Village Trails

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There is an extensive network of paths, trails and areas of open access land in the Peak District National Park which allow us to explore and enjoy its beauty whether by linking together the villages in the dales or getting away from it all on the high and remote moors.

If you are visiting and you'd like to find out more about where to go and what to do and what we think is special about our National Park please see below for downloadable leaflets. Leaflets can also be found in visitor centres and from various businesses in and around the villages mentioned.

If you would like to encourage people to explore using paths and trails in and around your part of the Peak District National Park, we've drawn up some guidelines (18KB)  for leaflet design and layout.

Please ensure that you speak with landowners before promoting paths on their land.

You may also find our National Park Grant Scheme of interest as a possible source of funding.

If you would like more information on access and rights of way please contact


Hartington village trail coverHartington village trail (1MB) PDF document

Hartington is a village full of interest from the duck pond to the Duke of Devonshire's drum! In fact, the influence of the Dukes of Devonshire can be seen in many buildings and events in Hartington.

Use this leaflet to guide you around Hartington and help 'Detective Duck' discover that there is more than meets the eye in this historic market village! This walk is great fun for all the family and is less than a mile long.

The trail leaflet can be downloaded by clicking on the link above or printed copies are available from various businesses in and around Hartington, National Park Cycle Hire centres (Parsley Hay and Ashbourne) and other visitor centres.

Hartington to Pilsbury Castle (524KB) 

Stoney Middleton

Stony Middleton trail coverStoney Middleton village trail (1.6MB) PDF document

Follow these fully illustrated walks and discover what makes Stoney Middleton a place of such individual charm and character.


Jane Eyre Hathersage trail (1MB) 


Longnor to Pilsbury Castle (537KB)

Trails information on other websites

Tideswell's Hidden Histories - on Visit Tideswell

Tideswell's Children Activities - on Visit Tideswell

Litton Loop self guided trail - on Visit Tideswell

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