Dark Peak Walks Book. Author Paul Besley. Cicerone Press. 40 walks in the Peak District National Park, Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Derwent Edges, Stanage, Roaches
Dark Peak Walks Book. Author Paul Besley. Cicerone Press. 40 walks in the Peak District National Park, Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Derwent Edges, Stanage, Roaches
Cicerone Press. 40 walks in the Peak District National Park Dark Peak. Kinder Scout, Bleaklow, Derwent Edges, Stanage Edge, Chatsworth Estate, Roaches
Kinder Scout  Features Pennine Way, Jacob's Ladder, William Clough - the site of the 1932 Mass Trespass.
Dark Peak Walks : Paul Besley
Dark Peak Walks : Paul Besley
Dark Peak Walks : Paul Besley

Dark Peak Walks : Paul Besley

Cicerone Press

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Paul Besley is a member of Mountain Rescue and is training and working with Scout for SARDA. He is a member of the National Trust's Peak District Heritage and Archaeology Team, a ranger for the Peak District National Park, a walking guide and writer. paulbesley.blog

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Guidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.

Located in the Peak District and distinguished from the neighbouring White Peak by the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone bed, the Dark Peak features a wild landscape of sweeping moorland and big skies. Easily accessible from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of natural, geological, historical and cultural interest – and some great walking. 

This guidebook describes 40 walks in the Dark Peak. Ranging from short strolls to full-day adventures, they showcase the region's unique character. Dramatic waterfalls, striking gritstone edges, heath and woodland are just some of the delights encountered, with many of the routes venturing off-path to explore hidden cloughs and valleys. Detailed route description is provided for 35 walks, accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and interesting facts about local points of interest, then a further five longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised in the final section, including a classic circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline.

Taking in the high moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks reveal not only the area's wild beauty but also some of its fascinating stories. 10,000 years of history lie waiting to be uncovered – from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region's more recent industrial past. This guide is a perfect companion to discovering the secrets of the Dark Peak and experiencing its magnificent landscape in all its glory.

Dark Peak Walks is full of stunning photography and packed with wonderful facts. 

Book dimensions 170mm x 110mm x 10mm