from circular family walks to longer full day hikes and provide enough variety to fill a week long walking holiday.

★ = GPS file available

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3046Lathkill Dale & Monyasheasy4.00
1369Tissington Trail - Hartington to Parsley Heyeasy4.00
1185Chrome Hill (Dragon's Back) from Hollinsclougheasy/mod4.50
3445The Dragon's Back (Chrome Hill) from Hollinscloughmoderate4.50
1861Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndaleeasy/mod5.00
1594Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartingtoneasy5.50
1042Pilsbury Castle from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.50
1650Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Daleeasy/mod5.50
2682River Dove & Reynard's Lane from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.60
1945Lathkill Dale & Over Haddon circulareasy/mod5.70
1206Chelmorton & Flagg from Taddingtoneasy/mod6.00
1862Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnoreasy/mod6.00
1589Lathkill & Bradford Dales (short version) from Back Laneeasy/mod6.00
1593Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington easy/mod6.20
3341Brushfield, Miller's Dale & Monsal Head from Lees Bottom easy/mod6.50
2837Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Longnoreasy/mod6.70
1595Dove Valley & Biggin Dale from Hartingtoneasy/mod6.80
2573Tideswell, Miller's & Cressbrook Dales from Littoneasy7.00
1827Ashford-in-the Water,Magpie Mine & Over Haddon easy/mod7.10
2079Beresford & Wolfescote Dales from Hartingtoneasy/mod7.20
2531Upper Dove Valley from Hollinscloughmoderate7.50
1043Chelmorton & the Monsal Traileasy/mod8.10
1569Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale from Back Laneeasy/mod8.20
1590Monyash & Lathkill Dale from Back Laneeasy/mod8.20
2545High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinscloughmoderate8.50
1651Monsal Trail & Ashford-in-the-Water from Lees Bottom easy/mod8.75
2301Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartingtoneasy/mod9.50
2723Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor easy/mod9.60
1146Bradford & Lathkill Dales from Monyashmoderate11.25
2798Bakewell to Edalemod/hard18.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Bakewell when measured in a straight line.

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