5 of the best July walks in the Peak District

PUBLISHED: 08:11 07 July 2020 | UPDATED: 19:09 29 July 2020

A beautiful view over the Derbyshire Dales by Sally Mosley

A beautiful view over the Derbyshire Dales by Sally Mosley


We looked through our archives to see what we recommended to you in previous years during July. 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.

Nelson's Monument on Birchen Edge by Sally MosleyNelson's Monument on Birchen Edge by Sally Mosley

Nelson’s Monument

July 2019 issue

Nether End Car Park. The starting point for many walkers looking to explore the Dark Peak. This time head out to visit Nelson’s Monument and The Three Ships standing stones.

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Fernilee Reservoir by Sally MosleyFernilee Reservoir by Sally Mosley

Fernilee Reservoir

July 2018 issue

Beginning with an easy walk beside Fernilee Reservoir, the route then ambles alongside the river to Taxal through fields and gates, in part overshadowed by mature trees and ancient outgrown hedgerows. The return on the opposite side of the valley is an ‘upsy-downsy’ delight of old tracks and distant views culminating with a wander through woodland.

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Ogston Reservoir's dam wall by Sally MosleyOgston Reservoir's dam wall by Sally Mosley

Ogston Reservoir

July 2017 issue

Amble beside the Amber and hike to Highoredish with Sally Mosley for far-reaching views on this summer circumnavigation of Ogston Reservoir

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The Riley Graves by Sally MosleyThe Riley Graves by Sally Mosley


July 2016 issue

Pay homage to the 17th century residents of Eyam who isolated themselves from the outside world during the catastrophic outbreak of bubonic plague in the 17th century. A tale that has been given added poignancy in recent times.

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Derwent Dam by Sally MosleyDerwent Dam by Sally Mosley

Upper Derwent Valley

July 2015 issue

Escape to the hills, starting with a flying visit to the famous Derwent Dam and an amble along the reservoir road heading north before ascending through regimented trees in a woodland plantation to Lockerbrook Heights where you are rewarded with far-reaching views. After a wander over elevated pasture, the route descends Hagg Side to finish with a stroll along the shoreline path of Ladybower.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.


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