10 great walking locations in the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:27 23 June 2020
Covering over 550 square miles, there's plenty to discover in the Peak District National Park. We select ten of our favourites areas that would be ideal for a short walking break.
Bakewell and Chatsworth House attract thousands of visitors to the Peak District every year. You can enhance your trip by taking a walk in the beautiful countryside that surrounds these two iconic locations.
While it is not technically in the National Park, this market town is a crossroads for many routes through the Peak District.
It's no surprise that Castleton is one of the most popular bases for walking. It's on at the western end of the Hope Valley, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south and in the shadow of the iconic Mam Tor.
The market town of Glossop is both the perfect gateway to explore the Peak District or the underrated walking routes that lie east of Manchester.
For may people, Hathersage is the gateway to the Peak District. This selection of walks are all within a five mile radius of the popular village which is just ten miles south of Sheffield.
There are many reasons to visit Matlock, its close proximity to the south eastern edge of the Peak District makes it an ideal base for visiting the National Park.
The south-western section of the Peak District may not be the tourist traps of the other areas, but that means you can find some hidden gems.
While Yorkshire has two National Parks all to itself in the north of the county in the form of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, there are sections of the Peak District in the south of the county.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.