Scenic winter walks in the Peak District

As lovely as it can be to stay indoors in the warmth when it’s cold outside, it’s not exactly very exciting. So, here are our top picks for the most scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District. Enjoy!

Scenic winter walks to take in the Peak District

Bamford Edge

The walk up to Bamford Edge is one that comes with rewarding views the whole way up. You can enjoy the moorland heather and rugged paths as you ascend to the hill’s peak, and once you reach the summit that is humorously named ‘Smoked Salmon, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Hope Valley. Whatever season you choose to take this walk in, we can assure you it will be worth your while.

Hardwick Estate

The grounds of Hardwick Hall’s wider estate are a treat to walk through during winter. The usually green pathways begin to pale, the trees are mostly stripped of their leaves, and the pond areas develop a beautiful icy covering. Winter suits the Elizabethan country house quite well, in our opinion – but don’t just take our word for it! Pop down for a visit whilst you’re in the Peak District. The gardens are open from 10am to 5pm every day and they make for a lovely day out with the kids.


For an easy town centre walk, try the Eyam circular. It begins and ends at the Eyam Post Office, taking you on a leisurely stroll past the local shops and eateries. You can enjoy all the sights and smells that the quaint little town has to offer before you circle back and continue on your merry way.

Hope Valley

During winter, Hope Valley simply transforms; green fades to brown, water turns to ice, and skies turn a pale blue/grey. If you’re lucky enough to visit during snowfall, then you will be treated to a winter wonderland.

To make the most of this stunning area, start at Heathersage, travel over the railway tracks and head to Losehill Hall. From there, walk south to Castleton before heading back to the starting point once again. This walk takes you up through the hills and across the reservoir, so we recommend you come prepared.

Mam Tor

Mam Tor, or ‘the shivering mountain” as it is also called, is one of the most popular walking spots in all the Peak District. It has gorgeous views all around and provides you with a plethora of routes to take. These range from easy to difficult and dogs are more than welcome.

Will you take one of these scenic winter walks?

Take advantage of the crisp, icy backdrop of the Peak District whilst you still can. There’s nothing quite like a hike around the Peaks when the weather is cold and spring will soon be here. And to make your trip worthwhile, why not stay in one of our luxury holiday cottages?

We’re situated ideally in the heart of the Peak District and our cottages are perfect for solo excursions, romantic weekend breaks, or even large group parties. Call us on 01629 815 683 to book.

Tagg Cottage. A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting! A very nice weekend break.

24/02/18 Alison & Andy (Foggia Italy)

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