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Walks in the Peak District
Admiring the tremendous views of the Peak District while walking from Mam Tor to Lose Hill
Admiring the tremendous views of the Peak District while walking from Mam Tor to Lose Hill

The Peak District is one of the latter areas to be added to the Walking Englishman. This popular park has always taken a place down the pecking order behind the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District mainly because both the Dales and the Lakes are closer to home. Therefore it was overlooked for far too long. I first walked in the Peak District during the foot and mouth crisis in the 1990's when walking was banned in most areas. The Peak District was a shining beacon during that dark period as it remained open while other national parks closed. And on that first visit Steve, Dave and I stayed for a long weekend and found a few super walks. Now I know about the delights of this super park with its two distinct areas, the Dark Peak of gritstone and the White Peak of limestone I shall return whenever I have the opportunity and new walks will appear.

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The walks Miles Description  
Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge 4.0 A fantastic gritstone edge walk for those who like to live on the precipice! Go Outdoors
Low Bradfield, Agden Side, Rocher Edge and High Bradfield 4.3 A lovely half day walk on the outskirts of Sheffield. There is much to enjoy on this very popular route.
Matlock Bath 5.1 Fantastic walk with many highlights including High Tor, Matlock Dale and the Heights of Abraham.
Higger Tor and Padley Gorge 5.5 A wonderful contrast of heather moor in late summer bloom and an oak wooded gorge are to enjoy here.
Thorncliffe Trail 5.5 On the edge of the Peak District exploring history in an interesting part of north Sheffield.
Wetton Hill and Thor's Cave 6.0 A circular walk to Thor's Cave, a fantastic adventure starting out from Wettonmill.
Monsal Dale, High Dale,
Miller's Dale and the Monsal Trail
6.3 A stunning walk from Monsal Head into a series of dales, across a high plateau and past old lime workings.
Stanage Edge from Hathersage 6.5 The iconic dark peak walk to the most famous millstone grit escarpment of them all.
Monk's Dale and Tideswell Dale 6.7 This walk through splendid dales is not as hard as some. Its a delighful walk, one I recommend.
Harthill Moor and Stanton Moor 6.7 Ancient sites abound on this two moors walk including castle sites, stone circles, rock outcrops and caves.
Mam Tor Ridge from Hope 8.5 This is clearly the most popular Peak District ridge walk on the environs of the Hope valley.
Kinder Scout 8.8 The objective of the honorable landmark Peak trespass. We were luckier than the pioneers of walking.
Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale 10.3 A walk to two extra special dales, one well known, one a delightful surprise.
Ladybower and Derwent Edge 10.5 A walk of contrast, a reservoir walk and then a moorland crossing followed by an exploration of Derwent Edge.
Monsal Dale from Bakewell 11.7 A superb guest entry walk from Owain Roberts. A great report of a splendid walk.
Chrome Hill from Buxton 12.0 A super Peak District hill to climb. We did it from Buxton in winter snow.
Shelf Moor and Bleaklow 12.0 A tough walk but with many highlights including Torside Clough, Black Clough and the Longdendale Trail.
The Great Ridge and Win Hill 12.1 Climb to Mam Tor then leads to Hollin's Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill before the outstanding Win Hill finale.
The Roaches and Hen Cloud 12.5 A superb walk taking in a host of classic Peak District landmarks including Hanging Stone.
Dovestone Rocks 12.5 This walk from Ken Brockway is about a peak bagging exercise in the north west corner of the park.
Dove Dale and Wolfscote Dale 13.2 This is possibly the most popular of all the Peak District Walks. There are many reasons why.
Baslow to Bakewell 13.4 Follow this spectacular 12 mile linear walk on a beautiful but chilly winter's day.
Kinder Trespass Anniversary Walk 15.3 This walk celebrates the trespass pioneers and also explores the industrial heritage of the area.
Six Dales Circuit 26.7 This walk is marathon distance. The rewards are worth it though, a walk to six exceptional dales.
The Bullock Smithy Hike 56.0 Adam Gallimore's brilliant report of his 56 mile challenge walk in 24 hours around the Peak District in 2012.

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