Peak District Walks by GRATE Little GUIDES

Grate Little Guides offer everything you need to walk the Peak District with confidence and safety. Walk carefully chosen circular routes with clear easy to follow descriptions and accurate large scale maps.

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About The Peak District

The Peak District is a beautiful expanse of varied countryside spread across the South Pennine mountains, sandwiched between the cities of Manchester in the west and Sheffield in the east. Wild, open expanses of moorland, mainly in the north, contrast sharply with the gentler limestone hills and dales further south. These fine, varied landscapes led to the area’s designation as a National Park in 1951, to help conserve the scenic, wildlife and cultural qualities.

Recreational opportunities are abundant and walking has long been popular, ever since the 1920s when rambling became a favoured ‘escape’ from working life in the heavily industrialised nearby towns and cities. 53% of visitors to the Peak District state that a walk of two to ten miles is their principal reason for visiting, including strolls amongst flower-rich limestone canyons and meadows, ascents to fine views from rocky outcrops, or disappearing across the heather-clad open moors, a wonderful variety of walking terrain and undoubtedly some of Britain’s finest.

Grate Little Guides walks cover the majority of the Peak District’s finest landscapes and attractions and can be ordered online by clicking on the guide cover above.