10 great circular walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:40 18 August 2020
A selection of circular walks from our archive across the varied landscape of the national park. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.
From Robin Hood’s Stoop to Little John’s grave, an adventure-packed walk that ascends high above Hathersage for far-reaching views.
Although we published walk in one of our previous winter issue, a walk near Castleton is good all year round. Set off to ascend Cave Dale for some trult spectacular views.
Head north from Roaches Gate heading north, ascending to the trig point of the Roaches and then descend into your turning points at Lud’s Church.
An easy-going ramble around Osmaston Park and village located on the edge of the picturesque Derbyshire Dales, head south to your turning point at Shirley, and return home through farmland and old country estates.
Higger Tor, Padley Gorge, Mam Tor, Surprise View. On a good day you will pass by or catch a glimpse of these iconic landmarks in this whistlestop tour of the Dark Peak.
A walk outside of the national park to the mill town of Belper. Your outward leg follows the River Derwent southwards Milford. In contrast, your homeward leg passes through farmland.
Ellastone and Norbury
A walk in the south of the Peak District that starts in Ellastone and circumnavigates its neighbouring village of Norbury and the nearby River Dove.
A clockwise walk setting from the village of Hope, towards Win Hill. The second half of the walk is riverside, but it does follow the direcion of the Derwent and the Noe on the way back.
A simple flat walk that is perfect for beginners. Head north from Ashford-in-the-Water and take a section of the Monsal Trail, heading west to east before undertaking the southbound part ofyour circuit.
Over to the Cheshire sidee of the Peak District for this walk around Kettleshulme, starting out from the Pym Chair car park.