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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.

Mable the Duchess at Chatsworth Time taken 3 hours A few years ago, in a moment of madness I agreed to take part with friends in the Grindleford Gallop, a near marathon of walking (or running if you are really mad!) that takes you throughout the Hope Valley and into Chatsworth's Park. It is a great Peak District event, in fairness, in aid of Grindleford Primary School, but I have never forgiven it for giving me a bruised toe! I also didn’t fully enjoy it as I find walking without a dog, odd. To me, walking should always be...
Bakewell,Beeley and Chatsworth - Peak Distirct Walks
Mable takes on Peak District Reservoirs Time taken 31/2 hours This is a walk we took last summer on an initially drizzly weekend morning, starting at Low Bradfield having made a visit to watch the rowers at Dam Flask reservoir. I had only intended to pop down and maybe walk around the reservoir, but as the weather improved I count not resist the opportunity to take in more of this lovely quite unspoilt part of the Peak District, on the outskirts of Sheffield. Dam Flask plays home to Sheffield’s University Rowing Club as...
Low Bradfield via Strines Moor - Peak District Walks
via Litton Mill, Cressbrook Dale, Water-cum-Jolly Dale Peter Sargeant & Anny Jones This 5 mile walk covers some of the most glorious walking country in the Peak District, and it’s designed to be reached by bus. It begins in Tideswell, a village in the limestone uplands south of Buxton and home to the spectacular 14th century church of St John the Baptist (the ‘cathedral of the Peak’), some lively pubs and small craft shops, and one of the finest fish and chip shops for miles. From Tideswell it takes a less...
Tideswell to Monsal Head - Peak District Walks
Length: 5 miles Time: 2.5-3 hours   This is a circular walk around Monsal Dale, and includes a fair bit of climbing. It begins at a popular viewpoint of the Peak District, in front of the Monsal Head Inn. There is a great vista over Cressbrook Dale and Monsal Dale, looking over the old railway line. There are several benches situated at a small car park, and an ice cream van for refreshments. Hobbs café is very near as well.        A path signposted to Monsal Head marks the start of the...
Monsal Head and Brushfield - Peak District Walks
For a wide variety of diverse scenery all in one day, we don't think you can beat this walk!  It is one of many popular routes that are available as a guided walk through Peak Walking Adventures.  Starting from the village of Hathersage, we make our way up the hillside to explore dramatic moors and gritstone edges, and to find abandoned millstones nestling amongst heather and bracken.   We visit Carl Wark, believed to be an Iron Age hill fort.  It stands on a plateau with natural fortifications on 3 sides and...
Peak Walking Adventures - Millstones and Moorlands
Distance: 6 miles Time: 3 hours This walk covers two popular sites of the Peak District, Robin Hood Stride, and the Nine Ladies Stone Circle. It starts near the villages of Youlgreave and Bradford, on a road called Bradford Lane that runs down the side of the church in Youlgreave, towards the River Bradford.     The Limestone Way is where the walk begins, following the path from the road towards Robin Hood Stride. Here, the path is easy to follow, as the Limestone Way is a popular route in the Peak District. The...
Robin Hood Stride and Nine Ladies Stone Circle
If you are looking for somewhere to go for a picnic, that is accessible, yet wild, you need go no further than the banks of the River Wye in Monsal Dale at the very heart of the Peak District.  If you are driving, the place to park is off the A6, approximately mid-way between Ashford-in-the-Water and Taddington - an area known as Lees Bottom.  This pay and display car park is managed by the Peak District National Park Authority.  At the top end of the car park you will find a short path leading down towards the busy...
On the Banks of the Wye - The Peak District’s Perfect Picnic Place
Mable takes on the world of Wyedale and Cheedale with friends Time taken: 4 Hours This is one of the few walks that Mable and I have taken that was meticulously planned. I do have to say I had no part in the planning other than confirming where to meet, what lunch to bring and what I would wear. It was planned by a friend and colleague at Peak District Online and was aimed to get a group of us, and our dogs, together one Saturday in late Autumn 2010 for a romp through the beautiful Dales of the Peak District. It turned out to...
Wyedale, Cheedale and onto the Monsal Trail
Mable goes trailing around Bakewell Time taken – 1 1/4 hours There are times when you just want an easy walk and sometimes you can step out your front door and make the most of the lovely Peak District countryside that we live in or you can choose to venture further afield for some different scenery, but equally unchallenging strolling. This is one of those walks and if you find yourself in the market town of Bakewell wearing sensible shoes, with an hour or so to kill, this is the walk for you. We found ourselves...
A Bakewell walk - Peak District Walks
Mable finds the water in Ashford from Bakewell Time take – 2.5 hours This walk takes in the lovely Peak District village of Ashford in the Water which in itself is worth spending time walking around, as it has plenty of charm and character. Even though I drive through it often on the way to Bakewell, until last year I didn’t know how quaint it was or how far it extended. I discovered its charm when taking part in a Grindleford treasure hunt and spent an early summer evening investigating its nooks and crannies. Mable...
Bakewell via Ashford - Peak District Walks
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