Walks in the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire

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The Peak District National Park and Derbyshire

The Peak District National Park is the United Kingdom's oldest national park, established in 1951. It's located in central England and covers an area of 555 square miles. The Peak District is known for its diverse landscapes, including dramatic moorlands, rolling hills, limestone valleys, and quaint villages.

The park is divided into two distinct areas, the White Peak and the Dark Peak.

The White Peak is characterized by its limestone dales, such as Dovedale and Lathkill Dale. These dales are popular for walking and hiking, and they offer stunning scenery.

The Dark Peak is home to gritstone ridges and bleak moorland plateaus, such as Kinder Scout, the park's highest point. This area is popular for hiking and climbing.

Home of the well dressings

Ashford in the Water

A circular walk from picturesque Ashford in the Water to Headstone Viaduct, Monsal Head and back along Monsal Dale and the River Wye in the Manifold Valley.

Visit Little John's Grave

Hathersage and the Hope Valley

A long walk for the experienced walker with great views all the way around and a visit at the end to Hathersage Church to see Little John's gravestone.

A very popular circular route

Mam Tor and Cave Dale

A pleaseant but busy walk from Castleton, through Cave Dale, across Windy Knoll to Mam Tor and back to Castleton via Hollins Cross.

Quite a popular walk

Padley Gorge

This walk is easily accessible with its close proximity to Grindleford Railway Station and Longshaw Lodge and has a mix of rolling hills, woodland and the historic Padley Gorge.

See the magnificent Thor's Cave

Wetton and the Manifold Valley

A great summer walk with fantastic views from Ecton Hill, the remains of the ancient copepr mines, the old corn mill and the ever popular Thor's cave.