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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.

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 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.

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.

Peak District Walks patch

Our very own 'Peak District Walks' design, is based on the classic view of Mam Tor with its trig point.

Buy one of our 'Peak District Walks' charity patches and see how many you can spot whilst out hiking.

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Charity Patches

Peak District Walks Patch

£5.00

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.

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.

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.
Erica @peaks_paws_hikes / Instagram

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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 charity patches

**Summer sale now on!**

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.

Read about the charity here.

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Charity Patches

Mam Tor Patch

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Kinder Scout Patch

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Thorpe Cloud Patch

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The Roaches Patch

£5.00
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Win Hill Patch

£5.00
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Peak District Walks Patch

£5.00
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Peak District gift ideas

Peak District Pin Badge

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 :).