3-Night Peak District Guided Walking Holiday

Stone road bridge over the River Derwent at Chatsworth house estate, Derbyshire.
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 2 & 3
from £349pp £284pp

From beautiful limestone valleys, to spectacular scenery on the gritstone edges, the Peak District is home to a superb contrast of landscapes. With a choice of walks each day, your holiday can be as relaxing or adventurous as you choose. Our Guided Walking holidays will introduce you to the best of the national park.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on guided walks with our experienced leader to discover the varied beauty of the Peak District on foot 
  • Enjoy panoramic views from gritstone edges
  • Admire stunning limestone dales
  • Visit classic viewpoints, timeless villages and secret corners
  • Look out for wildlife and learn about the 'Peaks' history
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable group keen to get some fresh air in one of England's finest walking areas

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our Country House
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • 2 days guided walking
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


 

 

Option 1 - Chatsworth and Bakewell

Distance:  miles (12km) 

Ascent: 800 feet (240m)  

In SummaryWalk along Baslow Edge, passing the Eagle Stone before descending into Baslow village and through Chatsworth Park - admiring Capability Brown's landscape - to Chatsworth House. After exploring the estate village of Edensor we take a track and a quiet lane over the ridge into Bakewell.  

HighlightAdmire the grandeur of Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and its surrounding parkland landscaped by Capability Brown. 

 

Option 2 - Curbar Edge

Distance: 10½ miles (17km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m) 

In SummaryHigh up on the Moors we take an exhilarating walk along Froggatt, and Curbar Edge. Pass Wellington’s Monument descending to Chatsworth before passing through Edensor then over a ridge and down into Bakewell. 

HighlightThe gritstone escarpment of Curbar and Froggatt Edge is one of the most popular walks in the Peak District, with sweeping views over the Derwent Valley. 

 

Option 3 - Along the Derbyshire Skyline

Distance: 12½ miles (20.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m) 

In SummaryThe fantastic gritstone edges see us all the way from Froggatt to Baslow Edge. We continue along Birchen Edge to reach the Hunting Tower and a descent to Chatsworth House, passing the Sowter Stone and aqueduct on the way. We end at Bakewell, via Edensor. 

HighlightA walk of great contrasts - magificent high-level walking along the edges, and a more in-depth exploration of the Chatsworth estate. 

 


Option 1 - Along the Upper Dove

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km) 

Ascent: 900 feet (280m) 

In SummaryExplore Alstonefield village then descend to the hamlet of Milldale with its picturesque Viator’s Bridge. We continue upstream through Mill Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale to Hartington. 

HighlightSample the local Stilton and Dovedale cheeses at the Hartington cheese shop. 

 

Option 2 - Wolfscote Dale

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,450 feet (440m)

In SummaryWalk from Hartington along the River Dove through the attractive valleys of Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale. We'll pass the villages of Alstonefield and Milldale before continuing across the limestone plateau to our Country House. 

HighlightMilldale is renown for its connections with Isaak Walton whose book The Compleat Angler was written in 1653. 

 

Option 3 - Through limestone dales

Distance: 12 miles (19.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,650 feet (500m) 

In SummaryFollow the upper reaches of the River Dove through Beresford Dale and Wolfscote Dale. Our undulating route continues through Alstonefield and Tissington, before crossing the fields back to our Country House. 

HighlightLook out for the abundant  bird life in Woldscote Dale including Dippers, Herons and Goosanders. 

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


Option 1 - The Roaches

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km) 

Ascent: 650 feet (200m) 

In SummaryTraverse the gritstone escarpment of The Roaches and as we follow the skyline for almost 2 miles. We then head through the fields to the visitor centre at Tittesworth Reservoir. 

HighlightThe rocky ridge of the Roaches gaze out across the hills of Staffordshire, on the Western fringe of the Peak District. 

 

Option 2 - Lud's Church

Distance: 8 miles (13km) 

Total ascent: 1,000 feet (300m) 

In Summary: Walk the wonderful Roaches ridge before continuing to the curious chasm of Lud’s Church. We continue around the hillside, then over undulating fields to the Tittesworth Reservoir. 

HighlightLud's Church is a narrow and rocky chasm hidden beneath the Roaches ridge - an unexpected highlight of the walk. 

 

Option 3 - Roaches & Dane Valley

Distance: 11 miles (17.5km) 

Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m) 

In SummaryHead along the Roaches skyline to Lud’s Church, then descend to the River Dane. After a steep ascent to the huge ‘Hanging Stone’ we continue along the ridge then through the fields to the Tittesworth Reservoir. 

HighlightKeep your eyes peeled for the Peak District's most unlikely wildlife. A colony of wallabies once inhabited the Roaches, see if you can spot one!

 


Option 1 - Dove Dale

Distance: 5½ miles (9km) 

Ascent: 340 feet (100m)

In SummaryDescend from the village of Alstonfield to the hamlet of Milldale and its much photographed bridge over the River Dove. We follow the river through the famous gorge back to our Country House. 

HighlightDon't forget to look up to see the spectacular rock features of Dove Dale as you meander through the gorge. 

 

Option 2 - Wolfescote Dale

Distance: 9 miles (14km) 

Total ascent: 250 feet (80m)

In SummaryDescend through the limestone valley of Biggin Dale to meet the river Dove at Peaseland Rocks. We then follow the river downsteam through the famous gorge to the stepping stones and our Country House. 

HighlightBiggin Dale is a National Nature Reserve. Look out for early purple orchids and rare cowslips. 

 

 

Option 3 - Along the Dove

Distance: 12 miles (19km) 

Ascent: 450 feet (140m) 

In SummaryCross the fields to the charming village of Hartington. From here you follow the river through Beresford Dale, Wolfescote Dale and Dove Dale, with the scenery getting ever grander. 

HighlightVisit the fantastic cheese shop in Hartington to sample their locally made products. Our favourite is the sticky toffee cheddar! 

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


Option 1 - Tissington Trail and Biggin

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km) 

Ascent: 800 feet (260m)

In Summary: The first part of our walk is on the Tissington Trail (the former LNWR railway track) before taking field tracks to Biggin. The walk then takes in part of Biggin Dale and a track to the pretty village of Hartington.

Highlight: Visit the fantastic cheese shop in Hartington and sample their locally made products.

 

Option 2 - Alstonefield and the Tissington Trail

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 950 feet (340m)

In Summary: Walking from Alstonefield in Staffordshire (The River Dove being the County Boundary) we descend to Milldale hamlet then North through Iron Tors Dale (the so-called missing link!) and then on to the Tissington Trail (the former LNWR railway) and on to Biggin and Hartington.

Highlight: Biggin Dale is a National Nature Reserve. Look out for early purple orchids and rare cowslips.

 

Option 3 - The Dovedale Gorge

Distance: 10½ miles (17km)

Ascent: 1,500 feet (440m) 

In Summary: Setting off from the House we pass Thorpe Cloud to take in the dramatic Dovedale gorge to reach the hamlet of Milldale. From here we follow a similar route to option 1 ending in the beautiful village of Hartington.

Highlight: The dramatic Dovedale Gorge with its towering limestone pinnacles. 

 


Option 1 - Ilam Park

Distance: 4½ miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

In Summary: We begin at the entrance to the Manifold Valley and follow the river and Victorian Paradise walk into Ilam Park. We then ascend to Blore, before taking the Limestone Way back to the house.

Highlight: Enjoy the panorama from Blore church over the limestone plateau and Dove Dale.

 

Option 2 - Wetton to Ilam

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In Summary: Walk from Wetton village past isolated Casterne Hall then besdie the River Manifold to Ilam Park, hall and church. Our route continues to the hamlet of Blore before taking the Limestone Way back to our country house. 

Highlight: We'll explore Ilam village with its grand hall, pseudo-alpine cottages and memorial cross.

 

Option 3 - Wetton Hill

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)

In Summary: An extended version of option one and two, this route starts on the other side of Wetton Hill. After passing Wetton we'll continue along the Manifold Valley to Ilam, then back via the Blore church.

Highlight: Look out for the disappearing river - the Manifold often flows underground between Wetton Mill and Ilam.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.

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What to Bring

Essential Equipment

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety is our priority and Britain is famous for its changeable weather, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares)
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers
  • Warm hat and gloves. Gaiters are an optional but useful extra
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner
  • Thermos flask for hot drink
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre)
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar
  • Small torch
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed)

Optional Equipment

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera

Guest Reviews

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Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
2

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