Where do we start?

There is an unlimited choice of walks ranging from strolls or adventurous hikes from Lane Head to the huge range of routes that can be found if you take a short drive in the car. There are famous spots like the stepping stones at Dovedale and the beautiful Manifold Valley including Thor’s cave but there are also hidden gems where you may walk for hours without seeing another soul.

To get you started we have provided a great range of detailed pocket maps and we can also give you lots of suggestions for specific walks – just ask.

For a few ideas, try these sites:

Visit Peak District – official tourism site giving suggestions of walks and trails across the Peak District.

Walk Peak District – for short walks in the Peak District including one of our favorites to Three Shires Head.

Monsal Trail – a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales. We like to park at Hassop Station where you can get breakfast, brunch, lunch or tea.

Tissington Trail – traffic free trail for walkers and cyclists. 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne.

Peak District Boundary Walk – this is a 200 mile route around the entire boundary of the Peak District National Park with Stage 16 (11.3 miles) passing through Onecote.

Churnet Valley – for walks along the Churnet Valley, Cauldon Canal and surrounding areas. You might catch sight of a steam train on the Churnet Valley railway!

The Roaches – for walks around the wind-carved outcrop of rocks just a few miles north west of Lane Head.

Hamps and Manifold Valley – there are lots of walks in these valleys and the river Hamps goes through the village of Onecote.