9walks2.download
Guided walks for people who’d rather guide themselves
© 2021 9walks2.download

Walk 1 - Dovedale

Dovedale may be just about the most visited place in the Peak District, but many of those visitors turn back at the stepping stones, or miss out on the good things higher up the valley sides because they are hidden by trees. Hardly anyone explores the high ground to the west, probably because of all the steps you need to ascend to reach it.

Walk 2 - Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale, like Dovedale, hides its features under a cloak of foliage in summer. Unlike Dovedale, it sometimes hides its river too - underground. This is what makes the Bateman House so remarkable. Would you want to live here, knowing what you know about sink holes (you have watched all the documentaries?) This one is a similar length to Dovedale, but easier going. Fewer steps.

Walk 3 - Reef Knolls

If you find yourself disappointed by the lack of peaks in the so-called Peak District, the Reef Knolls may be what you need. In numerical terms, they are by no means high, but it doesn’t feel like that when you are stood on the tops. This is one of the quietest parts of the whole Park and yet Longnor has almost as many pubs and cafes as it does residents.

Walk 4 - Crich & Holloway

For variety, this is the best of the nine, although the least rural. It has woods, active and abandoned quarries, overgrown canals, tramways, big pointy things, ladies with lamps, streams you may have to wade through and, above all else, bluebells - so many bluebells, they make your head spin, but only in spring. That’s enough in 9 miles.

Walk 5 - Monsal

The Monsal Trail, and its newly restored tunnels, is fine, but bikes rule and walkers better look out. Far more enjoyable is to bypass it by clinging to the side of the dale on a path more suited to goats. And on the animal theme, you too may experience the pleasure of being licked by cows. It’s not unpleasant - embrace the abrasion and try to ignore the slobber.

Walk 6 - Eyam Moor & Abney Clough

Great contrast here between the wide expanses of heather moor and the steep-sided wooded valleys which are the Cloughs. Few buildings, some seldom-walked ground, and possibly the most confusing meeting of streams, paths and bridges  in the whole Park (Stoke Ford) may need the help of the video to sort out. The pedantic will complain that Abney Clough isn’t visited at all - and they’d be right, as usual.

Walk 7 - Weaver Hills

Only the screams will give away just how close you get to Alton Towers. Such a people-magnet is it that the surrounding country can seem like it’s  been emptied of people, just for you, and yet it holds surprises like the hole-in-the- wall at Wootton Lodge and the parkland to which it leads. And watch out for speeding JCBs, or rather JCBs attempting to speed. Well they are JCBs. At least you can hear them coming.

Walk 8 - Goyt

This is a great mix of moors, woods and reservoirs with a ruined hall, a shrine and a burial ground thrown in if you are missing signs of (former) life. At one stage you leave the paths behind and take off across the moor, looking for a disused railway - it ran from somewhere to somewhere else. Sheep went half fare. People, increasingly, went by some other form of transport.

Walk 9 - Robin Hood

The gritstone edges above Baslow are very popular, as is Chatsworth, but there are other things to see, below the former and above the latter, that you might like even better. The waterfall here is one of them. It may be man-made, but man made it well and it fits it’s surroundings perfectly. He also remembered to make steps, which nature usually overlooks.
all the tasters all the tasters back to the top back to the top Tasters not playing? Different browsers seem to handle the video clips in different ways. They are .webm files, which should play directly (in a new tab) in most browsers . If you are still having problems, here is a link to download (for free) all nine tasters for this area in one zipped bundle.
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon

£0.49

£0.39

£0.49

£0.49

£0.59

£0.79

£0.99

£0.99

£0.00

Just the Maps If you need just the maps for this area, on their own, in one zipped bundle:

£1.99

Add to Cart icon

Peak District

back to the map back to the map
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

9walks2.download
Guided walks for people who’d rather guide themselves
©2021 9walks2.download

Peak District

Walk 1 - Dovedale

Dovedale may be just about the most visited place in the Peak District, but many of those visitors turn back at the stepping stones, or miss out on the good things higher up the flanks because they are hidden by trees. Hardly anyone explores the high ground to the west, probably because of all the steps to ascend in order to reach it.

Walk 2 - Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale, like Dovedale, hides its features under a cloak of foliage in summer. Unlike Dovedale, it sometimes hides its river too - underground. This is what makes the Bateman House so remarkable. Would you want to live here, knowing what you know about sink holes?

Walk 3 - Reef Knolls

If you find yourself disappointed by the lack of peaks in the so-called Peak District, the Reef Knolls may be what you need. In numerical terms, they are by no means high, but it doesn’t feel like that when you are stood on the tops. This is one of the quietest parts of the whole Park and Longnor has more watering holes than residents.

Walk 4 - Crich & Holloway

For variety, this is the best of the nine, although the least rural. It has woods, abandoned quarries, overgrown canals, tramways, big pointy things, streams you may have to wade through and, above all else, bluebells - so many bluebells, they make your head spin, but only in spring. All in 9 miles.
Walk 5 -Monsal The newly restored Monsal Trail is fine but bikes rule and walkers had better look out. Far better to bypass it by clinging to the side of the dale on a path more suited to goats. On the animal theme - you too could discover the delights of being licked by cows. Ignore the slobber and appreciate the exfoliation. Walk 6 - Eyam Moor & Abney Clough Great contrast here between the wide heathery expanses of the moor and the steep-sided wooded valleys which are the Cloughs. Few buildings, some seldom-walked ground, and possibly the most confusing meeting of streams, paths and bridges (Stoke Ford) in the whole Park may need the help of the video to sort out. 9.8 miles - so it counts as 10. Walk 7 - Weaver Hills Only the screams will tell you how close you come to Alton Towers. Such a people-magnet is it that the surrounding country can seem like it’s  been emptied just for you, and yet it holds surprises like the hole-in-the-wall at Wootton Lodge and the parkland to which it leads. And watch out for speeding JCBs, or at least JCBs attempting to speed. Walk 8 - Goyt Now for the two fifteen mile walks. This is a great mix of moors, woods and reservoirs, with a ruined hall, a shrine and a burial ground thrown in if you are missing signs of (former) life. At one point, you will leave the path to cut across the moor, heading for a disused railway. It ran from somewhere to somewhere else. Sheep went half fare. People, increasingly, went by some other means of transport. Walk 9 - Robin Hood The gritstone edges above Baslow are very popular, as is Chatsworth, but there are other things to see, above the latter and below the former, which you might like. The waterfall here is one of them. It may be man-made, but he made it well and it fits it’s surroundings perfectly. He also made steps, which nature usually overlooks.
all the tasters all the tasters back to the top back to the top

£0.39

£0.00

£0.49

£0.49

£0.49

£0.59

£0.79

£0.99

£0.99

Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
View the Cart icon
View the Cart icon
Problems with the taster clips? Different browsers seem to handle the video clips in different ways. They are .webm files, which should play directly (in a new tab) in most browsers . If you are still having problems, here is a link to download (for free) all nine tasters for this area in one zipped bundle.
Just the Maps
If you need just the maps for this area, on their own, in one zipped bundle:

£1.99

Add to Cart icon
back to the map back to the map

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

9walks2.download
Guided walks for people who’d rather guide themselves
© 2021 9walks2.download

Walk 1 - Dovedale

Dovedale may be just about the most visited place in the Peak District, but many of those visitors turn back at the stepping stones, or miss out on the some of the good things higher up the valley sides because they are hidden by trees. Hardly anyone explores the high ground to the west, probably because of all the steps you need to ascend to reach it.

Walk 2 - Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale, like Dovedale, hides its features under a cloak of foliage in summer. Unlike Dovedale, it sometimes hides its river too - underground. This is what makes the Bateman House so remarkable. Would you want to live here, knowing what you know about sink holes (you have watched all  the documentaries?) This one is a similar length to Dovedale, but easier going. Fewer steps.

Walk 3 - Reef Knolls

If you find yourself disappointed by the lack of peaks in the so-called Peak District, the Reef Knolls may be what you need. In numerical terms, they are by no means high, but it doesn’t feel like that when you are stood on the tops. This is one of the quietest parts of the whole Park and yet Longnor has almost as many pubs and cafes as it does residents.

Walk 4 - Crich & Holloway

For variety, this is the best of the nine, although the least rural. It has woods, active and abandoned quarries, overgrown canals, tramways, big pointy things, ladies with lamps, streams you may have to wade through and, above all else, bluebells - so many bluebells, they make your head spin, but only in spring. That’s enough in 9 miles.

Walk 5 - Monsal

The Monsal Trail, and its newly restored tunnels, is fine, but bikes rule and walkers better look out. Far more enjoyable is to bypass it by clinging to the side of the dale on a path more suited to goats. And on the animal theme, you too may experience the pleasure of being licked by cows. It’s not unpleasant - embrace the abrasion and try to ignore the slobber.

Walk 6 - Eyam Moor & Abney Clough

Great contrast here between the wide expanses of heather moor and the steep-sided wooded valleys which are the Cloughs. Few buildings, some seldom-walked ground, and possibly the most confusing meeting of streams, paths and bridges  in the whole Park (Stoke Ford) may need the help of the video to sort out. The pedantic will complain that Abney Clough isn’t visited at all - and they’d be right, as usual.

Walk 7 - Weaver Hills

Only the screams will give away just how close you get to Alton Towers. Such a people-magnet is it that the surrounding country can seem like it’s  been emptied just for you, and yet it holds surprises like the hole-in-the- wall at Wootton Lodge and the parkland to which it leads. And watch out for speeding JCBs, or rather JCBs attempting to speed. Well they are JCBs. At least you can hear them coming.

Walk 8 - Goyt

This is a great mix of moors, woods and reservoirs with a ruined hall, a shrine and a burial ground thrown in if you are missing signs of (former) life. At one stage you leave the paths behind and take off across the moor, looking for a disused railway - it ran from somewhere to somewhere else. Sheep went half fare. People, increasingly, went by some other form of transport.

Walk 9 - Robin Hood

The gritstone edges above Baslow are very popular, as is Chatsworth, but there are other things to see, below the former and above the latter, that you might like even better. The waterfall here is one of them. It may be man-made, but man made it well and it fits it’s surroundings perfectly. He also remembered to make steps, which nature usually overlooks.
Tasters not playing? Different browsers seem to handle the video clips in different ways. They are .webm files, which should play directly (in a new tab) in most browsers . If you are still having problems, here is a link to download (for free) all nine tasters for this area in one zipped bundle.
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon

£0.49

£0.39

£0.49

£0.49

£0.59

£0.79

£0.99

£0.99

£0.00

Just the Maps If you need just the maps for this area, on their own in one zipped bundle:

£1.99

Add to Cart icon

Peak District

all the tasters all the tasters back to the top back to the top back to the map back to the map
Add to Cart icon
Add to Cart icon

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional