Category Archives: Short walks

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 […]

Baslow Edge Short Walk From Curbar Gap | 3-Mile Route

Highland Cow near Baslow Edge

If you are looking for a lovely 3-mile route this Baslow Edge short walk is a great option. A short uphill walk and you have wonderful views down to the Derwent Valley. In late summer the edge is covered in purple heather and in autumn it’s a beautiful red-orange below as the trees below are […]

Thor’s Cave Short Walk From Wetton | 3.5-Mile Route

Thor's Cave - large rock with small cave amongst trees

Thor’s Cave walk is a brilliant walk for everyone to do. But if you want to do a short route this option is perfect.  This Thor’s Cave short walk starts from Wetton, Staffordshire and has loads of highlights for a shorter route. Near the start, you have views of Beeston Tor, then the main excitement walking […]

River Dove Short Walk From Alstonefield (via Milldale) | 4-Mile Route

A short but beautiful walk from Alstonefield in Staffordshire. This 4-mile short loop heads across fields, then down to the River Dove where you can enjoy a nature-filled walk next to the river. You’ll enjoy all the wildlife with plenty of birds along the route, from herons, ducks and dippers. As well as some dramatic […]

Milldale Short Walk (Dovedale + Ilam Rock) | 3-Mile Route

Milldale walk through Dovedale

A beautiful short walk through Dovedale from Milldale in the Derbyshire Dales of the Peak District with plenty of highlights along the way. This lovely 3-mile route begins from the picturesque village of Milldale and takes you along the River Dove. You can relax and enjoy walking alongside the meandering river as it twists and […]

Chrome Hill + Parkhouse Hill Walk (+ Scramble) From Hollinsclough | 5-Mile Route

Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill walk

Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill are two classic Peak District hills that you definitely need to add to your walking bucket list! This short circular walk has stunning views both on the approach and from the summit of the two hills. And if you’re lucky you might even spot a dragon… Chrome Hill is known […]

Bradford Dale Walk From Youlgreave | 6-Mile Route

River Bradford

Bradford Dale walk is a wonderful walk near the quaint village of Youlgreave. And there’s even a small swimming spot on the route – perfect on a hot summer’s day (if we have one of those again!) The route starts on a quieter section, initially following the Limestone Way path down to the River Bradford. […]

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 […]

Thor’s Cave Walk + Manifold Valley From Wetton | 5-Mile Route

Thor's Cave Peak District

The Peak District has many wonderful caves you can explore, from the larger caves like Blue John Cavern, Peak Cavern and Speedwell Cavern where you can take tours to go deep underground. But there are also a few great caves you can find whilst on walks too. One of the most popular ones is Thor’s […]

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 […]