Limestone Way

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Fifty miles of walking through the White Peak in Derbyshire, the Limestone Way starts in Castleton with great views and lots of limestone.

Created by West Derbyshire Council (now Derbyshire Dales Council) the route originally ended in Matlock, but was later extended to Rocester, just over the border in Staffordshire.

Joined by my partner Catherine, I walked the top half during a snow filled weekend in February 2012. The lower half was walked solo in September of the same year.

Introduction to the Limestone Way

Published 12 April 2012

Having grown up on the eastern flanks of Manchester, not far from the northern borders of the National Park, I’d been in the Peak District loads of times but I’d never walked in the White Peak – only in the Dark Peak. And it was something I thought I should rectify.

Limestone Way Day 1 – Castleton to Flagg

Published 19 April 2012

Through dales and limestone, the trail heads off from Castleton.

Limestone Way Day 2 – Flagg to Matlock

Published 26 April 2012

More ice (and so much of it) makes for snow progress to Matlock.

Limestone Way Day 3 – Matlock to Thorpe

Published 6 November 2012

Six months later and Matlock is finally left for a journey of fields, quarries and friendless churches.

Limestone Way Day 4 – Thorpe to Rocester

Published 13 November 2012

Staffordshire is entered, and the trail changes in style quite dramatically.

Planning your Limestone Way walk

Published 29 November 2012

What you will want to know if you want to walk in limestone country.

Limestone Way - the trail highlights

Limestone Way Gallery

Published 11 April 2012

Heading through the limestone county of Derbyshire, the Limestone Way heads through the Peak District National Park with some fine views.

At the end of the Limestone Way

Published 18 November 2012

Welcome to Rocester. It has… errr… err… well… yes…

At the start of the Limestone Way

Published 11 October 2020

Just south of Castleton village, at the start of Cave Dale, the beginning of the Limestone Way is special alright.

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Completer Finisher

Published 6 September 2012

Got to finish that walk