Peak District Boundary Walk
To celebrate our beautiful national park, we’ve devised a 200-mile walking route around its entire boundary.
- Stretching from the moorland tops of the South Pennines to the gentle limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales, the route embraces the urban edges of Sheffield and Oldham, as well as Staffordshire’s rugged moorland and the undulating slopes of Cheshire.
- Follow the route along existing footpaths, tracks, quiet lanes, former railway lines and a canal towpath
- Enjoy some quiet and little known corners of the national park
Walk it in day stages or tackle it all in one go
10 Jan 2022 – UPDATE after a few ups and downs !! the revised PDBW guidebook has been published by Vertebrate Publishing in Sheffield. Due to Brexit there are a few supply chain issues with getting paper to the printers, and books to the UK. We apologise for the delay in this.
Please keep an eye on the Vertebrate website here
Please note – we are in the process of updating the digital maps and the roundels on the signposts on the route to reflect the minor route changes in the revised book – please note that until the process is complete there will be minor differences)
1 July 2021 – Please note
Unfortunately, due to a lack of sponsors and reduced resources in the charity, we have stopped the stamping stations and passports for the PDBW. We also no longer have the resources to provide certificates for finishers. We thank you for your understanding, and we really hope you will continue to support the walk, the Peak District, and our charity.
Video produced with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund through the South West Peak Landscape Partnership.
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Before you walk…
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Reporting problems with the condition of the footpaths
CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire is not responsible for maintaining the footpaths on the Boundary Walk. If you notice a problem with a surface or condition of a footpath, please report it to Peak and Northern Footpaths Society via their fault reporting form here: PNFS: Report a problem to us (peakandnorthern.org.uk). Alternatively, you may contact their inspection team with any problems via the following email address email@example.com.
Route maps and directions below…
With special thanks to all our photographers: Tony Allsop, Bill Bennett, Kate Beresford, Mark Chadwick, Deborah Fox, Laurence Hallet, Chris Heard and Paul Maguire.