Dark Peak Walks : 40 Walks Exploring the Peak District Gritstone and Moorland Landscapes Paperback
by Paul Besley
Located in the Peak District and distinguished from the neighbouring White Peak by the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone bed, the Dark Peak features a wild landscape of sweeping moorland and big skies.
Easily accessible from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of natural, geological, historical and cultural interest - and some great walking.
This guidebook describes 40 walks in the Dark Peak. Ranging from short strolls to full-day adventures, they showcase the region's unique character.
Dramatic waterfalls, striking gritstone edges, heath and woodland are just some of the delights encountered, with many of the routes venturing off-path to explore hidden cloughs and valleys.
Detailed route description is provided for 35 walks, accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and interesting facts about local points of interest, then a further five longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised in the final section, including a classic circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline. Taking in the high moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks reveal not only the area's wild beauty but also some of its fascinating stories. 10,000 years of history lie waiting to be uncovered - from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region's more recent industrial past.
This guide is a perfect companion to discovering the secrets of the Dark Peak and experiencing its magnificent landscape in all its glory.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 89 colour photos, 41 maps
- Publisher: Cicerone Press
- Publication Date: 03/03/2017
- Category: Walking, hiking, trekking
- ISBN: 9781852845193