Bakewell and Hassop Station

The Peak District National Park was created in 1951, the first national park in the UK. Walking in the Peak District can be quite varied, with the more gentle limestone dales of the White Peak and the higher, gritstone moors of the Dark Peak, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Bakewell & Hassop Station

Bakewell is an extremely popular town in the heart of the Peak District, with good walks right from the door. This walk is perfect for those who want an easy, picturesque amble with great views and a good café!

The walk starts at the main road bridge in Bakewell. It heads up out of the town up to the famous Monsal Trail – formerly the old railway between Buxton and Matlock. It’s easy going as you walk up to Hassop Station with its fabulous café, bookshop and small playground.

Continuing along the trail, you drop off onto a section of road walking before a lovely walk up through some woods. Reaching some fields, the Peak District opens out in front of you with lovely views in all directions as you follow easy grassy paths back down into Bakewell.

We enjoy this walk – it’s nice and easy and manageable, a great family walk too. Don’t be put off by the uphill – 150m sounds much more than it feels.

Bakewell & Hassop Station – Walk Details

Distance – 6.4km or 4 miles

Ascent – 150 metres or 490 feet.

Terrain – Good paths along tracks or field, one short section of road walking, one short but steady uphill through woods.

Getting There

There is plenty of Pay and Display parking in the heart of Bakewell close to the walk start, but there is sometimes roadside parking available on the route here.

The walk is also accessible by bus from Buxton, Sheffield and Matlock, with stops close to the walk start. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.

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