Perhaps best known as walking country, the Peak District National Park offers a spectacular variety of scenery and routes to be explored. From steep sided limestone dales to the dramatic high moorlands there is something for everyone whether you want a challenging hike or a short stroll.
You can follow national or local trails or simply take advantage of 524 sq km of open access land or 3005km of rights of way. For experienced walkers, the long distance 431km Pennine Way National Trail follows the Pennine chain along the rugged backbone of England from Edale crossing Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District at 636 metres.
Easier routes are the paths on the disused railway routes of the Monsal Trail, High Peak and Tissington Trails in the White Peak area and the Longdendale Trail in the Dark Peak area.
If you don't want to head off on your own then join a Ranger led guided walk and discover the countryside. Events run throughout the year and incorporate natural history, archaeology and folklore. There are numerous walking groups who meet regularly and organise walks in the Peak District.