Book of the Month: Day Walks in the Peak District
- Monday 1st June 2020
Day Walks in the Peak District (new, revised edition)
Attracting tourists the world over, the Peak District National Park is home to a landscape of incredible variety. Visitors come to experience its spectacular gorges, meandering rivers, dramatic caves and crags and its fascinating archaeology and human settlement over thousands of years.
The moors in the north and to the east and west of the central area represent the Dark Peak where the predominant underlying rock is hard, gritty sandstone that becomes dark on exposure to the elements. The White Peak in the central and southern Peak District is a region of rolling upland cut by craggy gorges where the prominent underlying rock is grey-white limestone.
With so much potential for quality walks of middle-distance, a second volume of Norman Taylor and Barry Pope's Day Walks in the Peak District will be available from 4 June. The walks are evenly spread throughout the national park and fall into one of three categories according to the terrain and potential landscape encountered: The High Moors; Hills, Tors and Edges; and Limestone Countryside.
Click below for a free guide to Bleaklow Head, 'A demanding ’mountain’ walk to a remote summit using the Pennine Way in ascent and a Roman road in descent.'