Litton Edge & St Peter’s Stone

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.

Litton Edge & St Peter’s Stone

This is a gorgeous walk, right in the middle of the White Peak, and offers both views from the top of the limestone plateau, as well a stroll along one of the Peak District’s narrow valleys. The walking is relatively easy, with just some short climbs.

The starting point for this walk is Litton, a lovely little village just to the east of the more well known Tideswell. The route initially takes you through fields before descending into Tansley Dale. You soon reach the bottom of the valley and join the popular Cressbrook Dale.

From here, you then follow an easy and clear path up to the top of the dale, with an optional visit to St Peter’s Stone along the way, before turning left and up onto Litton Edge.  The edge provides superb views in all directions, before you circle back along ancient tracks into the western end of the Litton.

Walk Details

Distance – 6.2km or 3.85 miles

Ascent – 165 metres or 540 feet.

Terrain – Mainly footpaths, sometimes a little rocky underfoot, numerous stiles, some gentle climbs.

Getting There

Litton is signposted off the main A621, and it’s quite easy to park at the roadside in the village.

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

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