Released: June 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 220 x 120mm
Author: Norman Taylor
Written by Norman Taylor, Walks for all Ages Peak District features 20 circular walks of up to 6 miles, suitable for all the family, that have been carefully chosen to deliver an enjoyable day or half day in the countryside.
Describing the local area at the start of each walk, the author then provides a detailed description of the walk with snippets of information as you go along.
Including Ordnance Survey mapping and superbly priced at just £5.99, Walks for all Ages - 20 Circular Walks in Peak District is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll in the county.
Walk 01. Tissington
Walk 02. Wetton
Walk 03. Hulme End
Walk 04. Hartington
Walk 05. Pilsbury Castle
Walk 06. Over Haddon
Walk 07. Chatsworth Woods
Walk 08. Chatsworth Park
Walk 09. Baslow
Walk 10. Ashford-in-the-Water
Walk 11. Monsal Head
Walk 12. Longstone Villages
Walk 13. Litton
Walk 14. Bretton
Walk 15. Longshaw
Walk 16. Ladybower
Walk 17. Derwent
Walk 18. Hayfield
Walk 19. Goyt
Walk 20. Wildboarclough
The Peak District National Park broadly divides into two distinct areas, the Dark Peak and the White Peak. The Dark Peak, most of which lies within the northern half of the National Park, is dominated by hills and moors, craggy escarpments called ‘edges’, rocky tors and deep valleys, some given over to reservoirs. When weathered, the coarse sandstone rock of this area, known as gritstone, grows dark in colour. In contrast, the southern half of the Peak District, the White Peak, is dominated by undulating upland with a scattering of prominent hills and deep, crag-lined river gorges. The rock here is limestone, which is grey-white in colour.
The walks in this guide are evenly spread throughout the Peak District. All the routes follow rights of way or paths open to the public. Any road walking is along quiet lanes with little traffic. The walks should be suitable for most people, especially families, ranging in length from around 2 to 6 miles. They are also graded
to help walkers select the most appropriate walk for the party.
1 – Any ascent is gradual
2 – Includes short, steeper climbs
3 – Includes more demanding climbs
4 – Includes more prolonged hill climbs
The route map and directions accompanying each walk should be adequate to get you from start to finish but it is always advisable as a back up to take the relevant Ordnance Survey map with you.
What to Wear
I would strongly advise wearing walking boots. Given our unpredictable weather, a waterproof jacket and waterproof overtrousers are advised. Also, sufficient insulating clothing should be worn or carried that is appropriate to the time of year.
Possibilities for purchasing food and drink are given in “The Basics” but such are usually located at the start and end of walks. So something to drink and a snack are recommended additions to the rucksack.
By law, dogs must be kept on a lead wherever there is livestock, also in moorland areas during nesting season and where sheep roam freely. They should also be on a lead if they are likely to be a nuisance to other walkers or cyclists.