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I grew up in the nearby Staffordshire Moorlands, spending loads of time in the Peaks, a place that's always been close to my heart.

I'm a big fan of a good hike and the great outdoors. It was here in the Peaks that I even completed my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh. Now, I want to share this gorgeous bit of the country side with you.

So, join me as we natter about the best trails, local sights, and more. Let's have a proper ramble through the Peak District together. Cheers!


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Discover the charm of Win Hill, a beautiful hill nestled around some iconic Peak District spots, known for its steep ascents, panoramic views, and a historic battle from long ago. This guide is your companion to explore this wonder, providing essential details about access, parking, walking routes, local facilities, and answers to commonly asked questions, …

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Imagine standing atop a hill, wind in your hair, with sprawling views of the magnificent Peak District’s Ladybower reservoir before you. This can be you at Bamford Edge.  Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a leisurely walker, this guide equips you with everything you need to embark on this journey.  I’ll address your parking worries, …

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Embark on a refreshing journey to Hen Cloud, a serene and picturesque hill nestled within the charming Roaches area of the Peak District. Offering breathtaking views, Hen Cloud is perfect for those wishing to soak in the serene beauty of the Staffordshire countryside. Whether you’re a seasoned rambler or just looking for a pleasant walk, …

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Nestled in the south-west edge of the Peak District, you’ll find The Roaches. Derived from the French word “roches” – meaning rocks – the name perfectly describes the craggy landscape. Popular with climbers and hikers alike, it’s a go-to for those looking to scale its peaks or simply admire them. And the reward? Breathtaking views …

Read More about The Roaches Walk (Circular): Leek, Staffordshire

The Peak District, is renowned for its rolling hills, serene dales, and muddy moors. While it might not house the highest mountains in the country, the region’s hills and three mountains each carry geological and historical importance. In this article, we provide an in-depth overview of the top 10 peaks within the Peak District National …

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When you think of things to do in Castleton, it’s hard not to envision its sweeping landscapes and inviting walks. Castleton is not just a picturesque village but a gateway to some of the region’s most iconic walks. From the dramatic ridges of Mam Tor to the secluded pathways of Cave Dale and the swirling …

Read More about Castleton Walks: Top 3 Circular Routes from the Village

Explore Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire, nestled in the Goyt Valley. This guide provides routes for both leisurely walks and challenging hikes. Set your sights high and get ready to tread unique paths! Getting to Shining Tor To reach Shining Tor, you’ll need to drive and then walk to the trig point. Public …

Read More about Shining Tor Walk (Ciruclar): Via Errwood Hall & Reservoir

Errwood Reservoir in the heart of Goyt Valley is a haven for hikers and history enthusiasts alike. Offering captivating views and tranquil walks in the surrounding area. Dive into this guide to make the most of your visit. Getting to Errwood Reservoir The most practical mode of transportation to Errwood Reservoir is by car. Thankfully, …

Read More about Errwood Reservoir Walk (Circular): Route & Visiting Guide