Category Archives: Dark Peak Area

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 […]

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

Middle Black Clough waterfall

How many beautiful Peak District waterfalls have you visited on your walks? The Peak District National Park has waterfalls hidden all over it, from very obscure places to popular well-known locations. Seeing the water cascading over rocks and hearing it crashing into pools below is somewhat hypnotic as the water keeps flowing and that’s what […]

Crowden Clough Scramble (Via Grindslow Knoll) From Barber Booth | 6-Mile Route

Crowden Clough scramble route

A lovely fun scramble route up Crowden Clough from Barber Booth, not far from the village of Edale in Derbyshire. The route to the Kinder Plateau via Crowden Clough can be done with or without the scramble option. Here I will share the details for this scramble route but if you don’t fancy it I […]

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 […]