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Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East By Paul Besley

Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East by Paul Besley

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Guidebook describing 42 half-day and day walks in the limestone landscapes of Derbyshire's White Peak, part of the Peak District National Park. One of two volumes, this book covers the east of the region, with potential bases including Bakewell, Eyam, Castleton, Birchover, Matlock and Wirksworth.

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Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East: 42 walks in Derbyshire including Bakewell, Matlock and Stoney Middleton by Paul Besley

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.

About Paul Besley

Paul Besley has spent a lifetime walking through the dales and villages of the White Peak. His interest in human interaction with landscape and his love of the ancient has provided him with thousands of hours of enjoyment. Paul is a regular contributor to magazines, which has taken him across Britain and the world. He is a team member of Mountain Rescue, and a dog handler in Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England with his Border Collie. He lives in Sheffield with his wife Alison Counsell and their dogs Olly, Monty, and search dog Scout.

Table of Contents

Map key Overview map Introduction Geology Plants and wildlife History Local communities Customs Peak District National Park Local services and transport The walks Responsible walking Maps and navigation Using this guide Northern section Walk 1 Bradwell to Offerton Walk 2 Hope to Shatton Walk 3 Longshaw to Curbar Gap Walk 4 Grindleford to White Edge Walk 5 Foolow to Wardlow Walk 6 Eyam to Abney Walk 7 Eyam to Grindleford Walk 8 Eyam Village Walk 9 Tideswell to Cressbrook Walk 10 Curbar to Gardom's Edge Walk 11 Calver to Hassop Walk 12 Calver to Great Longstone Walk 13 Taddington to Monsal Dale Walk 14 Chatsworth to Beeley Walk 15 Ashford in the Water to Monsal Head Walk 16 Bakewell to Chatsworth Walk 17 Bakewell to Monsal Head Walk 18 Bakewell to Over Haddon Walk 19 Monyash to Sheldon Walk 20 Rowsley to Birchover Southern section Walk 21 Youlgreave to Elton Walk 22 Middleton to Elton Walk 23 Middleton to Kenslow Knoll Walk 24 Winster to Bonsall Walk 25 Matlock to Dethick Walk 26 Biggin to Minninglow Walk 27 Cromford to Black Rock Walk 28 Cromford to Crich Walk 29 Middleton to Harboro Rocks Walk 30 Brassington to Kniveton Walk 31 Parwich to Alsop en le Dale Walk 32 Parwich to Tissington Walk 33 Wirksworth to Alport Height Walk 34 Tissington to Thorpe Cloud Walk 35 Ashbourne to Thorpe Long Walks and Trails Walk 36 Derwent Valley Heritage Way Walk 37 Eastern Gritstone Trail Walk 38 Limestone Way Walk 39 White Peak Circular White Peak Trails Walk 40 High Peak Trail Walk 41 Tissington Trail Walk 42 Monsal Trail Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Useful websites Appendix C Bibliography and further reading

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Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East: 42 walks in Derbyshire including Bakewell, Matlock and Stoney Middleton by Paul Besley
Cicerone Press
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