With outstanding countryside and natural scenery the Peak District is one of the best places to walk and cycle in the country. It caters exceptionally well for it’s many walkers, cyclists and riders and has thousands of miles of public footpaths to choose from. There are also some fantastic Trails and routes (most of which are traffic free) which cross popular beauty spots and take you through spectacular unspoilt countryside.
Here are six hand picked circular walks covering six great walking areas of the Peak District. The scenery you will encounter on these walks range from beautiful parkland of the Chatsworth Estate to wild and rugged moorland to spectacular Limestone Dales and meadows.
The walks are taken from the book “Scenic Walks in the Peak District” by Ian Johnson. You can buy the whole collection of the 30 walks of the central area of the Peak District from Amazon or direct from Johnson Publishing. Please note always take care when walking, always go fully prepared and walk at your own risk! If you require walking, hiking or camping equipment or ordnance survey maps please view our Travel Essentials page.
Other great walking areas
Castleton is a fantastic area to walk and walkers flock here to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Hope Valley and to explore Cave Dale, Winnats Pass and the shivering mountain Mam Tor all located in the Castleton area. For more information on walks in and around Castleton take a trip to the visitor centre which can be found on Buxton Road, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WN.
All the villages in our Area Guides have great surrounding countryside (please refer to each area guide for more information). Other popular walking spots are Dove Dale, Millers Dale, Lathkill Dale, Monsal Dale, Monsal Head, Kinder Scout, Wye Valley, Froggatt Edge, Stanage Edge and the Chatsworth Estate.