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Bakewell History Walk

This short urban walk takes you on a tour of Bakewell to explore its history and interesting architecture. Along the way, you'll find out about the town's industrial past, its connection to one of the most famous female British writers, a surprising connection to a well-known Victorian heroine, and much more.

Distance: 1.5 miles.
Time required: 1 to 2 hours.
Difficulty: Easy urban, but some steep hills. Wheelchair-accessible with slight modifications to route.
Map(s): None required, but a Bakewell town plan may make things a little easier to follow.

If you are looking at making a day of your trip to the Bakewell area, why not combine this walk with one of our guide-led walks? Each walk is led by an experienced guide, and prices start at just 15.00 per person.
Rails Through The Peaks - The Monsal Trail

A 9.3 mile north to south walk along the popular Monsal Trail, following the route of the Manchester to Derby express trains and looking at the history of the line. This walk begins at the northern end of the Monsal Trail, just outside Buxton, and makes its way south to finish at the site of Bakewell Station.

Price: 20.00 per person.
Rails Through The Peaks 2 - Miller's Dale to Bakewell

If you think that nine miles is a little too far to walk, why not try our shorter 6.4 mile walk along the Monsal Trail from Miller's Dale Station to Bakewell? This walks also tells the story of the railway line and the trains that used to run along it, but involves a bit less walking. With step-free access at both ends, it is also fully wheelchair-accessible.

Price: 15.00 per person.
Palaces and Puddings: Bakewell to Chatsworth Circular

A 9.5 mile circular walk from Bakewell to Chatsworth House, the spectacular home of the Duke of Devonshire and one of the architectural gems of Derbyshire. Along the way, it calls at the villages of Edensor and Rowsley, and passes close to the wonderfully well-preserved medieval Haddon Hall.

Price: 100.00 per group (up to 10 people), 150.00 per group (11 to 20 people).
Ashford-in-the-Water to Monsal Head Circular

Starting in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water, just outside Bakewell, this 6 mile walk heads across open fields to the popular viewpoint at Monsal Head, which gives fine views across Monsal Dale. It then drops down into Monsal Dale to follow the meandering River Wye and pass through peaceful woodland on the way back to Ashford-in-the-Water.

Price: 60.00 per group (up to 10 people), 90.00 per group (11 to 20 people).
See here for all of our scheduled guide-led walks, and here for all of our other walks available via a personal walking guide booking.

To download a copy of this free walk as a PDF file, click here.


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