Guidebook to walking in Derbyshire and the Peak District. 60 circular day walks, ranging from 2 to 10 miles (4 to 14km), offer something for walkers of all abilities. The walks start from bases all over the area including Glossop, Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne and Derby. The routes are illustrated with OS map extracts and accompanied with the author's own photographs, as well as including plenty of practical information on getting to and around Derbyshire and the routes. Historic sites including Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall, Eyam, Chatsworth House (the fictional Pemberley), New Mills, Cromford, Goyt Valley and Dovedale are also explored, as are Bronze and Iron Age forts, medieval castles and ruined Abbeys. Walking routes pass remnants of ancient civilisations, fine market towns and villages, caverns, castles, country houses and parklands, historic spa resorts and industrial heritage sites, and the book is full of background information detailing the local history.
Elaine Burkinshaw has lived around Sheffield and Manchester all her life. She has a passion for exploring this area, with particular emphasis on the enjoyment of local history and attractions. This is her second walking guide published by Cicerone.
Introduction Geology History The shaping of present-day Derbyshire Customs How to use this guide The Walks 1 Creswell Crags 2 Arbor Low Stone Circle 3 Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges 4 Edale and Mam Tor 5 Longshaw Estate and Carl Wark 6 Hope, Win Hill and the Navio Roman Fort 7 Roystone Grange 8 Castleton 9 Hartington and Pilsbury Castle 10 Dale Abbey and Locko Park 11 Chelmorton 12 Hartington and Beresford and Wolfscote Dales 13 Tideswell 14 Ashbourne 15 Bakewell and Ashford in the Water 16 Haddon Hall and Bakewell 17 Wingfield Manor and Crich 18 Longshaw Estate and Padley Chapel 19 Hardwick Hall 20 Bolsover Castle 21 Tissington 22 Eyam 23 Chatsworth House 24 Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Edensor 25 Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold Reservoir 26 Swarkestone 27 Shipley Country Park 28 Kedleston Hall 29 Magpie Lead Mine 30 Wirksworth and Middleton Top Engine House 31 Lathkill Dale and Bradford Dale 32 Winster, Elton and Robin Hood's Stride 33 Carsington and Brassington 34 Cromford 35 Pinxton Wharf 36 Shardlow 37 Belper 38 Monsal Head, Litton and Cressbrook 39 Peak Forest Canal and Torrs Riverside Park 40 New Mills, Sett Valley Trail and Hayfield 41 Glossop 42 Three Shires Head and Flash 43 Birchen Edge 44 Pentrich 45 Elvaston Castle and Country Park 46 Melbourne Hall 47 Errwood Hall and Goyt Valley 48 Osmaston 49 Hathersage and River Derwent 50 Hathersage and Stanage Edge 51 Holloway and Dethick 52 Midland Railway Centre and Codnor Castle 53 Tissington and High Peak Trails 54 Caudwell's Mill and Nine Ladies Stone Circle 55 Upper Longdendale Valley 56 Buxton and its Country Park 57 Matlock and Matlock Bath 58 Dovedale 59 Derwent Dams 60 Carsington Water