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White Peak Way

White Peak Way

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

4 to 12 nights
46-97 miles
Moderate to Strenuous

From £430 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. Book a walking holiday on the White Peak Way and immerse yourself in this beautiful region.

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

“Great scenery. Clear instructions. Good accommodation. Exactly what I was after. B&B’s very accommodating and good locations. Friendly back office staff. Everything went smoothly.”
Mr Hawkins, UK
“The route descriptions were mostly very detailed and very helpful.”
Ms Cole, USA
“Very well organised and Richard at Contours took on board our fitness level and customised a route for us. Accommodation was very good. Luggage collected and delivered by Pac-Man Travel with no problem which certainly took away any stress. It was great having the holiday organised and accommodation booked for us. We are planning to do a walking holiday every year now with Contours.”
Ms Evans, UK
“Wonderful landscape.”
Mrs Krause, Germany
“We had a great week. The route is lovely, challenging in places, a breeze in others, with stunning scenery and stays in fab pubs in fab villages. And as a bonus, the weather was really good too. Loved the peaks and the views! Recommend the holiday to others? Absolutely! I have been already! Your staff have been really good at finding routes we haven't yet done that fit our slightly 'moon on a stick' requirements!”
Mrs Bathe, UK
“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
“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
“The beautiful (and at times challenging, thanks to the rain and mud) dales were a wonderful new experience to us.”
Mrs Locke, USA
“A really excellent walking holiday made even better by superb weather.”
Mr Howell, UK
"Baslow Edge" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"Chatsworth" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"Baslow Edge" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"Duke's Drive Viaduct" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"Baslow Edge" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"Baslow Edge" by Raymond Riggs (2020)
"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)