Walking in the Peak District - White Peak West
40 walks in the hills of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire
By Paul Besley
Guidebook describing 40 day walks in Derbyshire's White Peak, part of the Peak District National Park. One of two volumes, this book covers the west of the region and explores limestone landscapes, green dales and delightful rivers. Potential bases include Buxton, Hartington, Thorpe, Ashbourne, Cheddleton and Winster.
SeasonsSpring through to mid autumn is the best period to witness the wealth of wildlife and beauty in the White Peak. A snowy winter walk can be an enchanting experience.
CentresCastleton, Ilam, Buxton, Leek, Upper Hulme, Bollington, Tideswell, Hartington, Longnor, Waterhouses, Ashbourne, Whaley Bridge
DifficultyWalks are gentle and follow well signed public footpaths where possible. Caution should be taken in wet weather as limestone can become very slippery.
Must SeeCastleton and caves; Winnats Pass; Peveril Castle in Cave Dale; Windgather Rocks; White Nancy; Shining Tor; Shutlingsloe; Tideswell; Hay Dale; Buxton; Castle Naze; Deep Dale; Chee Dale; Macclesfield Forest; Three Shires Head; Danebridge; Lud's Church; The Roaches; Ramshaw Rocks; Upper Hulme; Hartington; Cheddleton Butter Cross; Dovedale; River Dove stepping stones; Ilam; Ilam Rock
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Paul Besley is a writer who began exploring the British Landscape while at school in the 1970s. His focus of work is the interaction between human and the land. He lives close to the Peak District in The Outdoor City of Sheffield with his partner, metalsmith Alison Counsell, and their three dogs Monty, Olly, and Scout.View author profile
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