6 great woodland walks in the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 October 2020 | UPDATED: 08:56 20 October 2020
A selection of walks close to woodlands in and around Derbyshire.
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Eastern Moors and Shillito Wood
Head to the eastern edge of the Peak District on this glorious moorland ramble.
Fernilee Reservoir is just outside Buxton, it is surrounded by a lot of woodland which makes this walk a great adventure, all year round.
There are swathes of woodland in the Upper Derwent Valley containing broadleaf trees such as majestic beech and oak. Alongside and mingled in with these are plantations of conifers set in immaculate, straight and precise rows by meticulously neat and tidy forestry workers.
Explore the woodland on the Chatsworth Estate, the presence of deer add to the atmosphere on this quintessential countryside walk.
A section of this walk takes you through Highlow Wood on a path that is often carpeted with needles from larch, spruce and pine as well as leaves from beech, oak and sycamore trees.
With dense pine forestation overlooked by a miniature Matterhorn mountain, on this walk you can imagine yourself to be hiking in Switzerland rather than the Peak District.