The Best Locations for Walks in the Peak District
The superb walking trails are one of the main reasons people choose to visit the beautiful Peak District. One reason why walking in the Peak District is so popular is the huge amount of routes available and the varied terrain and challenges these routes offer. Below are some of the best places for walking in the Peaks.
Win Hill is located just North West of Bamford and at 462m, it is an achievable but challenging climb. Win Hill features in many walks in the Peak District as it can be approached in a number of ways and so offers a variety of routes. If you are visiting the Peaks by rail then walking Win Hill is ideal as it can be easily reached from both the Hope and Edale station which are on the Sheffield to Manchester railway line. The spectacular 360 degree view from the top of Win Hill takes in the River Derwent, River Noe and also Ladybower Reservoir.
Located in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, Froggatt Edge can be reached from the villages of Calver, Baslow and Grindleford, all of which have car parking and places to eat and rest after your walk. Froggatt Edge offers some great trails for hill walkers and also provides an excellent range of rock climbing locations for the more adventurous.
The historic Tissington village dates back to the 1400s and is a picturesque place to start one of the many round walks in this area. A lot of the walks around Tissington are gentle and suitable for families such as the Tissington Trail which follows much of the old railway lines, making it a flat and smooth route. Tissington village is famous for its well dressing which takes place in May each year and is a lovely time to visit the village.
There are hundreds of different walks in the Peak District so you are sure to find a route to suit your requirements. Check out the Peak District Information website for details of popular walks.
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