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. Paths are generally good, navigation fairly straightforward and we think it’s a hidden classic.
Distance – 9.79km or 6 miles, and ascent of 260 metres or 850 feet, with one short steeper section
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.
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