Looking into Lathkill Dale
Looking into Lathkill Dale, in the White Peak Area, along the Limestone Way.


Calderdale Way - 80 km (50 m)

The southern Pennines, with many interesting old villages and industrial remains, provide the background for this route around the Calder Valley with Bridgehouse at one end, Todmorden at the other and Halifax in between.

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk - 156 km (97 m)

Following the towpaths of six canals, starting at Marple, this is a walk of contrasts. The countryside along the Macclesfield Canal is relaxing after Manchester city bustle; historic buildings give way to modern factories, and all is bordered by the Peak District mountains and Cheshire Plains.

Limestone Way (aka White Peak Way) - 42 km (26 m)

This pleasant walk covers the White Peak area, the limestone southern part of the Peak District. Starting at Matlock it follows a course through dry dales to end in Castleton in the more rugged Black Peak area of the National Park. The walk is known by different names apart from the Limestone Way or White Peak Way it is also known as the Pennine Way South Extension.

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Pennine Way - 412 km (256 m)

Probably the most famous of all the British long distance walks. The Pennine Way starts at Edale in the Peak District and takes the walker through some of the more remote, and rugged upland areas of Britain. It passes through the Peak National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and Northhumberland National Park, and the North Pennines before crossing the Scottisch border to end at Kirk Yetholm. The Pennine Way, a National Trail, is described in two guides: Pennine Way North: Bowes to Kirk Yetholm and Pennine Way South - Edale to Bowes both written by T. Hopkins and published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press.

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Robin Hood Way - 141 km (88 m)

From Nottingham Castle to Sherwood Forest, this route passes many places associated with Robin Hood and visits country parks such as Clumber and Rufford Abbey.

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Staffordshire Way - 153 km (95 m)

Starting at Mow Cop on the rugged Congleton Edge, the Staffordshire Way passes Rudyard Lake along the Churnut Valley to Uttoexeter. It then crosses the Channock Chase and then onto Kinver Edge in the south of the county.

Trans Pennine Trail - 325 km (215 m)

Using almost forgotten towpaths, abandoned railroad tracks, and public rights of way the Trans Pennine Trail runs from the Humberside, across middle England to the Merseyside. Routes linking York, Leeds and Sheffield are on there way.


this page for a map showing the approximate rute of the above mentioned long distance footpaths.

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