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Walking In Peak District

Walking in the Peak District offers a diverse and delightful mixture of countryside from which to choose. You may prefer to trek across exposed moorland where walkers now have more freedom to roam, thanks to the recently introduced Access rights. Alternatively there are easier paths to pursue, especially around the White Peak where walkers can descend into the Derbyshire Dales and follow riverside paths, woodland tracks or simply cross fields and stiles over an undulating landscape with glorious far-reaching views. The Peak District is carefully managed by the National Park Authority and local Councils, with the emphasis on providing a safe and enjoyable environment whilst successfully retaining a balance between visitors and the conservation and preservation of its countryside, flora, fauna and wildlife.

Walks in the Peak District here is a far different prospect. Peak District towns and villages are steeped in history and character, with some offering walk guides for visitors to wander around at will and to explore, investigate or just appreciate the wonderful architecture,curiosities and to hopefully gain an insight into Derbyshire past and present.

Start at: Longnor . Grid ref: SK 088 649 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 8 km . From the car park in the centre of Longnor head out of the village on the road towards Crowdecote and keep left when the road forks. Ignore the track to Gosselcroft but take the next track on the right and descend towards Bridge End Farm and the river. Cross the River Dove and turn right as you approach the farm to follow a path along the Crowdecote to Hartington ridge. The path now runs parallel to the river below, on the right, crossing several fields...
Start at: Hulme End . Grid ref: SK103 592 . Difficulty: Moderate . Distance: 9.5 km . From the car park on Hartington Road at Hulme End turn left along the road and continue to a path on the right immediately after the farm. Cross the fields moving diagonally left as you go, passing Hollow Farm on your right via a stile in the middle of the hedge. The path now leads to a gate and wooden stile then diagonally right to find a gate in the wall at the far end which brings you out at the road. Cross the road, with Warslow Hall to your...
Start at: Rising Sun . Grid ref: SK032 678 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 8 km . From the Rising Sun turn left along the main road to Leek and follow it for a couple of hundred metres to the road to Flash village on the right. Walk on through the village to where a small lane heads off to the right just as the buildings come to an end. Almost immediately up this lane a path heads off right into the fields. Follow the path gently up Oliver Hill using the wall on your left to guide you. When the wall runs out cross the fields ahead...
Start at: Hulme End . Grid ref: SK103 592 . Difficulty: Easy . Distance: 4 km . From the car park at Hulme End take the ramp at the far end to join a path that crosses a bridge and leads you to the Manifold Track along the old disused railway line.Follow the track as it curves left along the valley floor, with Westside Mill across the river. As you head towards Ecton Hill the valley narrows abrupbtly and the banks to either side get steeper, with the track now curving to the right, then left, before reaching the Ecton Road. With the...
Start at: Ilam . Grid ref: SK134 509 .  Difficulty: Medium  . Distance: 17.5km . From the village walk south to the River Manifold and take the path that runs along the banks of the river heading east. Follow the path as the river meanders to the right until you reach a footbridge. Cross the river using this bridge and continue through the fields, ignoring the bridge on the left and eventually reaching Rushley Farm. Take the farm track to your left and continue as the path contours to stay level through to Throwley...
Rowsley, Haddon and Chatsworth. Time taken 3 hours This walk is a bit of a trek but if you enjoy Peak District natural scenery combined with some man- made historical building this is the dog walk for you, as it passes both of the Peak Districts premier estates – Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. It is a pretty easy walk though it covers over 8 miles so make sure you are prepared to be out for most of the day. Our walk started outside The Peacock Hotel, in the village of Rowsley, on the A6, and continued along the...
Rowsley, Haddon and Chatsworth - Peak District Walks
Millers Dale, Chelmorton and Cheedale Time taken 3 1/2 hours This is a lovely walk if you get the chance and is pretty dog friendly, offering interest to both human and canine alike with plenty of the Peak District and its Dales to enjoy. The start is at Millers Dale Station car park, which once served a busy rail line to St. Pancras, London, with the Monsal Trail to your right you walk out to the Wormhill road and turn right before dropping to the Tideswell Road (B6049) where you again turn right and cross over the river (Wye)...
Millers Dale via Chee Dale - Peal District Walks
This is a fairly short circular walk with a moderate terrain and a small amount of climbing. To get to the start of walk, go along the A6 from Bakewell heading towards Ashford. After passing Ashford take the next left. Then when the road bears left, there is a small entrance straight ahead. This is the start of the path. The path begins by the side of the River Wye, which meanders through the dale. Further down the path, we approached what appeared to be an old derelict mill. At this point, the path creeps behind the mill, and is then...
Sheldon via Deep Dale and Magpie Mine
Peak Forest and beyond Rushup Edge Time Taken – 4 hours This was a new walk for me and one that was taken initially as a mistake, having made a decision to proceed instead of returning to Peak Forest, we “found” Rushup Edge then had to find our way back. Since that first attempt, which was a little anxious I have walked it again, in sunnier and happier times and although strenuous, we found it to be exciting and interesting for both human and canine companion as it is a complete circle but offers quite...
Peak Forest via Rushup Edge - Peak District Walks
Peak Forest and Peter’s Dale Time taken – 3hours This is a great walk for us as it is local and if preferred can be walked from my door, adding a little extra time to cover the distance between Tideswell and Wheston, though here we started in Peak Forest near the Church and Devonshire Arms. It is a walk of two halves that makes good use of the Pennine Bridleway and if you like it can be made into two smaller circular walks, though a Sunday afternoon, I find, call for 3 hours out with canine companion and friends, for a...
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