Don’t get disheartened though; there are plenty of pubs and cafes to choose from for a pick-me-up afterwards.
Take care along the track leading to the quarry as heavy lorries are known to pass through during the week. Pennine Way The Peak District section of the Pennine Way starts from The Old Nags Head in Edale and stretches as far as Kinder Downfall.
To circumnavigate the rugged Mahanga Range in the heart of Nelson Lakes National Park, with forested valleys, crystal clear lakes and snow-capped peaks, is strenuous but also incredibly rewarding.
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This famous Peak District hill dates back as far as the Bronze Age and much of the area’s natural history can still be seen today.
Ideal if you only have a short time in which to explore, this walk should take around two and a half hours to complete. Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve – (for all abilities) This weekend, grab the kids and the dogs and set off for Ladybower Wood Nature Reserve, one of the last remaining upland oak woodland in the County.
With some complicated climbs and difficult descents along the way, make sure you pack your sturdiest walking boots.It’s thought to take around four hours to complete but the views, and the rewarding pub lunch at the end, make it all worthwhile. Bamford Walk – (for all abilities) At 5.25 miles long, this walk is an ideal sunny afternoon pursuit.The terrain is fairly easy but be prepared for a lengthy climb towards Bamford Moor – it’s well worth it though, as you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Stoney Middleton (moderately difficult) With a pleasant mixture of fields and paths, this walk should take around four hours to complete.Over 75 lichen species have been recorded making it one of the best sites in the Peak District to find them.The public bridleway from the Ladybower Inn (on the A57) takes you up to and through the reserve.The majority of the Trail is suitable for those with disabilities although you may come across some steep inclines which require careful route planning to avoid.