With over 1,867 miles of rights of way, 202 square miles of open access lands and 65 miles of dedicated traffic free trails the Peak District National Park has something for everyone.

The long distance routes which pepper the National Park include the Pennine Way, Trans Pennine Trial, Derwent Valley Heritage Way and Limestone Trail. Whether you are a hardened hiker or a fair weather walker these well marked dedicated routes will make a fantastic addition to your cottage holiday.

Beginners are also spoilt for choice. Shorter more linear routes through the Chatsworth Estate or around the reservoirs of The Derwent and Ladybower are ideal for families looking to spend a leisurely day relaxing amongst some of the most scenic and peaceful countryside in the country.

With all this wonderful countryside it's easy to find a self catering cottage with walks straight on the doorstep. Simply click on `Cottages suitable for walking' to see our selection of cottages that are within sniffing distance of a great walk!

Walking Kinder Scout

This challenging but exhilarating 7 � mile walk takes you high up on to the Kinder Plateau where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Vale of Edale.

The Limestone Way

This 46-mile route starts from Castleton, then crosses the lovely White Peak landscape at the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Longdendale Trail
Longdendale Trail

The Longdendale Trail is situated in the Upper Longdendale Valley and takes in no less than five reservoirs.

Torside reservoir

Situated in Longdendale in the north of Derbyshire Torside reservoir was built in 1849.

The Goyt Valley

The Goyt Valley is a very popular area just a few miles west of Buxton with an attractive mix of moorland, forests, reservoirs and farmland.

Rosliston Forestry Centre
Rosliston Forestry Centre

Whether you prefer the tranquillity of woodland walks, lakes and trails or the excitement of activities Rosliston Forestry Centre has something for everyone.

Hayfield to Kinder Scout

This is an eight mile circular route from Hayfield to Kinder and back again.

Macclesfield Forest

Macclesfield Forest and the surrounding land is a great place to enjoy a quiet forest walk with paths and bridleways and many waymarked paths suitable for horse riding and cycling.

The Upper Derwent Valley

The Upper Derwent Valley is an extremely popular area for tourist and those who live in the area. Visitors come here to enjoy the attractive mix of water and woodland within the surrounding moorland.

Middlewood Way

This former railway line provides a great natural attraction for horse riders, walkers and of course cyclists.