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Title Description Distance Climbing Time Where
Carl Wark Hill Fort and the Padley Gorge Hathersage Moor lies on the eastern edge of of the white peak, although it shares more characteristics with the dark peak further north. The walks comes in two halves, the moorland on the higher ground, and the wooded gorge lower down. 4.8 miles
7.7 km
917ft
279m
3hrs 15min Surprise View Car Park
SK 251 800
Peak Forest Lead Mines Peak Forest was until the beginning of the 20th century one of the major lead mining areas of the Peak District. This walk takes you through some of what remains across the borders of the Dark Peak District and the White Peak District. 5.0 miles
8.0 km
609ft
186m
3hrs Peak Forest Village
SK 113 792
Deepdale, Near Buxton Deepdale is one of the treasures of the Peak District, and one which is largely ignored by locals and visitors alike. This walk offers a tranquil walk through a series of delightful limestone dales, largely unspoiled by the modern world. 5.1 miles
8.2 km
677ft
206m
3hrs 15min Wyedale Car Park
SK 103 724
The Monuments Of Baslow Edge and Gardoms Edge The edges above Baslow on the eastern moorland has seen its fair share of activity over the last few thousand years. Add to this some of the most striking scenery in the area, and you get a great walk. 5.9 miles
9.5 km
1042ft
318m
4hrs Car Park above Curbar
SK 262 746
Froggat, Curbar and White Edges Big Moor is an area of gritstone highland on the eastern edge of the Peak District. The moor itself is made up of an upper shelf and a lower shelf above the Derwent valley. This walk offers the chance to follow both the upper and lower edges, in what has got to be on of the classic edge walks in the Peak District. 7.3 miles
11.7 km
865ft
264m
4hrs 30min Car Park above Curbar
SK 262 746
Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head The area around Axe edge moor was once the coal mining district for Buxton. Nature has obscured most of the workings, but there is still quite a lot to see. This is quite a lonely walk, even though you are never far from humanity. 7.3 miles
11.8 km
1151ft
351m
4hrs 45min Car Park at the Head of the Goyt Valley
SK 108 715
Upper Dovedale and the High Peak Trail Dovedale is famous for striking limestone cliffs, and lots of people. This walk through upper Dovedale has the scenery, and the history, but a lot fewer people. 10.1 miles
16.2 km
1083ft
330m
6hrs Sparklow Car Park on the High Peak Trail
SK 127 659


The time estimates used above are based on a walking speed of 2 miles per hour (3.2 km/h) plus 1 minute for each 30ft (10m) of either climbing or descent. This gives a reasonable estimate for a normal walking speed, with time included for the inevitable sit down, and looking around. This time should only be taken as a guide, as you will have a better knowledge of your own walking speed.

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