Limestone Way

Limestone Way

A walk through the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, from Rocester to Castleton.

3 to 8 nights
28-47 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £370 per person

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About the trail

From the impregnable keep of Peveril Castle to the dramatic gorge of Cave Dale, the Limestone Way explores some of the most spectacular sights the White Peak region of the Peak District National Park has to offer.

This area is full of craggy limestone outcroppings and ancient woodland awash with wildflowers, and it’s rich in historic villages, too. It all comes together as an unparalleled mix of dramatic landscapes, tranquil spaces, and welcoming, stone-built settlements.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

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About this route

4 to 8 nights
47 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £480 per person

Limestone Way

Our Limestone Way walking holiday takes in 48 miles of the White Peak region of the Peak District National Park.

This trail showcases some of the finest scenery on offer in this area, featuring limestone crags, quiet woodlands, sweeping valleys and the gorge of Cave Dale, to name just a few. Coupled with a smattering of ancient villages and historic landmarks along the way, this walk has plenty of attractions to entice and entertain walkers from start to finish.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
LIME1 From Rocester(T) to Castleton 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding £480
LIME2 From Rocester(T) to Castleton 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate £600
LIME3 From Rocester(T) to Castleton 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £715
LIME4 From Rocester(T) to Castleton 8 nights, 7 days walking Easy / Moderate £955
"Approaching Matlock" by David Law (2022) "Approaching Matlock" by David Law (2022)
"Views from Pasture Lane" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022) "Views from Pasture Lane" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022)
"Limestone Way post" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022) "Limestone Way post" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022)
"Leaving Monyash towards Youlgreave" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022) "Leaving Monyash towards Youlgreave" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022)
"Wild Garlic at Thorpe" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022) "Wild Garlic at Thorpe" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022)
"The kind of sign we like!" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022) "The kind of sign we like!" by Simon and Clare Parker (2022)
"Mappleton Bridge" by Sarah Lanchbury (2021) "Mappleton Bridge" by Sarah Lanchbury (2021)
"Youlgreave Swimming Area" by Sarah Lanchbury (2021) "Youlgreave Swimming Area" by Sarah Lanchbury (2021)
"A Beautiful Old Handcart" by Pauline Ellington (2017 Photo Competition Winner) "A Beautiful Old Handcart" by Pauline Ellington (2017 Photo Competition Winner)
"Hey! You have Grass in your Teeth" by Pauline Ellington (2017) "Hey! You have Grass in your Teeth" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"River Bradford at Youlgreave" by Pauline Ellington (2017) "River Bradford at Youlgreave" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Hay Dale" by Pauline Ellington (2017) "Hay Dale" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Cave Dale" by Val Ball (2017) "Cave Dale" by Val Ball (2017)
"Approaching Parwich" by Pauline Ellington (2017) "Approaching Parwich" by Pauline Ellington (2017)
"Ancient and Modern from Bonsall to Tissington" by Val Ball (2017) "Ancient and Modern from Bonsall to Tissington" by Val Ball (2017)
"Cave Dale" by Rod Bird (2016 Photo Competition Winner) "Cave Dale" by Rod Bird (2016 Photo Competition Winner)

Customer reviews from the Limestone Way

“The weather was excellent for walking. We enjoyed walking the Limestone Way long distance path.”
Mrs Hessey, UK
“All the arrangements worked perfectly, the accommodation was excellent, so was the walking and even the weather wasn't bad.”
Mr Petch, UK
“Generally this is a lovely walk. Particular highlights were Cave Dale, and sections between Winster and Bonsall and Brassington and Parwich.”
Mr Parish, UK
“I should like to give praise to all our hosts and their staff without exception. Everyone was wonderfully helpful.”
Ms Cumming, UK
“Found it very well organised and enjoyable. Accommodation good; baggage handling seemless; taxi services efficient and friendly. Very well organised generally.”
Mrs Dimbleby, UK
“Contours staff were helpful, well informed and very efficient at all times during the booking of this year’s walking holiday.”
Mr Pearce, UK
“A fantastic walk through stunning countryside! We’ve already booked another holiday with you.”
Mrs Parker, UK
“Well organised, everything worked. What was noticeable was the high regard in which all the suppliers hold Contours.”
Mr Morris, Hong Kong
“Everything about this holiday was good. Lovely varied route, great accommodation, clear instructions, well organised and very lucky with the weather! I’ve already recommended the holiday to others.”
Mrs Tumelty, UK
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