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Peak District Boundary Walk

Derbyshire, Gtr Manchester, S Yorkshire, Staffordshire, W Yorkshire

307 km / 191 miles
The current Peak District National Park boundary is almost identical to the one drawn up and proposed by Friends of the Peak District founders – Ethel and Gerald Haythornthwaite – 80 years ago. This new 190-mile, long distance walk never strays far from that boundary and celebrates both the huge diversity of our first national park and also its historical significance. It is created by Friends of the Peak District, a branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and safeguards the landscapes of Britain's first national park, challenging and campaigning against developments that threaten the Peak District's beauty and tranquillity. The route aims to raise awareness of the Peak District’s outstanding natural beauty and to encourage people to cherish and protect it.

Following existing paths, tracks and quiet lanes, there are dramatic crags and open moorland, quiet woodlands and popular trails.

A collaborative project, it has involved volunteers mapping the route and walking it on the ground using their local knowledge to make many improvements. Long distance walkers may enjoy the challenge of walking it in one go, but the route has been divided into manageable stages, each with at least a bus stop or car park, a toilet or a shop. The trail was officially launched in June 2017 with a big celebration, celebrity visitors, speeches, the unveiling of a plaque, food and drink, special outdoor pursuits market, music and dancing. Meanwhile volunteer Friends of the Peak District walked all 20 stages during the day. The Walk has a paperback guide, listed below, by well-known writer Andrew McCloy who gave a talk at the LDWA 2016 AGM.

The Walk takes in several Walkers are Welcome Towns shown on the mapping below (side-bar menu).


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Challenging
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
National Park
Start and Finish: SK058732 - Buxton, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2017
Web Sites: Friends of the Peak District - Boundary Walk Buxton Town Team - Peak District Boundary Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Peak District Boundary Walk : 190 miles around the edge of the National Park  (Vertebrate  - 2017 )

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 109, 110, 118, 119
OS Landranger Active 109, 110, 118, 119
OS Explorer 1, 21, 24, 259, 268, 278, 288
OS Explorer Active 1, 21, 24, 259, 268, 278, 288

Walking Support Providers:

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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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67 km
Walkers are Welcome
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81 km
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84 km
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119 km
Walkers are Welcome
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126 km
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146 km
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183 km
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190 km
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218 km
Camp Site
2 km
220 km
Camping Barn
4 km
237 km
Walkers are Welcome
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276 km
Walkers are Welcome
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286 km
Hostel Accommodation
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292 km

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Downloads:

GPX Route File
MemoryMap Route File
Peak District Boundary Walk Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 11/10/2017 17:43:31
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Peak District Boundary Walk Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

305.4 km (189.8 miles)
9,012 m (29,567 ft) ascent
484 m (1,588 ft)  maximum height

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