Peak District Walks
Peak District Online brings you a series of videos of walks around the stunning Peak District National Park.
Starting with Bakewell the video shows an overview of the main sights and attractions of the town or village to show holiday makers and walkers alike the Peak District in all its glory and then moves on to the 6-12 mile walk itself complete with a map and major landmarks.
With another 20 videos of Peak District Walks in production in 2011, Peak District Online is set to bring you the definitive guide to walking the Peak District
The Peak District Walks series is the second in an exciting new concept to help both casual and more experienced walkers find the very best routes for perfect days out in this glorious area.
Peak District Walks provide a unique chance to see superb, circular walks in advance of you trying them for yourself. It is filmed and narrated from the walker's point of view so once on the route you will recognise which way to go at every turn.
The video captures the detail, variety and stunning beauty of each 6-12 mile walk in the Peak District, with suggestions for other days out in each area.
Peak District Walks that are already available to view include Bakewell, Dovedale, Froggatt, Goyt Valley, Kinder and Mamtor – see below for more details.
Bakewell is known as the capital of the Peak District and is in fact the only large settlement in the National Park. Set in stunning countryside with mellow limestone cottages lining winding lanes, Bakewell has a bustling market, historic buildings and some fantastic shops.
The surrounding landscape is perfect for walking and there are plenty of Peak District Walks to suit all abilities and ages. With the beautiful Chatsworth House on its doorstep and the meandering River Wye at its centre, Bakewell is a walker’s paradise.
Dovedale is probably the most photographed location in the Peak District with its iconic stepping stones over the river Dove making a picture perfect place from which to enjoy a Peak District Walk. One of the top five most visited sites in the Peak District, Dovedale is popular with casual and serious walkers alike who all come to enjoy the stunning scenery and rare wildflowers that line the natural limestone ravine formed millions of years ago.
Castleton is a must go to place if your visiting the peak district and in the height of summer its teaming with activities and things to do and see together with a lovely choice of pubs with good grub!
Right on the Cheshire-Derbyshire border and in the heart of the Dark Peak, the Goyt Valley has long attracted this little known area that is has long attracted Peak District walkers looking to enjoy its wonderful scenery, flora and fauna. The Goyt Valley is crisscrossed by a maze of excellent well sign-posted public footpaths there are moorlands, rivers, reservoirs and much more for the keen walker to enjoy in this diverse landscape.
The moorland plateau of Kinder Scout is very popular with hikers and boasts the highest waterfall in the Peak District. The highest point in Derbyshire, a clear day will provide views to Manchester and even the Welsh mountains in the far distance. Kinder is most popularly approached by walkers either from Edale village, up Grindsbrook, or via Jacob's Ladder and on to Kinder Low but whichever route you take it will provide an enjoyable Peak District Walk.
Just north of Baslow, Froggatt is an incredibly popular location with walkers and climbers who come to pit themselves against the massive gritstone edge. But casual walkers can also enjoy the more gentle Peak District walks through the lush valley where wild flowers carpet the floor and you can admire the incredible fauna that has made its home here. Froggatt village has a lovely old bridge and some pretty cottages for walkers to admire as well as a pub that has been refreshing Peak District Walkers for 500 years.
The incredible views from the top over the Derbyshire countryside and beyond have long attracted walkers to this fascinating hill, Mam Tor. Steeped in history with Bronze age remains and an Iron Age hill fort, this stunning location, thought to be one of the oldest hill forts in England, has fascinated people for centuries and is now one of the most popular Peak District Walks. The hills is known as the Shivering Mountain, a reference not to the winds that blow there in the winter but to the physical make-up of the hill, which is shale, that flakes away and is still shaping the hill.