Hay Dale & Peter Dale from Tideswell

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.

Hay Dale & Peter Dale from Tideswell

One of the best things about the Peak District is that there’s some hidden gems rarely visited by the masses. Whilst this walk starts in the popular village of Tideswell, it takes in two of the quieter limestone dales whilst also providing some brilliant views as you walk across the limestone plateau to and from Tideswell.

The walk starts at the beautiful cathedral in the lovely village of Tideswell. A farm track takes you out of the village, gradually climbing up on the limestone plateau and affording great views to the south and east. After crossing fields to the Pennine Bridleway, there’s a short section of road walking before you enjoy a walk up the lovely Peter Dale, and on into Hay Dale.

The walk then turns back in a south easterly direction out of the dale, climbing up to the hamlet of Wheston. From there, it’s a gorgeous, gradual descent back into Tideswell along a farm track.

Walk Details

Distance – 9.8km or 6 miles

Ascent – 260 metres or 850 feet.

Terrain – Easy paths & tracks along moorland and woodlands, one very steep but very short ascent, one steady ascent.

Getting There

Tideswell is best accessed off the A623 (the Chapel-En-Le-Frith to Baslow road). Turn down the B6049 and you’ll enter the village after about 400m. The centre of the village can be found here. Tideswell has only a small car park, but generally parking is available on-street.

The walk is also accessible by bus from Buxton and, Bakewell. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.

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