Peak District Boundary Walk
To celebrate Britain’s first 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.
Enjoy the scenery of the Peak District at your own pace
- 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
The route aims to raise awareness of the Peak District’s outstanding natural beauty and encourage people to cherish and protect it.
Walking the boundary of the Peak District National Park
Never straying far from the official park boundary, the long-distance walk celebrates the diversity of the national park as well as its historical significance.
Video produced with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund through the South West Peak Landscape Partnership.
Buy the book
The Peak District Boundary Walk book includes a detailed route description, Ordnance Survey 1:25,000-scale maps and information about places of interest and local facilities.
Created by Friends of the Peak District, a branch of CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire, the book examines some of the key issues facing the national park and how the Friends of the Peak District have campaigned for over 90 years to safeguard our most precious landscapes.
Report a problem with the route
CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire is not responsible for maintaining accessibility of the footpaths on the Boundary Walk. If you notice a problem with a right-of-way along the route of the Boundary, there are a number of ways you can report this:
- Find out who your local authority (council) contact is for Public Rights of Way and contact them
- Report directly to the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society via their fault reporting form here: PNFS: Report a problem to us (peakandnorthern.org.uk)
- Contacting their inspection team with any problems via the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the new “Path Checker” app on your mobile device to report problems online (this information also reports issues direct to the Peak and Northern Footpaths Society)
Stay up to date
Join the Facebook group
Join our supportive, friendly community of walkers, runners and others with an interest in the Boundary Walk to keep up-to-date with all the latest news, views, stories, completers and photos!Join the Facebook group
With special thanks to all our volunteers who support the Boundary walk, and also to our voluntary photographers: Rohan Byrt, Tony Allsop, Bill Bennett, Kate Beresford, Mark Chadwick, Deborah Fox, Laurence Hallet, Chris Heard and Paul Maguire.