Peak Way

A long distance path of 155 miles, developed by Ken Reece of Stockport as a celebration of his favourite walking area, the Peak District. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Stockport
Distance: 155 miles (249 km)
Grid Ref: SJ 90714 90469
Climbing: 7,330 metres
Walk time: 70-80 hours
Days: 11-15

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: This adventurous long distance walk was devised by Ken Reece of Stokport during the Covid-19 pandemic. As with all enthusiatic walkers this period was so frustrating. For practically two years of lock down from April 2020 we were either cautious or discouraged from enjoying the great outdoors with the freedom pre-pandemic. Ken says " I stared through our bedroom window at the snow-covered Kinder Scout, which is the highest point in the Peak District. It’s just 10 miles or so away, and I longed to be walking on its plateau. It is a place I have walked many times before with my walking partner, my wife, my five children, our dog and, sometimes, alone. But now I couldn't walk there". So deprived of walking with abandon Ken decided to devise a long distance walk celebrating his local area and favourite Nationnal Park. Thus the Peak Way was born, a 155 mile walk which Ken recommends to complete in 13 stages. Towns or villages visited on the route include Edale, Hope, Matlock, Ashbourne and Buxton and stage highlights include Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, Stanage Edge, Dovedale and much much more.

Useful Links:
Peak Way Website
Long Distance Walkers Association

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