62 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Dark Peak Area of The Peak District

Sixty-two easy to follow, hand-crafted walks including routes from The Snake Pass, Bowden Bridge, Castleton, Crowden, Greenfield, Dove Stone Reservoir, Edale, Hadfield, Hathersage, Hayfield, Holmfirth, Hope, Ladybower Reservoir, Derwent, Howden, Melltham, Glossop & Woodhead that visit Kinder Scout (the highest point), Back Tor, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Mam Tor, Lose Hill, Winhill Pike, Barrow Stones, Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow Hill, Black Hill (Soldiers Lump) & The Wain Stones amongst many other locations. More details about each walk can be found below the map.

The Dark Peak Area of The Peak District National Park is area within the National Park boundary north of the A6 from Hazel Grove to Chapel-en-le-Frith, the A623 to Sparrowpit, the minor road from Sparrowpit along Rushup Edge to Castleton and the A6187 from Castleton to Sheffield.

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Sixty-two easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Dark Peak Area of The Peak District in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d116 Lady Clough from Birchin Clough

Delightful Derbyshire Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.5ml (5.5km)
Ascent:705ft (215m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d229 Mam Tor from Edale

Superb views all around

Vital Statistics:

Length:3ml (5km)
Ascent:951ft (290m)
Time:2 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d177 Coombes Edge Rocks from Charlesworth

Short walk to great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75ml (6km)
Ascent:820ft (250m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk d122 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from the Snake Pass

Good navigation skills essential

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:630ft (192m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d112 Lantern Pike from Hayfield

A steady ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:899ft (274m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk d161 Rhodeswood Reservoir from Crowden

Delightful water-side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25ml (8.5km)
Ascent:823ft (251m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


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Walk d210 White Brow and Kinder Reservoir from Hayfield

A short walk to open moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:843ft (257m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d281 Higger Tor and Burbage Rocks from Longshaw Country Park

A pleasant stroll with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,007ft (307m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d288 Winhill Pike from Hope

Superb views with a relatively gently ascent

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.75ml (9km)
Ascent:971ft (296m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d289 Mill Hill and The Knott (Hayfield) from Chunal Road (Glossop)

Rough open moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:5ml (8km)
Ascent:1,162ft (354m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d136 Crook Hill (Ladybower) from Ladybower Reservoir

Superb views from a little climbed hill

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75mls (7.5km)
Ascent:1,195ft (364m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch266 The Macclesfield Canal and Lyme Park from Higher Poynton

Good views from a country park

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:824ft (251m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d216 The Vale of Edale from Edale

Delightful valley walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,044ft (318m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d271 Winhill Pike (Win Hill) from Yorkshire Bridge

A steady but gentle ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (10.5km)
Ascent:1,289ft (393m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d123 Mam Tor via Cavedale from Castleton

Limestone moorland with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:1,887ft (575m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d168 Mount Famine from Slackhall

Lanes and track with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,345ft (410m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d236 Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

Fine views and wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,607ft (490m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d101 Padley Gorge, Burbage Rocks and Longshaw Country Park from Grindleford Station

Quite stunning scenery

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,467ft (447m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d104 Bramah Edge from Crowden

Fine views to rival the Lake District

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:1,515ft (562m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d174 Millstone Rocks and Lad's Leap from Crowden

Two edges and two dams

Vital Statistics:

Length:7ml (11km)
Ascent:1,610ft (491m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d224 Lose Hill from Edale

Easy ascent to superb ridge walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,532ft (467m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d254 Brown Knoll (Edale), South Head (Hayfield) and Mount Famine from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

A steady climb to high level views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:1,808ft (551m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d320 Mill Hill from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,328ft (405m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d108 Edale Moor (Kinder Scout) and Crookstone Knoll (Kinder Scout) from Edale

Superb views from Crookstone Knoll

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,812ft (552m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 25 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d296 Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Scout from Edale

The start of the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:1,860ft (567m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 26 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ch207 Sponds Hill and Lyme Park from Higher Poynton

Superb Cheshire views and a Stately Home

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:9ft (409m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 27 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d135 Kinder Downfall from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,689ft (515m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 28 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d205 Black Chew Head (Laddow Rocks) and Black Hill (Soldier's Lump) from Crowden

Easy to follow paths across wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,746ft (532m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 29 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d118 Lose Hill (Ward's Piece), Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Castleton from Hope

Superb views of the Vale of Edale

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5mls (15km)
Ascent:1,588ft (484m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 30 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d147 Cracken Edge from Hayfield

Easy ascent to great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,861ft (567m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk d201 Seal Stones (Kinder Scout) and Seal Edge from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:8ml (13km)
Ascent:2,060ft (628m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 32 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d170 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Low from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

A steady climb to high level views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75mls (14km)
Ascent:1,851ft (564m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 33 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d121 Back Tor from Ashopton Bridge, Ladybower Reservoir

Classic walk with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:1,568ft (478m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 34 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d144 Winhill Pike (Win Hill) and Hope Cross from Yorkshire Bridge

A steep ascent to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:1,887ft (575m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 35 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d145 Jaggers Clough and The River Noe from Edale

Delightful valley walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25ml (16.5km)
Ascent:1,585ft (483m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 36 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d172 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) and Higher Shelf Stones from Old Glossop

Good compass skills essential in thick weather

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,850ft (564m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 37 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d252 Mam Tor and Rushup Edge from Edale

Superb ridge walk with stunning views all around

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.25ml (15km)
Ascent:1,919ft (585m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 38 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d176 Fairbrook Naze (Kinder Scout) and Mill Hill from Birchin Clough

Wild moorland and the Pennine Way

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,841ft (561m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 39 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d186 Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall from Bowden Bridge, Hayfield

Classic high level route across Kinder Scout

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75ml (14km)
Ascent:2,192ft (688m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk d240 Kinder Downfall and Kinder Scout from Edale

Good compass skills essential in thick weather

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:1,870ft (570m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 41 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d321 Mill Hill and Middle Moor from Hayfield

Two ascents - Two superb view points

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:2,074ft (632m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 42 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d130 Stanage Edge, High Neb and Bamford Moor from Hathersage

High level route with glorious views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5mls (15km)
Ascent:2,097ft (639m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 43 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d200 Millstone Rocks, Lad's Leap and Bramah Edge from Crowden

Two edges, two dams, two climbs

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:2,289ft (698m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 44 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d266 Bleaklow Head (Bleaklow Hill) from Woodhead Tunnel

Superb gorge walk & high remote moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,975ft (602m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 45 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d162 Brown Knoll (Edale), Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge) and Mam Tor via Jacob's Ladder from Edale

Fine high level walk away from the crowds - can be boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:1,986ft (605m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk d158 Sparrowpit and Mam Tor from Castleton

Limestone moorland with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:2,001ft (610m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 47 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d169 Eyam, Sir William Hill, Stoke Ford, The River Derwent, Grindleford and Froggatt from Stoney Middleton

High level views followed by a river side stroll

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:2,074ft (632m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk d171 Lantern Pike and Cown Edge Rocks from Hayfield

Two ascents - Two superb view points

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:2,055ft (626m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 49 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk d212 Alport Castles from Fairholmes Car Park, Ladybower Reservoir

Stunning cliff scenery & wild moorland

Vital Statistics:

Length:10ml (16km)
Ascent:2,368ft (722m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk sy119 Horse Stone and Outer Edge from The Flouch

Fine moorland walk - but good navigation skills needed in mist

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,674ft (510m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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