5 of the best April walks in the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 17:44 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:15 17 April 2020

View of Matlock from Riber Hill by Sally Mosley

View of Matlock from Riber Hill by Sally Mosley

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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.

Bridge at Lower Pond by Sally MosleyBridge at Lower Pond by Sally Mosley

Tansley

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.

Click here to view the details of the Tansley walk

View of Shutlingsloe by Sally MosleyView of Shutlingsloe by Sally Mosley

Macclesfield Forest

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.

Click here to view the details of the Macclesfield Forest walk

A pretty lane in Kirk Ireton by Sally MosleyA pretty lane in Kirk Ireton by Sally Mosley

Kirk Ireton

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.

Click here to view the details of the Kirk Ireton walk

The duck pond at Tissington by Sally MosleyThe duck pond at Tissington by Sally Mosley

Tissington

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.

Click here to view the details of the Tissington walk

Ashover Rock by Sally MosleyAshover Rock by Sally Mosley

Ashover

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.

Click here to view the details of the Ashover walk

 

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

 

 

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