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Longer Walks in the Peak District Guidebook

Longer Walks in the Peak District Guidebook

by: Neil Coates
The landscape of the Peak District varies from imposing hills to dramatic rugged moorland with fantastic views, gentle countryside, picturesque villages and meandering rivers. A generous handful of the walks in this book take you off the beaten track, opening up new vistas and experiences relatively few visitors discover.

The Peak District has astonishingly varied landscapes and landforms, resulting from the differing underlying geology. At its heart, the White Peak plateau is a gentler, greener realm dappled with pastureland, ash woods and cleaved by astonishing gorges sliced into the pale limestone. Its straw-coloured hamlets and wildflower-drifted byways amidst filigree walls are the epitome of rural England.

The enfolding horseshoe of darker uplands is a brooding borderland of remote, reedy moors bounded by craggy edges with endless views and lively, tumbling streams; the enticing gritstone countryside of the Dark Peak with its archetypical weaving villages, salters' ways and secluded farmsteads.

Each walk has fully detailed route instructions, full colour Ordnance Survey 1:25000 scale Explorer mapping, an introduction, basic facts and lots of interesting information about the history and scenery as you go along. The book also has lots of colour photographs throughout.

The walk locations are:
Eyam and Stoney Middleton - 6.75 miles
Alstonefield and Wolfscote Dale - 6.5 miles
Alport Castles and Derwent Valley - 9 miles
Birchover's Stones - 7 miles
Lantern Pike and Coombes Rocks - 8 miles
Wetton and The Limestone Gorges - 7.5 miles
Edges and Monuments Out East - 9.5 miles
Wardlow Hay Cop and Cressbrook Dale - 8.25 miles
Pots & Pans and the Upper Tame Valley - 6 miles or 8.25 miles
Longdendale - 8 miles
Handful of Dales - 9 miles
Shining Tor and Thursbitch Valley - 10.5 miles
Castleton's Hollow Country - 8.75 miles
Lud's Church and The Roaches - 7 miles
The Dragon's Back - 7.25 miles
Cracken Edge and South Head -8.5 miles
Edale and Madwoman's Stones - 10 miles
Millstone Country - 7 miles
Shutlingsloe and Macclesfield Forest - 11.5 miles
Chelmorton and The Wye Valley - 9 miles

ISBN 9781910551677 Pages 128 (2016) 120mm x 220mm

Price: 7.99