Best Summer Walks in the Peak District

In honor of National Parks Week, we have put together a list of the best summer walks in the Peak District. The Peak District is the UK’s oldest National Park, founded in 1951, and remains just as stunning as it was back then. With so much space to lose yourself in, there’s no better place to blow away those cobwebs.

 

The Roaches and Lud’s Church

the roaches and luds church best summer walks in the peak district

This 4 mile walk takes you past the fascinating rocky escarpment of The Roaches. It is one of the Peak District’s best known landmarks, and is shrouded in myths and legends. As you descend out of The Roaches, the exposed rocky trail is also great for spotting peregrine falcons.

 

Derwent Valley

Derwent Valley the best walks in the peak district

If you’re looking for an easy to moderate walk with stunning views, then head to the Derwent Valley. This walk takes just over an hour, yet it somehow manages to cover a huge range of habitats. You are sure to be blown away by the Ladybower Reservoir, lush, green farmland, and panoramic views.

 

Deep Dale Nature Reserve

Deep Dale Nature Reserve the best walks in the Peak District

Located just a 10 minute drive from our holiday cottages, this local nature reserve is full of hidden gems. Discover Chelmorton’s ancient field systems and walk through the epic, overhanging limestone cliffs at the bed of Chee Dale gorge.

 

Tissington Trail

Tissington Trail the best walks in the Peak District

If you have a group of various ages in tow, then have an amble along the Tissington Trail. Well surfaced and relatively flat throughout, it’s a great walk for young children, the elderly, and those with mobility issues. This popular route also offers impressive views of the surrounding limestone countryside.

 

Chrome Hill

Chrome Hill the best walks in the Peak DIstrict

Visit this quiet corner of the Peak District to discover the magnificent Dragons Back, an area of turf covered limestone hills, or even mini mountains that resemble a sleeping monster! This exhilarating walk takes you to the summit of each limestone reef and ends up at the Quiet Woman, a charming village pub.

 

We hope you try out one of the routes from this ‘best summer walks’ blog. Whether you’re a rambler looking for your next adventure, or simply a nature lover after some peace and quiet, the Peak District has something for everyone.

Close to some of the area’s best walking and cycling routes, our holiday cottages and caravan site are the perfect place to stay during your trip. Luxury, dog friendly accommodation set in stunning surroundings – what more could you ask for?!

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Great Property! Perfect setting for Chris's 29th birthday and annual friends getaway. Lovely local pub and great scenery.

Chris & Amanda

Fab Cottage. Location great for our cycling weekend at the L’Eroica event. Pub food nearby, great! Hope to return!! Thanks.

The Mynards and Warmans

A very comfortable home from home, perfect for day trips and lots of walks with our dog. Thank you!

Fay and Adam – Lichfield

A lovely cottage in a lovely part of the country – so much to see and do!

Gary and Anita – Bradford

Great week exploring The Peaks and relaxing at Endmoor House, Thanks Sue!

Nick and Lisa and friends