Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East

Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East

42 walks in Derbyshire including Bakewell, Matlock and Stoney Middleton

Paul Besley

$17.26

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This guidebook provides 35 day walks and 7 longer walks and trails exploring the eastern section of Derbyshire's limestone area. The walks are spread across the area, starting in pleasant towns and villages including Bakewell, Tissington, Eyam and Middleton. Largely travelling along well-marked paths over gentle rolling landscapes, these walks are suitable for walkers of all abilities. The day walks range between 4 and 12 miles in length, and are illustrated with extracts of 1:50,000 OS mapping, while the longer walks and trails are covered by 1:100,000 scale mapping. Walkers can use the longer trails to link day walks into longer routes or explore the area on the three-day White Peak Circular, starting in Birchover. While geologically fascinating with its layers of limestone and gritstone, the White Peak is also a landscape rich in history and art. These walks visit sites including medieval churches, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cromford Mill, and Eyam, a village devastated by plague in the 1660s. Out on the hills are stone circles and ancient sites such as the Neolithic burial site of Arbor Low.


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Paul Besley:
Paul Besley first went walking in the Dark Peak when he was 14 years old and a love of the high moors and gritstone edges was born. Over the following years he has explored the area, walking its moorlands, investigating hidden cloughs, expanding his knowledge and experience. Over the years he has learned when and where the Dark Peak is best and which are the best walks. He is a volunteer ranger for the Peak District National Park and a member of Woodhead Mountain Rescue, an informative walking guide and writer. His ranger base is in the Upper Derwent Valley, just a few minutes from where he lives in Sheffield with his wife, Metalsmith, Alison Counsell and their three dogs Olly, Monty and Scout. For more information, Paul can be contacted at http://www.paulbesley.blog/.

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