There’s no better combination. Put the miles in, see some stunning scenery and top it all off with a pint. We’ll drink to that!
1. Along the edges
Grindleford to Bamford, 13km/7 miles.
Good transport links mean that you can walk from Grindleford Train Station, along Millstone Edge and over Hathersage Moor to the car park above Stanage Edge. Walk along Stanage Edge before descending into Bamford and having a pint at The Anglers Rest, the first community owned pub in Derbyshire.
2. Through Chatsworth
Baslow to Rowsley and back, 15km/ 8miles
The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is one of the best in the Peak District. This route starts at Baslow and follows the Derwent Valley Heritage Way past Chatsworth House, takes a small detour for an exceptional ploughman’s lunch at the Devonshire Arms to Rowsley – home of the Peacock restaurant if you want to splash out. To walk back to Baslow, follow footpaths to the west, and into Edensor. Cross back down to Chatsworth and follow a track back to your start.
3. Flash by name, not nature
Flash and Dane Valley Way, 11km/6.5 miles
The New Inn in Flash is reportedly the highest village pub in England. Either way, this walk is in very remote countryside. From Flash, walk north to Hilltop to meet the Dane Valley Way at Cheeks Hill. Turn left onto the path and follow it along River Dane to Three Shires Head where Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire meet. And then down to Spring Head and then back up to Flash.
4. Down in the Dales
Hartington to Hulme End circular, 14km/7.5 miles
This beautiful walk from Hartington follows the picturesque Wolfscote Dale along the River Dove and back via two good pubs, the George in Alstonefield and the Manifold in Hulme End and back to Hartington. The walk can be done either way around.
5. Yorkshire Bridge circular
Around Ladybower Reservoir, 14km/9 miles
An easily extendable walk is a gentle stroll around Ladybower Reservoir starting and ending at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn. Cross the bridge north and left towards Ladybower Reservoir. Follow the path on the east side of the reservoir to the end. After Jubilee Cottages, cross to the other side, and climb up Haggside and walk along the ridge back towards the bridge.