Here is a full list of the best 75 hills in the Peak District. The Peak District. They mainly in the county of Derbyshire but also include hills in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. It is a comprehensive set of hills ideal for people who live near the Peak District or cherry picking the best for visitors to the area.
The full list of hills in the Derbyshire Peak include the height and location of each. In addition there is a map which shows how close they are if you would like to combine the summits.
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The highest summit of the Peak District. The summit is located in a large area of peat hags but the approaches are interesting and varied. It deserves attention for its size and history as the venue for the ground breaking Kinder Trespass.
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Hills of the Peak District
Bleaklow Head is a HUMP and the second highest hill in the Peak District. It is only 3 metres lower than Kinder Scout.
Higher Shelf Stones is the best summit on Bleaklow Moor from Snake Pass. It lies on the southern edge of the plateau. Classed as a Nuttall it is one of only three hills over 2,000ft in the Peak District.
Grindslow Knoll is an attractive peak 2.5km east of Kinder Scout. It lies on the southern fringes of the Kinder plateau overlooking Edale.
Black Hill is a Marilyn and is most often visited as part of the Pennine Way. It is the high point of a flat and wide plateau with considerable peat bog. Fortunately there has been a great deal of stone slabs being laid.
Howden Edge is a TUMP and the County Top of South Yorkshire. It is remote and lonely, situated to the north east of the Peaks. Best climbed from near Langsett Reservoir.
Lord’s Seat is a TUMP and the high point of the ridge stretching west from Mam Tor. It is a higher summit than its popular neighbour and looks north across the valley to Kinder Scout.
Back Tor is a TUMP on Derwent Edge overlooking Derwent Reservoir. The Tor is 5 metres high and makes a challenging summit tick!
Mam Tor is a TUMP and probably the most climbed hill in the Peak District. It has a graceful grassy ridge, large rock summit and a Trig Point.
West Nab is the most northerly summit in the Peak District. The summit is rocky and interesting with excellent views to the north and east.
Lose Hill stands at the east end of the Great Ridge of Mam Tor. It is a TUMP whose summit lies on a pleasant grassy area
Win Hill can be seen as an impressive hill from all its neighbours. The summit is a short ridge above heather slopes and does not disappoint.
The Tower is a sharp pointed peak rising just over 100ft from the valley floor. Scrambling is needed to reach the summit. A good head for heights is required on the summit. Some believe this to be the finest peak in the area.
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High Neb is a TUMP and by 1 metre the highest point in the area. It lies directly above Stanage Edge.
White Path Moss is a TUMP at the opposite end of Stanage Edge from High Neb. The Trig Point is spectacularly perched on the summit tor.
Although Higger Tor does not qualify as a TUMP because its prominence is lower than 30m, it is a well known and popular summit just south of Stanage Edge. Its summit area is shaped like the top of a castle with parapets round the outside.
Barker Bank is an unspectacular hill towards the centre of the Great Ridge. Although it is usually passed with barely a glance it is a TUMP and therefore worthy of the listing.
Bamford Moor is a TUMP close to Stanage Edge and directly above the village of Bamford.
Shatton Edge is a TUMP. The summit is unmarked and lies on Abney Moor within access land.
Bridge-end Pasture is a TUMP lying within farmland north west of Crook Hill. There is a public right of way over the summit
Crook Hill is a hill with twin summits situated above Ladybower Reservoir. The northern summit is highest and is a TUMP.
Shining Tor is a Marilyn and the highest summit in the western Peak. Its summit lies on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border. It is part of a fine ridge inking to Cat's Tor.
Mill Hill is a TUMP lying on the Pennine Way between Kinder Scout and Bleaklow. It is a quiet summit, mainly frequented by Pennine Way walkers.
Cats Tor is a subsidiary peak of Shining Tor. It is a TUMP and lies on the wide ridge to the north of Shining Tor.
Black Edge is a TUMP and by a small margin the highest point on the moor north of Buxton. A Trig Point marks the summit
Combs Head is an unassuming hill at the southern end of Combs Moss. It is the unmarked high point of a wide expanse of moorland and qualifies as a TUMP.
South Head is the highest hill in this group and lies only 2km west of Brown Knoll and the Kinder group. It is a TUMP with a substantial cairn at the highest point.
Mount Famine is a TUMP lying on an interesting ridge close to South Head and the Kinder Plateau. The summit is unmarked.
Chinley Churn fills the ground north of Chinley. The actual summit is 700m north of the Trig Point, reflecting the size of the area of high ground. Chinley Churn is a HUMP.
Sponds Hill is a TUMP on a grassy hillside near Whaley Bridge with views over Manchester. The viewpoint marks the highest point. This lies 400m south of the Trig Point.
Whaley Moor is a HUMP with an unmarked summit close to a wall. It is a short climb through access land from the Right of Way which connects Whaley Bridge and Lyme Park.
Cown Edge forms a long ridge just south west of Glossop. It is a TUMP with the summit marked by a small cairn on the top of a ruined wall.
Teggs Nose is a TUMP near Macclesfield at the high point of an old quarry. There is a viewfinder on the summit with views to the east over old quarrying equipment. The higher hills of the Peak District are beyond.
Lantern Pike is a TUMP just north of Hayfield. It lies on National Trust land and has a viewfinder on its summit.
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Eccles Pike lies between Chinley and Whaley Bridge. It is a HUMP with a regular flow of visitors, being easily reached via the minor road to the south
Kerridge Hill is a TUMP lying above the Cheshire village of Bollington. It has an impressive summit ridge with the Trig Point and highest point at the south end.
Hollins Hill is a TUMP with steep eastern slopes and a broad north to south ridge. It is the highest of 4 hills making an excellent round from Hollinsclough.
Chrome Hill is one of the most interesting of Britain’s sub 2,000ft hills. It is shaped like a fin and gives an excellent ridge walk on a good path.
High Wheeldon is a steep sided TUMP with a history going back 10,000 years. As well as a interesting history it is owned by the BMC and has some excellent rock climbing.
Pilsbury Castle Hill is a TUMP directly above the hamlet of Pilsbury. A quiet, minor road passes south of the summit. Combine the walk with Carder Low.
Wolfscaote Hill is a HUMP with a Trig Point at the summit. It has fine views south down Wolfscote Dale and Dove Dale.
Carder Low is a TUMP lying north of Hartington. It is a classic White Peak summit with grassy slopes and limestone rocks protruding through the grass. A good walk combines it with Pilsbury Castle Hill.
Parkhouse Hill is a steep sided and a spectacular peak. It is an extension of the Chrome Hill fin with a steep climb from every direction.
Wetton Hill is a HUMP with a smooth grassy summit. This hill has excellent views to the east and is marginally higher than nearby Ecton Hill and its namesake to the south west.
Ecton Hill is a TUMP lying high above the Manifold Valley with a Trig Point at the summit. There is plenty of evidence of old copper mines on its slopes.
Narrowdale Hill is a TUMP with an unmarked summit. It has a steep north eastern flank but with gentler, grassy slopes to the south. Combined with its near neighbour Gratton Hill.
Gratton Hill is inevitably twinned with Narrowdale Hill but it is marginally lower. It is a TUMP with a cairn marking the summit.
Parkhouse Hill North is a subsidiary of Parkhouse Hill. However it is a distinct hill and a TUMP best combined with Chrome and Hollins Hill..
Wetton Hill South West Top is a TUMP with a rounded grassy summit. It is lower than its namesake but arguably the better summit.
Bunster Hill lies directly above Ilam and Dove Dale. The summit is in a small wooded area. It can easily be combined with the more popular Thorpe Cloud.
Thorpe Cloud is a TUMP and one of the most popular hills in the Peak District. It has a steep, rocky summit and is often combined with the stepping stones over the River Dove.
Bradwell Moor is a TUMP with a prominent Trig Point situated close to the Limestone Way. It is the highest hill in the eastern section of the White Peak.
Eldon Hill is of considerable geological, historical and industrial interest. A large section of the north of the hill has disappeared as a result of quarrying. There is a large cairn on the summit.
Chelmorton Hill is a TUMP and prominent summit directly above Chelmorton. It is a short climb from the village.
Sir William Hill is a HUMP with an impressive summit. It stands apart from the surrounding hills above Eyam.
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North east of Monsale Head Longstone Moor is a HUMP with the summit marked by a cairn on tumulus. The summit is an excellent viewpoint.
Harboro Rocks is a TUMP at the top of some strange rock formations north of Carsington Water. It gives a straightforward out and back walk from a convenient road.
Minninglow is a TUMP located in a copse of trees. The summit is an ancient burial site accessed from the High Peak Trail.
Beeley Moor is an isolated TUMP and the high point of the substantial moorland plateau between Chesterfield and Chatsworth.
Wardlow Hay Cop, above Cressbrook Dale, is a TUMP with a rounded summit and a Trig Point. It is a prominent landmark.
Masson Hill is a TUMP. The high point is at the corner of a small wood above the Heights of Abraham above Matlock.
Stanton Moor is a HUMP most famous for its ancient sites including Nine Ladies Stone Circle. The high point of this heathland moor is denoted by a Trig Point.
Bolehill is a HUMP which gives a straightforward climb from Wirksworth past the spectacular Black Rocks to a flattish summit area.
High Tor is a rocky hill with cliffs rising directly above the east side of Matlock Bath. It is a popular summit usually climbed from the station car park.
Axe Edge Moor is a TUMP just south west of Buxton and the fifth highest summit in the list. It is on high moorland with the best views to the south and east.
Shutlingsloe is a distinctive, steep sided hill near the village of Wildboarclough in Cheshire, sometimes known as the ‘Matterhorn of the Peak District’. It is a fine hill, a HUMP (over 100m prominence), and many people’s favourite hill in the area.
The Roaches is a HUMP well known for its west facing cliffs, popular with rock climbers. The Roaches is the defining hill in the south west Peak near Leek. The full traverse is rated 53 i the best '100 walks in Britain'.
Ramshaw Rocks is a TUMP with some very unusual rock formations. It is part of the excellent traverse of the Roaches rocky ridge, one of the most popular walks in the Peak District.
Grin Low is a TUMP close to the centre of Buxton. It is a straightforward walk from the car park at Poole Cavern to the Tower on its summit.
Hen Cloud is a fine hill. It is a TUMP and a close neighbour of the Roaches. There is rock climbing on its western side but a lovely hill for all.
Revidge is a TUMP overlooking the hills round Hartington and the Manifold Valley. The summit area is surrounded by heather and has impressive views.
Gradbach Hill is a TUMP and close neighbour of the Roaches. Its defining feature is the Yawning Stone, situated very close to the summit.
The Gun is one of five Marilyns (hills with 150m or more prominence) on this listing. It is also one of the easiest summits to reach.
The Cloud lies on the border between Cheshire and Staffordshire and is one of only five Marilyns (hills with prominence of 150m or more) in the Peak District area. The summit is on National Trust land.