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Top 10 walking routes in the Peak District

Top 10 walking routes in the Peak District

Here is our guide to 10 of the best Peak District walks.

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Curbar Edge to Froggatt Edge Walk – A nice gentle walk through Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge with excellent views and endless rock climbing opportunities. The walk is 4 miles and will take 2 hours to complete.

Exploring the Chatsworth Estate Walk – Walk through one of the most beautiful estates in the Peak District. The walk is a total of 8 miles, however, can easily be shortened.

Robin Hood Stride – This walk centers on the view of a beautiful rock formation called Mock Beggars Mansion. The walk will take 2 and a half hours, however, please note there are some steep drops.

Hike to Thor’s Cave – A 3 hour hike to one of the Peak District’s most iconic landmarks, Thor’s Cave.


Curbar Edge Walk – Slightly more difficult than the Curbar Edge walk above as it passes over rough and steep ground at times. It is just less than 7 miles and will take between 3 and 4 hours to complete.

Two Dales Walk – Walkers will head around both Monsal and Miller’s Dale. The walk may be strenuous for some people but will gift you with fantastic views of a railway viaduct. The walk will take around 4 hours.

The Dovedale Walk – Walk high above Dovedale in the Dovedale ramble. The walk will take you up steep hills during the second half, although it will certainly be worth the climb.


Kinder Scout Walk – One of the harder walks in the lineup. Almost 9 miles of rocky terrain to reach the highest point in Derbyshire.

Rowtor Rock Walk – A hard walk due to the series of different terrains and a good set of boots will be required. It will take 4 or so hours over steep fens and moorland, however, it does start and end at a pub.

Eyam and Abney walk – Take a walk around the famous plague city. A brave small village that self imposed a quarantine and let no one in or out. 4 hours walk over rough terrain.