Hills of the Peak District

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.


Dark Peak

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  • 1 Kinder Scout 2088ft 636m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 085875

  • 2 Bleaklow Head 2077ft 633m

    Bleaklow Head is a HUMP and the second highest hill in the Peak District. It is only 3 metres lower than Kinder Scout.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 094961

  • 3 Higher Shelf Stones 2041ft 622m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 089948

  • 4 Grindslow Knoll 1972ft 601m

    Grindslow Knoll is an attractive peak 2.5km east of Kinder Scout. It lies on the southern fringes of the Kinder plateau overlooking Edale.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 110868

  • 6 Black Hill 1909ft 582m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 078047

  • 8 Howden Edge 1804ft 550m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 188944

  • 9 Lord’s Seat 1804ft 550m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 112835

  • 11 Back Tor 1765ft 538m

    Back Tor is a TUMP on Derwent Edge overlooking Derwent Reservoir. The Tor is 5 metres high and makes a challenging summit tick!

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 198910

  • 13 Mam Tor 1696ft 517m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 128836

  • 18 West Nab 1644ft 501m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SE 076088

  • 20 Lose Hill 1562ft 476m

    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

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 153854

  • 24 Win Hill 1520ft 463m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 187851

  • 26 The Tower 1509ft 460m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 141914

  • 27 High Teb (Stanage Edge) 1503ft 458m

    High Neb is a TUMP and by 1 metre the highest point in the area. It lies directly above Stanage Edge.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 228854

  • 29 White Path Moss (Stanage Edge) 1499ft 457m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 251830

  • 34 Higger Tor (Stanage Edge) 1424ft 434m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 257819

  • 36 Barker Bank 1398ft 426m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 139846

  • 37 Bamford Moor 1398ft 426m

    Bamford Moor is a TUMP close to Stanage Edge and directly above the village of Bamford.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 211847

  • 39 Shatton Edge 1368ft 417m

    Shatton Edge is a TUMP. The summit is unmarked and lies on Abney Moor within access land.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 194807

  • 48 Bridge-end Pasture 1286ft 392m

    Bridge-end Pasture is a TUMP lying within farmland north west of Crook Hill. There is a public right of way over the summit

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 176879

  • 52 Crook Hill 1253ft 382m

    Crook Hill is a hill with twin summits situated above Ladybower Reservoir. The northern summit is highest and is a TUMP.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 182872

North West Peak

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  • 6 Shining Tor 1834ft 559m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 995737

  • 10 Mill Hill 1785ft 544m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 061984

  • 12 Cats Tor 1713ft 522m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 995759

  • 14 Black Edge 1663ft 507m

    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

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 063770

  • 17 Combs Head 1650ft 503m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 041757

  • 19 South Head 1621ft 494m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 061846

  • 21 Mount Famine 1552ft 473m

    Mount Famine is a TUMP lying on an interesting ridge close to South Head and the Kinder Plateau. The summit is unmarked.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 056849

  • 28 Chinley Churn 1499ft 457m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 037844

  • 40 Sponds Hill 1355ft 413m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 971799

  • 41 Whaley Moor 1348ft 411m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 990821

  • 42 Cown Edge 1348ft 411m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 021920

  • 51 Teggs Nose 1253ft 382m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 948726

  • 56 Lantern Pike 1224ft 373m

    Lantern Pike is a TUMP just north of Hayfield. It lies on National Trust land and has a viewfinder on its summit.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 026882

  • 60 Eccles Pike 1214ft 370m

    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

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 035812

  • 73 Kerridge Hill 1007ft 313m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 942759

Peak District Dales

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  • 30 Hollins Hill 1476ft 450m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 060679

  • 32 Chrome Hill 1453ft 443m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 071673

  • 38 High Wheeldon 1384ft 422m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 100661

  • 47 Pilsbury Castle Hill 1296ft 395m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 121640

  • 49 Wolfscote Hill 1273ft 388m

    Wolfscaote Hill is a HUMP with a Trig Point at the summit. It has fine views south down Wolfscote Dale and Dove Dale.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 137583

  • 53 Carder Low 1247ft 380m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 130626

  • 55 Parkhouse Hill 1230ft 375m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 080670

  • 58 Wetton Hill 1217ft 371m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 113566

  • 62 Ecton Hill 1211ft 369m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 100580

  • 63 Narrowdale Hill 1204ft 367m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 123573

  • 64 Gratton Hill 1191ft 363m

    Gratton Hill is inevitably twinned with Narrowdale Hill but it is marginally lower. It is a TUMP with a cairn marking the summit.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 132572

  • 65 Parkhouse Hill North 1182ft 362m

    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..

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 081673

  • 66 Wetton Hill SW Top 1175ft 358m

    Wetton Hill South West Top is a TUMP with a rounded grassy summit. It is lower than its namesake but arguably the better summit.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 105563

  • 69 Bunster Hill 1080ft 329m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 142517

  • 74 Thorpe Cloud 942ft 287m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 152510

White Peak East

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  • 22 Bradwell Moor 1545ft 471m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 132801

  • 23 Eldon Hill 1542ft 470m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 116812

  • 31 Chelmorton Hill 1463ft 446m

    Chelmorton Hill is a TUMP and prominent summit directly above Chelmorton. It is a short climb from the village.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 114706

  • 35 Sir William Hill 1407ft 429m

    Sir William Hill is a HUMP with an impressive summit. It stands apart from the surrounding hills above Eyam.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 215779

  • 46 Longstone Moor 1296ft 395m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 189733

  • 54 Harboro Rocks 1243ft 379m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 243553

  • 57 Minninglow 1220ft 372m

    Minninglow is a TUMP located in a copse of trees. The summit is an ancient burial site accessed from the High Peak Trail.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 210573

  • 59 Beeley Moor 1217ft 371m

    Beeley Moor is an isolated TUMP and the high point of the substantial moorland plateau between Chesterfield and Chatsworth.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 239687

  • 61 Wardlow Hay Cop 1214ft 370m

    Wardlow Hay Cop, above Cressbrook Dale, is a TUMP with a rounded summit and a Trig Point. It is a prominent landmark.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 179740

  • 68 Masson Hill 1109ft 338m

    Masson Hill is a TUMP. The high point is at the corner of a small wood above the Heights of Abraham above Matlock.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 286587

  • 71 Stanton Moor 1060ft 323m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 245629

  • 72 Bolehill 1060ft 323m

    Bolehill is a HUMP which gives a straightforward climb from Wirksworth past the spectacular Black Rocks to a flattish summit area.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 294553

  • 75 High Tor, Matlock 673ft 205m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 297590

White Peak West

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  • 7 Axe Edge Moor 1808ft 551m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 035706

  • 15 Shutlingsloe 1660ft 506m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 976696

  • 16 The Roaches 1657ft 505m

    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'.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 001639

  • 25 Ramshaw Rocks 1509ft 460m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 020624

  • 33 Grin Low, Buxton 1424ft 434m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 054718

  • 43 Hen Cloud, the Roaches 1345ft 410m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 009616

  • 44 Revidge 1316ft 401m

    Revidge is a TUMP overlooking the hills round Hartington and the Manifold Valley. The summit area is surrounded by heather and has impressive views.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 077599

  • 45 Gradbach Hill 1309ft 399m

    Gradbach Hill is a TUMP and close neighbour of the Roaches. Its defining feature is the Yawning Stone, situated very close to the summit.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 001653

  • 50 The Gun 1263ft 385m

    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.

    Summit grid ref:

    SK 970615

  • 67 The Cloud 1125ft 343m

    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.

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