I haven’t been to the Peak District. The information and routes provided here are based on reading, including reading maps, and planning routes based on publicly available information.
The Peak District is one of the most visited national parks in the UK. In other words, expect it to be crowded – but no more so than central Snowdonia. It is not a particularly large area but it does have three summits over 610m so QMDs are, of course, possible. Furthermore, with a bit of careful planning, imagination, and the appropriate willingness to challenge yourself both physically and mentally it should be relatively straightforward to come up with a clutch of solid QMDs.
Most of the indicative routes given here are long days to make up for the ease of access to the country and the large number of footpaths. They are intended to give an idea of the sort of day that can be planned as a QMD.
Not having been to the Peak District I don’t have any photographs.
- OS OL 1 & 24 1:25
- OS LR 110, 118 & 118 1:50
- Harvey Maps Peak District North, South, and Central XT40 1:40
- Harvey Maps Peak District North, South, and Central Superwalker XT25 1:25
- Walking in the Peak District – White Peak East. 42 walks in Derbyshire including Bakewell, Matlock and Stoney Middleton. By Paul Besley
- Dark Peak Walks. 40 walks exploring the Peak District gritstone and moorland landscapes By Paul Besley
- Scrambles in the Dark Peak. Easy summer scrambles and winter climbs. By Terry Sleaford, Tom Corker
Peak District Summits
Peak District GPX of Summits