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Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
Distance14.29km Vertical gain+199m Vertical drop-198m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Field paths, quiet lanes, walled tracks and a former railway are used for this walk that explores the area to the north of the busy village of Hartington. The route lies wholly within Derbyshire although in the latter part of the walk good views into neighbouring Staffordshire are also enjoyed. The route includes much that is typical of this part of the peak district including the village of Biggin and the upper reaches of the Dove Valley.

Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
Distance8.84km Vertical gain+116m Vertical drop-116m Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores three dales in the White Peak starting from the village of Hartington. The walk is generally easy underfoot and provides a good introduction to this area.

Distance12.52km Vertical gain+361m Vertical drop-361m Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

The village of Hayfield lies to the west of the highest land in the Peak District Park and this walk which lies wholly within Derbyshire offers some excellent walking. The outward route over Mount Famine offers good views and once Edale Cross is reached you are on the high moors. The return to Hayfield is full of interest too.

Distance13.54km Vertical gain+477m Vertical drop-465m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Starting from Hayfield, Derbyshire, this Peak District walk visits Kinder Downfall. Starting from the point where the Mass Trespass began, the route uses William Clough to reach the plateau. Descent is via Kinder Low and Edale Cross back to the start.

Distance13.72km Vertical gain+458m Vertical drop-457m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Derbyshire

Bleaklow and Higher Shelf Stones feature in this Peak District walk from Old Glossop. Other highlights include the Wain Stones, Yellow Stacks and Doctor's Gate. This moorland can be wild and desolate in bad weather so save this walk for a dry day with good visibility.

Distance14.04km Vertical gain+228m Vertical drop-220m Duration4h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

A circular Peak District Walk that inclues a number of the highlights of the area to the west of Bakewell. The route includes sections along the River Wye, visits Monsal Head, uses a section of the Monsal Trail and Great Shacklow Wood. The walk does have a sting in the tail as there is a lengthy ascent towards the end of the walk.

Distance9.52km Vertical gain+335m Vertical drop-337m Duration3h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that takes in some of the highlights of the area to the north of Castelton. The route is varied, offers some wonderful views and is generally easy to follow.

Distance14.4km Vertical gain+317m Vertical drop-312m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that includes some less walked areas of the National Park. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes and includes walking the main ridge of Rushup Edge.

Walking Win Hill from Hope (Download : PDF)
Distance10.79km Vertical gain+272m Vertical drop-272m Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope - Derbyshire

A rewarding ascent of a Peak District hill that offers fine views into Edale. An ascent of Win Hill includes a stiff climb onto the ridge but otherwise this a an easy and relaxing walk.

Distance11.36km Vertical gain+242m Vertical drop-241m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and explores the limestone country lying to the south of the Wye Valley. The routes visits the remains of Magpie Mine, the village of Over Haddon and uses mainly field paths to complete the route.

Distance9.07km Vertical gain+315m Vertical drop-317m Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Longnor - Derbyshire

This route starts from the attractive North Staffordshire village of Longnor. It then crosses the Dove Valley into Derbyshire, passes through Earl Sterndale to climb High Wheeldon before re-crossing the Dove back into Staffordshire. The scenery en-route is varied with excellent views of this part of the Peak District throughout.

Distance10.59km Vertical gain+323m Vertical drop-322m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the often rugged countryside on the eastern flank of Cown Edge. The route uses a mixture of paths, tracks and quiet country lanes. In places careful navigation is essential.

Distance11.37km Vertical gain+185m Vertical drop-174m Duration3h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk starts in Hartington and explores Beresford Dale before visiting the village of Alstonefield. The route then continues by descending back into Wolfescote Dale and a return to the start.

Distance9.13km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-201m Duration3h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tideswell - Derbyshire

This circular Peak District walk starts in Tideswell Dale and continues through Miller's Dale into Ravensdale. The route is an ideal introduction to this area which is popular for walkers.

Distance10.84km Vertical gain+141m Vertical drop-141m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This walk from Hartington in Derbyshire follows a section of the River Dove. The route takes you through three limestone dales and across typical farming country for the area.

Distance12.75km Vertical gain+434m Vertical drop-427m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope - Derbyshire

The Castleton Ridge in Derbyshire is one of the great ridge walks in the Peak District. Starting from Hope the walk includes Lose Hill and Mam Tor before returning via Castleton to the start.

Distance14.75km Vertical gain+524m Vertical drop-524m Duration5h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale village and climbs onto Kinder Scout via Ringing Roger. The route provides rough moorland walking on relatively quiet paths and includes Upper Grindsbrook, Crowden Brook and Edale Cross before descending Jacob's Ladder on the return to Edale.

Distance12.07km Vertical gain+434m Vertical drop-428m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Edale - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the eastern end of the Kinder plateau. Starting from Edale the route follows the slopes of Kinder to reach Hope Cross. From here the walk continues to gain height and follows a high level route for the return via Ringing Roger to Edale.

Distance11.9km Vertical gain+388m Vertical drop-387m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Peak Forest - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores some of the highlights of Edale and its surrounding hills. The walk includes Mam Tor, Castleton Ridge, Edale and Ruship Edge. The second half of the walk uses some quieter paths.

Distance10.46km Vertical gain+359m Vertical drop-363m Duration3h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk comes with a warning as it's not suitable for those who don't like scrambling along the side of vertical banks or who are not happy crossing streams. It is undoubtedly easier to do the walk by going up Blackden Brook - rather than coming down it - and it is easier in good, dry weather. The reward is some great views!

Distance7.33km Vertical gain+254m Vertical drop-254m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk from Castleton takes you south and crosses some typical limestone scenery, providing some good views across the valley to Castleton's Great Ridge. You walk through Cave Dale and are also descend through the dramatic Winnats Pass.

Distance15.18km Vertical gain+257m Vertical drop-259m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Holmesfield - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk crosses Ramsley Moor, Big Moor and Flask Edge in the moorland to the west of Holmesfield. The route offers some fine views.

Distance12.79km Vertical gain+165m Vertical drop-166m Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that traverses pretty Lathkill and Bradford Dales. The walk also includes a section of the Limestone Way.

Distance9.56km Vertical gain+167m Vertical drop-169m Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a shorter route for visiting Lathkill and Bradford Dales.

Distance13.55km Vertical gain+177m Vertical drop-177m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

Lathkill Dale offers a variety of landscapes and this Peak District walk enables you to see this wonderful limestone dale at its best.

Distance9.71km Vertical gain+132m Vertical drop-120m Duration3h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Derbyshire walk starts from the village of Hartington and explores three limestone Dales. The route follows the River Dove and also includes a section through drystone walled fields above the village.

Distance15.52km Vertical gain+513m Vertical drop-514m Duration5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale and explores Rushup Edge, Brown Knoll, Edale Cross, Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. The route contains many of the key features of this dramatic part of the Derbyshire Peak district and should be saved for a fine day.

Distance13.79km Vertical gain+369m Vertical drop-370m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Birchen Clough and follows Fair Brook onto the Kinder Scout Plateau. Following the northern edge of the plateau there are good views towards Bleaklow. The final section of the walk follows the Snake Path from Ashop Head back to the start.

Distance10.24km Vertical gain+212m Vertical drop-205m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Chapel-en-le-Frith - Derbyshire

Choose a day with good visibility and enjoy the excellent views from this excellent section of high ground.

Distance12.79km Vertical gain+344m Vertical drop-345m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

Distance9.11km Vertical gain+295m Vertical drop-289m Duration3h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

Hollins Cross, Mam Tor and Cavedale are highlights of this Peak District walk from Castleton. The walk includes both Dark and White Peak scenery and generally follows well marked footpaths.

Distance7.79km Vertical gain+179m Vertical drop-188m Duration2h40 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Pilsbury Castle is the main objective on this Peak District walk from bustling Hartington. Including White Peak scenery alongside the upper section of the River Dove this walk includes both Derbsyhire and Staffordshire sides of the Dove Valley.

Distance15.73km Vertical gain+451m Vertical drop-353m Duration5h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A linear walk onto the Kinder Scout plateau using the train for the return.

Distance7.14km Vertical gain+323m Vertical drop-327m Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

A rewarding half day route onto Bleaklow that provides a taste of its wild beauty.

Distance15.28km Vertical gain+243m Vertical drop-240m Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Longnor - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that explores the uppear reaches of the Dove and Manifold Valleys. The route is generally easy to navigate and uses a series of paths and tracks across the Limestone country. Refreshments are available at the start and at Hartington.

Distance15.55km Vertical gain+356m Vertical drop-347m Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

Bleaklow offers some excellent walks and this Peak District route used minor paths to explore Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow and Grains in the Water.

Distance11.4km Vertical gain+420m Vertical drop-418m Duration4h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Charlesworth - Derbyshire

Bleaklow Head from Longendale is a Peak District walk on the wild side. Using rarely walked parts of the Bleaklow moors. This moorland and edge walk takes you to the high land of Bleaklow in the northern sector of the Peak District National Park. It is best undertaken in fine weather preferably after a dry spell. With poor visibility always a potential hazard, map reading skills and the ability to use a compass are advantageous.

Distance10.41km Vertical gain+201m Vertical drop-207m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

This Peak District circuit visits the hamlet of Brushfield before following the Wye Valley back to the start. The walk passes infamous Litton Mill, Cressbrook and Monsal Head.

Distance13.76km Vertical gain+463m Vertical drop-471m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This ridge walk is a very popular excursion mainly because of the excellent views.

Distance10.48km Vertical gain+192m Vertical drop-191m Duration3h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

A hill walk followed by a stroll along the reservoir makes this a worthwhile outing.

Distance14.18km Vertical gain+336m Vertical drop-331m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District Walk starts from Fairholme and includes Ladybower and Derwent resevoirs, a moorland section and the dramatic Alport Castles where a large landslip was the cause of the current scenic interest.

Distance13.6km Vertical gain+451m Vertical drop-449m Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

Distance12.58km Vertical gain+458m Vertical drop-459m Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Grindsbrook and Edale Head are two of the highlights of this Peak District walk from Edale. Superb walking high above Edale on the Kinder Scout Plateau provides excellent views over this part of Derbyshire. Choose a good day for this route as poor weather makes navigation tricky.

Distance13.58km Vertical gain+395m Vertical drop-392m Duration4h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk on the quieter side of Kinder Scout provides the basis for a great day outdoors.The outward route takes you onto the plateau crossing wild moorland. Once Kinder Downfall is reached you can enjoy a downhill walk in some of the best scenry in this part of the National Park.

Distance10.56km Vertical gain+404m Vertical drop-404m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Peak Forest - Derbyshire

This Peak District route is a classic offering some great views from Rushup Edge before dropping down to the picturesque dale above Edale. The route is rarely quiet and on good days there are usually many people enjoying this walk.

Distance12.29km Vertical gain+352m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hollinsclough - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores the upper section of the Dove valley and sees few walkers.

Distance10.89km Vertical gain+366m Vertical drop-366m Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

Distance12.65km Vertical gain+338m Vertical drop-333m Duration4h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in New Mills - Derbyshire

A low level walk on the western fringe of the Peak District National Park.

Distance9.7km Vertical gain+122m Vertical drop-120m Duration3h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This relaxed walk is beautiful whatever the season with the reservoir adding to the scene.

Distance12.73km Vertical gain+369m Vertical drop-369m Duration4h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bamford - Derbyshire

Win Hill occupies a strategic position and as such offers great views over the heart of the Peak District.