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Peak Way

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gtr Manchester, Staffordshire

246 km / 153 miles
A route devised by LDWA member Ken Reece as a Covid-lockdown project. Much of the route is in the Peak District National Park and starts in the Dark Peak, with its high moors and dark gritstone, before reaching the gentler White Peak, a landscape of limestone dales, drystone walls and pretty villages.

From Stockport, easily reached by public transport, river and canal paths are used to reach Hayfield. A climb onto the Kinder plateau picks up the Pennine Way to Edale. The ascent of Rushup Edge to Mam Tor and along the Great Ridge to Lose Hill give superb views of the valleys below.

After a gentler section alongside Derwent Reservoir the route climbs up again onto the moors passing impressive rock formations and onwards along the eastern gritstone edges to reach Baslow marking the transition to the White Peak. The impressive parkland of Chatsworth follows and then into the small town of Bakewell. The journey continues through Matlock and on to its most southerly point at Ashbourne. Here the route heads north again and takes in several iconic limestone dales. Onwards to Buxton and through the Goyt Valley to reach Lyme Park. The Macclesfield Canal offers a pleasant corridor through built-up areas on the return to Stockport.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Challenging
Canal
Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Moorland
National Park
River
Urban
Start and Finish: SJ907905 - Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Peak Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Peak Way  (Ken Reece  - 2022 )

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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, 119, 128
OS Landranger Active 109, 110, 119, 128
OS Explorer 1, 24, 259, 268, 277
OS Explorer Active 1, 24, 259, 268, 277

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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38 km
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57 km
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57 km
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58 km
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77 km
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78 km
Bunk House
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78 km
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87 km
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94 km
Hostel Accommodation
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95 km
Hostel Accommodation
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111 km
Bunk House
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121 km
Bunk House
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134 km
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Bunk House
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171 km
Bunk House
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Camping Barn
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183 km
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Route Profile:

245.6 km (152.6 miles)
6,896 m (22,625 ft) ascent
634 m (2,080 ft)  maximum height

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