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Dog Walks In The Peak District



Choose from many dog walks in the Peak District National Park covering dog walking for all ages in the Peak District and Derbyshire countryside.

If you are holidaying in the Peak District or just coming to visit Derbyshire for the day and bringing your hairy companion with you, this set of pages could provide you with great information that helps you choose dog walks of interest, allowing you both to enjoy your time fully. With fresh air aplenty, all visitors should make the absolute most of what this fabulous area has to offer, whether it ne walking the hills and dales, or the lanes and roads. It is a carefree, and most importantly free pastime, and to be able to combine such pleasure with excercise for, you and your dog, is a double winner.

In springtime, there is the glory of walking passed new life in the Peak District - lambs and calves and fresh green foliage. For summer, enjoy the cooling babbling rivers, throughout Derbyshire, in stunning dales, like Dovedale, Millers Dale or Bradford Dale. Enjoy dog walking amongst the colours of autumnal change, with the morning heavy mists or the stunning austerity of winter, it's frosts and it's snows highlighting the craggy features of the rocky outcrops and peaks drawing the eyes as you walk alond. The Peak District is a playground to be enjoyed for all and dog walking allows you fully explore to whole region, should you both have energy and inclination.  

All Derbyshire walks listed here have already been enjoyed by human and canine's from the Peak District Online offices, and are truly dog friendly, We try where possible to advise stopping off points for an end of walk cup of tea and cake, or pie and a pint. All will hopefully inspire you into exploring, whilst dog walking, what the countryside of Derbyshire and the Peak District Park have to offer.

With the truly fabulous scenery and so many miles of footpaths and trails to take, we want to show you some easy to follow dog walks that interest both you and your four legged friend, alike. Most tend to start from a Peak District village and allow you to park up, if needed, leading you through a circuitous route, through places of general and local interest, or places showcasing Derbyshire scenery to the full. All allow you to dog walk in places where your dog is safe and can in many places wander, if well behaved and under full control, off the lead making use of all their senses to maximise their enjoyment throughout.

Whether it is walking around the Hope Valley; enjoying Robin Hood's Stride; Stanton Moor or the Nine Ladies, these pages will offer a growing insight into what you can expect, where you can easily start from and how long the dog walks are likely to take, roughly. With the help of Mable, a Peak District "employee" we want to give the full flavour of these areas so you can enjoy to the maximum.   

It is asked, out of respect for The Peak District National Park, that you are responsible when dog walking, in Derbyshire, especially around the multitude of grazing farm animals or nesting birdes, by keeping them on a lead, where requested and required and also cleaning up after them, as necessary.

A Chatsworth Stroll Time taken: 1 hour This is a dog walk that is short and sweet, unlike some of the others that I have documented, but it is worth noting as it takes in two stunning aspects of Peak District scenery – the manmade and the natural, both of which work together and create complete harmony. Whilst the grounds and major vistas of the Chatsworth Estate are very much man made, utilising the gardening talents of the estate grounds men to keep the classic beauty and skill of Capability Brown’s...
A Chatsworth Stroll - Peak District Walks
Little Longstone via Cressbrook Dale Time Taken 2 1/2 hours This is a walk that introduces you to some of the most dramatic and best loved of Peak District scenery as it follows a route that takes you by Monsal Head and through the fabulous Cressbrook Dale. Best taken on a clear day it is a joy whatever the season and combines breathtaking scenery with some lovely and iconic, typical Peak District villages. Starting in Little Longstone, a tiny hamlet, and smaller neighbour to Great Longstone, near Bakewell you get a...
Little Longstone via Cressbrook - Peak District Walks
Millers Dale, Chelmorton and Cheedale Time taken 3 1/2 hours This is a lovely walk if you get the chance and is pretty dog friendly, offering interest to both human and canine alike with plenty of the Peak District and its Dales to enjoy. The start is at Millers Dale Station car park, which once served a busy rail line to St. Pancras, London, with the Monsal Trail to your right you walk out to the Wormhill road and turn right before dropping to the Tideswell Road (B6049) where you again turn right and cross over the river (Wye)...
Millers Dale via Chee Dale - Peal District Walks
Rowsley, Haddon and Chatsworth. Time taken 3 hours This walk is a bit of a trek but if you enjoy Peak District natural scenery combined with some man- made historical building this is the dog walk for you, as it passes both of the Peak Districts premier estates – Haddon Hall and Chatsworth. It is a pretty easy walk though it covers over 8 miles so make sure you are prepared to be out for most of the day. Our walk started outside The Peacock Hotel, in the village of Rowsley, on the A6, and continued along the...
Rowsley, Haddon and Chatsworth - Peak District Walks
Shatton via Hathersage and Bamford Time Taken: 2 ½ hours Shatton is a sleepy little hamlet lying off the road that leads from Hope to Hathersage. This walk starts at the bridge in Shatton amongst the collection of pretty little cottages that line its main lane. It offers a great starting point for a walk that takes in a mixture of grassland, moorland, village lanes and stunning scenic backdrops as you travel through Bamford and on into Hathersage.  Outgoing the large natural edifice of Standage Edge will be exposed...
Shatton to Hathersage - Peak District Walks
Peak Forest and Peter’s Dale Time taken – 3hours This is a great walk for us as it is local and if preferred can be walked from my door, adding a little extra time to cover the distance between Tideswell and Wheston, though here we started in Peak Forest near the Church and Devonshire Arms. It is a walk of two halves that makes good use of the Pennine Bridleway and if you like it can be made into two smaller circular walks, though a Sunday afternoon, I find, call for 3 hours out with canine companion and friends, for a...
Start at Peak Forest - Peak District Walks
Tideswell via Monk’s Dale Time Taken: 2 hours To celebrate Humphrey’s fourth weekend living in The Peak District, I decided to make the most of a lovely November day to walk locally around Tideswell and out into the countryside beyond.  As always he was hyper, as even being walked twice a day does not make up yet, for what I believe was a lack of walking in a previous life. As a rescue dog, I know very little of his life prior to being taken in by Rain Rescue in Rotherham apart from what they had experinced...
Tideswell via Monk's Dale - Peak District Walks
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