Category Archives: Dark Peak Area

Lose Hill + Win Hill Circular Walk From Edale | 12-Mile Route

Win Hill Walk + Lose Hill Peak District

Lose Hill and Win Hill are two of those iconic hills in the Peak District. There are plenty of options to hike them individually but this circular walk ticks of both hills in one beautiful route. Be prepared to give your legs a workout as this Lose Hill and Win Hill walk has plenty of […]

Blackden Brook to Kinder Plateau (Scramble + Waterfall Route)

Small waterfall and heather

This Blackden Brook route to Kinder Scout plateau is a short hike in terms of distance. But with tough terrain, a rocky scramble and lots of waterfalls to detour off-path to explore it will probably take you longer than you think! If you love a more adventurous hike in the Peak District then this route […]

Kinder Scout Walk From Hayfield (Via Red Brook Scramble) | 9-Mile Route

Kinder Scout walk from Hayfield

Kinder Scout walk from Hayfield is a great way to hike to the top of the highest point in the Peak District. This 9-mile walk is more of a challenging route taking you up a fun scramble to the top.  The walk begins from Hayfield in Derbyshire, a small town, west of the Peak District. […]

Cave Dale Walk (+ Mam Tor) From Castleton | 5-Mile Route

Cave Dale walk Peak District

Cave Dale in the Peak District is one of those hidden secrets. In a popular place, like Castleton, everyone heads for Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, which is a fantastic route. But this short circular walk includes the secret valley of Cave Dale and Mam Tor in one walk. From the quaint village of […]

12 BEST Peak District Hikes | (in the Dark Peaks)

Views from Kinder Scout

If you love the outdoors and hiking in the Peak District then this post is for you. Here are the top 12 best hikes in the Peak District in the dark peak area.  There is a range of different length hikes, from 5 to 24 miles. If you’re short on time you can still fit […]

Stanage Edge Walk From Redmires Reservoir | 13-Mile Route (Trig Walk)

Stanage Edge walk in Peak District

Many of the Peak District’s most iconic places are home to a trig pillar, including the famous Stanage Edge walk. This circular walk contains three trig points (Rod Moor, Ox Stones and Stanage Edge trigs) around the Hallam Moorland to the northeast of Stanage and along the edge itself. This is the first in a series […]

Snake Woodlands, Higher Shelf Stones Long Walk | 14-Mile Route

Trig point at Higher Shelf Stones

A lovely long walk in the Peak District, this route has a mix of everything from woodlands and streams to moorlands and hilltops, you won’t be disappointed with the variety on this route. There are a few challenging sections on the walk, mostly on the moorland parts near Higher Shelf Stones when in poor visibility […]

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

Bleaklow Plane Crash Site

The Bleaklow plane crash site is located not far from the Higher Shelf Stones summit in the Dark Peaks area of the Peak District. This short walk combines summiting the third highest hill in the Peak District and visiting the crash site from Snake Pass. Although it’s a short walk, since it’s one of the […]

7 Cool Caves in the Peak District (You Can Visit For FREE)

Cave with scenic view

The Peak District is known for its amazing caves, in fact, there are numerous caves in the Peak District where you can go on tours and explore the below the ground.  But there are also some really cool caves you can explore on walks. They might not be as big or impressive as some of […]

Higher Shelf Stones Circular Walk (+ Plane Crash Site) | 6-Mile Walk

Heather in valley on Higher Shelf Stones walk

Higher Shelf Stones is the third highest point in the Peak District at 621 metres, but it’s the hill with the most-defined summit, unlike Kinder Scout and Bleaklow that are moorland plateaus. This circular walk starts from Snake Pass¬†next to the Pennine Way path, which means much of the ascent is done, for the first […]