White Peak Walks: The Northern Dales
35 walks in the Derbyshire White Peak
This guidebook describes 35 circular walks cross the gritstone uplands and moors in the northern dales of the White Peak between Edale, Matlock and Buxton, in the middle of the Peak District National Park. Routes explore Bakewell and the Wye and its tributary dales. One of two Cicerone guides to the White Peak.
SeasonsThe exquisite beauty of this landscape is fringed by and adorned with a multitude of wild flowers in spring and summer. Although modern clothing and equipment enable you to experience the thrill of wilder weather, responsible walker should seek to minimise their impact especially on heavily worn paths in the wetter seasons.
CentresCastleton, Hope, Bradwell, Hathersage, Baslow, Tideswell, Bakewell, Buxton, Monyash, Youlgrave, Winster, Matlock Spa and Cromford
Difficultyeasy, circular walks on good paths, well waymarked, between 3 and 8 miles long, easy to combine into longer routes - simple country walking with the odd citrus twist in the limestone dales! Modern walking boots will give good protection in such stony situations and walking poles lend reassurance in descent.
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In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.View author profile
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