Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.
Author: Brian Spencer
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Peak District (England)
The Peak District, with its gentle limestone White Peak and the wilder more dramatic gritstone Dark Peak, is a superb walking area. Explore the district with these 20 walks, all of which are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to really appreciate the stunning scenery of the Peak District. INCLUDES:* 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under. * Each walk has a detailed 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked plus a detailed description of the route. * The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families. * Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk. The perfect guide for afternoon walks near to Chesterfield, Sheffield, Matlock, Buxton and Macclesfield.
This guide is the first part of a two-volume survey designed to balance the marvellous diversity and wealth of walking country contained in the Peak District National Park. These high peak walks encompass the Dark Peak moors of Black Hill, Bleaklow, Kinder Scout, the higher eastern edges and the annexed western gritstone uplands from Windgather to The Roaches. The present area is characterised by great swelling moorland composed of sandstones and shales capped by a coarse gritstone, known as Millstone Grit, outcropping along plateau edges and scarps. Gritstone is pervious, but a climatic quirk caused a thin impervious sedimentation to stop water penetration and triggered the formation of a thick blanket of peat over the Pennine uplands. Twenty-two day- long walks and one linear challenge walk, carefully researched and described, offer walkers a practical and entertaining means of acquainting themselves with this popular moorland region. Each walk is designed to embrace particular localities, drawing on the contrasting qualities of each to sustain interest and develop an appreciation of the wild, dramatic and often shy beauty peculiar to this northern sector of Peakland. As circular walks they comply to no rigid form, walkers being at liberty to embellish the routes to suit their own inclinations.
A guide to walking the southern dales of the White Peak area of the Peak District, England UK, between Ashbourne, Matlock, Buxton and Leek. In 1951 the Peak District - 555 square miles of breathing space between the cities of Manchester and Sheffield - became the UK's first National Park and rightly so. This much-loved landscape has cultural integrity, geographical variety, treasured wildlife habitats and lots of recreational opportunities. Its rockier southern half, the White Peak, takes its name from the underlying limestone and is a charming mosaic of idyllic villages, pastures, woods and valleys. The walks in this guide explore both the high rolling plateau and the seclusion of the side dales, following the twists and turns of the Dove, Manifold and Hamps rivers. The book offers a wide selection of easy circular routes of up to 10 miles, illustrated with OS map extracts and forms one of the first two books in Cicerone's three-volume series on the Peak District.
Peak District Pub Walks is a pocket-sized, traveller's guide to some of the best walking and best pubs in the Peak District. The book also explores some of the region's fascinating industrial heritage and has useful information about local transport and accommodation.
Author: Peter Naldrett
Publisher: Sigma Press
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Peak District (England)
Two types of train station walks are covered in this book: there are those from existing train stations that still have passengers bustling about them, and there are those from platforms that fell silent in the infamous closures of the 1960s.
Author: Norman Taylor
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Peak District National Park (England)
This compact guide details some of the best circular routes in the Peak District National Park ranging from between 8 and 13 miles long and taking in the high moors, the tors and edges, and limestone country.
Author: Charles Hurt
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2001-07-01
The Peak District has a network of over 1600 miles of footpaths, and offers some of the toughest walking in Britain. Each of the 40 varied and circular walks described in this book, with route directions and maps, can be completed by a reasonably fit adult or a young person in a few hours. The terrain covered ranges from the dramatic scenery of the Dark Peak to the romantic hills and dales of the White Peak. In addition to information for the walker, the text provides a guide to the Peak District as a whole.