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Walking in the White Peak

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Peak District in Derbyshire, England, about 13.70km (8.51 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
Ascent 255m (836ft)
Descent 256m (839ft)
Max. Elevation 350m (1148ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 511m (1675ft)
Start & End
Litton, Buxton, Derbyshire, England
Distance 13.70km
Duration ~4:30h
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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OS Grid SK165751
Take the bus to Litton. Good connections from Buxton, Sheffield and Chesterfield.
OS Grid SK168747
A path leads from Litton into Tansley Dale.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SK175745
Follow the path round as it curves into the wooded Cressbrook Dale.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 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.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid SK177721
A short section of road walking to Upperdale.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SK181716
Cross the bridge on the river, and bear left, following the path to Monsal Head.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SK190717
Just across the river is a great little pub, the Packhorse Inn: www.packhorselongstone.co.uk
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SK176717
Retrace your steps and climb on to Rutwell Hill. A bit of advice for the local wildlife?
About 1.35 km (~0.84 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.
About 1.81 km (~1.12 miles) from
OS Grid SK153725
Take the footpath heading northeast to Litton Mill.
About 1.09 km (~0.68 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.
About 0.84 km (~0.52 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.
About 0.99 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid SK164749
Finish up in Litton and a pint in the Red Lion: theredlionlitton.co.uk
About 1.82 km (~1.13 miles) from

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