The best winter walks in the Peak District

Winter can be one of the most magical times to explore the Peak District. With rolling moors shrouded in mist and challenging climbs that lead to breathtaking views, the varied landscape of one of Britain’s best loved national parks is an adventure all year round. To give you some ideas, we’ve selected four of the best winter walks that we know of so that you can take full advantage of the views.

Whether you’re a seasoned rambler looking for a challenge or a lover of the great outdoors with a family of all ages in tow, there’s a walk to suit you. So, grab your boots, wrap up warm and enjoy this beautiful corner of the world on foot.

The best winter walks in the Peak District


1. Kinder moorland

This challenging 5 hour walk starts and ends at Edale, taking you high up on the windswept Kinder plateau. The terrain varies from rugged moorland to ancient woodland and farmland which has won awards for its habitat restoration. Look out for short eared owls and woodpeckers! View a map and route here.

2. Padley Gorge

This particular walk takes around 2 and a half hours and is ideal for people of all ages as there are no stiles and the terrain is moderate. The walk starts at Longshaw Estate and leads down through pretty woodlands to the beautiful scenery of Padley Gorge. Be sure to enjoy a stop at the legendary Grindleford Café! View the full description and route here.

3. Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park

Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park are fantastic to visit for young children, the Cavern itself even has pushchair access. For those interested in a walk, there’s a moderate circular walk that takes around 2 hours. It passes through stunning countryside and climbs to Solomon’s Temple which provides magnificent views of Buxton. Take a look at the route here.

4. Chatsworth

This stunning, 3 hour walk will blow away any January blues with far-reaching panoramic views of the Peak District and glimpses of the fabulous Chatsworth House. There’s a tearoom and a pub in the pretty village of Baslow for well-deserved refreshments. Don’t miss the standing stones and the Hunting Tower! For more details, click here.

Enjoy some of the best winter walks in style

After your day of taking some of the best winter walks in the Peak District, come home to a warm, cosy and comfortable cottage to relax and unwind. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a couple’s weekend, a group getaway with friends or a big family celebration, we’ve got accommodation to suit all. We’re dog friendly too! So, your four-legged friends can enjoy the holiday with you.

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