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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.

Easy Walks:  
Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge A fantastic gritstone edge walk for those who like to live on the precipice!
Thorncliffe Trail On the edge of the Peak District exploring history in an interesting part of north Sheffield.
Moderate & Hard Walks:
Matlock Bath Fantastic walk with many highlights including High Tor, Matlock Dale and the Heights of Abraham.
Ladybower and Derwent Edge A walk of contrast, a lovely reservoir walk and then a moorland crossing followed by a fantastic exploration of Derwent Edge.
Chrome Hill from Buxton A super Peak District hill to climb. We did it from Buxton in winter snow.
Wetton Hill and Thor's Cave A circular walk to Thor's Cave, a fantastic adventure starting out from Wettonmill.
The Roaches and Hen Cloud A superb walk taking in a host of classic Peak District landmarks including Hanging Stone.
Mam Tor Ridge from Hope This is clearly the most popular Peak District ridge walk on the environs of the Hope valley.
Dove Dale and Wolfscote Dale This is possibly the most popular of all the Peak District Walks. There is a reason!
Kinder Scout The objective of the honorable landmark Peak trespass. We were luckier than the pioneers of walking.
Kinder Trespass Anniversary Walk This walk penned by Ken Brockway celebrates the trespass pioneers and also explores the industrial heritage of the area.
Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale A walk to two extra special dales, one well known, one a delightful surprise.
Higger Tor and Padley Gorge A fantastic contrast of heather moor in late summer bloom and an oak wooded gorge.
Baslow to Bakewell A spectacular 12 mile linear walk on a beautiful but chilly winter's day.
Monk's Dale and Tideswell Dale At just short of seven miles this walk through splendid dales is not as hard as some. Its a delighful walk, one I recommend.
Stanage Edge from Hathersage The iconic dark peak walk to the most famous millstone grit escarpment of them all.
Monsal Dale from Bakewell A superb guest entry walk from Owain Roberts. A great report of a splendid walk.
Dovestone Rocks Another guest entry walk, this one from Ken Brockway is about a peak bagging exercise in the north west corner of the park.
The Bullock Smithy Hike Adam Gallimore's brilliant report of his 56 mile challenge walk in 24 hours around the Peak District in 2012.
Six Dales Circuit At over 26 miles, this walk is marathon distance. The rewards are worth it though, a walk to six exceptional dales.

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