The Peak District boasts some of the most stunning and diverse scenery in England!
We believe that this beautiful area is best explored on foot whether that be a gentle stroll though delightful dales or a challenging hill and moorland trek. It is possible to walk in this wonderful area many times and for each adventure to be unique. Not only can you enjoy contrasting landscapes of the two very distinctive areas of The Dark Peak and The White Peak, but their appearance changes throughout the year. There is no 'best time' to come to the Peak District. Each season brings new delights and fresh experiences.
We would love to introduce you to some of our favourite walks in the Peak District. Our guided walking calendar shows you what walks we offer throughout the year.
Take a look at our Countryside Blog for examples of some of the fascinating things that we see on our guided walks.
The Dark Peak is the gritstone area of the Peak District, characterised by its distinctive gritstone edges, high heather covered moorland, and rounded hills.
It covers the northern, western, and eastern sides of the Peak District.
The highest hills of the Peak District are located in the Dark Peak giving the opportunity for some wonderfully challenging walks over rough and rugged terrain with stunning views. If you prefer easier walking, then there are scenic walks along the valleys and around reservoirs.
The White Peak is located in the central and southern area of the Peak District and is the limestone area.
Typical features of White Peak landscapes include gently rolling countryside, small fields with dry-stone walls, deep limestone gorges and occasionally sharply pointed hills.
The hills of the White Peak although not as high as in the neighbouring Dark Peak, do offer amazing beauty and challenging walks. Alternatively there are some lovely easier walks in the dales.