A Relaxed, Wiggly, Wander Through The White Peak, With Dale

Living in the shadow of Kinder as we do, out walking in the Dark Peak nearly every day, it’s very easy to forget how lovely the White Peak can be. It may not be the perfect place for total solitude, or an easy place to wild camp, but there is walking galore, coupled with fantastic scenery. And, like the Dark Peak, it’s perfectly possible to escape the crowds and find quieter spots, with plenty of small campsites making it easy to link a few days’ wandering. Not to mention the occasional cake and brew stops along the way……

(The photos of me were all taken by Dale.)

Day One, 4.5 miles, Parsley Hay to Flagg

  • gorgeous, sunny weather
  • big sky views
  • ancient tracks and footpaths
  • quiet, peaceful campsite


Day Two, 11 miles, Flagg to Peak Forest

  • blue sky, sunny morning
  • cake and brew stop
  • lots of ups and downs
  • more peaceful, ancient pathways
  • fresher, cooler afternoon
  • tiny, village campsite


Day Three, 8 miles, Peak Forest to Hayfield

  • pissin’ down rain in the morning
  • ‘No Car Cafe’ cake stop
  • bracing, afternoon winds
  • more cake and brews with Geoff and the doggies


11 thoughts on “A Relaxed, Wiggly, Wander Through The White Peak, With Dale

  1. Like the sound of a ‘no car cafe’ – I remember when youth hostels were like that – before they got turned into, and treated like, cheap guest houses.

    We preferred the White Peak actually – the Dark Peak is very like our moors where I lived for years so, while I liked them, the White Peak were something different for me

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    1. I can understand that. I love the bareness of the moors, but they are very samey, whereas the White Peak has constantly changing views, plus loads of social history. And funnily enough, lots of hills and dales in the White Peak often make for harder walking than the moors! ๐Ÿคฃ


  2. Nice one Chrissie, definitely a far to overlooked area by me is the white Peak. As you say a beautiful area and Iโ€™m hopefully doing the limestone way soon ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Love that no car cafe, sounds great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    Thanks for sharing Atb Mark


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