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Walking Dark Peak Walks

Walking Dark Peak Walks

by: Paul Besley
This excellent guidebook describes 35 walks exploring the Peak District gritstone and moorland landscapes. The Dark Peak within the Peak District, Britain's first National Park, is made up of gritstone and peat with high moorland, wilderness areas, solitude and big open skies. The landscape has a tendency to brood menacingly then flood you with sunshine and warmth.

This comprehensive guide is divided into four regions, each with an introductory walk followed by medium length routes to really explore the different landscapes of the Dark Peak. There are also more challenging walks that will test both navigation and stamina. In addition to these 35 days walks, a further 5 long distance routes are outlined. A panel at the beginning of each walk entry gives start location with grid reference, distance, ascent, time, terrain, OS Explorer map sheet number, refreshment options and parking. There is then a short synopsis of the walk features before the detailed step-by-step route finding text. OS 1:50000 scale full colour maps outlining the route are also included. The book is also illustrated with many colour photographs and includes a route summary table.

The walk locations are:

Eastern Dark Peak
Chatsworth to Birchen Edge - 11 miles
Longshaw Estate and the gritstone edges - 9 miles
Fox House to Big Moor - 11 miles
Fox House to Stanedge Pole - 10 miles
Grindleford to Higger Tor - 6 miles

Central Dark Peak
Hathersage to Stanage Edge - 5 miles
Wyming Brook to Stanage Edge - 11 miles
Bamford Moor - 7.5 miles
Win Hill to Hope Cross - 7.5 miles
Kings Tree to Shepherds Meeting Stones - 10.5 miles
Westend and Bleaklow Stones - 10 miles
Derwent Edge - 10 miles
Alport Castles and the Woodlands Valley - 7.5 miles
Margery Hill to Back Tor - 13 miles
Low Bradfield and Dale Dyke - 6 miles
Langsett to Howden Edge - 10 miles
Langsett to Pike Lowe - 7 miles
Torside to Bleaklow Head - 10 miles
Wildboar Clough to Lawrence Edge - 6 miles
Old Glossop to Bleaklow Head - 8 miles
Kinder Scout Northern Edge - 14 miles
Kinder Scout Western Edge - 8 miles
Kinder Scout - 10 miles
Kinder Scout Southern Edge - 8 miles
The Great Ridge - 7.5 miles

Northern Dark Peak
Dunford Bridge to Ramsden Clough - 11.5 miles
Crowden Horseshoe - 10 miles
Crowden to Chew Valley - 10 miles
Marsden to Black Hill - 13.5 miles
Alphin Pike to Birchen Clough - 10 miles
Binn Green to Great Dove Stone Rock - 4 miles
Cotton Famine Road - 7.5 miles

Western Dark Peak
Goyt Valley to Shining Tor - 9 miles
Derbyshire Bridge to Shutlingsloe - 12.5 miles
The Roaches - 10 miles

Long day walks
Marsden to Edale - 25 miles
Langsett to Edale - 15.5 miles
Gritstone edges - 28 miles
Edale Horseshoe - 17.5 miles
Kinder Scout skyline - 19.5 miles

ISBN 9781852845193 Pages 222 (2017) 118mm x 171mm

Price: 11.95