The Peak District is one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations. Whether you fancy a strenuous hike or leisurely stroll there is something for everyone to enjoy and plenty to be seen. To help you plan your stay and explore the Peak District here are some of our favourite walks.
Cutthorpe, Chesterfield, S42 7JW (2 miles away from Cruck Barn)
Linacre Reservoir can be reached easily by foot, following the foot path from High Ashes Farm towards Cutthorpe. Well marked trails make it easy to explore the three small reservoirs and surrounding woodland. Perfect for a gentle stroll, bird watching, cycling and picnics. Don’t forget to stop off at the Gate Inn on the way back to sample a local ale and enjoy the log fire on winter’s day.
Baslow – Curbar Edge Circular Walk
Nether End Car Park, Baslow, DE45 1SS
On a clear day this walk offers spectacular views from Froggatt Edge. Enjoy the open heather moorland and look out for the highland cattle, the Wellington Monument and the Eagle Rock. In Baslow there are plenty of cafes and pubs to enjoy a spot of lunch or a well earned coffee and cake!
Castleton & Mam Tor
Castleton Car Park, Hope Valley S33 8WH
On a clear, snowy or sunny day, Mam Tor offers spectacular views of Kinder, Lose Hill and over Hope Valley. There are plenty of places for a bite to eat in Castleton and during December the village is festively decorated, perfect for some Christmas shopping.
Chatsworth & Edensor
Calton Lees Car Park, to the east of Chatsworth House on the B6012.
Take a picnic and enjoy a leisurely walk around Chatsworth Park, which is beautiful during any season. This walk takes you through the picturesque village of Edensor and offers great views of the estate and Chatsworth House. Keep an eye out for the free roaming deer!
With over 65 miles of off road cycling trails available, the Peak District is the perfect location for cycling. Whatever your experience and ability there is something for everyone to enjoy.
There are many opportunities to hire a bike for those of you that don’t have your own. Further information regarding local bike hire can be found here….
Local Bike Hire