5 of the best April walks in the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 17:44 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:15 17 April 2020
We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during April. OTE: In light of the government guidelines on safeguarding against the coronavirus, only take walks that are local to you and stay two metres away from other people.
April 2019 issue
We go the south eastern edge of the Peak District to Matlock, a perfect starting point to explore the national park. On this occasion we head out instead of in, towards Tansley and Riber.
April 2018 issue
A rollercoaster walk on the Cheshire section of the national park, taking in old tracks, woodland paths and quiet country lanes discovering remote homesteads and a run of reservoirs where herons rule the roost. Be prepared for a sting in the tail as the route ends with a steep uphill trek to Tegg’s Nose, but your reward is a breathtaking view over the Cheshire plains.
April 2017 issue
Enjoy far-reaching panoramic views whilst listening to nature’s symphony performed by water fowl on the reservoir and song birds flitting about in the hedgerows and trees. See wild flowers in abundance and share in the joy of new life in the fields as you watch lambs gambolling in the spring sunshine.
April 2015 issue
Tissington’s Well Dressings are erected on the Eve of Ascension Day, the fifth Wednesday after Easter. This means that an April walk is usually too early to see the displays, but a walk in this area is still weel worth taking.
April 2014 issue
Head for the heights in this walk near Ashover, it’s a steep hike reaching the top of The Fabric and then Ashover Rock.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.