Category Archives: Dark Peak Area

Lose Hill Short Walk from Castleton | 5-mile Route

Lose Hill summit, walk from Castleton_Peak District_Castleton in the Peak District

Lose Hill walk is a great short route to do from Castleton in the Peak District. The summit is slightly shorter at 476 metres than nearby Mam Tor, which is 517 metres but it still has stunning views of the Hope Valley. However, Lose Hill still a popular walk since it makes up part of […]

Crook Hill Walk From Ladybower Reservoir | 4-Mile Route

Crook Hill walk from Ladybower is a beautiful short route with epic views!  On a good weather day, you can have amazing 360-degree vistas from Win Hill, Lose Hill, Kinder Plateau round to Derwent Edge and Bamford Edge. For a small hill, at only 374 metres Crook Hill is one to add to the list and […]

Win Hill + Crook Hill Walk From Ladybower Reservoir | 9-Mile Route

Ladybower Reservoirs from Win Hill summit, rocky outcrop and green hills

A beautiful 9-mile route from Ladybower Reservoir, including two hills with some impressive views, Win Hill and Crook Hill. As well as, stunning scenery you also visit one trig point and two ‘Ethel‘ hills to tick off for our peak baggers! This Win Hill walk is a great loop from a popular spot in the […]

7 Fun Peak District Scrambles + BEST Routes

Views from top of Peak District scramble

Are you looking for some brilliant Peak District scrambles to add some extra adventure into your walk?  I’m a huge fan of scrambling when I go out hiking and always on the lookout for routes where I can include a scramble section too. Many of the Peak District scrambling routes are in the Dark Peak […]

Arnfield Moor, Chew Reservoir + Featherbed Moss Trig Walk From Crowden | 12-Mile Route

Crowden walk

Another great walk from Crowden, this location has plenty of scenic walks and here’s another to add to your ever-growing list! This 12-mile route begins by jumping on the Pennine Way path for a short distance before heading off west towards the boundary of the Peak District National Park. The walk takes you along the […]

Alderman’s Hill Walk (+ Saddleworth Trig) From Greenfield | 3 or 5 Mile Route

Rocks and water - Dovestone Reservoir from Alderman's Hill

A lovely short walk from Binn Green car park, Greenfield near Dovestone Reservoir in the Greater Manchester part of the Peak District. Whilst most walkers head off towards Dovestone Reservoir, this walk takes you in the opposite direction for a quieter route with equally spectacular views. It’s a circular 3-mile walk, however, if you are […]

Cave Dale Short Walk From Castleton | 2-Mile Route

Cave Dale walk rolling hills and valley with small castle

The Cave Dale walk is one of Castleton’s hidden secrets and a must-do walk in the Peak District. As soon as you arrive in this beautiful Derbyshire village you can see the rolling hills all around you. But Cave Dale is tucked away from sight and it’s a real treat to explore. This 2-mile route […]

Featherbed Moss, Holme Moss (Black Hill) + Hey Edge Trig Walk From Crowden | 11-Mile Route

Featherbed Moss Trig point

A challenging walk from Crowden, including 3 of the 88 Peak District trig points. This route isn’t for a beginner as it includes off-path sections and moorland paths which are difficult to follow so good map skills are important. If you’re looking for an adventurous trig point hike then this is perfect for you, it […]

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

Cairn near Margery Hill_Lansett walk

This two trig walk takes in some of the best that the South Yorkshire corner of the Peak District has to offer. Starting from the popular Langsett Reservoir, the route takes in the famous Cut Gate Path up to the two trig pillars of Margery Hill and Outer Edge, along with an optional detour to […]

7 Ways to Celebrate The Peak District 70th Anniversary

Trees, river and footpath - River Dove

On the 17th April 1951, the Peak District National Park was officially founded as the first national park in the UK. To help you celebrate this wonderful national park here are 7 fantastic ways you can celebrate the Peak District’s 70th Anniversary. And yes, I know I could have done 70 ideas, but I’m keeping […]