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Personal Walking Guides - Exclusive Walks


These guided walks are not available as part of our normal walking schedule, and are only available exclusively when you book a Personal Walking Guide or a private walking holiday.


Full-Day Walks


Bakewell To Monsal Head Circular

(Booking Ref: PWGF01)
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Length: 10 miles.
Duration: 5 hours (plus lunch).
Start Times: 9:30am to 11:00am.*
Availability: Year round.
Centered on the popular tourist town of Bakewell, home to the world-famous pudding, this circular walk follows the old route of the Monsal Trail to a lunch stop at the viewpoint at Monsal Head. From there, it drops down into Monsal Dale to follow the river to to the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and its famous Sheepwash Bridge before returning to the starting point in Bakewell.



Palaces and Puddings: Bakewell to Chatsworth Circular

(Booking Ref: PWGF02)
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Length: 9.5 miles.
Duration: 5 hours (plus lunch).
Start Times: 9:30am to 11:30am.*
Availability: Year round.
Starting from the centre of Bakewell, this walk heads out across rolling countryside to the Chatsworth estate village of Edensor. It then follows the course of the River Derwent through Chatsworth Park and past the magnificent Chatsworth House, heading for the village of Rowsley. From there, it climbs the hills behind the wonderfully well-preserved medieval buildings of Haddon Hall before following the River Wye for the return to Bakewell.



Stanton Moor and Robin Hood's Stride

(Booking Ref: PWGF03)
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Length: 11 miles.
Duration: 6 hours (plus lunch).
Start Times: 9:30am to 10:30am.*
Availability: Year round.
With a total ascent of over 1,500ft, this is a slightly more challenging walk for the more serious walker. Beginning in the village of Rowsley, it ascends to the high plateau of Stanton Moor and the mysterious Nine Ladies stone circle. Having passed through the village of Birchover, it makes its way past the rock outcrop of Robin Hood's Stride on the way to the villages of Youlgreave and Alport. It then crosses the estate of Haddon Hall before returning to the start point in Rowsley.



Mills and Puddings: Cromford to Bakewell

(Booking Ref: PWGF04)
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Length: 12 miles.
Duration: 6 hours (plus lunch).
Start Times: 9:30am to 10:30am.*
Availability: Year round.
Another slightly more challenging walk, with a total of 1,800 feet of ascent. Starting in the historic mill village of Cromford, it passes through Bonsall, home to the World Hen Racing Championships, on the way to a lunch stop at the Druid Inn at Birchover. It then heads out across Stanton Moor, past the mysterious Nine Ladies stone circle, and across the River Lathkill before joining the River Wye close to Haddon Hall for the final push to the finish in Bakewell. This walk is not normally available on Mondays except for Bank Holidays, or on Wednesdays from October to February.



Miller's Dale and Peter's Stone

(Booking Ref: PWGF05)
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Length: 10 miles.
Duration: 5 hours (plus lunch).
Start Times: 10:00am to 12:00pm.*
Availability: Year round.
Starting from Miller's Dale Station near Buxton, this walk follows the beautiful valley of the River Wye past the notorious Litton Mill to the imposing Cressbrook Mill. It then leaves the river to head north to the unusual outcrop of Peter's Stone before making a lunch stop at a pub in the nearby village of Litton. From there, it descends Litton and Tideswell Dales to rejoin the River Wye for the return to Miller's Dale Station. Due to the opening times of the pub in Litton, this walk is not usually available on Mondays.


(* = Sunday and Bank Holiday times may differ - Please contact us for more details.)



Half-Day Walks

We also have a number of half-day walks, details of which can be found on the desktop version of this page.

Ashford-in-the-Water To Monsal Head Circular (6 miles).
Stanton Moor And The Nine Ladies (5.5 miles).
Magpie Mine and Over Haddon (7.1 miles).
Deep Dale and Sheldon (6 miles).
Buxton's Best Bits (7 miles).




Prices

For groups of up to 10 people, a booking for a full-day walk costs £100.00 per group, while a half-day walk booking costs £60.00 per group. For larger groups of 11 to 20 people, the cost is £150.00 per group for a full-day walk, and £90.00 per group for a half-day walk. The cost of each booking includes a 15% non-refundable deposit, and is payable in full in advance.



How Do I Book One Of These Walks?

To book one or more of these walks, simply e-mail us to request a booking. Please include the following information in your e-mail:
  • Name of walk.
  • Date you would like to book (plus alternatives if required).
  • Number of places required.
  • Start time required (see walk information pages for available options).
  • Start/end location if different from standard (again, see walk information pages for options).
  • Contact name, address, e-mail and phone number (mobile if possible).
  • Where you will be staying if visiting the area from elsewhere.
We will usually respond to your e-mail within 24 to 48 hours to confirm if we are able to accept your booking. If we are able to accept your booking, we will also include information on how to pay for your booking. Due to the time required to process your booking, please book at least 72 hours in advance, but the further ahead you can book, the more chance you have of getting the date you desire.



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