Day Walks in the Peak District
20 New Circular Routes
- ISBN: 978-1-83981-023-7152 pages
- Norman Taylor & Barry Pope
- Publication date
- 4 Jun 2020
New edition coming June 2020
Day Walks in the Peak District: 20 new circular routes features 20 circular walks, between 8 and 13 miles (14km and 21km) in length, suitable for hillwalkers of all abilities.
The routes are split into three geographical areas – The High Moors, including the Kinder plateau and Bleaklow; Hills, Tors and Edges, including walks around the Eastern Edges such as Stanage and Burbage; and Limestone Country, with walks in the beautiful limestone dales and valleys of the Peak.
Written by Peak District hillwalkers Norman Taylor and Barry Pope, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
Norman Taylor has been a climber and fell walker since his teens. Since becoming a father with two children in the 1980s he began to plan walks to suit a young family. This resulted in his first publication, Family Walks in the White Peak. This spawned a nationwide series for Scarthin Books of Cromford, and Norman himself wrote a further five Family Walks guides. Since leaving the teaching profession and becoming manager of Foothills – the Outdoor Specialists in Sheffield – some years ago, he has been leading weekly, guided walks throughout the Peak District. The two Peak District Day Walks guidebooks, published by Vertebrate Publishing, are his latest project and are based on an intimate knowledge of the National Park.
To help him in the venture, Norman enlisted friend and walking companion Barry Pope. A keen fell walker since his teens, Barry for many years roamed, explored and photographed the landscape of the Peak District National Park. In the process, he acquired an enviable knowledge of the natural history and archaeology of the area.
- Title: Day Walks in the Peak District
- Subtitle: 20 New Circular Routes
- Authors: Norman Taylor & Barry Pope
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-83981-023-7
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 27 November 2009 (reprinted February 2014 and June 2020)
- Edition: Second
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 152 pages; full colour with Ordnance Survey maps
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 210g
- Retail price: £14.95
There's something there both for newcomers to the area and those who've walked there before but want a bit of variation on the old favourites. Another excellent guide from Vertebrate. – Jon Doran, Outdoorsmagic.com
This is an easy to use book, which should provide plenty of enjoyable days out. – Jamie Smith, TGO Magazine