White Peak Way

A circular walking holiday through the magnificent Peak District National Park.

4 to 12 nights
46-97 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £380 per person

About the trail

From the Georgian streets of the old spa-town of Buxton, the White Peak Way dips through seven distinct dales of the Peak District National Park. It clambers along ridges and traverses gritstone edges, wanders the green grounds of Chatsworth House, follows riverbanks through tranquil valleys, and even explores the rock chambers, tunnels and steps carved by an eccentric Victorian vicar. Historic villages such as Bakewell and Youlgreave also add to the character of the area, with their distinctive pastries and traditions, giving this walk a well-rounded, charming atmosphere throughout.

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.

Customer reviews from the White Peak Way

“I loved seeing a new corner of the UK and I was very lucky with the weather. The route directions were excellent.”
Mr Nuquist, USA
“A really excellent walking holiday made even better by superb weather.”
Mr Howell, UK
“Wonderful landscape.”
Mrs Krause, Germany
“Thanks for organising it at such short notice, during the busy season”
Mr Deadman, Australia
“It was very well organised (thank you). I enjoyed the variety of the walk. I felt that there was a good mixture of walking in the dales and gorges and walking on the hills. The towns and villages were picturesque but not overly quaint. The people were friendly.”
Mr Bakes, UK
“The beautiful (and at times challenging, thanks to the rain and mud) dales were a wonderful new experience to us.”
Mrs Locke, USA
“The route descriptions were mostly very detailed and very helpful.”
Ms Cole, USA
“I really love long distance walks in the UK. I had some trouble the first couple of days with the heat and jet lag and a considerable detour which got me pretty lost (I didn't have a compass, and was lucky to be able to reach very helpful people in the office--thanks!) As I said before, I really enjoy doing this. I'm on my own for most of the time with only sheep for company; and it's very good for the mind, soul, and body. I would like to thank Ben for his amazingly friendly and loquacious emails. He was so great to communicate with, and he got me through a terrible day, which I don't blame on anyone (except, to a degree, global warming?) Ben was amazing in "talking" to me before the trip and during the walk. He was full of information and advice, and I really appreciated his emails. I also thank whoever the gentleman was in the office on the day I called in a fury and panic and complete collapse in the heat and not managing to find the path... I was not at my best, to put it mildly, and I'm grateful for the tolerant help.”
Dr Brockman, USA
“We actually walked some, not all of it, due to weather, but it was still a great itinerary. 99% super directions and bookings - thank you.”
Mr Giles, USA
"A Scramble through the Rockery" by Roger Pearce (2017)
"Near Dovedale" by Roger Pearce (2017)
"Great Ridge" by Pat Fergusson (2017)
"High Peak Haymaking" by Pat Fergusson (2017)