5 Spectacular Walking Routes in the Peak District
Embark on a journey of exploration through the Peak District with these 5 scenic walking routes. Each route will take you through spectacular landscapes, featuring breath taking views and an abundance of natural beauty.
If you’re looking for a unique outdoor adventure, the Peak District is a great place to explore. With its rolling hills, steep ravines, and hidden pathways full of spectacular views, you can find the perfect walking route for any level of experience. Discover the beauty of this region with these 5 Peak District walking routes!
Lose Hill and Mam Tor Circular Walk
Route Information: Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk | 7 Miles
This classic route combines challenging climbs with stunning views while taking you to some of the most iconic peaks in the Peak District. With a total distance of around 7 miles, this spectacular journey will take you along a winding path that ascends Mam Tor and along the Great Ridge to Hollins Cross, then up to Lose Hill before heading back into the pretty village of Castleton. Along the way, you’ll enjoy breath-taking views of Kinder Scout, Edale and the Hope Valley. Why not visit for a sunrise on Mam Tor?
Higger Tor, Padley Gorge and Burbage Moor
Route Information: Padley Gorge, Burbage Moor and Higger Tor Walk | 8 Miles
An 8 mile walk in the Peak District, starting at Upper Burbage Bridge and heading over the beautiful Burbage Moor to the Ox Stones trig point, then through the Longshaw Estate to Padley Gorge to explore the beautiful waterfalls there. The walk then heads to the Iron Age hill fort of Carl Wark and then over to Higger Tor. This is a varied walk on the eastern Peak District Moors, with lots to see and spectacular views all around!
Visit Ladybower Reservoir and the iconic Win Hill
Route Information: Ladybower Reservoir Walk With Win Hill | 8 Miles
Ladybower Reservoir offers spectacular views, regardless of the season. This Ladybower Reservoir walk is just under 8 miles long and explores the woodland surrounding the reservoir as well as Win Hill, one of the most popular peaks in the Peak District for its stunning far reaching views. Starting from Haggwater Bridge, this walk only has two relatively steep climbs and is the gentle way to climb Win Hill, rather than heading up Parkin Clough!
Kinder Scout from Hayfield
Route Information: Hayfield to Kinder Scout Circular Walk | 10 Miles
Following in the footsteps of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass of 1932, this is a challenging 10 mile walk from Hayfield up William Clough onto Kinder Scout. You’ll pass Mill Hill before climbing up Kinder Scout from the east, passing Kinder Downfall and bagging two trig points before heading back down Kinder Low Edge towards Hayfield. The path takes you on a spectacular journey, with stunning views of pastures and rugged moors. Make sure to bring your camera to snap some photos of this majestic landscape.
Dragons Back Walk – Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill
Route Information: Chrome Hill, Parkhouse Hill, High Edge and Hollins Hill 4 Peaks | 6 Miles
Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill are some of the most iconic peaks in the Peak District. Together they form the Dragon’s Back Walk, as they’re said to resemble a sleeping dragon. They’re pretty special, rising out of the surrounding farmland like they do. Interestingly, these hills form part of a prehistoric limestone reef knoll and if you’re lucky you can still see fossils there. Be prepared for a steep scramble up and over Parkhouse Hill but the views are worth it!
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