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Walking holidays in the Peak District

If you love the great outdoors and spectacular scenery then walking holidays in the Peak District really do take some beating!

Ashbourne Heights is a great base from which to explore the local area and its many walking routes and footpaths, including the popular Tissington Trail which is located at the entrance to our park.

You can choose to follow national or local trails or simply take advantage of some 200 square miles of open access land or 1,800 miles of public rights of way.

To help inspire you, we've put together a guide to a few of just some of the dozens of walks and routes you can enjoy close to our park…

Get ready to explore!

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Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail sits at the entrance to Ashbourne Heights and is enjoyed by cyclists and those who love walking, with 13 miles of traffic-free trail which follows the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway. Should you only fancy a short stroll the trail is perfect too, and there are plenty of information points and picnic areas to enjoy. A must try during your stay with us!

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The Pennine Way

This is a popular route and follows the rugged backbone of England from Kinder Scout, the highest point in the Peak District, at 2,087 ft, spanning three of the England’s national parks. Though the path is often challenging you’re rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in the country, and it is something of a must for keen walkers.

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Trans Pennine Trail

Another well-travelled route is the Trans Pennine Trail, which is part of a European walking route and cuts through the stunning limestone scenery. The Derwent Valley Heritage Way is also extremely popular with walkers. Follow this route as it weaves its way through some of the region’s most beautiful landscape. Another for proper walking enthusiasts…


Explore the Peak District

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Local attractions

The Peak District is home to some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, including the famous Alton Towers theme park and Chatsworth House. Read our guide here…

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Eating out

From traditional pub grub to the finest in contemporary cuisine, the Peak District boasts an array of culinary hotspots that will tantalise your taste-buds. Read out guide here…

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Places to visit

The Peak District is one of the most picturesque regions in the UK, with dozens of destinations worth a visit, from stunning riverside villages to pretty market towns.