Peak District Boundary Walk

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Start: Buxton
Distance: 190 miles (306 km)
Grid Ref: SK058732
 
Climbing: 9,716 metres
Walk time: 80-100 hours
Days: 12-20

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Summary: The Peak District Boundary Walk is a circular 190 mile (310 km) walking trail, starting and finishing at Buxton and broadly following the boundary of the Peak District, Britain's first national park. The route was developed by the Friends of the Peak District (a branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England) and was launched on 17 June 2017. The Friends of the Peak District's founders, Gerald and Ethel Haythornthwaite, proposed the boundary of the Peak District National Park, which was subsequently established as the United Kingdom's first National Park in 1951. The Peak District Boundary Walk can be started anywhere on the route but the nominal starting point is marked by a plaque at the King's Head pub in Buxton The route is waymarked with green markers and uses existing footpaths, tracks, quiet lanes, disused railway lines and a canal towpath. The terrain covers open moorlands of the South Pennines, the limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales, woodlands, reservoirs and rural farming countryside. Most of the trail is in Derbyshire but also goes through sections of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. The total ascent is just short of 10,000 meters metres with a highest point of 506 metres at the summit of Shutlingsloe. (Source: Wikipedia)


Useful Links:
Friends of the Peak District
Visit Buxton


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