5 Peak District Winter Walks
The Peak District has some of the most exciting walks and hikes that blow the cobwebs away.
The rolling moors and tough climbs can offer some lovely days out and a break away from it all.
We have tried to pick some of the lesser known walks and hikes as well as some popular ones.
Make sure you wrap up warm and wear good walking boots as some of the trails may be muddy and slippy.
Eyam & Stoney Middleton
History – The Eyam 1665 plague. Check out the plague cottages and lovely little church in Eyam.
Both Eyam and Stoney Middleton are steeped in history and has plenty of pubs and cafes on the route.
You’ll pass through pretty meadows as well some paths. Take care along the track leading to the quarry as heavy lorries are known to pass through during the week.
Distance: 8 miles, approx 4 hours
Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve
Here there is lots of wildlife, including birds and looking to seek out fungi, mosses, liverwort, and lichens. It is particularly good for botanists
Walk over the reservoir bridge and up to the Ladybower Inn and from here there is a public bridleway. This takes you diagonally upwards to the wall which forms the reserve boundary.
Because of the difficult terrain, visitors are advised to stay on the bridleway, which offers plenty of opportunity to enjoy this interesting reserve.
This walk can be all abilities.
Distance: Varies –can be as long or as short as you choose
This walk is great for all abilities and is an ideal sunny afternoon meander.
The terrain is fairly easy but be prepared for a lengthy climb towards Bamford Moor. It is well worth it though, as you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Distance: 2.3 miles, approx 2 hours
Padley Gorge and Grindleford Cafe
One of the more gentle Peak District winter walks alongside a tumbling stream, through atmospheric meadows and winter woodland.
Padley Gorge is beautiful part of the Peak District and this short walk is well worth doing.
The walk begins by taking you through the Longshaw estate, down the scenery of Padley Gorge.
We highly recommend a bacon buttie at the superb Grindleford Cafe.
Incidentally, Totley Tunnel you can see from the cafe car park is the 4th longest mainline railway tunnel in the UK.
Padley Gorge is just as beautiful in winter and when there’s less leaves on the trees you can see further across the landscape.
Distance: 2.3 miles, approx 2 hours
Buxton to the Goyt Valley
This circular walk starts at Burbage, on the western edge of Buxton, passing along easy moorland paths to Errwood Reservoir, before returning to the starting point on Bishop’s Lane.
It’s a fairly easy walk, with no steep slopes. However, it can get muddy in places, particularly after rain. So, don’t forget to have some walking boots.
This is a round walk, so if you are staying at our Buxton property it is fabulous.
It is only a 15 minute stroll from the town centre to Burbage and there is also a regular bus service which stops close to the start of the walk.
Do you know any others?
Are there any we have missed. Please share if so…
That’s all for now…
You may have guessed from this post, that the Peak District really is a great place for couples wishing to get away from it all and rekindle their romance.
It is the ideal location to organise a special holiday with its stunning landscapes, quaint villages, and selection of romantic activities. There is so much to do and we can help you create that special break away.
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