Peak District Outdoor Activities - walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking, pot-holing, caving, hand-gliding and other sports in the Peak District.
Matlock Bath seems an unlikely place to go for a walk, but in fact the gorge carved out here by the River Derwent offers an excellent little circuit with a number of interesting sights along the way. A short distance but a lot of ascent and descent involved!
This short walk takes in the major sights of Stanton Moor and Birchover, an area rich in historical associations and with superb views across the surrounding countryside.
This describes two short ascents of Shutlingsloe - 'the Cheshire Matterhorn' - one from Wildboarclough to the east, and a second from Langley on the Macclesfield side.
This starts from Hollinsclough on the gritstone of the Staffordshire side of the river and crosses to the Derbyshire side to traverse the spectacular ridge of Chrome Hill before returning. An exciting circuit.
This short walk starts from Calton Lees at the south end of the park, goes past the house and up the hill behind, and returns via Beeley edge (7km). A diversion over Beeley Moor is also described.
Digley reservoir lies just north of Holme north-east of Black Hill. There are good views down towards Holmefirth and this is a short gentle walk on the sort of day when you don't fancy making the climb up onto Black Hill.
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