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Dark Peak Boundary Walk

131 km / 81 miles

Derbys, Gtr Man, S Yorks, W Yorks
A circuit of 81 miles around the fringes of three great moorland masses of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill that comprise the Dark Peak. The route is mainly high level but linking these sections a variety of terrain including, gritstone edges bridleway tracks, field paths, sheltered wooded cloughs and numerous reservoirs. The bleak and wild moors of the Dark Peak are never far away and often dominate the views and passes Glossop, Marsden, Hathersage and Bradwell.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland
Start and Finish:
SK037869 - Hayfield, Derbys
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Open Date: 1994

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Looseleaf: Dark Peak Boundary Walk (Dave Irons - 2007)


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OS Landranger: 110119
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Peak Tours)

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Wandering Duck 2 Km
Bunk House: Upper Booth Camping Barn 2 Km
Bunk House: Upper Booth Camping Barn 2 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm; E-Route 8 UK Section - Hull to Liverpool
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Bridleway National Trail; Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Barnsley Boundary Walk; Colne Valley Circular Walk; Cown Edge Way; Derwent Valley Heritage Way; Etherow - Goyt Valley Way; Holme Valley Circular Walk; Kirklees Way; Limestone Way; Longdendale Trail; Oldham Way; Sheffield Country Walk; Standedge Trail; Tameside Trail
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Other Paths: Derbyshire Portway; Golden Miles; Great English Walk; High Peak 60; Inn the Peak District; Kinder Loop; Sheffield Way; Stanza Stones Trail; Three Ridings on Foot; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Tops of the North (Three Shire Heads to Carlisle); Trespass Trail; White To Dark Way; Yorkshire Water Way
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Anytime Challenges: Bell Walk Major; Bog Dodgers Way; Cal-Der-Went Walk; Cuckoo Walk; Dam Long Walk; Dambusters Challenge Walk; Dark Peak Challenge Walk; Dark Peak Stones; Derwent Valley Skyline; Eleven Guide Stoops of Bradfield; Gritstone Edge Walk; High Peak Way; Limey Way; Longshaw Limber; Peak District High Level Route; Peakland Way; Rivers Way; Round the Reservoirs; Saddleworth Five Trig Points Walk; Saddleworth Skyline; Ten Church Challenge; Ten Reservoirs Walk; Three Feathers Walk (Yorkshire Bridge); White Peak Way
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Route Profile:

138.4 Km (86.0 miles)
4,520 m (14,829 ft) ascent
546 m (1,791 ft)  maximum height