White Peak Way

A circular walking holiday taking in the contrasting scenery from the edge of the Dark Peak to the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park.
White Peak Way Map

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Beginning at the old spa-town of Buxton with its gracious Georgian buildings, the White Peak Way meanders through seven delightfully different dales to Castleton, an attractive village overlooked by the ruin of Peveril Castle , which was built shortly after the Norman Conquest. It traverses the ridge between Mam Tor, the ' Shivering Mountain ' and Lose Hill with glorious views across Edale to Kinder Scout.

From Hathersage, the fabled home of Little John, it traverses the gritstone edges of Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow before wandering through the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House to Bakewell, a delightful little market town that is noted for its puddings! It explores Stanton Moor, which is littered with evidence of pre-historic man and Rowter Rocks, an intriguing maze of rock chambers, tunnels, steps and seats carved by an eccentric Victorian vicar.

From the village of Youlgreave which, like many of the villages in the area, continues the pagan custom of 'Well Dressing', the trail follows Gratton Dale, Biggin Dale and Wolfscote Dale to the welcoming hamlet of Mill Dale, where it follows riverside paths through spectacular Dovedale beneath spires, cliffs and caves of creamy white limestone to Ilam. From here, it takes the aptly named Paradise Walk through the tranquil Manifold Valley and then visits the fine viewpoint of Thors Cave before continuing to the attractive village of Hartington.

The final stage of this memorable walk follows the banks of the River Dove to the village of Crowdecote before winding through Horseshoe Dale to Buxton.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visiting the majestic grounds of Chatsworth House, with attractive hamlets such as Edensor.
  • Exploring the mystical area of Stanton Moor, with traces of pre-historic man and eerie stone circles.
  • Experiencing classic Derbyshire, with 'Well Dressing', dry stone walls, dales, valleys and pretty villages.

White Peak Way

A circular walk from Buxton through the delightful countryside of the Peak District National Park.
Total Distance 90 miles (144 km)
Start and Finish Circular trail beginning at Buxton
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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White Peak Way Curbar and Froggatt Edge
White Peak Way Mam Tor
White Peak Way Chatsworth House
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WPW1 8 nights, 7 days walking £705 per person More Information Book Online
WPW2 12 nights, 11 days walking £1055 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Don’t have the time for the complete walk?

We also offer The White Peak Way in two sections, giving those with less time the opportunity to complete the trail in stages.


White Peak Way - North Section

Buxton to Bakewell along the dramatic landscape of Edale, Froggatt Edge and the Chatsworth estate.
White Peak Way - North Map

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Total Distance 44 miles (70 km)
Start and Finish Buxton to Bakewell
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

The North section of the White Peak Way starts at the spa town of Buxton and traverses some of the best loved scenery in Derbyshire, crossing a variety of farmland, river and limestone scenery on the way to the wonderful market town of Bakewell.

Starting at the spa town of Buxton, the White Peak Way heads through stunning dales and visits the 'Cathedral of the Peak' at Tideswell on the way to Castleton, a charming village popular with people who wish to explore the neighbouring network of underground caverns. The village is overlooked by the haunting ruins of Peveril Castle and Mam Tor.

From Castleton, the trail continues, with glimpses of Kinder Scout and Stanage Edge on the way to Hathersage, a fascinating village that inspired Charlotte Bronte to write Jane Eyre. It then encounters the gritstone edges of Froggatt and Curbar, with a scattering of intriguing rock formations such as the 'Salt Cellar' and 'Wheel Stones'.

Soon, the trail encounters the spectacular Chatsworth House, one of the most popular historic houses in Britain. The trail passes through the delightful village of Edensor on the Chatsworth estate and makes its way to Bakewell, where your completion of the trail can be celebrated with a piece of the famous Bakewell Pudding.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walking along the dramatic gritstone edge at Froggatt and Curbar Edge, with classic Derbyshire scenery below.
  • Stopping to marvel at the extraordinary Chatsworth House.
  • Celebrating completion of your walk with a taste of traditional Bakewell Pudding.
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White Peak Way Stanton Moor
White Peak Way Bakewell Weir
White Peak Way Stanage Edge
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WPWN1 4 nights, 3 days walking £355 per person More Information Book Online
WPWN2 7 nights, 6 days walking £615 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

White Peak Way - South section

Bakewell to Buxton along the valleys and dales of the Peak District National Park.
White Peak Way - South Map

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Total Distance 50 miles (80 km)
Start and Finish Bakewell to Buxton
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

The South section of the White Peak Way starts at the old market town of Bakewell and continues over some of the most recognisably 'Derbyshire' countryside to the spa town of Buxton.

Leaving the market town of Bakewell along the River Wye, the trail enters the grounds of the spectacular Haddon Hall and visits the intriguing Stanton Moor, with its stone circles and traces of Neolithic man. After passing rock formations and caves such as Robin Hood's Stride and Hermit's Cave, the trail arrives in Youlgreave, where Charlotte Bronte was inspired to write 'Jane Eyre' and Robin Hood's friend 'Little John' is said to have lived.

After leaving Youlgreave, the trail passes through Gratton Dale, Biggin Dale and Wolfscote Dale, until it reaches the beautiful Dovedale, where crags and caves are interspersed with rich riverside scenery, teeming with wildlife.

Having followed the route through to the foot of Thorpe Cloud, where popular stepping stones cross the water, the trail follows Paradise Walk along streams and farmland, until it meets the now disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway. It follows old tracks past Beeston and Thor's Cave and arrives in the pretty village of Hartington.

The final section of the trail crosses pleasant water meadows, disused quarries and descends into the beautiful Horseshoe Dale, before continuing with views along Deep Dale and reaching the old spa town of Buxton.

Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring Stanton Moor and its fascinating history.
  • Walking along the beautiful valley of Dovedale in the company of the River Dove, rich plant life, birdlife and intriguing caves.
  • Sampling Buxton water fresh from the well in the centre of the spa town.
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White Peak Way Froggatt Edge
White Peak Way Dovedale
White Peak Way Thor’s Cave
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
WPWS1 5 nights, 4 days walking £440 per person More Information Book Online
WPWS2 6 nights, 5 days walking £525 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.