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Walking in the White Peak

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 13.20km (8.20 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 255m (836ft)
Loss 256m (839ft)
Max. Elevation 350m (1148ft)
Elevation (total) 511m (1675ft)
Start & End
Litton, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Distance 13.20km
Duration ~4:30
4Created by timmy on 18 Mar 2012
This walk traces its way through the limestone scenery of the White Peak. It's easy going, with some good pubs on route - the perfect excuse to make a day of it.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SK165751
Take the bus to Litton. Good connections from Buxton, Sheffield and Chesterfield.
Tansley Dale About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SK168747
A path leads from Litton into Tansley Dale.
Cressbrook Dale About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK175745
Follow the path round as it curves into the wooded Cressbrook Dale.
Cressbrook About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid SK171731
The path splits, so you can take a high path, or the one along the foot of the dale. Either way, you end up in Cressbrook.
Upperdale About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SK177721
A short section of road walking to Upperdale.
Monsal Head About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK181716
Cross the bridge on the river, and bear left, following the path to Monsal Head.
Little Longstone About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SK190717
Just across the river is a great little pub, the Packhorse Inn: www.packhorselongstone.co.uk
Rutwell Hill About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid SK176717
Retrace your steps and climb on to Rutwell Hill. A bit of advice for the local wildlife?
Above Monsal Dale About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SK158715
A track leads across High Field's southern edge, with views into Monsal Dale. At Brushfield, head along the track above High Dale.
Towards Litton Mill About 1.09 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SK153725
Take the footpath heading northeast to Litton Mill.
Miller's Dale About 0.84 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SK160730
Cross the River Wye once more to reach Miller's Dale. Then take the permitted footpath to meet the road to Cressbrook.
Path above Cressbrook Dale About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SK170731
Just as you reach the village, a path heads north. Follow this back to Litton, with more views into Cressbrook Dale.
Litton once more About 1.82 km (~1.13 miles) from
OS Grid SK164749
Finish up in Litton and a pint in the Red Lion: theredlionlitton.co.uk

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