Walkers and Cyclists


Walkers

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.

Walk to Chatsworth from Baslow

This walk visits three very different Peak District villages: Baslow, Edensor and Pilsley. The route takes advantage of the public right of way that runs through Chatsworth Park from Baslow, passing within a few hundred feet of Chatsworth House. Please park in the car park at the eastern end of Baslow, just off the A 619 from Chesterfield. Click here for more information.

Linacre Reservoir

Cutthorpe, Chesterfield, S42 7JW 

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.

Map of Linacre http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/images/A2%20Linacre%20map_tcm44-244665.pdf

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!

Walk 1 approximately 8 miles http://peakwalking.co.uk/wp23.htm

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.

Walk 1 (3 miles, approx. 2 hours) http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/article-1355779894277/

Walk 2 (6 miles, approx 3 ½ – 4 hours) PDF

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!

Walk 1 (5 ½ miles, approximately 2 ½ hours)

 

Cyclists

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….

Bike Hire

 

Cycle Trails http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/cycling-information/cyclingnearyou 

Pedal Peak District http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/90485/ppd-cycle-trails-leaflet.pdf