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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.

  • Lathkill Dale Walk

    Lathkill Dale Walk

    2.5 hours

    4.1 miles


    This captivating Lathkill Dale walk guides you to the emergence cave of the River Lathkill, where you can feel the cool air rising from the depths. Follow the river’s course to discover a serene waterfall before meandering back along the dales’ heights, crossing open pastures via charming stone stiles. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Lathkill Dale on this enchanting walk.

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    Mam Tor

    Mam Tor is one of the more famous routes in the Peak District and is popular with both hikers and cyclists. The 5-mile trail takes in the summit of the 517-metre-high Bronze Age hill, granting visitors a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery.

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  • Mam Tor Circular Walk

    Mam Tor Circular Walk

    2 hours

    3 miles


    With awe-inspiring views extending northward over the Edale Valley to the iconic Kinder Scout and the picturesque Derwent Moors, this circular route around Mam Tor promises a captivating adventure; surrounded by the wonders of the Peak District’s remarkable scenery.  

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  • Pennine Way – Edale to Kinder Scout

    Follow a section of the Pennine Way to reach the summit of the famous Kinder Scout on this circular 10.3-mile route. This is a fairly challenging trail, with some sections that may require a bit of scrambling.

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    Three Shires Head Walk

    1h 52m

    3.7 miles


    Explore the highest village in the UK with this Peak District walk and find isolated river basins, waterfalls, wide sheep pasture, and heather moorland.

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