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Peak District Walks,
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

All Peak District walks are free to download and print with GPS files. Routes include the White Peak, with its limestone dales, and the gritstone moors that cover much of the National Park.

Area walks and walking guides

 

White Peak - Manifold Valley & Dovedale Walks

Walking highlights - Dramatic Dovedale and its sister dales are typical of the White Peak with limestone outcrops a character of the landscape. The Manifold Valley, lying to the west of Dovedale, also has much to offer walkers including Thor's Cave perched high on the valley side. Between the Dove and Manifold valleys lies high ground including Ecton Hill and the villages of Alstonefield and Wetton.

Where to stay - Hartington, Alstonefield, Wetton, Grindon and Ashbourne are all convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3131Thorpe Cloud and the Dove Valleyeasy1.60
2681Wetton & Manifold Valleyeasy/mod3.60
1475Bunster Hill and Dovedale from Ilameasy/mod4.50
1021Milldale & Hall Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod5.00
1594Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington easy5.50
2682River Dove & Reynard's Lane from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.60
1593Beresford, Wolfscote & Biggin Dales from Hartington easy/mod6.20
1181The Manifold Valley & Wetton Hilleasy/mod6.50
1709Milldale and Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod6.50
1595Dove Valley, Biggin Dale & Biggin from Hartington easy/mod6.80
2537Ecton Hill & Wetton from Wetton Millmoderate7.00
2079Beresford & Wolfescote Dales from Hartingtoneasy/mod7.20
3527Dovedale and the Manifold Valley from Ilammoderate7.50
1257Wolfscote Dale from Alstonefieldeasy/mod7.50
1653The Manifold Valley from Wetton easy/mod7.80
2263Grindon & the Manifold Way from Waterhousesmoderate8.00
3455The Manifold Valley, Wetton and Dovedale from Ilammoderate9.50
1195A high-level Dovedalemoderate9.50
3597Manifold Valley, Thor's Cave, Ecton & Wetton Hills from Alstonefield moderate10.00
3601Dove & Manifold Valleys from Alstonefieldmoderate10.00
 

White Peak - Upper Dove Valley & Chrome Hill Walks

Walking highlights - Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill (the Dragon's Back) are the main attractions in this area. As you head up towards the source of the River Dove the scenery gets wilder and more dramatic.

Where to stay - Hartington and Longnor are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1185Chrome Hill from Holinsclougheasy/mod4.50
3445The Dragon's Back (Chrome Hill) from Hollinscloughmoderate4.50
1861Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndaleeasy/mod5.00
1042Pilsbury Castle from Hartingtoneasy/mod5.50
1862Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnoreasy/mod6.00
2837Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Longnoreasy/mod6.70
2531Upper Dove Valley from Hollinscloughmoderate7.50
2545High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinscloughmoderate8.50
2723Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor easy/mod9.60
 

White Peak - High Peak & Lathkill Dale Walks

Walking highlights - Lathkill Dale is popular with walkers. Its varied scenery adds to its appeal. Elsewhere in the High Peak you can explore the remains of the once flourishing lead mining industry, marvel at the dry-stone walls that stretch for miles or enjoy an easy walk along a disused railway.

Where to stay - Hartington, Monyash, Youlgreave and Bakewell are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1369Tissington Trail - Hartington to Parsley Heyeasy4.00
3046Lathkill Dale from Monyasheasy4.00
1410Minninglow Hill, Roystone Grange and Cardlemere Laneeasy/mod5.50
1945Lathkill Dale from Over Haddoneasy/mod5.70
1206Chelmorton & Flagg from Taddingtoneasy/mod6.00
1589Lathkill & Bradford Dales (short version) easy/mod6.00
1827Magpie Mine & Over Haddon from Ashford-in-the Water easy/mod7.10
1569Lathkill Dale & Bradford Dale easy/mod8.20
1590Monyash & Lathkill Dale easy/mod8.20
2301Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartingtoneasy/mod9.50
1146Bradford and Lathkill Dales from Monyashmoderate11.25
 

White Peak - Stanton Moor & Winster Walks

Walking highlights - Stanton Moor with its Nine Ladies stone circle offers great views and many interesting things to explore. The villages of Birchover and Winster are worth exploring too.

Where to stay - Bakewell, Winster, Stanton and Matlock are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3196Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride from Winstereasy/mod7.00
2559Stanton Moor & The Nine Ladies Stones from Winstermoderate9.00
2503Robin Hood's Stride & Stanton Moormoderate11.00
 

White Peak - Miller's Dale, Bakewell & Monsal Trail Walks

Walking highlights - The Monsal Trail follows an old railway and takes you from Bakewell through a number of scenic dales including Miller's Dale. Monsal Head is a great place to visit to savour the view into the dale far below.

Where to stay - Bakewell, Tideswell, Taddington and Ashford in the Water are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3018Cracknowl and the Monsal Trail from Bakewelleasy3.50
1650Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Daleeasy/mod5.50
3341Brushfield, Miller's Dale & Monsal Head from Lees Bottom easy/mod6.50
2573Tideswell, Miller's & Cressbrook Dales from Littoneasy7.00
1043Chelmorton & the Monsal Traileasy/mod8.10
1651Monsal Trail & Ashford-in-the-Water from Lees Bottom easy/mod8.75
2627Cromford to Bakewellmoderate11.50
2798Bakewell to Edalemod/hard18.00
 

Dark Peak South - Edale & Kinder Scout Walks

Walking highlights - the Kinder Scout Plateau, especially the edges which circle this moor, including Ringing Roger, Grindsbrook, Ashop Head, Fairbrook Naze and Kinder Downfall. In addition the western fringes of this area including South Head.

Where to stay - Edale, Castleton and Hayfield are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1113Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll from Edalemoderate5.50
1923Cown Edge & Whiteley Nab from Chunal easy/mod6.50
1489Blackden Brook, Kinder & Upper Ashopmoderate6.75
2637Coombs Ridge, Cown Edge from Broadbottomeasy/mod7.00
1686Cown Edge from Broadbottom easy/mod7.30
2635The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Fritheasy/mod7.50
1159★☩Grindsbrook & Edale Head from Edalemoderate7.50
2534Chinley Churn & South Headeasy/mod7.50
1174Kinder Low & Mount Famine from Hayfieldmoderate7.50
2514Fair Brook & Kinder Downfall from Birchen Cloughmoderate8.00
1182Kinder Downfall from Hayfieldmoderate8.00
1300Hope Cross & Ringing Roger from Edalemoderate8.00
2507South Head & Edale Cross from Hayfieldmoderate8.00
2546Lantern Pike & Cown Edge from Rowartheasy/mod8.00
1227Fair Brook & Kinder Northern Edges from Birchen Cloughmoderate8.50
3350The Summit of Kinder Scout via The Cloughsmoderate8.50
3407Chinley to Edale without a carmoderate9.25
3238Fairbrook Naze & Ashop Head from Birchen Cloughmoderate9.30
2622The Sett Valley & edge of Kinder without a carmoderate10.00
1295★☩Ringing Roger & Edale Cross from Edalemoderate10.00
1264★☩Rushup Edge & Crowden Tower from Edalemoderate10.00
3298★☩Oyster Clough & Blackden Edge from Birchen Cloughmoderate11.40
2599★☩Kinder, Edale and Castleton Ridge from Hopemod/hard13.50
2615★☩The Kinder Edges from Edalemod/hard18.00
 

Dark Peak South - Castleton Great Ridge & Mam Tor Walks

Walking highlights - the Great Ridge at Castleton linking Mam Tor with Lose Hill is one the great walks of the Peak District. Other attractions include Winnats Pass, Peveril Castle and Rushup Edge.

Where to stay - Castleton, Hope, and Edale are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1831Mam Tor & Hollins Cross easy3.00
1519Speedwell Cavern circular from Casteltoneasy4.25
1521Cave Dale and Winnats Pass from Castletoneasy4.50
3426Lose Hill & Hollins Cross from Castleton easy/mod5.00
1665Hollins Cross & Lose Hill from Castleton easy/mod6.00
1087★☩Mam Tor & Cave Dale from Castletonmoderate6.50
1706★☩Win Hill from Hopeeasy/mod6.50
2522Rushup Edge & Edale from Mam Nickmoderate7.00
1368★☩Mam Tor, Upper Booth and Rushup Edgemoderate7.00
2591Crook Hill & Ladybower Reservoireasy/mod7.50
2588★☩Win Hill & Hope Crossmoderate7.50
2595★☩The Great Ridge from Edalemoderate8.50
1286★☩Castleton Ridge from Hope villagemoderate8.50
1688★☩Old Dam & Sparrowpit from Mam Tor moderate9.00
 

Dark Peak South - Longendale & Bleaklow Walks

Walking highlights - Bleaklow is wild and can be challenging but it does have its rewards. Grains-in-the-Water provides solitude and stunning moorland landscapes. Circular walks using sections of the Pennine Way are also a feature of this area.

Where to stay - Glossop and Crowden are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2625Torside Clough from Longdendalemoderate4.50
3607Reservoirs Walk from Tintwistleeasy/mod5.50
1759Torside Clough & Longendale from Old Glossopmoderate7.40
3027Bleaklow Head from Longdendalemoderate8.00
1213Alport Castles from Fairholmemoderate8.50
1168★☩Bleaklow from Old Glossopmoderate9.50
2982Bleaklow & Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Passmod/hard9.50
1756Bleaklow & The Longendale Trail from Woodheadmod/hard10.00
1486Harry Hut, Mill Hill & Doctor's Gate from near Glossopmoderate11.30
3049Bleaklow Stones from King's Tree, Derwent Valleymod/hard12.00
1116Grains in the Water & Alport Castlesmod/hard12.00
1697Marsden to Edale challengevery hard22.00
 

Dark Peak North - Black Hill & Dovestone Reservoir Walks

Walking highlights - circular walks based on the Pennine Way, the wild moorland around Black Hill, Laddow Rocks, the gritstone edges of Saddleworth Moor above Dovestone Reservoir and the wide open spaces of Wessenden Moor.

Where to stay - Holmfirth, Hadfield, Mossley and Marsden are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2914The Pots & Pans from Uppermilleasy/mod4.50
1401Hordron Road and the Little Don without a careasy/mod5.00
1583Digley Reservoireasy/mod5.00
3174Saltersbrook and Lady Cross from Woodheadeasy/mod6.00
1179Lad's Leap & Laddow Rocksmoderate6.50
2634Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Roadmoderate7.00
2517Chew Reservoir & Fox Stone from Dovestonesmoderate7.50
2553Greenfield Reservoir & Raven Stones from Dovestonemoderate8.00
2826Winscar Reservoir circuit from Dunford Bridge moderate8.90
1526Cats Clough Head & Outer Edgemoderate9.00
3022Black Hill & Laddow Rocks from Crowdenmoderate9.00
1695Flouch & Winscar easy/mod9.00
2630Upper Holme Valley & Ramsden Cloughmoderate9.00
2621Crowden, Black Hill & Laddow Rocksmoderate9.00
1829Holme & Marsden Clough from Ramsden Reservoir moderate9.00
1703Longdendale from Hadfield Stationeasy/mod9.00
2561Digley & Ramsden Reservoirs from Wessenden Headmoderate9.50
2518Black Hill & Four Reservoirsmoderate10.00
3401From Langsett to Crowden via Woodheadmoderate11.00
2644Marsden and the Standedge Trailmoderate11.00
2613Boundary Walk from Marsden to Holmfirthmoderate13.00
2600Chew Reservoir & the Pennine Waymod/hard14.00
2359Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsdenhard19.50
2231The Eastern Edgeshard25.00
 

Eastern Moors - Sheffield area & Derwent Edge Walks

Walking highlights - Derwent Edge above the Derwent valley offers great walking with many interesting rock formations to discover, the many reservoirs on the western fringes of Sheffield and their surrounding countryside, and the wild moors that dominate this area.

Where to stay - Hathersage, Bamford, Grindleford and Sheffield are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1578Dale Dike Reservoireasy2.50
1580Redmires Reservoireasy2.50
1581Langsett Reservoireasy3.00
1582More Hall Reservoireasy3.40
1577Low Bradwell & Agden Reservoireasy3.50
1579Damflask Reservoireasy3.50
1754Agden Reservoir circulareasy/mod4.80
1523Broomhead Moor & Ewden Beckeasy/mod6.00
2516Moscar, Dale Dike & Shrines Reservoirseasy/mod7.00
3439High Bradfield from Glen Howemoderate8.30
1285Rod Moor from Dungworth Circularmoderate9.40
1539Flask Edge and Bar Brook Moor from Shillito Woodmoderate9.40
3330Rivelin Valley from Malin Bridge easy/mod9.70
1479Sheffield Country Walk - Burbage Moor & Redmireseasy/mod9.75
1219Back Tor & the Wheel Stones from Fairholmemoderate10.25
1522Back Tor, Bradfield Moors and Reservoirsmoderate11.00
1687Broomhead & Howden Moors moderate12.40
3436Hillsborough to Bradfield & Loxley Valleymoderate12.60
1541Stanage & Ughill Moor moderate13.00
1098Howden Edge from Derwent Valleymod/hard14.00
 

Eastern Moors - Gritstone Edges, Higger Tor & Longshaw Estate Walks

Walking highlights - the gritstone edges offer level walking and superb views and include Stanage Edge, Burbage Rocks, and Froggatt Edge. The area around the Longshaw Estate including Higger Tor and Padley Gorge also offers some excellent walks.

Where to stay - Hathersage, Bamford, and Grindleford are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1169Baslow Edge & Wellington's Monumenteasy3.50
1093Higger Tor & Burbage Rocks from Longshaweasy/mod5.30
1090Stanage Edge from Dennis Knoll, nr. Bamfordmoderate7.00
2515The River Derwent, Curbar, Baslow & Froggatt Edgeseasy/mod7.50
1240Curbar, Froggatt & White Edges from Curbar Gapeasy/mod8.00
2629Stanage Edge, Redmires & Hallam Moorseasy/mod8.50
2548Stanage Edge from Hathersagemoderate8.50
2520Higger Tor & the Longshaw Estatemoderate9.00
2235Bamford & Stanage Edges from Rod Side moderate9.90
3540The Derwent Edge from Cutthroat Bridgemoderate10.00
1273Burbage Rocks & Padley Gorge from Hay Woodmoderate11.00
 

Eastern Moors - Abney Moor & Chatsworth Walks

Walking highlights - Abney Moor offers some great walks and is less busy than adjacent areas. The extensive Chatsworth Estate also offers great walking with Chatsworth House and the estate villages providing plenty of interest along the route.

Where to stay - Hope, Bradwell, Grindleford and Eyam are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
3557Chatsworth Park from Calton Leeseasy/mod6.50
1270North and South of Abneyeasy/mod7.20
1080Shatton Moor and Offerton from Bradwelleasy/mod7.50
1100★☩Abney Moor & Bretton Clough from Hucklowmoderate8.50
1014Coombs Dale, Longstone Edge & Pilsleymoderate10.00
 

Western Moors - Three Shires Head & the Roaches Walks

Walking highlights - The Roaches offer great views with little effort, Three Shires Head where the counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire meet at a picturesque packhorse bridge and lonely Axe Edge Moor, which is the highest point in Staffordshire.

Where to stay - Leek, Buxton, Gradbach and Danebridge are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1596Lud's Church and Roach End from Gradbach easy/mod4.50
1652Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow easy4.50
1707The Roaches short circulareasy/mod5.00
2233Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow easy/mod6.20
1598Lud's Church, Back Forest & Clough Head from Gradbach easy/mod6.80
3030The Roaches & Lud's Churcheasy/mod7.00
3323Three Shires Head & Knotbury from Gradbach easy/mod7.10
1728Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Headeasy/mod7.20
1178The Roaches and Lud's Churchmoderate7.25
2577Hawk's Nest, Goldstitch Moss & Lud's Churchmoderate8.00
3197Flash, Knotbury & Three Shires Head from Gradbach easy/mod8.20
1288The Roaches & Hen Cloud from Tittesworth Reservoirmoderate8.50
 

Western Moors - Lyme Park, Shining Tor & Goyt Valley Walks

Walking highlights - Lyme Park with its historic house and grounds, Shining Tor (the highest point in Cheshire) and the ridge to Cats Tor, Pym Chair and Windgather Rocks, and the Goyt Valley with Errwood and Fernilee Reservoirs lying amidst glorious scenery.

Where to stay - Disley, Whaley Bridge, Bollington and Buxton are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
2329The Disley Lanes from Lyme Parkeasy4.00
2523Black Rocks & Bollinhurst Reservoir from Disleyeasy5.00
3136Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridgeeasy/mod5.10
2576Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valleyeasy6.00
2567Lyme Park & Dissop Head from Disleyeasy6.00
1481Dale Top (Park Moor) from Lyme Parkeasy6.25
3510Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edgeeasy/mod7.00
1474Park Moor and Birchencliff from Lyme Parkeasy/mod7.25
1233Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaloadmoderate7.50
2528Kettleshulme & Sponds Hillmoderate8.00
1092Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwoodmoderate8.50
1183Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moormoderate9.00
2557Lyme Park from Poyntonmoderate10.00
2527Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaloadmoderate10.00
 

Western Moors - Shutlingsloe & Macclesfield Forest Walks

Walking highlights - an ascent of Shutlingsloe locally know as the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', Macclesfield Forest and Trentabank Reservoir, which is home to a large heronry, and the scenic viewpoint of Tegg's Nose.

Where to stay - Macclesfield, Buxton, and Danebridge are convenient for this area.


 
WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1461Shutlingsloe from Trentabankeasy/mod3.00
2535Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloemoderate7.00
2506Tegg's Nose from Trentabankmoderate7.50
1502Shutlingsloe, Cat & Fiddle and Macclesfield Forestmoderate9.00
1371Rossendale Ramblemoderate12.00

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