High Peak Way

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For thirty miles between Chinley and Grindleford, the High Peak Way takes in some of the finest scenery in the Dark Peak. There's hidden gems like Cracken Edge, mighty hilltops like Mam Tor, and rocky fun like Stanage Edge.

Created as a 'challenge walk' for those who find pleasure in walking insane distances in one day, it also makes a fine multi-day walk for those wanting to explore the Peak District National Park.

High Peak Way: An Introduction

Published 15 April 2018

The enigmatic walk that doesn’t really exist, but it’s well worth doing anyway.

High Peak Way Stage 1 (Part 1): Chinley to the Hayfield Road

Published 22 April 2018

The first part of a 35 mile tour of the Dark Peak’s highlights starts off at Chinley for a visit to the magnificent Cracken Edge.

High Peak Way Stage 1 (Part 2): Hayfield Road to Edale

Published 29 April 2018

Up over Kinderlow, past the Edale Cross, and get lost trying to find Jacob’s Ladder.

High Peak Way Stage 2: Edale to Hope

Published 20 May 2018

Traversing the Great Ridge – an all time classic of Peak District walking.

High Peak Way Stage 3: Hope to Hathersage

Published 27 May 2018

The weather may not be great, but Win Hill, Ladybower and Stanage Edge certainly are.

High Peak Way Stage 4: Hathersage to Grindleford

Published 3 June 2018

The final few miles ask the question, was the creator of the trail desperate for a pint of tea?

Planning your High Peak Way walk

Published 17 June 2018

A glorious trail that takes in many of the Dark Peak’s highlights. Even if it doesn’t actually exist…

High Peak Way - the trail highlights

High Peak Way Gallery

Published 10 June 2018

A tour of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District.

Also about High Peak Way

The Mam Tor bus stop

Published 16 December 2018

A hill that has its own bus stop. Although don’t go waiting for any buses to serve it.