Peak District National Park Guidebooks and Maps
Below, RambleFest displays Peak District National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The Peak District National Park was the first of Britain’s National Parks (1951), and is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire. Geologically, it is a Park of two halves, the White Peak area being mainly limestone (good and soft to walk on), and the Dark Peak area comprising Gritstone and giving us the moorlands. The Pennine Way starts (or finishes) here in Edale.
Peak District National Park guidebooks
As well as Peak District National Park Guidebooks on rambling, we include geology, local interest, natural history and many other books of interest to those visiting the Peak District National Park. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.
“`Day Walks in the Peak District’ – 20 classic circular routes is the full second edition of Vertebrate Publishing’s original guide to hill walking in the Peak District National Park. The original “Day Walks in the Peak District” proved to be a popular guide amongst walkers. Updates to this new edition include: Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale maps, all new photography, and updated routes to reflect recent changes (such as the opening of the Monsal Trail through Chee Dale). This book features 20 circular walks, between 8.25 and 12 miles (13km and 19.5km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three areas – The High Moors, Hills Tors & Edges and Limestone Country – and feature walks around some of the most wild and beautiful places in the National Park, including; Alport Castles, Back Tor & Derwent Edge, the Kinder Edges, Chatsworth, Stange Moor, The Roaches, Chee Dale, Lathkill Dale, Chrome Hill, Cressbrook Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Dove Dale. Researched and written by local hill walkers, each route features: clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and local knowledge. The book is illustrated with stunning location photography, and also features a detailed Appendix.”
– Day Walks in the Peak District: 20 Classic Circular Routes
“Located in the Peak District and distinguished from the neighbouring White Peak by the layer of gritstone which covers its limestone bed, the Dark Peak features a wild landscape of sweeping moorland and big skies. Easily accessible from Sheffield, it boasts a wealth of natural, geological, historical and cultural interest – and some great walking. This guidebook describes 40 walks in the Dark Peak. Ranging from short strolls to full-day adventures, they showcase the region’s unique character. Dramatic waterfalls, striking gritstone edges, heath and woodland are just some of the delights encountered, with many of the routes venturing off-path to explore hidden cloughs and valleys. Detailed route description is provided for 35 walks, accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and interesting facts about local points of interest, then a further five longer walks (of 25-45km) are summarised in the final section, including a classic circuit of the Kinder Scout skyline. Taking in the high moors of Derwent, Bleaklow, Kinder and Howden, the walks reveal not only the area’s wild beauty but also some of its fascinating stories. 10,000 years of history lie waiting to be uncovered – from Neolithic burial mounds and Bronze Age cairns to remnants of the region’s more recent industrial past. This guide is a perfect companion to discovering the secrets of the Dark Peak and experiencing its magnificent landscape in all its glory.”
– Dark Peak Walks: 40 Walks Exploring the Peak District Gritstone and Moorland Landscapes
“There just isn’t a bad time to walk in the Peak District, each season offers something new. The twenty circular walks in this book vary in length from 2 to 8 miles and are enjoyable all year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best. In spring, the fields around Monyash are golden with cowslips and the woods near Hayfield are a sea of bluebells. On a fine day in summer there are wonderful views over the hilltops and the moorland around Edale is purple with heather. Autumn brings colour to the Tissington Trail and the reservoirs near Holme are a splendid place to see migrant birds. To appreciate the special atmosphere of the Derwent Valley you should visit in winter. All the walks include details of: * How to get to the start * Where to park * Numbered route map and directions * Distance and terrain * Recommended local pubs and cafes * Points of interest along the way Whenever you manage to pay a visit to the nation’s oldest national park, you’ll be rewarded with stunning scenery and some excellent pubs in its quaint villages. Peter Naldrett lives in Sheffield, on the edge of the Peak District, and is a geography teacher and journalist. He writes regularly for magazines and is the author or a number of successful walking books including Derbyshire & the Peak District – A Dog Walker’s Guide and The Lake District – A Dog Walker’s Guide.”
– Peak District Year Round Walks
Peak District National Park Maps
We display the two Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) which cover the National Park. We show the standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type is also available. We also include the excellent AZ Adventure Atlas: Peak District, which is essentially the OS map in book form, plus an index and info on locations.
At the end of the selection we display a book on the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932.