The White Peak Challenge

The White Peak Challenge

4. The White Peak Challenge, Peak District

Saturday 11 September 2021.  With Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower. 


The White Peak Challenge walk was devised by the walker John Merrill who was once a native of Derbyshire and has written over 370 guidebooks of his walks! 


The circular walk is 24 miles/39km in length, with approximately 1,100 metres of ascent.  It centres on the heart of the Peak District, passing through river valleys, gritstone moorland, limestone plateau and dales.  The walk starts from the Agricultural Centre car park in Bakewell, and visits many areas of historical importance and beautify including Carlton Lees and Chatsworth, Stanton Moor, Youlgreave, Monyash, Flagg, Taddington villages and The Monsal Trail. 


Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out in the hills with only short breaks.  The walk should take approximately 10 hours. 


Individuals are able to book a place on this 'open group' guided challenge walk to join a small group of others.  I plan to take no more than six people in total.  


The cost to join this walk is £40 per person.  Please book and pay below.  You are booking with Rachel Bolton, and the walk on the day will be guided either by Rachel or by Richard Tower.

The White Peak Challenge. Led by Rachel Bolton or Richard Tower


  • Places available

Meeting Place and Time

We meet at 7:45am to be ready to set off promptly at 8:00am at Rowsley village playing fields where car parking is free.  More details will be provided upon booking. 


Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on challenge walks
General Information - Challenge Walks an
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If you need accommodation locally, the village of Rowsley is ideal, or the towns of Matlock or Bakewell are just a short drive away.