The Peak District is an area of outstanding beauty with some excellent walking. However what is not common knowledge is that there are also many hills that are worth climbing. In fact across the entire Peak District there are 75 of them, a surprise to many, even those who know the area well.
Some of the hills are well known, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge and the Roaches are very popular and rightly so. Others are less so, Eccles Pike, the Cloud and the Tower are just a few of our favourite examples. However it the less well known hills, the quieter places, that reflect the true character of the area. To explore all (or many) of these 75 hills will bring a much greater understanding of the Peak District. Small hidden away villages, the industrial past and quirky little summits and unusual hills will be all part of any journey through the 75.
My brother, Barry, has lived near the area for over 30 years and has walked all these hills, many more than once. He has now taken all 75 hills and brought them together in a new book simply titled “The Hills of the Peak District”. The book details the hills themselves and most importantly the walk to enjoy them best. Some hills can be easily combined in to a single walk, adding to the enjoyment. In the end there are 50 walks to the 75 summits.
The style of the book follow closely the ‘Dales 30‘ guide book which details the 30 mountains* within the Yorkshire Dales. Today there is an ever increasing desire to climb our hills and mountains. Many feel that it is better to have a purpose for a walk. However others just want to explore and discover new places. Without doubt completing the list will bring you to many of the most interesting places in the Peak District, places you would never normally visit.
The book is 144 pages and a handy to use A5 size.
*You may have noticed that I am talking about ‘hills’ rather than ‘mountains’. That is because mountains in Britain are generally recognized as over 2,000 feet high and there are only 3 in the Peak District! Under that they become hills. However this does nothing to lower their quality, there may be less climbing but it makes them so much more accessible and achievable for a wider selection of people. Shorter walk, family strolls and evening ventures are mixed with longer, harder full days on the moors.
Buy the book and enjoy the challenge.
Ah fantastic! Will definitely be buying this! Just finished the Dales 30 a few weeks ago and need a new challenge! The Dales 30 book was excellent!
Glad you got this out in time for Christmas – definitely on my stocking-filler list! Like Mick, I’ve really been enjoying the Dales 30 book.
Il certainly be getting a copy
The dales 30 was a belter,a nice acheivable list of peaks for a familly to achieve,this sounds like more of the same
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