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.
Jan 2022 – UPDATE – the revised PDBW guidebook has been published by Vertebrate Publishing in Sheffield, and it is available via their website here. Note that if you subscribe to their e-newsletter you can get a 25% discount on ALL books!
Please note – we are in the process of updating the digital maps and the roundels on the signposts en route to reflect some minor route changes in the revised book – please note that until the process is complete there will be minor differences between the book and the route on the ground.
9 June 2022 UPDATE: Today we welcome a new Peak District Boundary Walk Officer to the team. Cassa Townsend has worked for CPRE the countryside charity for three years in a national role as Volunteering Development Manager, and is now working 3 days per month on this project. She has a background in community engagement and volunteer management for various nature conservation organisations. Look out on the PDBW Facebook group for more updates from Cassa soon! If you would like to get in touch, Cassa can be contacted on email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.