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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in the Peak District

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in The Peak District with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery The Peak District has to offer.

The Peak District National Park spans roughly 550 square miles and includes rolling hills, limestone dales, pretty stone villages and majestic country houses. Unsurprisingly, the area is immensely popular with hikers of all abilities.

Whether you are looking for rocky heights or picturesque riverside rambles, there are walks in the Peak District to suit you. Join the Pennine Way at Edale to reach the highest point in the area, Kinder Scout, measuring 636 metres. Climb the hillside to reach Kinder Downfall and take a moment to admire the panoramic views of the Kinder Reservoir from the top of the Dark Peaks, before continuing southwards to Noe Stool. For a less strenuous trail, take the 5-mile trail to Mam Tor, the famous Bronze Age hill, and admire the natural history of the area that is still visible today.

There are a wealth of dog walks in the Peak District that all the family can enjoy. Explore the beautiful limestone dales like Lathkill, full of wildlife, copious amounts of flora and fauna and its river is the perfect spot for dogs to cool off after a long walk. For views of the exceptional 16th century estate, Chatsworth House, follow the path beginning in the village of Beeley. Travel through woods and moorland, passing the Swiss Cottage and Emperor Lake, finally entering the Arcadian grounds of the estate, possibly spotting fallow deer on the riverbanks.

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    Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk

    2 hours

    6 miles


    Immerse yourself in the diverse landscape of the Peak District along the Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk, where each step provides a variety of capitvating sights. You’re spoilt with awe-inspiring views of the sprawling Derbyshire countryside, along with a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks to uncover along the way.

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  • Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth Estate

    There are a number of walks that pass through the grand Chatsworth Estate, two of which are fairly simple circular walks that take in the beautiful sight of the house, as well as the scenic parkland. One is just over 2 miles in length and passes through Calton Hollow and the second is 3 miles long and crosses through the peaceful village of Edensor.

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  • Dovestone Reservoir Circular, Feature

    Dovestone Reservoir Walk

    1h 8m

    2.6 miles


    A picturesque Dove Stone Reservoir Walk takes you through the Chew Hills and Dove Stone Moss for an easy round of the reservoir, with views of the Peak District National Park.

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    Hathersage to Stanage Edge Walk

    4 hours

    9 miles


    With a plethora of natural wonders unfolding before your eyes, the Hathersage to Stanage Edge walk promises a truly mesmerizing adventure.  Embark on an exhilarating journey through the heart of the Peak District, with awe-inspiring views extending over the Edale Valley, Kinder Scout and the scenic Derwent Moors.

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  • Heights of Abraham to Matlock Walk

    Settled right on the outskirts of the stunning Peak District National Park, the Heights of Abraham to Matlock Walk invites you to get out amongst nature. Wander along the River Derwent as you take in the views of historic sites, pretty gardens, fascinating caverns, and so much more! 

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    Kinder Scout Circular Walk

    5 hours

    10 miles

    1,837 feet


    Embark on a mesmerzing journey through the heart of the Peak District with the Kinder Scout circular walk. With awe-inspiring views extending over the Edale Valley, Derwent Moors and Pennine Hills, this circular walk promises a captivating and rewarding adventure.

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  • Kinder Scout Walk

    Kinder Scout Walk

    4h 27m

    8.5 miles


    Immerse yourself within the Peak District National Park with this Kinder Scout ramble.

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  • Ladybower Reservoir

    There are a number of walks that encompass this Y-shaped reservoir, one of the most easy starts near the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre and circles the northern section of the reservoir in a 6-mile loop, giving walkers fantastic views of the iconic body of water.

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  • Ladybower Reservoir Walk

    1-2 hours

    5 miles


    Embark on a leisurely stroll through the scenic wonders of Ladybower Reservoir, a gem nestled in the heart of nature. This picturesque walk promises spectacular views with minimal exertion, as well-maintained paths guide you around half of the reservoir’s circumference, ensuring a harmonious experience for all.

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  • Lathkill Dale

    Follow the 8-mile riverside walk through the peaceful Lathkill Dale, lined with majestic forests and imposing limestone cliffs. This is a moderate trail that takes in some of the most beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna that the Peak District offers.

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