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Welcome to Peak District Walks

‘Peak District Walks’ is designed for anyone who wants to go walking or hiking in the Peak District National Park.

Whether you’re a beginner, new to the area or have been walking for years. If you love walking and have a passion for getting outdoors this is the place for you to plan your Peak District walks.

We have short walks or long walks, walks with the best viewswaterfall walks or cave walks and even some fantastic hikes with scrambles. Whatever walk you’re looking for we have plenty for you to choose from.

Start with our list of best walks in the Peak District if you’re finding it hard to pick a walk.

Our walks are perfect for everyone, from solo walkers, to groups of friends and family or maybe even you’ve been challenged to find a walk for your work colleagues to do!

Peak District Walks are all individual walks that have been personally walked by Becky Angell, a qualified Mountain Leader from Becky the Traveller. She gets out in all weathers to try new walks, but always returns on sunny days to get good photos! New to the team is Ben Hales who has hiked all over the Peak District on various challenges.

New walks are added weekly so if you can’t find what you want be sure to come back soon. Or better still drop me an email and I will try and find a walk for you.

Keep reading now to find the perfect walk for you.

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how to choose your walk

4 different ways you can choose a walk that’s right for you

  1. Do you have a walk that you’d like to do, maybe Mam Tor, Chrome Hill, Shutlingsloe or Kinder Scout? Then search by walks.
  2. Do you know how far you’d like to walk, choose a short, medium, long or multi-day walk. Select a distance.
  3. Looking for a specific distance, you can now choose your walk by exact mileage. Select search by mileage.
  4. Where are you planning to visit? Search by the nearest location to find the best walk for you.

best short walks in the Peak District

Fancy a lovely short walk in the Peak District. Here you can browse through some of the BEST short walks in the Peak District. Each walk also has a detailed guide with all the useful information from where to park to how far each walk is.

There’s a mix of routes from popular walks like Mam Tor and Bamford Edge to some quieter options where you can get away from the crowds. And we have plenty of options walking in the Peak District’s scenic Derbyshire Dales.

16 Beautiful BEST Short Walks in the Peak District

Whether you are new to hiking or simply limited on time, these short walks in the Peak District are perfect for everyone to enjoy. [...]

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Most popular Peak District walks

No idea which route to do first! With so many walks in the Peak District, if you’re new to the area or new to walking then it might all be a might overwhelming.

Here I’ve picked some of my favourite Peak District walks to start you off.

Buy maps for your walk

Peak District Maps

Two Ordnance Survey (1:25,000) maps cover the Peak District National Park. Find out which map you need for your walk here. 

There’s also information on using online mapping (OS Maps) via Ordnance Survey which is great to use alongside a paper map and compass.

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OS Map for Peak District

12 walks with the best views

Want to see the best views in the Peak District? Then look no further than these 12 amazing walks with stunning views, you won’t be disappointed!

A mix of short, medium and long walks in both the White Peak and Dark Peak Area of the Peak District National Park.

12 BEST Views In The Peak District (+ Walking Routes)

Have you ever wondered where the best views in the Peak District are? [...]

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Maja from Away with Maja – ‘We did your Dovestones/Saddleworth walk yesterday from the ‘Peak District Walks’ website. Great route and the post was super helpful. ? Thanks for the inspiration!’

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15 beautiful waterfall walks

Waterfall lovers, these walks are perfect for you! 

Best enjoyed after a UK lashing of rain (but the next day when it’s stopped raining!)

Here are 15 beautiful waterfall walks in the Peak District, including Middle Black CloughKinder Downfall and some less-known waterfalls. All with full route guides to each location.

15 BEST Peak District Waterfalls (+ Walks to Visit Them)

How many beautiful Peak District waterfalls have you visited on your walks? The [...]

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family walks in the Peak District

We have some great family walks in the Peak District, from shorter walks to medium ones but with a few fun things for kids to enjoy. 

If you’re looking for a family walk then check out the Chee Dale stepping stones walk or maybe Robin Hood’s Stride – both great walks that all the family will enjoy.

We also have a range of routes that offer more adventure without too many miles, perfect for children who want to climb their first mountain (or feel like they have!) Check out the Chrome Hill walk, Grindslow Knoll (with a short scramble) or Thorpe Cloud for some uphill hikes with the best views in the Peak District!

Here are a few routes that you might like to try.

Chee Dale Walk From Miller’s Dale (Stepping Stones Walk) | 5-Mile Route

One of the most wonderful places to walk in the Peak District is Chee Dale [...]

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Robin Hood’s Stride From Elton | 4.5-Mile Route

Looking for a beautiful short walk to do in the Peak District? The Robin Hood’s [...]

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Grindslow Knoll (via Grindsbrook Clough) Short Walk from Edale | 4-Mile Route

There are many walks you can do from the beautiful village of Edale , and [...]

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Higher Shelf Stones Short Walk (+ Bleaklow Plane Crash Site) | 4-Mile Route

The Bleaklow plane crash site is located not far from the Higher Shelf Stones summit [...]

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Bamford Edge BEST Short Walk in the Peak District | 2-Mile Route

Here’s a real treat of a walk, a short 2-mile route with one of the [...]

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Chrome Hill Short Circular Walk from Hollinsclough | 4-Mile Route

Chrome Hill walk is a short but steep route from Hollinsclough in the Peak District, [...]

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Dovedale Walk (Bunster Hill + Thorpe Cloud) | 7-Mile Route

The Dovedale walk is a popular one, but this route includes a mix of both [...]

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best long hikes in the Peak District

Love doing longer and more challenging hikes? I do enjoy a good long walk so you’ll be able to find a range of long circular Peak District walks, as well as a few linear ones too.

You can find a range of long walks and hikes here or simply search via the long walks category.

Or if you are looking for some more adventurous hikes in the Peak District, then check out our 12 BEST hikes in the Dark Peaks here.

Reservoir Walk (Plus Emlin Ridge + Kirk Edge Trigs) | From Low Bradfield | 10-Mile Route

Here we’ve created a lovely 10-mile route to tick off both Emlin Ridge and Kirk [...]

9 Trig Walks For Trig Baggers (Walks with Multiple Trigs)

Lots of you are taking on our Trig Point Challenge which is brilliant. It’s lovely to see [...]

Alport Castles, Grinah Stones (Bleaklow) + Derwent Reservoir Long Walk | 17-Mile Route

It’s been a while since we added a long walk for you. This route is [...]

Stanage Edge, Derwent Edge + Ladybower Reservoir Walk From Bamford | 14-Mile Route

Stretch your legs on this long walk from Bamford, taking in the delights of Stanage [...]

9 Awesome Long Walks in the Peak District

Ready for some wonderful long walks in the Peak District? If you enjoy a longer [...]

8 BEST Walks From Baslow (Short + Long Routes)

Baslow is a lovely place to start a walk in the Derbyshire Peak District. It [...]

9 Monsal Trail Walks in the Peak District

The Monsal Trail walk is one of those popular trails that everyone has heard of [...]


Langsett Reservoir, Margery Hill + Outer Edge Trig From Langsett Barn | 13-Mile Route

This two trig walk takes in some of the best that the South Yorkshire corner [...]


Edale Skyline walk – Second time I used ‘Peak District Walks’ (after using it for 9 Edge Walk). I found this walk and decided why not do 2 challenges in 1 week!
Once again the walk did not disappoint, make sure you have plenty of battery power for lots of photos!!
Thanks for all the hiking inspiration! This website is now on my bookmarks.
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the latest Peak District walks here

Top 10 Highest Peak District Hills + Mountains

Fancy hiking to all the top 10 highest Peak District hills + mountains? Well, here’s [...]

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Damflask Reservoir Easy Walk From Low Bradfield | 4-Mile Route

Are you looking for a lovely short easy route in the Peak District? This walk [...]

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Reservoir Walk (Plus Emlin Ridge + Kirk Edge Trigs) | From Low Bradfield | 10-Mile Route

Here we’ve created a lovely 10-mile route to tick off both Emlin Ridge and Kirk [...]

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River Derwent Short Walk From Hathersage | 5-Mile Route

Here’s a lovely short walk from Hathersage along the River Derwent, then up towards Offerton [...]

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9 Trig Walks For Trig Baggers (Walks with Multiple Trigs)

Lots of you are taking on our Trig Point Challenge which is brilliant. It’s lovely to see [...]

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Alport Castles, Grinah Stones (Bleaklow) + Derwent Reservoir Long Walk | 17-Mile Route

It’s been a while since we added a long walk for you. This route is [...]

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Mount Famine + South Head Walk From Hayfield | 7-Mile Route

This walk is a must-do route. You may not have heard of Mount Famine or [...]


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Axe Edge Moor Trig + Cheeks Hill Walk From Derbyshire Bridge | 6-Mile Route

Axe Edge Moor is a beautiful part of the Peak District and sets the location [...]


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Peak District walks proudly supports

Peak District Foundation

Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation

Peak District charity patches

Peak District Walks have their own charity patches raising funds for the 'Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation' (charity no. 506681) - supporting the seven Mountain Rescue Teams in the Peak District. Order our very own 'Peak District Walks' design or select from one of our location patches - Mam Tor, Kinder Scout, Thorpe Cloud, The Roaches or Win Hill patch. Please visit our shop below. If you'd like to know when new designs are created, join our mailing list here to be notified.

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Mam Tor Patch


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Kinder Scout Patch


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Thorpe Cloud Patch


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The Roaches Patch


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Win Hill Patch


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Peak District Walks Patch

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Peak District YHA accommodation

There are eight YHA’s in the Peak District National Park.

Perfect for a longer trip to the Peak District. Here you can find the best walks to do from each YHA.

Peak District gift ideas

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10 beautiful Peak District gift ideas

If you want to check out a few Peak District gift ideas for someone that loves the Peak District then you can find them here?

Which gifts would you like? View the guide right here.

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Need more help planning your Peak District trip?

Join our Peak District walks Facebook page, follow us on Instagram and Twitter for inspiration.

More information on the Peak District, including transport options, where to stay, best Peak District pubs + other useful resources.

Check out the 7 YHAs in the Peak District and find the best walks direct from your accommodation.

Find out what maps you will need for your trip here.

Top tips - Read our useful guides on hiking tips here.

Guided Walks with an introduction to map reading (see dates here).

Visit our hiking recommendations page, (footwear, clothes + kit).

Or get in touch and I will help as best I can :).